Amazing placement with a lot of interesting work and people. My team culture was great and I feel I have so much to learn and people around me who I can learn from. In terms of areas of development I find that I am not limited and if I want to explore an area, say SQL or python/machine learning there is someone within the team that is working on such projects and is able to show me the sort of work I could be working on as a graduate which was amazing.
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The opinion of interns matter and I feel my inputs have been valued by the team and implemented. Also, colleagues are very friendly and occasional socials are organised throughout the internship which shows the amazing culture that the team has to offer. I feel I have made friends who can support me when I return as a graduate.
My manager was able to provide feedback on the goals and targets but also able to point me in the right direction if I ever needed support or learn a new skill. The structure is very flat and you get to see you manager/senior manager/director and even partner every day because you are all seated in the same office floor!
It was intense 4 weeks with a lot of classroom/online training to complete but were all useful and some great fun! I did appreciate the ML introduction and python training which I did not get to learn at university and it has then inspired me to find out more training on these in my free time.
Great responsibility, I was there to code in VBA, which I have learnt in my training, and write a script to automate the dashboard data capture of the major product in our department. I feel that I have been given enough responsibility to work alone while having a lot of places to seek help - the people beside me!
I have gained first-hand experience in VBA, learnt python and advanced Excel, also had a great introduction to ML which really inspired me to dive deeper into the world of technology and beyond. At university, I started to look out for areas to develop these skills further and has impacted how I approach tasks at university with excel.
Great atmosphere, everyone was there to help and friendly. Great social as we have football and drink sessions every week which make it a great way to relax after work. The hours are good which means you are on your way home no later than 6pm which can be a dream working at some companies...
The internship was very well organised and we have been told that it has been undergoing planning for over 4 months to ensure we get the perfect 4 weeks. Thank you guys! The training received in the short 4 weeks were adequate and has a great variety, clearly very well thought about during the planning stage.
The company invest in intern/graduate a lot. Depend on your department you can do ACA/CFA/CIMA and if in tech, the google/microsoft/amazon certifications which take your skills and career to the next level. I feel that the company not only sponsor such exams but also provide study leave that genuinely shows the commitment of the firm to invest in its people.
Great! I have received my graduate offer to return after graduation this year. Most interns will be offered once the placement/internship is completed because KPMG is rigorously expanding and the best minds need to be kept! The interns will face the same interview and selection process as graduates so once you are in and get the taste you are pretty much set for full time.
Great social, football, drinks and games over the 4 weeks. Every day the graduates from the team will eat together on the grass outside to get some sun and it is amazing how people are so close together coming from diverse backgrounds and cultures. I have participated in drinks/football and network sessions.
Cheaper than Kensington/Gloucester Road that I use to live, and there are plenty of new flats near Canary Wharf which is a nice area to live in. The prices of food in the company is subsidised and even cheaper than the food in my university canteen with student price! KPMG also offers lunch allowance every day to give you a free sandwich or part of your meal.
Great nightlife, a lot of drinks and networking. You can experience the nightlife of canary wharf first hand and even outside it, there are plenty of restaurants and bars. The isle of dog is just a short walk away and many choose to live there so many house parties !!
Volunteering days, social visits, and more but I did not experience it due to the fact that I was only there for 4 weeks. But I do see graduates being able to sign up to corporate responsibility days and you can spend your time helping your local charity and community.