Promoted to Management Assistant after 12 months of being a Management Trainee (Intern).
Was a great place to work in regards to working with good people, and some training provided. Would have been even better if the hours were more controlled.
Being with your colleagues so much greater that whole “family feel” it was great to feel valued and value each other
Management helped whenever they could. Sometimes was slightly a struggle as the business was busy but he’ll is always given when asked.
Never a day where the role was slow or not busy. Extremely full on and the hours went by fast.
Being a branch “runner” who is in charge of all operations and service and sales after a few months gave you the most responsibility you could think of.
A lot of interpersonal skills, some management skills, and also some business management skills were acquired. Perhaps more training into actual running the business could be provided such as marketing etc, but again this was due to lack of time at times.
Generally always happy, and had a good vibe - however when the days got busy it could become slightly “tired” and a bit more quiet.
Was averagely organised. Again a lot of the placement was set up fairly well, but when it came to actual business work and management, it was limited sometimes due to needing our services for more simple tasks such as driving or serving customer a fair bit too much for my personal liking. It was quite a “retail” job for a management position
The company managed to MQI me, (meaning I passed my management development folder and the “grill” which was a test to ensure I was no longer a trainee. However the time invested in me was limited at times.
Above 25 days holiday
Fairly appealing, will be looking around elsewhere also to keep my options open. But the company itself is really good to work for.
At some events there are intern meetings, and also training days with fellow interns or management trainees. However the company as a whole at the branch and branch management level are fairly young. So it’s quite a good atmosphere.
I lived at home, where the nearest branch was. So nothing I wasn’t used to.
Again, I lived at home, a 5 minute drive from the branch I worked at, so it was nothing I wasn’t used to. Nightlife wasn’t the best around my area tho!
A handful throughout the placement year, plenty of some charity events, some meals for business meetings, some training days, not too much outside of work however.
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Accountancy, Administration/Secretarial, Auditing/Tax, Banking and Finance Law, Banking/Finance, Business Analytics, Business Intelligence, Business Management, Economics, Financial Management, Market Research, Marketing, Retail, Sales
29th October 2019
£20,000 - £21,999