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  • The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • Really enjoyed it. Very insightful and helpful. Exactly what i wanted it to be.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Really suprised. Meet up with some senior employees whos seemed to be really interested in us and what we had to say.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • Very supportive. Any problems or quieries were adressed and had no issue mentioning them.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Very busy, almost too busy... Had a lot of very intense presentations that were quite involving.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • The work shadowing was really useful and one of the best experiences about the whole programme, but had no responsibility.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • The networking was extremely useful, it gave an opportunity to talk to senior staff helping my confidence. Networking also allowed us to see what actually happened on a day to day level.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Really friendly staff, and excellent people all around. Had a great time.


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Extremely. Was not a moment where i was bored or felt like it was unecessary.


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • Seemed like a lot of effort had gone into making the event be as good as possible. Ran very smoothly.


  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Company Parties/Events


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Hopefully a lot higher now, presentation about assesment centre set up was really useful.


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • To begin with was very slow and not much interaction. But picked up as we got to know each other better.


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Average.


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Didnt experience it


  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Didnt have the time as was only a 2 day event.


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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Banking - Commercial, Banking - Retail

South West

April 2012

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