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Rating

3.2/5
  • The Role
    3.2
  • The Company
    3.4
  • The Culture
    3.0

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • We had long, busy days, so it was very demanding, but at the same time we were gaining a lot of information and it was very insightful and interesting.

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • It was a friendly atmosphere, but as the programme only lasted two days we didn't really make friends.

    4/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • Everything had been planned in advance for us, and they provided us with a lot of insightful information.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • I was absolutely exhausted by the end of both days.

    2/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • It was only a two day programme so this question doesn't really apply.

    0/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • Not necessary applicable to my degree (as far as I've studied yet anyway), but will definitely be useful for future internships/careers.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • We were always kept busy, with a range of different tasks

    4/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Everything was planned in advance for us, and it all ran smoothly.

    5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • Members of the business gave up their valuable time to give us presentations, let us job shadow them, and spend networking sessions with us.

    4/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • 0/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • They've given us hints and tips for with any future applications to them that we make, they gave us an example of an assessment centre.

    4/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • We didn't really have time to do anything outside of the placement, but we were all friendly with each other, we could work in groups and spend breaks socialising with each other.

    4/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Although I didn't go out on this occasion, Bournemouth is a university city and therefore has cheap pubs/clubs/restaurants in the city centre. Obviously if you are looking for something a bit more upmarket for an occasion, it has that too. And being near to the beach is rare for a large organisation.

    4/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • I have been out before in Bournemouth, twice. And both times I had a really enjoyable night out.

    5/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • This wasn't really applicable to me. I was told that they get discount access to gyms nearby though.

    0/5

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Details

Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Banking/Finance

South West

April 2012


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