SSC Placement student at BDO

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Liverpool
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4.2/5

The Role
4.3
The Company
3.9
The Culture
4.3

The Role

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

Loved the experience, the team and the company values.
5 /5

2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

I felt extremely valued in my role. I was rewarded on numerous occasions for my efforts.
5 /5

3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?

My manager was lovely. He always made sure I was okay, provided help whenever I needed and made sure I was getting what I wanted out of my placement.
5 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

There were rare periods of quiet, particularly around December, but I was nearly always given sufficient work.
4 /5

5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

I felt they gave me a fair bit of responsibility but only because they knew if I could handle it. I was often challenged and I could ask if I wanted to try a more difficult task.
4 /5

6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

It has helped me a lot in terms of social and communication skills, IT skills and numerical skills. It has also provided me with a lot of insight into how corporations work and this has helped me a lot with my final year assignments.
4 /5

The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Relaxed atmosphere, lots of friendly people and always someone to chat to on tea breaks!
4 /5

8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

Very organised from start to finish. I felt they put a lot of effort into training ang guiding at the beginning, and I never felt like I wasn't part of the team.
5 /5

9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

We were provided all the necessary training, plus we were able to sign up for numerous other training courses throughout, it was pretty much in your own hands.
5 /5

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Company Parties/Events
3 /5

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

There are many options such as graduate schemes, and they like to employ within the firm so would be highly interested in keeping you on if they like you.
4 /5

The Culture

12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

There was a good mix of people but as there is a lot of placement students, there is a lot of younger people. There was opportunities for socials such as a free drink on Fridays.
4 /5

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

Liverpool is a fairly inexpensive city to live and has a vibrant student community.
5 /5

14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

Liverpool has definitely one of the best nightlife scenes.
5 /5

15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

Some clubs to join such as five a side football but I never did any.
4 /5