Rating

4.6/5
  • Skills
    5.0
  • Responsibilities
    5.0
  • Support & Guidance
    5.0
  • Culture
    4.0
  • Your Impressions
    4.7

    Overview

  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis.
  • Each day was very varied with multiple tasks to be completed as well as meetings to attend and projects to work on. Each team has deadlines to work towards at the end of the month such as producing the final bank reconciliation and reconciling different general ledger accounts.


    Skills

  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • Throughout my placement, I learnt how to use a variety of different systems including SAP and MAM as well as enhancing my excel knowledge. I also gained confidence through being given opportunities to lead meetings as develop my own methods in order to complete projects.


  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate your development of industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate your development of personal / soft skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how these skills have helped you in your career development
  • 5/5

    Responsibilities

  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • I was responsible for ensuring all the work I undertook was accurate and to a high standard and was also responsible for producing graphs for meetings and sometimes leading the meetings in which these graphs were presented. I was treated just like any other member of the team and never felt that I was just an intern as the work I was producing was seen as being just as valuable as the work of any one else.


  • Please rate how meaningful the work you were doing was
  • 5/5

    Support & Guidance

  • 4. How much support and guidance did you receive during your placement / internship?
  • The level of support was the perfect level. You always knew that everyone would be willing to help you if you needed it but also you were trusted to work on your own and did not always have someone looking over your shoulder. Especially considering that I did most of my placement from home, I had regular contact with my managers to check in and make sure that I was on the right track.


  • How would you rate the support and guidance from your line manager?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from the wider team?
  • 5/5

    Culture

  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • Everyone at Volvo Group was so welcoming and friendly. There is a real sense of family there and everyone looks out for each other to make sure that you are ok.


  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the social opportunities?
  • 3/5

  • How would you rate the diversity initiatives?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate the charity, sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives?
  • 4/5

    Your Impressions

  • 6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?
  • I absolutely loved my time with Volvo! I learnt so much and enjoyed the wide variety of work that I got to undertake. All the people were so friendly and helpful and really made me feel welcome and a valuable part of the team.


  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on your placement / internship
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 5/5

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at Volvo Group UK
  • 4/5

  • 7. Would you recommend Volvo Group UK to a friend?
  • Yes


  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to Volvo Group UK
  • Just be honest and yourself. They want to see who you are as an individual and what you have to offer. Don't try to act how you think you should. just go in and be authentic as they will want to see who you are to see if you are a good fit to join the Volvo family.


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Details

Placement Year (10 Months+)

Accountancy

West Midlands

November 2021


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