Finance Intern Review

by Sage (UK) Ltd


  • Skills
  • Responsibilities
  • Support & Guidance
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions


  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis.
  • Over the course of a 12-month period, I rotated to several teams in Finance. In the role, you are expected to shadow colleagues to develop an understanding of the work they carry out, as well as take on various tasks related to the team I you are in. Alongside this, I would have a background task with deadlines to be met, set by your manager.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • Skills developed: confident communication skills with colleagues either in the office or at home online on Teams, time-management skills to meet deadlines and prioritise, adaptability skills as a result of being rotated several times in a short period, and finally commercial awareness in terms of what Sage do and how they make profitable returns.

  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate your development of industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 4/5

  • 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
  • 4/5


  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • In some roles more than other, I had much more responsibility and thus got more out of the time I spent there. That being said, majority of teams I rotated into provided me with a breadth of learning opportunity by getting hands on with tasks and engaging in brilliant conversations with colleagues.

  • Please rate how meaningful the work you were doing was
  • 4/5

    Support & Guidance

  • 4. How much support and guidance did you receive during your placement / internship?
  • I had brilliant line managers that would make sure I have enough on my plate every week. We always had half hour catch ups at the end of the week, to reflect and look forward to activities and events on the following week. Also lots of brilliant support regarding well-being, which gets reiterated frequently so every colleague is aware of the support available.

  • 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


  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • Fantastic culture! A culture that I felt confident to trust myself and speak up during meetings. Inviting culture for placement students to ask questions and set up meets with individuals if you had any queries. Friendly, human and all around positive.

  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 4/5

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

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

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

    Your Impressions

  • 6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?
  • Fantastic learning experience for me and can see a huge change in personal development from the first day I began the placement. The company is truly built on the foundations of its people and that’s what makes it a great place to work.

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

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 4/5

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at Sage (UK) Ltd
  • 5/5

  • 7. Would you recommend Sage (UK) Ltd to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to Sage (UK) Ltd
  • To have endless curiosity to understand how the company operates and embed their values. Be open to meet people in the wider company and get involved with as many foundation days/social events as you possibly can!

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Placement (10 Months+)

Accounting, Financial Management

North East

August 2023

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