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Rating

3.5/5
  • The Role
    3.9
  • The Company
    3.1
  • The Culture
    3.4

Role Description

My placement was in the commercial management department at Savills, specialising in shopping centre management. I attended numerous site visits, client meetings and undertook a variety of work. I helped undertake a service charge review, I updated various schedules for reports, called tenants to collect arrears, undertook site visits on my own to put together plans and help organise renewal agreements.

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I thouroghly enjoyed my placement, it gave me invaluable experience and I learnt a lot from my team.

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • The team were all very friendly and welcoming, they gave me work to do and took time to explain things.

    4/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • The placement was very well organised and we could easily ask for help if necessary

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • I was nver over busy but generally I always had someting to be getting on with, I did have to ask for things to do quite often

    4/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I felt like I was given quite a lot of responsibility at times, doing site visits on my own and through the amount of client contact I had

    4/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • The experience was invaluale, I felt that I learnt a lot, and the department I'm in will gives a broad understanding of the fundamentals of property

    4/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • 4/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • 5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • 0/5

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

    4/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I definitely want to work at Savills, however it will be very hard to get in given the current economic climate

    4/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • We all met for lunch every day and went out for drinks after work a few times

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • I't the West End so will be expensive

    1/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • 5/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • 4/5

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Details

Internship (1-4 Months)

17th July 2009


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