Retail Planning at Savills

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
London
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4.2/5

The Role
4.5
The Company
4
The Culture
3.9

The Role

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

Enjoyable work in a friendly environment
5 /5

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

My department (Retail Planning) were very friendly and welcoming. We went out for a meal on the penultimate day of the placement.
5 /5

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

People were always ready to answer questions and my team explained the background to the work I was set really clearly.
5 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Whenever I finished a task I just told someone and they gave me something new to do.
5 /5

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

I could have been given more responsibility, but I was happy with the level I was given as I never felt under too much pressure.
4 /5

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

A good experience of an office job in London. I gained new IT skills, got a good insight into Savills' operations and learnt quite a lot about the planning system.
5 /5

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The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

A good atmosphere where people knew each other well and got along well.
4 /5

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

We were well looked after throughout
5 /5

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

There was not much in the way of training as such, but just through working in the department I picked up skills and know-how.
4 /5

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • There were no perks with this Internship
4 /5

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

I was very impressed by the feel of the working environment and the enthusiasm of the employees. Left feeling that it would be a good place to work.
4 /5

The Culture

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

Summer students met for lunch and got on well
5 /5

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

Expensive area, but as I chose to commute from Crawley it was much cheaper than living near the office. The nice area makes up for the prices!
4 /5

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

I didn't get involved in much nightlife, but it's reputation is good I believe.
4 /5

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

There was not loads in this respect, but we were able to go to the Savills Cricket match and also had a pub quiz with graduates. Also, talks from different departments broke up the time nicely, as did a lunch with fee-earners
4 /5

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