Daily reporting and assisting teams with projects involved in daily deals
1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
The workload is doable for most second year students, reasonable hours and your colleagues are very willing to help when you encounter any problems.
2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
Colleagues are extremely friendly and very well in explaining tasks and responsibilities. You can always go back to ask questions but obviously try not to ask the same question twice.
3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
I was given full support since I started with the firm. They do sometimes give you some tasks that you have no clue how to start but it makes the internship more interesting and different and they will gradually guide you through.
4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
I am busy most days with occasional breaks.
5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
I was mainly assisting the team but eventually I have been given the opportunity to take on a fair amount of daily tasks that graduates will be doing.
6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
I am more organised and have a better management in time. In terms of my degree I did use some of my finance knowledge into the internship but I have also learnt a fair bit of practical finance knowledge which is different from textbook.
7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
Extremely friendly with occasional lively/friendly conversation across all staffs!
8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
It would be better to have some sort of background readings before the internship so we have a general idea of what we will be working on. Having said that, the introduction from my manager was really detailed.
9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
There are quite a number of skills session and educations session which they built up not only your industry knowledge, but also connecting the industry to news and personal skills.
10. What were the perks on your work placement?
11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
Fellow students are very friendly and sociable so that is not a problem.
13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
London is very expensive as expected.
14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
There are some great pubs if you enjoy having a drink with your friends and colleagues.
15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
There are reasonable amount of time outside work so there are opportunities to get involved in anything outside work.