1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
I really enjoyed my internship. Although the work was slow at first, it picked up, and the social side was fantastic. Great culture and people at Accenture
2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
I was in a small team so felt very valued, especially considering the short period that I was there as part of the internship.
3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
The review process was well put together, particularly for a short internship, so feedback and advice was forthcoming. Management were very supportive and encouraged us to do well, and rewarded good work with more challenging and interesting tasks
4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
Work was slow at first however did pick up as the weeks went on.
5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
As the weeks went on I was given increasing responsibility. I was working with the Client from the start and was doing work that other analysts on the team were also completing
6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
The skills developed and training received were very much 'on the job' for the 7weeks on project, which built skills for working on that particular project, Client, and more generally, working for Accenture and as a Consultant. There was also an initial week of general training which encompassed presentation skills, Q&A sessions etc, which I feel were more useful for University and going into the 3rd year of our degrees.
7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
The atmosphere was very friendly on Client site and in the Accenture's own offices.
8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
The internship was very well organised. The training week comprised of multiple networking events and training, as well as challenges which enabled us to socialise with one another and build the necessary skills. They also made it very clear what was expected of us and what we needed to do to get an offer to return to Accenture as a graduate. Once on project the organisation was based more on the individual manager, although the review process was well run.
9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
Accenture invested a lot in us in terms of training, experience and networking events - I was highly impressed.
10. What were the perks on your work placement?
Sports and Social Club
Working from home
11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
From the start we were made aware that our performance during the internship could lead to a graduate offer.
12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
The social scene amongst the interns was one of the best aspects of the internship - they encouraged networking between the interns and the wider business.
13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
I was in a relatively low cost area although each Friday I was in London - so a mix.
14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
I was based in a city outside of London so the nightlife was fantastic. I was in London each Friday so again, great nightlife.
15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
There were a number of societites and socials to get involved in, and the culture at Accenture is very much to attend as many as possible - it's definitely a fun place to work!