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  • The Role
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  • The Culture

Role Description

The Operational Risk and Compliance Analyst provides a number of key functions including first point of contact for all risk and compliance activities between the operational support team and the client, providing administrative support to all compliance management activities in the Service Delivery unit and maintaining crucial client relations. Key Responsibilities:  The co-ordination, drafting and presentation of formal risk documents  Liaising with technical experts to gather and understand information regarding risk and compliance activities, providing the necessary help and support  Gathering governance updates for existing risks and helping the client to maintain an accurate risk portfolio  Ownership and co-ordination of administrative support with minimal supervision, acting as the first point of contact for administrative compliance activities  Administer, monitor and co-ordinate management controls and other contractual obligations

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • The placement at Accenture is a fantastic opportunity for real life experience. I was treated as a normal member of the team as supposed to merely given "typical intern roles".


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • My colleagues treated me as a normal member of the team with no special priviliges or disadvantages.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • I was given excellent support by both my manager, buddy and HR team.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • I was always busy with very few lulls in my work. My usual working hours were 0800 - 1800.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was given a great deal of responsibility and indeed ran my team whilst my manager was on holiday. This definitely does vary dependent on what project you are on.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • All of the skills I have developed will certainly help, particularly the soft skills such as communication and rapport building. In particular my business writing skills greatly aided me in writing my dissertation.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • The office has a very friendly atmosphere and it becomes clear very quickly that the majority of people are friendly and willing to offer assistance. As in all companies there are still some ogres and you simply have to avoid them as best you can.


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • The placement is organised excellently and I had no issues.


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • Other than a week's training at the start of my year, the only other formal training I was provided was time spent with my manager. There are a vast number of training guides on the Accenture intranet that are available to use.


  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Sports and Social Club

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    International Travel

    Company Parties/Events

    Above 25 days holiday

    Working from home

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Future employment prospects are very good and I would thoroughly recommend Accenture as a company to work for.


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • The Placemeant team organise monthly and sometimes fortnightly socials that are paid for by the company. There was a good vibe amongst all the interns and it was a very social atmosphere.


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • As my project was based in London, it was expensive - however this should not deter you as the healthy wage compensates for this.


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • There was an excellent nightlife feel with my team regularly going to the pub for team bonding.


  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • There are any number of opportunities to get involved in Accenture outside of work such as charity days as well as over thirty different interest groups, such as religious interest groups or sport.


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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Banking - Commercial, Banking - Investment, Banking - Retail, Banking/Finance, Management Consultancy

28th August 2012

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