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Rating

4.2/5
  • The Role
    4.3
  • The Company
    4.6
  • The Culture
    3.5

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • The summer internship at MUSI is excellent. Should you take it, expect to find a friendly working environment, approachable colleagues and good opportunities for learning.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I was never set work just for the sake of keeping me occupied -- the work I was given was of some use to the desks I was on, and provided me with a good introduction to both the firm and the industry.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • There is good communication between people at the desks, and I was always able to ask my manager questions.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • The workload varied quite significantly, but on the whole I usually had at least 1 or 2 tasks on the go at any one time.

    4/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • On occasion I was given tasks of some importance and consequence, along with my ordinary day-to-day responsibilities.

    4/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • At the start of the internship, we were given a one-week training course by an outside provider, 7City. This provided me with technical understanding of the industry which I had not previously developed in my degree. This has allowed me to be better placed to take outside-options at university in finance and accounting. It has also better prepared me for a career in the industry.

    4/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Collegiate and relaxed -- people are friendly and willing to talk, and there is no sense of tension or animosity between colleagues.

    5/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • The organisation was faltless, and the procession of events ran very smoothly from start to finish.

    5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • As aforementioned, the company provided a one-week training course. It also provided online learning modules for us to take in a wide variety of topics, presentation skills training (also by 7City), and weekly learning sessions which took place during a lunch-time.

    5/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Subsidised Canteen

    Company Parties/Events

    4/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • MUSI is a great company, and I would have no hesitations about taking a position with them were I to be offered one.

    5/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Some students were more willing to socialise after work than others, but no-one was left out. Further, there were no arguments between the students -- everyone seemed to get along very well.

    4/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • London is expensive, but the extent of the costs are largely determined by how much you wish to socialise and where. There are more affordable bars in the area, and we never felt compelled to spend more than we wanted.

    4/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • There are several restaurants and pubs/bars across the road.

    4/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • There have been a number of social events held for us, including a sushi making night, bowling, CSR and drinks receptions. I was also invited along to a team dinner with one of my desks.

    4/5

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Details

Internship (1-4 Months)

Central London and City

September 2012


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