Scholar (Associate) at Deloitte

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Duration
Placement (5-9 Months)
Region
Southampton South West
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Salary
£16,000 - £17,999
Roles
Accountancy

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7.4/10

The Role
7.7
Organisation
7.2

Socialising

7.2

The Role

Role Description

Worked for Audit department for 7 months during Gap year. A further 1 month placement each year of uni. During placement I worked mainly from client sites, where i had a high level of interaction with clients and tested sections of the balance sheet and profit and loss accounts.

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

The work was varied, interesting and a challenge was always availble if you were willing to seek it.

8/10

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

Managers within the firm put a large emphasis upon ensuring they appreciate the work of those at all levels, and as such the office has a brilliant atmosphere and you become friends with your colleagues very quickly.

8/10

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

The original training given was extensive and every was always willing to answer questions regardless of how silly they may seem. There were frequent mentoring sessions.

8/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Bussiness levels varied depending on the time of year/ job you were working on. Typical hours varied between 8.45 and 17.15 if you are in the office to 8.00 - 21.00 on the odd day if there was a deadline looming. Work can also be compelted from home.

7/10

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

Significantly more than I anticipated i would be!

8/10

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

The most valuable skills was gaining an insight into what the world of business was like, and they help to guide me with future decisions. Further more, this knowledge helps you to see how your degree course can be applied to the real world.

7/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Great work life balance, with a very young and friendly team

8/10

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

Very smooth process

8/10

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

There was 1 month or so of orginial training, including courses in hotels and attending college

7/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • National Travel
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Healthcare from home
  • Healthcare/Dental
5/10

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

A significant proporiton of there intake is from previous interns

8/10

Social

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

Brilliant.

8/10

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

I managed to live with my parents during my placement so my expenses were limited.

7/10

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

Pretty good social scene.

7/10

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

Yes, and once more you can help to get involved in planning the activities so decide what is is you want to do

7/10

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