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Rating

3.9/5
  • The Role
    3.8
  • The Company
    4.4
  • The Culture
    3.3

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • The internship was really good. The training was great and I met some really nice people there, who I've kept in touch with. Whilst in my office I sought opportunities to find out about different areas of Tax and was able to meet lots of people and sit in on lots of meetings, thus getting a really good insight.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I always felt included. I was invited to eat lunch with others, to meetings, out for lunch, socials and was always included in simple things such as drinks rounds and quizzes. People made an effort to engage with me even though I was only there for about a month.

    4/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • I was given a buddy before I arrived who was there to answer any questions I had. My people manager was there to help me manage my work load and make sure I was doing well and enjoying it. I felt that everyone in my team was supportive and were happy to explain things to me several times if necessary.

    4/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Some days were a bit slow, but this pushed me to speak to others and find out about Assurance, and the different areas of Tax, this was valuable time and also helped to increase my work load as others gave me tasks to complete and invited me to meetings.

    3/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was given tasks that people in their first year in their graduate programme would receive.

    3/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I felt that my communication skills improved, particularly with people in my team. I received feedback which pushed me to interact more with other people. This will be really important when I return to the team as a graduate.

    4/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • There was a general feeling of good humour. There was regularly drinks for peoples birthdays and dress down fridays on the last day of the month. People were good natured and when meetings coincide with lunch time, treats were sometimes provided! Lots of sports to get involved in after work too.

    4/5

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

    5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • We spent three days being trained at a residential facility. This included intense lessons to help our knowledge as well as plenty of social activity to get to know each other and some of the partners and directors.

    5/5

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

    Sports and Social Club

    National Travel

    Company Parties/Events

    4/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I've been offered a graduate job for the following year, which I have already accepted!

    5/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • many of the interns regularly had lunch together, and were invited to an ACA pub quiz which many of the associates were attending. Interns went out together for social activities in the evening too, as well as being invited to birthday drinks and 'away days' and sports activities with people in their offices, teams, regions etc.

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • the cinema is definitely cheaper in birmingham that a lot of places!

    3/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Birmingham has a really good night life, with many cinemas, restaurants, pubs, clubs etc.

    4/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • There weren't many, but a lot of people were on holiday during the period I worked, and everyone kept saying what a quiet period it was! Some people got involved with sports, and there were a few birthday drinks etc.

    2/5

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Internship (1-4 Months)

West Midlands

October 2012


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