Enterprise Risk Services: Controls Assurance (12 Month Industrial Placement Student) at Deloitte

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Manchester North West
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Salary
£16,000 - £17,999
Roles
Auditing/Tax

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9.3/10

The Role
8.8
Organisation
9.4

Socialising

9.8

The Role

Role Description

Interviewing clients to inquire about existing systems and processes, documenting findings and insights in risk reports, sending draft risk reports to managers, reporting findings and recommendations back to client.

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

Worked on a wide variety of clients both in public and private sector, traveled to some fantastic locations and met interesting people.

9/10

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

In the Manchester office where I was based, the team is close knit and has monthly socials. Felt like I was part of the family and was trusted by fellow colleagues.

10/10

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

I was assigned a buddy, who regularly met up with me to discuss anything from issues at work to personal life. Managers were very happy to help also. However, there is a strong level of independence expected from employees to be proactive.

8/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Work is seasonal, in my team some days were very busy, others were not as busy.

8/10

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

I was given a lot of responsibility during my placement including traveling to client sites in another city by myself and interviewing client IT managers and directors on their systems and existing processes, then reporting my findings back to my field manager.

9/10

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

I have gained invaluable skills for my degree and career. Deloitte provided a lot of training as well as on the job learning much of which have helped me to understood computer systems better which helps with my degree course which is Computer Science.

9/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Very friendly, always something fun going on and a good canteen to go to whenever there's no work to do.

8/10

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

The Internship was very organised and managed well. There was a mid placement catch up call with a member of the graduate recruitment team which was a good time for me to express what I did or did not like about the placement.

9/10

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

Deloitte invested very heavily in personal training and development. I spent the first 5 weeks in training and work shadowing before starting the actual job. After I started the actual job I attended numerous skill days, some of which were optional.

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • National Travel
  • International Travel
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Working from home
  • Healthcare from home
  • Healthcare/Dental
10/10

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

I have been given a conditional offer to come back which I plan to do upon completion of my degree!

10/10

Social

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

Excellent social scene, regular socials where meals are paid for and regular Friday night drinks :)

10/10

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

Cost of living was excellent in Manchester, managed to get a room in a room share for £250 a month. Socialising is also much cheaper than London.

10/10

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

Nightlife was good, Manchester has a lot to offer as it is a vibrant city.

9/10

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

There are plenty of socials, groups and Deloitte networks including sports. So you can just take your pick really!!

10/10

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