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Rating

3.4/5
  • The Role
    4.3
  • The Company
    3.3
  • The Culture
    2.0

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I really enjoyed it, working with numbers everyday, it was a good challenge

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I felt very valued. I was given responsibilities on certain tasks, made new spreadsheets and had to maintain good external relationships. It was always a laugh going out on social events with the team, they were very welcoming.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • My line manager was always there if I needed any help. There was not so much communication with the Head of Performance, largely due to his busy schedule.

    3/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • I was busy, but managed my time well so started at 9am and left at 5pm! Perfect! Only rarely did I have to stay longer but it was good to be kept busy.

    5/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was given as much responsibility as I sought! If you wanted to do more they were always willing to give more. And they let me handle my own projects and become involved in some global projects too.

    5/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • Well it opened up great opportunities for after Uni, as I found it really easy to get a job in the same field. At Uni it didn't really help much except I was more used to early starts and became a whizz on Excel!

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • It was great, although a bit stressful at quarter end!

    4/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Very well organised, there was continuous review and appraisal.

    4/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • It was up to you if you wanted further training, they paid for the IAQ exams, but I think I should have took more advantage of the training.

    3/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Subsidised/Company Gym

    Financial Bonus

    Company Parties/Events

    Above 25 days holiday

    3/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Very appealing but didn't go back as they were migrating to a new system!

    4/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • There were 10 of us when I was on placement but the following year there was 20. Made a few friends for life :)

    3/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • London is sooooo expensive, especially if you're from up north! People living at home would find it easier but the social life is not worth missing out on!

    1/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Excellent! Had some of the best bars ... Abacus, Apt, Agenda...

    3/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Yes, I dressed up as an elf, volunteered to refurbish a children's playground, definately worth getting involved in!

    3/5

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Banking/Finance

17th September 2007


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