Finance intern at Travelport

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Langley, Slough Greater London
Review Date
Salary
£14,000 - £15,999
Roles
Accountancy

6.7/10

The Role
7.5
Organisation
7.0

Socialising

5.0

The Role

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

A very good first experience in an office environment, with engaging work and friendly staff.

7/10

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

Welcomed by team and actively involved in the day to day life.

8/10

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

Very supportive and encouraging.

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Some very busy periods, but these were often the most lucrative in terms of personal development

7/10

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

Often dictated by how much responsibility you actively sought

7/10

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

Not directly related to my degree, but still had the opportunity to practise a wide range of technical and social skills

7/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Fun, but depended greatly upon what team you were working in.

8/10

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

Being the first time the internship had run there were understandably potholes, however I do not believe this would be a problem and has provided the opportunity to develop your own expectations.

6/10

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

regular meetings with members of the financial leadership team and a variety of online training courses, as well the constant input from managers and colleagues

7/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Working from home
  • Healthcare from home
7/10

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

Being the first running of this internship, the future prospects are (at the time of writing this) currently not well established.

7/10

Social

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

Average as the number of placement students is small

5/10

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

Cost of living is quite high due to the proximity of the office to London, but still not as costly as London itself.

5/10

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

There is not much that I am aware of, unless you head into London or Windsor.

5/10

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

5/10