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  • The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • The pure variety meant that every day was completely different to the last and always kept things refreshing. My colleagues were friendly and approachable, and I always had support if needed.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I felt that I could ask anybody anything, even senior managers and partners, and nothing was too much trouble.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • I worked closely with a partner on multiple assignments, and this helped me to develop my skills and business style immensely.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Whilst there were periods where I was extremely busy, I felt that this was part of what working in this industry would be like, so I found it valuable to be able to practice my time management.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was given a whole range of responsibilities during my placement, including but not limited to: - Working alone with key clients - Meeting and engaging with clients at events - Working internally with senior management in a weekly "management meeting".


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I was offered a whole host of technical and personal development training courses, and these were run particularly well. I also practiced both technical and business skills during my placement, and these will stand me in good stead for my final year, and future career.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Whilst being a professional office environment, collegues were often showcasing new pieces of software they had produced, or projects they had worked on which made for a very interesting environment. When visiting the technology centre in Cambridge, there was plenty of interesting work going on too, especially around product development.


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • My placement was very well organised, and I was assigned a buddy and line manager, as well as a mentor. On my first day I was able to sit down and sort all personal administration with one of the secretaries, and the following day, I was sent on an "onboarding course", where company policy and basic consulting skills were taught.


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • The company was more than happy to pay for any training I wished to do, even expensive external training. I enlisted on many internal training courses, and also colleague run "bitesize" sessions, where concepts were introduced to generate further interest in the area.


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

    National Travel

    Financial Bonus

    Company Parties/Events

    Above 25 days holiday

    Working from home

    Healthcare from home


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • 5/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Whilst I was one of two placement students, there was a good scene within the graduates who joined a few months after us. I found many of my colleagues who were slightly older, were also happy to go to the pub, or organise a game of poker or the like.


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Living in London was not cheap, but that was to be expected, and was reflected in the salary.


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • London, and Victoria particularly, is full of pubs, bars and Pacha. Being opposite Victoria train station meant that the rest of the city was very accessible.


  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Most of the activities were organised by myself or fellow graduates. We managed to play football and poker on a regular basis.


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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Central London and City

13th March 2013

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