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Rating

4.5/5
  • The Role
    4.8
  • The Company
    4.6
  • The Culture
    4.0

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • Lots of socials, good colleagues, convinient location are some of the many aspects to be enjoyed. Highly structured and split into two main desks, there was plenty exposure to the industry, company and roles that are on offer.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Everyone was very approachable and willing to give up their time to chat including many of the senior employees. I was encouraged to ask many questions and all staff I encountered were happy to offer advice and encouraged the interaction. The size of the firm really makes this a stand out area as all departments are easily accessible.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • All my collegues were happy to answer questions even when they wer busy. This is my experience has been rare. Also feedback is constant and starts very early into the internship which allowed for me to note any development areas and strengths from the outset.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Tasks varied depending on the time of the month however I was always busy and when I did have some free time this was used for additional activities such as presentations for intern specific events.

    5/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • Again the size of the firm makes this another stand out area. Tasks were assigned from day one on the desk and some more challenging than others. Colleagues gauged my ability and aptitude from the work they gave me and, provided it is up to standard, they increased the amount and complexity of tasks as they built up confience in my work.

    5/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I gained extensive knowledge and skills ranging from industry and product insight to very advanced Excel skills. The exposure to systems and daily tasks is great and enhanced my understanding of the company and my role. Networking opportunties were also ever present.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Lots of treats all the time. Major sporting events were shown and teamwork is highly emphasised.

    5/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Structure was key and I was always busy with departmental tasks, presentations, social events or intern specific training/events.

    5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • 5/5

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

    Sports and Social Club

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    International Travel

    Company Parties/Events

    Healthcare/Dental

    5/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • The firm has and is still growing which is a very good sign in the wake of recent economic times. The firm offers many further qualifications and wants to invest in their staff. Rotation are also promoted and the smaller size of the firm makes inter-departmental interaction much greater. This enhances the exposure to other teams and generates a greater flexibility in terms of changing roles in the future.

    5/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Always social events on Thursday's and interns regularly cought up.

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • I did not live in the area but London generally is more expensive. Local bars run 'happy hour' pretty much everyday so this definately helped.

    3/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Lots of bars, pubs and places to eat.

    4/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • 5/5

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Details

Internship (1-4 Months)

Accountancy, Banking/Finance, Financial Management

Central London and City

July 2013


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