Summer Intern at Mercer

Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
Tower Hill, London Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
£16,000 - £17,999
Roles
Banking/Finance

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6.9/10

The Role

8.3

Organisation

5.0

Socialising

7.2

The Role

Role Description

I worked in the UK retirement unit, where I was able to develop my numerical skills by calculating transfer values on a daily basis and monthly factors for some of the largest clients at Mercer. I was able to further my knowledge of the pensions industry by reading through benefit statements on a regular basis and by creating a presentation on Mercer and the pensions industry.

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

Enjoyed both the work and social aspects of working at Mercer.

9/10

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

Felt part of the team and valued by the team throughout my internship.

8/10

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

The employees were really approachable and helpful.

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I had a good balance of work throughout the internship.

8/10

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

I was given more responsibility as the internship went on and as I became more confident with the work.

8/10

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 useful teamwork and numerical skills, which will benefit me with my degree and future career.

8/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Lively atmosphere to work in and the people are very friendly.

8/10

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

The internship was well organised and I was able to get involved with work from the beginning.

9/10

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

I was given a lot of training throughout the internship, in particular during the first week, for example I received training on excel and numerical calculations.

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

0/10

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

0/10

Social

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

We went out regularly to the bars and restaurants near the office.

8/10

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

5/10

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

8/10

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

I was able to play cricket matches against other firms and play rounders with my team.

8/10