Accounts Internship at Standard Life Aberdeen

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Edinburgh, Scotland
Review Date
Salary
£16,000 - £17,999
Roles
Insurance

7.9/10

The Role
7.8
Organisation
8.0

Socialising

7.8

The Role

Role Description

Assist in the preparation and communication of analysis and commentary to support, explain and challenge financial projections.

Assist in the analysis of business performance against plan/forecast.

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

Overall a fun 10 weeks. The time went really fast. Especially enjoyed living in Edinbrugh but my time in the office was engaging and insightful.

8/10

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

Got involved in lots of team meetings and made some good contributions. The team were interested in what I have to say as I brought I different perspective to problems.

8/10

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

Everyone on the team were happy to take time out of their schedule to explain any difficulties I had.

8/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Mostly fine but there were some quiet periods.

8/10

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

Worked on lots of mini projects. The models I produced will be used by the team each month

7/10

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

Gained lots of skills such as business and commerical awareness.

8/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Good mixture of being relaxed but still hitting the deadlines.

8/10

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

HR were brilliant at organising events and making sure accommodation was sorted.

8/10

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

Went to lots of talks and presentations during the working day. For example we had a class on 'getting the most out of office meetings'

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
8/10

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

Plenty of scope for promotion.

8/10

Social

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

The group of interns was absolutely brilliant.

7/10

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

Pretty good for a major city due to all the student bars that you can go to.

8/10

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

The Fringe Festival....need I say more!

8/10

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

Some social events organised by the company. Went out every weekend with the iterns and had 2/3 other social events each week after work

8/10