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Rating

3.6/5
  • The Role
    4.0
  • The Company
    3.4
  • The Culture
    3.4

Role Description

Main Duties • Working in a team, on an end of year local government audit and on a pension fund audit • Learning to use the relevant auditing software to sample, test and document results of tests carried out on the financial information provided by the client • Evaluating evidence obtained from the client in client meetings. • Physically verifying the existence and ownership of assets held by the client

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I enjoyed my placement more than I thought I would

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I was made to feel very welcome and even though I was a short term Intern, I felt like I was making a valuable contribution to the team I was working with.

    4/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • I was given a lot of support and guidance by all of my team members but the senior manager and my mentor in particular.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • I had my own schedule of work to do and most of the time was quite busy.

    4/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was given the responsibility of completing my own tasks and after just a few weeks was attending client meetings by myself on behalf of the team.

    4/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • The skills I learnt will be extremely important in both my future career which is along the same lines as the internship and in y studies at university.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • It was a more serious working environment when on site at the client, and more relaxed and friendly in the main Mazars office.

    4/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • There were some technical difficulties to begin with regarding the computer set up but once this had been cleared, everything else seemed to run smoothly.

    4/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • I was given full employee training and a mentor to help me progress, who began in my position.

    3/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Flexi Time

    Working from home

    3/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I have been invited to apply for a graduate position with the firm, by the Director and my senior manager. But I still have to go through the full application process.

    4/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • There were only three of us at that particular office, and we did keep in contact regularly, but because we were in different locations meeting up was difficult.

    3/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • I lived at home and my travel expenses were paid so I only had to pay for socialising etc.

    4/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • I worked in Leeds which is known to have a great nightlife.

    4/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • There were opportunities to play sport, go out for drinks, and to help with charitable work through the company.

    4/5

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Details

Internship (1-4 Months)

Auditing/Tax

9th November 2013


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