Finance Intern at Travelport

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Slough South East
Review Date
Salary
£14,000 - £15,999
Roles
Accountancy

6.9/10

The Role
7.3
Organisation
7.0

Socialising

6.0

The Role

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

Good atmosphere and friendly colleagues- given a variety of work to do to keep you interested and to challenge you.

8/10

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

Get given work that is both urgent or for senior people showing that you are trusted by colleagues and they also take your ideas on board.

7/10

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

One to one meetings with manager on a weekly basis to help with feedback and improvements and also have a mentor.

8/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Varies- some days not too busy but some days are really busy edepending on the what time of the month it is.

6/10

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

Given a major project quite early on which was an essential piece of work and are given the responsibility of doing important work for senior members of staff.

8/10

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

Help with some aspects

7/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Everyone is friendly and welcoming. Almost everyone in the office is approachable and other departments are open to you talking to them to learn more.

8/10

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

Well organised with old interns being used to help teach the new interns and there are lots of talks to help understand more about the company.

7/10

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

Have a mentor to help with development and there are a lot of online courses. Excel skills are developed a lot as well as there being the opportunity to do presentations.

7/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Sports and Social Club
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Working from home
  • Healthcare from home
7/10

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

There isn't currently a graduate scheme for people but if you perform well they would be welcoming to you returning in the future.

6/10

Social

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

The location isn't necessarily good for social activities but isn't too far from london either but the other placement students here were up for social activities.

6/10

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

Quite expensive and socialising is quite expensive.

7/10

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

Not great but close to london.

5/10

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

There was a social club which did activities every month.

6/10