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Rating

3.4/5
  • The Role
    3.6
  • The Company
    3.4
  • The Culture
    3.0

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I found my experience enjoyable and the work was challenging at times.

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I felt part of the team and a valued member of our team.

    4/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • Guidance was there when I asked for it.

    3/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Most of the time I was busy but after month end close down it was always quiet for a few days.

    4/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • As my placement went on I was given more and more responsibility.

    4/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I have been able to develop existing skills and acquire new ones. I feel the placement will show a real improvement for my final year.

    4/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • People were friendly and got along well. But when it was time to do work everyone had their heads down.

    4/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • It was quite well organised however there could be more events involving the other placement students in the area. I wasn't treated as a placement student but but as another member of staff.

    4/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • I had the opportunity to go on courses and events. There is a finance skills development website which is available for staff to develop their personal portfolios.

    3/5

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

    Company Parties/Events

    3/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • The graduate scheme is of interest of me. Also I have been told that if I wish to come back a job would be available for me.

    4/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • I was the only student in my office but there were 2 others in different offices. Events were organised to meet other placement students from different trusts which was good. I have made a few friends from that.

    4/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Well I commuted from Leeds and travelled by car and in the summer by train. It wasn't expensive to travel or socialise. I was able to save money for next year.

    2/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • As good as it's always been!

    4/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • There were a few activities organised but they were often arranged in York which is further than I would want to travel.

    3/5

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Details

Placement (5-9 Months)

Yorkshire and Humberside

22nd April 2014


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