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Rating

3.8/5
  • The Role
    4.3
  • The Company
    3.8
  • The Culture
    3.1

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • It was a very enjoyable and rewarding experience. I learned a lot and it confirmed for me that I want to work in the area when I graduate. I had a great time, overall.

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I definitely felt valued by my colleagues. It was quite a small team so we were pretty close and the team were really friendly and supportive.

    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 my manager -- it seemed like he was always there to help whenever I needed which was great. I felt I could any question I wanted and I was able to improve by shadowing my manager.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • The balance of work I was given was really great. I didn't feel like the work was overwhelming me at any point, though at times it can get quite challenging.

    5/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was given some responsibility for the projects that I took on. The projects were not that big, but seeing that they trusted me to run it was really great.

    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 learned a lot. The skills I learned will definitely be put to good use later on in life. The internship was a great way to enhance and also to pick up new skills.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly. Everyone had a hard-working attitude which meant that work was getting completed at quite a rate but it never felt too serious which was good. I worked well in the environment.

    4/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • It was organised very well. We were given help to settle in at the beginning and then communications were constant so that the interns knew what was happening. I was impressed at the organisation -- it made the internship a more enjoyable experience on the whole.

    4/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • A lot of time was spent with my manager, discussing the work that I had done. I learned a lot from these sessions and it allowed me to improve greatly. The training which was provided during the internship was great too.

    4/5

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

    Company Parties/Events

    4/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I hope to apply for a graduate job here when I finish university. The internship has shown me that this is the type of place I would like to work.

    4/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • The social scene was great. There were quite a few interns in my cohort and we all got to know each other very quickly. We were together often and I made some great friends.

    4/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • The company subsidizes accommodation which was great. I didn't find managing my budget too hard during the internship.

    4/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • The nightlife was mediocre. I went out a few times with the other interns but we all felt that it was lacking.

    2/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Quite a few opportunities to get involved. For example, networking events and also sport events were a great way to meet new people. I enjoyed going to the pub with my colleagues at the end of the week.

    4/5

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Details

Internship (1-4 Months)

Greater London

5th June 2014


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