European Commercial Finance 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
8.3
Organisation
7.6

Socialising

3.8

The Role

Role Description

Month-end reporting involving variance analysis, Budget preparation, and Various market reports.

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

Great exposure into a commercial finance role that offered a lot of responsibility with the opportunity to get involved with different/complex projects.

9/10

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

Good team spirit with input into group discussions regarding month end results.

8/10

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

Regular manger/mentor meetings, offering future career advice or any work problems.

8/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Month-end cycle with various request to help analyse regional market.

8/10

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

Responsible for providing commentary on the Regional performance, an active role during the budget period, as well as creating various market analyses reports.

8/10

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

Experience of variance analysis, various management/leadership training days organised, advanced IBM Cognos training.

9/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Very approachable employees within different areas of the company. Great team spirit with regular arranged team events.

9/10

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

Very well organised with exposure to senior levels of finance and various training courses as part of the intern programme.

8/10

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

A lot of opportunity with advanced Cognos training, personal mentor development, and management/leadership and public speaking sessions.

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
7/10

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

No graduate scheme in place.

6/10

Social

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

Difficult to arrange due to fellow students living in different areas.

5/10

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

Proximity to London meant high costs of living and regular visits to Windsor were not cheap.

3/10

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

Better night life slightly further a field.

3/10

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

Opportunity to join a social club that arrange various different events throughout the year.

4/10