Accounts Internship at Standard Life Aberdeen

Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
Edinburgh Scotland
Review Date
Salary
£14,000 - £15,999
Roles
Accountancy Banking/Finance Business Analytics

7.7/10

The Role
7.3
Organisation
7.6

Socialising

8.2

The Role

Role Description

Assigned to the group reporting department, responsible for consolidation and analysis of the half year results.

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

Very enjoyable few weeks. Company paid for accomodation with other interns staying in the same apartments. Work was well structured and offered a lot of help and guidance throughout the process.

8/10

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

Team was very nice and really made an effort to welcome me.

9/10

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

Managers always willing to help and met regulary with supervisor to discuss any issue I had.

8/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

A very busy few weeks sandwiched between quiet periods however this seemed to be the same for the whole team I worked in.

4/10

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

Allowed to get on with my own projects with help offered if I needed it.

7/10

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

Very useful experience which was very enjoyable. Would definetly reccommend the company as a place to grow and develop in a comfortable environment.

8/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Quiet but friendly atmosphere.

6/10

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

Very good structure with plenty of intern development events organised.

9/10

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

Intern development programme very strong & department spent time meeting with me to discuss different roles to help further my understanding of the company.

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Healthcare/Dental
7/10

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

Job and scheme look very appealing and my time at the company only increased my thought of this.

8/10

Social

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

All other interns very close and organised regular events/nights out.

9/10

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

Average.

6/10

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

Lots of choice with a range of prices too.

9/10

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

Fringe festival on during our time at the company. Lots of places to go/thingas to do in the city.

9/10