Real Estate Investment Intern at Standard Life Aberdeen

Internship (1-4 Months)
Edinburgh Scotland
Review Date
£16,000 - £17,999
Banking/Finance Banking - Investment Business Intelligence Property/Real Estate


The Role



The Role

Role Description

Intern in the Real Estate department.

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

Great place to work, the tasks I was given were interesting and you get great exposure to the whole firm.


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

Felt very valued, my team are all very friendly and even had balloons at my desk and took me for lunch when it was my birthday.


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

Always given guidance by my manager before tasks and have a weekly catch up just to make sure everything is going well.


4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I was busy, but did not feel overwhelmed.


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

Given a lot of responsibility, been over to meetings my fund managers in Paris as part of my internship so they could look over one of the models that I had been working on.


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

Will be very useful when going back to university.


The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Everyone does have a chat and jokes around at points, but if there is a lot of work to do then most people are very focused on that.


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

They have a clear plan and timetable of what you will be doing over the 12 weeks from the very start.


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

They have invested so much in their interns and it is definitely my best experience in a firm.


10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Company Car
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • National Travel
  • International Travel
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Working from home
  • Healthcare from home
  • Healthcare/Dental
  • Travel loan

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

Have a meeting with one of the investment directors to speak about graduate role.



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

Yes, we were all staying in the same accomodation so we all got on well with each other.


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

Edinburgh is very fair in terms of cost.


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

Edinburgh is a great city, and the festival starts in August during the internship


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

You get emails about these opportunities (I played in the football team).