Summer Business Analyst at Accenture

Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
St Andrews Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
£20,000 - £21,999
Roles
Business Analytics

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9.0/10

The Role
9.2
Organisation
8.6

Socialising

9.2

The Role

Role Description

Assigned to a project as an analyst. I worked on client site mostly within the solutions team investigating future project initiatives.

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

I really enjoyed the placement, it was a great programme, a great introduction to consultancy, and working in a professional environment.

10/10

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

I felt very valued, I was allowed to hold responsibility for my own work over a variety of areas, and was producing material others relied on and that was used directly within the project.

9/10

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

I was given three managers and although at times balancing them was difficult they were all fantatsic. I was given the right level of guidance when material was unclear, but I was also encouraged to take my own inititative and produce work independently.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I had plenty to fill my time, but it was made very clear on a number of occasions that I was not expected to work out of office hours, and when I got caught up in work and stayed later than planned by choice my manger/colleagues would always be making sure I wasn't planning on staying too late and encorage me to go home.

10/10

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

I felt like I was given responsibility for my own areas and that it really was valued, but at no poin did I feel unsupported it was easy to ask for help.

6/10

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

I developed better time management and also the ability to work independently and be more confident in my own decisions. I was exposed to the workings of SAS this was a fantastic opputunity and I had independent use of the tool that will definately assist my studies. I was encourgaed to work in a way that beneffited me and didn't just deliver the quickest answer. A good example was in Excel, I was asked to do some computation I knew I could do it manually as asked or try and write a macro that I didn't have much expierience with, my manager encouraged me to do the latter that was a really useful learnign expieriecne.

10/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Fantastic, I worked out of town and there was a great social life with nightly meals out and events, in general the people were just really nice and friendly.

9/10

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

It was organised very well.

9/10

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

We spent 8 weeks in total on the internship, the first week was spent in training. I think this was the right amount.

9/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Sports and Social Club
  • National Travel
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Working from home
9/10

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

I haven't yet been confirmed, but I know I have been recommend for a job pending exit interview.

7/10

Social

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

Yes

9/10

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

I worked out of town where it was really cheap, in around the home office when I didn't work from home is much more expensive

9/10

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

Great

10/10

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

Yes, sport, meals out, nights out, etc ...

9/10

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