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I always felt valued and was given a lot of responsibility at an early stage. I got to see a wide variety of the work Grant Thornton do and learnt a great deal.
Everyone I worked with was very welcoming and appreciative. I felt like I was part of the team very quickly.
I was assigned a line managaer on my first day who kept in contact with me regularly and was always available if I needed help. I was also in contact with the managers for the individual jobs I was on.
I was given a wide variety of task to complete but never felt I was given too much to cope with. The people I was working with were always very helpful.
I was given a lot of responsibility at Grant Thornton, completing sections of the audit myself and talking to the clients on a one to one basis. This was much more than I expected but gained a lot from it.
As I am doing an Accounting degree this experience will give me real insight to what I am studying. The presentations skills course I attended will help in presentations I need to give at University and later on. Also as I was completing work similar to that of what a graduate would be doing I will be more prepared for when I finish my course.
As I was out on audits for most of my internship I was with a small group most of the time, these always had a good atmosphere and were relaxed while productive at the same time. There were several social events that I atteded which improved the atmosphere.
Before the internship I was given information on when I was starting and what to expect. I was given lots of opportunities to ask questions and given contact details for my buddy. At the start of the internship I was told what I would be doing every day of my internship which helped me organise myself.
I was given a lot of hands on training during my internship and felt that everyone I was working with invested a lot of time in teaching me what I needed to know.
I have been offered and accepted a graduate training job with Grant Thornton
There were many social events organised for the office and all the interns met for the presentation skills course and corporate social responsibility day.
I was working in the Glasgow office which is very close to where I live so I had no further costs to cover. Glasgow is quite a cheap place to live.
The nightlife is varied and very good,
There were many social events to attend and also opportunities to be involved in a variety of sporting events.
Internship (1-4 Months)