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Rating

5/5
  • The Role
    5.0
  • The Company
    5.0
  • The Culture
    5.0

    The Role

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

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Everyone I worked with was very welcoming and appreciative. I felt like I was part of the team very quickly.

    5/5

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

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • 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.

    5/5

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

    5/5

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

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • 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.

    5/5

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

    5/5

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

    5/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Company Parties/Events

    5/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I have been offered and accepted a graduate training job with Grant Thornton

    5/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • There were many social events organised for the office and all the interns met for the presentation skills course and corporate social responsibility day.

    5/5

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

    5/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • The nightlife is varied and very good,

    5/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • There were many social events to attend and also opportunities to be involved in a variety of sporting events.

    5/5

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Details

Internship (1-4 Months)

Accountancy, Auditing/Tax

Scotland

September 2010


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