Commercialisation & Marketing Assistant at Savills

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
London
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Savills is a Top Employer

4/5

The Role
4.6
The Company
3.4
The Culture
3.9

Role Description

The role involved acting as an assistant to the commercialisation and marketing managers as part of the retail asset management team. This meant I could be doing anything from negotiating deals on short term licences for catering vans on sites to longer term deals for car wash/valeting services but also working on the marketing side to produce centre magazines, promotions and websites. The role was extremely varied and therefore very interesting as it related to an important income generating aspect to property management which is often overlooked.

The Role

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

It was extremely involved with lots of responsibility which I enjoyed enormously. The only reason it was not the best job ever is because it is not in the exact department I want my career to be in but everything else was excellent.
5 /5

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

I felt I was given plenty of responsibility from the outset and therefore had ample opportunity to show my worth and become valued by the team for the work I could do.
5 /5

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

The management of the scheme was very good and the specific team I was employed by were always up to date with my progress throughout the internship.
5 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Inevitably my work load increased throughout my time in the team which gave me sufficient time to find my feet at the beginning, particularly by helping with more administrative tasks so that when the chance to negotiate deals etc I felt I was ready, able and understood the business well enough to be able to do this with confidence.
5 /5

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

I was treated as though I were a permanent member of staff and therefore had plenty of responsibility.
5 /5

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

It was the first time I had negotiated deals and written reports in a professional setting for clients and as such the value of the experience cannot be understated.
5 /5

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The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The atmosphere was professional but fun; it had a good balance though this varied between team and when there were different work load pressures.
4 /5

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

The placement was very well organised by central staff and the team I worked for were also well briefed.
5 /5

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

It was not necessary for me to undertake any specific training for the role so this does not really apply.
3 /5

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • There were no perks with this Internship
3 /5

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

The company is extremely appealing and I would encourage anyone to apply but as the market has not fully recovered to the extent it has applicants must realise that competition is considerable and therefore internships are a useful way of getting to know a company first.
4 /5

The Culture

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

5 /5

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

Mayfair is expensive.
3 /5

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

5 /5

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

4 /5

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