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Rating

3.9/5
  • The Role
    4.2
  • The Company
    3.3
  • The Culture
    4.3

Role Description

Working within the hotels department, having an active role within both the valuation and agency teams, on a range of different projects and tasks.

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I enjoyed that from day one I was able to get stuck in to a number of different tasks on a range of different projects. I was kept busy most of the time and learnt a variety of important skills that I can use when applying for jobs and once I have secured a job in the future.

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I received positive feedback within my department and felt I had a good relationship with the colleagues I was working with.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • Whenever I had a question or issue there was always someone to help me, which helped with the work that was set.

    4/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Changed day by day depending on what tasks I had set.

    4/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • The responsibility I was given was fairly substantial however obviously due to the lack of depth in my knowledge it could only take me so far.

    4/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • The skills I learnt, and the information I was dealing with will help me hugely over the next year while I complete my MSc course in Real Estate at Henley Business School, University of Reading.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • The atmosphere was kind, friendly and hard working however due to it being in August the office was fairly empty as many people were away.

    4/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • The organisation between all interns was fantastic as there was a great mix of socials and team building exercises. The only thing the internship lacked was more time out of the office seeing and experiencing a variety of property first hand. I do feel this was not their fault entirely due to the time of year.

    3/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • I feel at the time they gave me as much time as possible, with a staff shortage being noted. Obviously more time was needed in order to develop skills to a decent standard.

    4/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Healthcare/Dental

    2/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I would highly enjoy working at the organisation, and would jump at the opportunity.

    5/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Good social events were organised and I am still in contact with some of them today.

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Due to the office being in the West End living and socialising was expensive, as would be expected.

    4/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Prime location - fantastic nightlife.

    5/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Social events for food, drink and sport were available and were enjoyed by all.

    4/5

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Details

Internship (1-4 Months)

11th October 2010


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