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Rating

4/5
  • The Role
    4.4
  • The Company
    4.0
  • The Culture
    3.3

Role Description

Involved in the compilation of Pitch documents for the Director; reading of leases; dealing with Service Charge budgets and work with the Schedule of Dilapidations.

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • A very insightful month, working within a great team environment.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Dealing with tenants and helping prepare pitch documents to be used by the Director felt like good, purposeful and valuable work.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • Everything was explained clearly and in detail, especially at the end of my placement where the Associate Director ran through exactly what I had covered and what other facets of Property Management I hadn't come across yet.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • For the majority of the time I had work to be do. It was especially good as I didn't necessarily have just one task to do at a time, but several, which required prioritisation and time management.

    5/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • A fair amount-answering the phones and trying to deal with tenant issues, to going on-site and taking notes about the property/surrounding area in question, then reporting back to the Surveyor.

    3/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • Property Management is a core facet of the Property Industry and the skills that I learnt at Savills have been central to what has been taught so far on my MSc Real Estate Management course.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Everybody was friendly and willing to help. Department lunches and evening drinks made me feel welcome.

    4/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Information pre-internship was very useful and the transition through the internship was brilliant. During the internship the opportunity to attend the various lectures about the areas of the business were especially insightful.

    5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • The area of Property Management was explained very clearly to me from the start to the finish, enabling me to have a strong insight into that area of the profession.

    4/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Sports and Social Club

    4/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I would very strongly like to work for Savills if the opportunity arose.

    4/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Yes. The organised Pub Quiz with the graduates was good fun and a great way to gain an insight into what life is like as a graduate at Savills.

    4/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Relatively expensive due to it being located in the West End of London.

    2/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Pretty good. Especially for the local pubs for the post-work drinks.

    4/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Played hockey for Savills which was a great way to meet people.

    4/5

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Details

Internship (1-4 Months)

12th October 2010


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