Commercial Auctions Summer Student at Savills

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
London West End
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3.3/5

The Role
4
The Company
3.1
The Culture
2.4

Role Description

During my placement the team that I was placed in were getting ready for their next commercial auction. My day to day work, therefore, involved assisting with this process and included visiting properties and taking photos, writing up catalogue pages, making legal documents available and posting online, assisting with property viewings for potential buyers and assisting on the day of the auction in gaining the details of buyers and bidders.

The Role

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

I greatly enjoyed my placement and learnt a great deal about the department's work. I also learnt about the company as a whole and working life in general.
5 /5

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

This varied between colleagues as some did not become involved in assigning me tasks.
4 /5

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

Support and guidance readily given upon asking and briefings offered.
4 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Often had to ask for tasks to stay busy.
3 /5

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

I felt I was given a good amount of responsibility and was asked to complete a variety of tasks that would otherwise need doing by another team member. My work was then reviewed and advice given if needed.
5 /5

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

This training was very relevant for my career opportunities and gave me a greater awareness of the market that I will soon be working in.
5 /5

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The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

3 /5

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

I enjoyed the organised talks and social events but felt the department had not planned my role to a great extent.
4 /5

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

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?

4 /5

The Culture

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

Social gatherings were sometimes difficult due to placements students commuting from a wide area.
3 /5

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

2 /5

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

Did not get to know the area well.
3 /5

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

Opportunities to become involved in graduate events, e.g. sports.
3 /5

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