Intern at Savills

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
London
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4.3/5

The Role
4.3
The Company
4.2
The Culture
4.3

Role Description

I was awarded a place on the four week summer internship scheme in Savills' head office in the West End of London. I was placed within the National Development department assisting the development surveyors with their daily tasks. My main responsibility was the compilation of comparable market evidence which was used to help establish the value of development sites. Savills arranged several talks by different specialists within the industry, a quiz evening, and numerical and verbal reasoning tests. We also had a mid-placement and subsequent final review in order to obtain feedback on our progress.

The Role

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

The experience was really enjoyable, I was made to feel like a member of the team from day one.
5 /5

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

The challenging nature of the tasks assingned to me made me feel like a valued team player, not a 'dogsbody' as has been the criticism of friends at other firms.
5 /5

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

5 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I was kept very busy throughout the placement. It can be difficult for an intern to keep approaching people for more work, but it is best to do so rather than sit twiddling thumbs - that is of no use to anyone.
5 /5

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

I was given an appropriate amount of responsibility for the role.
4 /5

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

4 /5

The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

4 /5

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

There were several events which were organised, like talks from different specialists, which really gave us an insight into our future careers.
5 /5

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

4 /5

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • There were no perks with this Internship
4 /5

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

The placement led to being offered a place at the assesment centre next January.
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?

4 /5

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

4 /5

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

4 /5