Finance Assistant at Experian

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Nottingham East Midlands
Review Date
Salary
£12,000 - £13,999
Roles
Accountancy

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7.7/10

The Role
7.7
Organisation
7.2

Socialising

8.5

The Role

Role Description

•Financial reporting/forecasting using an array bespoke software on a daily basis.
•Reporting to high-level management on Public Sector revenue and transaction activity.
•Working on cross-functional projects e.g. global travel expense initiatives and client credit risk.

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

My time at Experian was great and I enjoyed it a alot. The people and culture were both professional and friendly throughout. Although the job role was not an area which I wanted to follow a career in, the people I met and interacted with on a daily basis made my decision to reconsider career path.

9/10

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

The personal development focus was brilliant, and they consistently dedicated time to go through personal and team appraisals of which I felt valued.

7/10

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

Management was very supportive of my working efforts and in particular they were very supportive of my out of work commitments.

8/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Due to the nature of the position I was in, we were very bust towards month-end, but this balanced out perfectly for the rest of the month. In general, there was always a consistent amount of work which always kept me on my toes.

6/10

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

A high degree bearing on the level I came in on.

7/10

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

This skills I acquired did not enhance my degree due to the shire nature of the course, but I working for Experian gave me a true insight into what it is like to work for a large and complex global organisation and what working life is all about. The challenging and quick paced environment was a true eye opener and allowed me to use real life examples when applying theory to practice.

9/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

5/10

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

There is a well organised programme which all undergraduates undertake which was good.

9/10

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

As much they could have done.

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
7/10

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

7/10

Social

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

7/10

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

9/10

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

10/10

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

8/10