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The department I worked in did very interesting work and my colleagues were very helpful and informative. My experience could have been improved if I had been given more challenging work from the start of the internship.
My colleagues made efforts to invite me to every meeting they were involved in. I was involved in some important work.
My team and managers always answered my questions to the best of their ability.
I was left to organise my work schedule to fit in all of my tasks. I sometimes had to stay late to get things done however this was representative of what a graduate would be expected to do.
I wasn't given that much responsibility until the second half of my internship.
Learning about working in a professional environment will benefit me in any future career.
The team was very friendly and we often went out for meals with the team.
The internship was well structured. We were given a suitable amount of presentations about the FSA from senior members of the FSA. I was also given access to a buddy who was very helpful. I could have done with more responsibility from the start of the internship.
I went on presentation skills and Excel training sessions.
I have been offered a graduate job with them. However the FSA will be restructured and therefore the exact details of my graduate details are yet to be decided.
I often went for drinks and social events with my fellow interns.
London is a very expensive city however I live there and therefore didn't have to pay for accommodation.
London is a very vibrant city with lots of bars and clubs. However a lot of them are quite expensive.
I got involved with the FSA football team and played for the intern football team on a number of occassions.
Internship (1-4 Months)
Central London and City
27th October 2010