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Rating

3.5/5
  • The Role
    3.6
  • The Company
    3.3
  • The Culture
    3.8

    The Role

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

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • My colleagues made efforts to invite me to every meeting they were involved in. I was involved in some important work.

    4/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • My team and managers always answered my questions to the best of their ability.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • 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.

    4/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I wasn't given that much responsibility until the second half of my internship.

    2/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • Learning about working in a professional environment will benefit me in any future career.

    4/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • The team was very friendly and we often went out for meals with the team.

    4/5

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

    4/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • I went on presentation skills and Excel training sessions.

    3/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Subsidised Canteen

    2/5

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

    4/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • I often went for drinks and social events with my fellow interns.

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • London is a very expensive city however I live there and therefore didn't have to pay for accommodation.

    2/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • London is a very vibrant city with lots of bars and clubs. However a lot of them are quite expensive.

    5/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • I got involved with the FSA football team and played for the intern football team on a number of occassions.

    5/5

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Details

Internship (1-4 Months)

Central London and City

27th October 2010


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