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  • The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • it took a while to get up to speed with the dept's work/reassure management that i was capable to contribute to the team.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • my colleagues were great. very supportive. drip-fed me work to see how i did, then gave me more when i proved myself.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • my colleagues were great. very supportive. drip-fed me work to see how i did, then gave me more when i proved myself. one of my colleagues was very supportive, putting me forward to carry out discrete pieces of work etc.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • at points i think everyone gets bored. i took the chance to attend as many training courses and presentations to learn more about the business.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • the fsa is keen for employees to take ownership of their own, discuss at length (collaborate), and resolve into a good piece of work.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • hard to say. having a legal background did help understand the context of the work. I would have preferred more opportunities to use my legal training but it takes time to understand cases/the firm/the organisation, so it understandable why I was not used so much.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • social led by a couple of individuals - but many joined in.


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • well organised generally with exemption of my annual leave been incorrectly organised intially - error resolved though.


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • good explanation of the business (talks from differing dept)


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

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    Working from home


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • 5/5

    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?
  • 3/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • 3/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • 3/5

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Internship (1-4 Months)


Central London and City

10th November 2010

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