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  • The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

Role Description

-Learning what an Assurance Associate (Full-Time) actually does within the job. -Helping to carry out the audit process for numerous clients. -Calling banks to uncover bank accounts held by an audit client. -Checking stat accounts.

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • Everyone was very friendly and welcoming, and always willing to help. The induction at the start helped us to understand what we would be doing, and every week I had something new and interesting to do. I came away from the internship with the offer of a graduate job and the feeling that I wanted to continue in Assurance in the future.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Everyone in my office was happy to help me with any problems, whether over lunch or even while they were working on something else themselves. We were assigned a "buddy" and a "personal manager" who were always available if I needed to talk about anything. All in all, I was treated as if I had been working there for much longer than the 6 weeks I did.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • Almost always someone was free to help and guide me in my work. The only time being when there were only 2 of us working away from the office - the other person was still sitting his accounting exams and so was unsure on a couple of issues.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • The nature of the job meant that each job was very busy - however, having obviously not sat my accounting exams it was difficult to be given much more than the basic tasks to complete, which were not always ready to be completed.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was given as much as could be expected - much of the work requires a much better accounting knowledge than mine and so I couldn't be assigned to it on my own, perhaps only shadow someone who was completing it and then given some to complete myself. Having said that, I was given the responsibility of checking my work and signing it off.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • 5/5

    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?
  • 5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • 5/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • 3/5

  • 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?
  • 4/5

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Internship (1-4 Months)

Accountancy, Auditing/Tax

16th November 2010

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