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Rating

4.2/5
  • The Role
    4.4
  • The Company
    4.1
  • The Culture
    3.9

Role Description

Audit junior: Reviewing and testing accounts to give an opinion on whether they give a true and fair representation of the companies performance.

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • Really enjoyed my year in Audit at Mazars. Great experience overall and got to start the ACA, meaning if I come back I save a year.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Colleagues were amazing, felt very welcome from day one. Everyone is extremely approachable even the Partners.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • There is as much guidance as you need. Never felt that I couldn't ask for extra help if needed.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Mazars treat placement students as 1st year graduates meaning I was always busy and was given they same opportunities as they were. E.g. starting the ACA qualification. I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to work in both Wales and Scotland as well.

    4/5

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

    5/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • Being treated as a graduate helped me develop the skills to work in any office and client facing job. Key skills being: Professionalism Communication (Oral and written) Technical knowledge (in accounting and audit) The biggest factor I believe that will help me in my final year is gaining a work ethic. Being able to work 7.5hrs (Minimum) 5 days a week hopefully means I can take a similar approach to my university for my final year.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Professional but at the same time informal enough so that you actually build relationships.

    4/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Very well authorised. I never had any issues

    5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • They have invested a fair amount especially by paying for my first year of the ACA.

    5/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Flexi Time

    Subsidised Canteen

    Sports and Social Club

    Company Car

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    National Travel

    International Travel

    Financial Bonus

    Company Parties/Events

    Staff Sales/Staff Shop

    Above 25 days holiday

    Working from home

    Healthcare from home

    Healthcare/Dental

    Travel loan

    3/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • There is a clear professional career structure in place. There were managers who had started a placement students there.

    4/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Regular nights out were organised as well as a Christmas party. There were also away days planned, one being at Drayton manner. You build a great relationship with the first year and even other trainees which gave a great social aspect.

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • I worked in my home town, therefore my costs were greatly reduced.

    4/5

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

    4/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • There are quite few extra activities during the year. I joined the weekly football game.

    4/5

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Details

Placement Year (10 Months+)

Auditing/Tax

12th June 2015


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