Finance Intern at Travelport

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Langley South East
Review Date
Salary
£16,000 - £17,999
Roles
Accountancy Financial Management

6.3/10

The Role
8.2
Organisation
6.2

Socialising

3.8

The Role

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

Very enjoyable and valuable experience overall.

8/10

2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

I felt like I was making a real contribution to the team.

9/10

3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?

We had support available from our managers, our team, the mentors we were assigned to and from anyone who was involved in the internship programmer. So I felt like I always had someone to go to.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

There were busy periods on a monthly basis, but always something to do if not.

6/10

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

I had a fair amount of responsibility from the start and this grew as I become more confident with my work and gained more knowledge and experience.

6/10

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

Learnt to use financial systems and developed Microsoft Office skills as well as soft skills such as presenting which will be useful in my future career.

10/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Friendly and open atmosphere in the office.

8/10

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

The internship programme was very well organised - as well as assigned roles for our day to day job, there were several workshops, projects and training sessions for us.

9/10

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

We took part in many useful training sessions such as aspiring managers and public speaking training.

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
3/10

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

No graduate scheme.

3/10

Social

12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

We spent quite a bit of time at work together but not so much outside of work due to where everyone lived. However we did do some things from time to time.

4/10

13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

I commuted from my family home which saved more money than renting out. Windsor is where we went out to socialise, which was rather expensive.

3/10

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

Not very good, but Windsor has some good bars and pubs.

2/10

15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

We have a social club at work which hosts a variety of social activities such as boat parties, bubble football, go karting, etc. We also had team events outside of working hours.

6/10