Finance Assistant at PA Consulting

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Howden Yorkshire and Humberside
Review Date
Salary
£10,000 - £11,999
Roles
Accountancy Administration/Secretarial Economics Marketing

Connect with this company

7.1/10

The Role
7.7
Organisation
7.4

Socialising

6.0

The Role

Role Description

I was jointly responsible for implementing a paperless office system
as well as various accounting/finance functions.

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

It was very enjoyable, my first experience of a "proper job"

7/10

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

I became one of the team

9/10

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

I was supported and guided by management but was also trusted to work 'off my own back' and use iniative

8/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

It was a demanding role, but not overly so.

7/10

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

I was given responsibility to take ownership of various tasks

7/10

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

It primed me for the future

8/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

It was a lively but hard working atmosphere

7/10

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

It was very organised and structured

8/10

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

They treated me as a member of the team, and offered the opportunity of a more permanent role.

7/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Company Car
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • Company Parties/Events
8/10

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

Was offered a permanent position. The company paid my final year fees

7/10

Social

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

I was only placement student

5/10

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

It was by no means London prices

7/10

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

The was somewhat of a scene

5/10

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

Bits and bobs

7/10