Intern at Cushman & Wakefield

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
Manchester North West
Review Date
Salary
£12,000 - £13,999
Roles
Property/Real Estate
Cushman & Wakefield is a Top Employer

7.9/10

The Role
7.8
Organisation
8.2

Socialising

7.5

The Role

Role Description

Summer Intern

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

I had an excellent 4 weeks, extremely welcoming team and great office atmosphere which made the experience thoroughly enjoyable.

8/10

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

I did feel valued by my colleagues, evidenced by the fact I was set important work which would actively contribute to client projects and felt I was not just doing tasks for the sake of it.

8/10

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

Everyone in the office was extremely helpful and approachable, they answered any questions I had and given the fact I had not studied a Real Estate degree, my colleagues were more than willing to explain more complex tasks or any work I was unfamiliar with.

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Fairly busy. Some days were understandably quieter during the summer period whereas others I was set multiple tasks from different teams and had to remain organised to ensure I completed all work.

7/10

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

I was given a fair amount of responsibility, having the opportunity to interact directly with clients and complete tasks which were contributing to current projects or client briefs.

7/10

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

The internship has given me a great insight into the industry and I am now far more aware of what a career in property involves day to day. As a non-cognate I am sure the skills and knowledge I gained will assist me when I begin my Masters in Real Estate in September 2016.

8/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Great atmosphere, perfect balance between a professional working environment and a friendly atmosphere with plenty of banter and interaction between teams.

9/10

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

The internship was a very smooth process. The HR team were extremely helpful and answered any questions I had prior to joining and ensured regional graduates were invited to the London intern social which was a great touch. There were certain times when I was short of work and felt a slight hinderence looking for tasks so a slightly bigger workload for the interns would be my only suggestion.

7/10

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

I was given a great variety of work in different teams, from office-based tasks to going out on site visits and measurements, to attending client meetings or viewings. This ensured I got lots of different experience in the different departments.

8/10

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
8/10

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

Very appealing. I would love the opportunity to join the 2016 Graduate Scheme.

9/10

Social

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

Definitely. Everyone was very sociable and I was lucky enough to attend Chester races with the team which was a great evening out.

8/10

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

Up north so cheaper than London!

8/10

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

Manchester has great nightlife, lots of variety.

8/10

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

The regional interns were invited to the London graduate/intern event but there was little else apart from this. However this was understandable given we were only with the company for 4 weeks.

6/10