Similar to The Gateway, RateMyPlacement.co.uk was set up by recent graduates to fill an information gap for students. RateMyPlacement.co.uk focuses on work placements and internships and allows students who have completed internships to share their experiences. There are over 1,000 student-written reviews providing students searching for an internship with real peer-to-peer information about roles they wish to apply for. Alongside the student written content, RateMyPlacement.co.uk provides employers with opportunities to promote their company and any vacancies they may have, which makes it an invaluable resource for students searching for internships. Students can essentially understand more about a job by reading the employer content in conjunction with the opinions of students. This previously unavailable information comparison enables them to make a more informed choice about which roles and organisations they wish to apply for.
The reviews themselves comprise of 15 questions based around the role, the organisation and other student focused information such as the atmosphere in the office and nightlife in the area. All reviews are entirely anonymous and provide a unique and detailed insight into what it's actually like to work for a particular company. Below are a selection of opinions of interns who have worked with this year's Top 5 Internship employers:
"We were treated like graduate analysts and given excellent training and experience." - Accenture.
"Definitely the most productive summer I've ever had" - Deutsche Bank.
"I feel I may get a graduate offer, and if I do I will grab it with both hands!" - Ernst & Young.
"BDO Stoy Hayward is a great place to work and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a career in accountancy" - BDO Stoy Hayward.
"I was surprised at how much responsibility I was given by my manager." - Schroders.
If you have completed an internship then go to www.RateMyPlacement.co.uk and share your experiences to benefit those following in your footsteps. There is currently a HMV voucher incentive for reviewing but be quick as it is fast running out!
If you're thinking about an internship then read the more of these student written reviews, view the latest job vacancies and take advantage of the application advice sections all on www.RateMyPlacement.co.uk.