Smith & Williamson felt a lot more personable and less corporate than its competitors, making it a really enjoyable place to work. Joining in the Summer, all of the tax returns are being filed so there’s plenty to be getting on with. And the Salisbury office hold an annual partner’s BBQ which means an afternoon off to socialise with your colleagues.
I wanted the opportunity to experience the many different facets of a career in the finance industry and the internship at Smith & Williamson did just that – from churning through the numbers to being a trusted advisor to clients ranging from wealthy individuals and corporations, to partners or children with trust funds.
My manager was a wonderful mentor, patiently answering any questions I had and making sure I had a variety of work to do which meant that I never got bored. You feel as though you are immediately responsible for these individuals’ tax affairs, with other members of the team relying on you to get the work out in time for internal and external deadlines. The rush close to a deadline quite thrilling; the office has a tangible buzz about it.
Chemical Engineering Student – Cambridge University, PCTS Salisbury