Our winter intern Shannon gives us an insight to her time at More Group
Throughout the year, More Group offers some young adults the opportunity to work in our offices. They gain experience across all departments with additional time spent in the area which most interests them. Learn about the experiences of the latest More Group Intern:
In the UK, school students are expected to complete a week or two of work experience in an industry which sparks their interest. Over the last couple years, I have been attracted to a possible future career in finance. I was fortunate enough to have a family friend who is a director of an international accountancy firm, and I was able to obtain a placement at the More Group Head Office in London.
All the members of staff were very kind and welcoming. I spent the majority of my time working alongside the receptionist who was cheerful and full of energy. She explained the general running of the office along with the outline of the roles and responsibilities of the professionals within the accountancy firm.
During the first week of my placement, I was taught how to complete general data entry and learnt about the importance of accurate records. The task also gave me the opportunity to gain experience using a bespoke accountancy software which is used on a daily basis by all team members.
After my first day in the office, I was trusted to answer a few telephone calls. Esra provided comprehensive training on this as it is crucial to the client service level and the More Group brand that all calls are answered professionally. The receptionist was always close by to ensure I had support if I ran into any difficult questions.
More Group provides registered office and receiving agent services which result in a high volume of post. I assisted with the post admin by organising it into categories and identifying if the addressee was a current or ex-client via the client relationship management system. If they are a current client, I had to open the letter and stamp a clear date on the front for the company records.
I also assisted with organising the annual charity Christmas Jumper Day which is enthusiastically taken part by everyone in Head Office to help raise money for Save the Children. My contribution was wrapping the Secret Santa gifts for the Directors and placing them in reception.