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Insight Details

  • Job Title: Spring Week Front Office Intern
  • Start Date: 2012
  • Length: Insight (< 4 Weeks)
  • Location: London,
    Central London and City
  • Salary: Unpaid
  • Roles: Banking - Investment
  • Reviewer’s Course: Economics
  • Reviewer’s University: University of Nottingham
  • Review Date:

Barclays - Investment Bank

Review 270/270 for Barclays - Investment Bank

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Company Sector

  • Banking - Investment

This review was written using a previous version of questions that were updated in 2013

Job Title: Spring Week Front Office Intern

Overall Rated 10.0

10 1

★★★★★★★★★★

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The Role

Role Description

Daily talks by professionals within the industry. Shadowing various sectors within the firm. Working in teams amongst fellow interns.

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

Rated 10/10

It was extremely informative and rewarding, particularly the shadowing.

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

Rated 10/10

Everybody was so welcoming and happy to share their expertise and knowledge in order to help us.

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

Rated 10/10

They were there every step of the way

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
★★★★★★★★★★

Rated 10/10

I had a great balance of being able to be involved with work but at the same time I never felt that there was a surplus in any way.

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

Rated 10/10

Each of us was very involved in our own particular area of work.

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

Rated 10/10

The skills I picked up were not only valuable in application to investment banking, but also skills I will use in all aspects of life. These skills would include professionalism and team skills to name a few.

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
★★★★★★★★★★

Rated 10/10

I thoroughly enjoyed every task handed out.

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

Rated 10/10

The organisation was outstanding, each day was planned out.

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

Rated 10/10

Numerous speakers were called in to enhance our development.

10. What were the perks on your work placement?
★★★★★★★★★★

Rated 10/10

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • International Travel
  • Financial Bonus
  • Travel loan
11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
★★★★★★★★★★

Rated 10/10

I was offered a summer placement, which could potentially lead to a job.

Other Information

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

Rated 10/10

Everybody got on well implying a good social scene outside work.

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

Rated 10/10

Not so substantial since there was ample subsidisation.

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

Rated 10/10

Numerous bars in the area.

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

Rated 10/10

Numerous opportunities are provided by the firm.

16. In addition to these questions, is there any extra information you would like to leave about your experiences on your work placement that other students may be interested in?

The Barclays IBD team work culture is extremely strong, making it a very appealing place to build a future.

Final Average Overall Review Ratings

Calculated by combining the answers in each section. Back to Top

  • The Role Overall

    ★★★★★★★★★★
  • The Organisation Overall

    ★★★★★★★★★★
  • Everything Else Overall

    ★★★★★★★★★★

The final verdict…

On average, this intern student rated Barclays - Investment Bank with a 10.0 star rating average.

★★★★★★★★★★

Review 270/270 for Barclays - Investment Bank

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