Tuesday and Thursdays I work under the Professionals team following a professional relationship manager. Here I complete some projects for my superiors, shadow client meetings, attend team meetings and broaden my knowledge of the bank and banking in general. Other days of the week I am completing a business and charity project, attending development and guest speaker sessions and broadening my network across the bank.
Overall it's a great experience. The early career team really made our experience as smooth as possible and quite enjoyable. Each week we have 2 placement days in which we got a chance to work with the team. The rest of the week are mainly workshops, speaker series and projects. For projects, we are given two - one about social responsibility and one about the business area we work in.
In terms of the structure, 2 days were devoted to functional placements within your allocated team and 3 days were allocated for cohort wide activities. During periods of functional activities, you would be expected to work closely with your line manager and other relevant stakeholders to deliver on the tasks you were allocated. Tasks could be both collaborative or independent, and there was a comprehensive range of functional projects and activities to get involved in. On days that included cohort wide activities, this would include listening to speakers from the business, structured learning and development activities and opportunity to work on both the CSR and business line specific projects allocated during the internship. There were great opportunities to interact with other interns and senior business stakeholders, and the involvement and opinion of the interns was actively sought at all times.
Liaising with my immediate team and those further out. Completing tasks that are very structured and clear. Alongside placement tasks, all interns took part in a climate related business project, and a fundraising project. Very well structured timetable allowed for effective working.
Eight week summer internship with induction for three days, two placement days per week getting involved in business projects and attending meetings organised by placement manager. Other three days involve attending development sessions, business speaker sessions, working on business project in a team and a social impact (charity fundraising) project and having time for self-led learning and reflection.
The internship was split into two sections: placement days and bank-wide days. Placement days (Tues & Thurs) were really exciting - offering hands-on learning, training and occasionally client interactions. A line-manager oversees your workload and you are brought into a regional team - I felt extremely welcome. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays were dedicated to speaker sessions, development sessions and two group projects. The projects give you both an opportunity to raise money for charity and to create a matrix for change in the way that the Group approaches a subject area e.g., sustainability
Training and development sessions, fundraising team exercise, business project, placement. Most of your time is spent learning about the bank and it's purpose and a very brief introduction to your teams work. Don't expect to be integrated into a team as you only spend 2 days a week doing this. very much a taster to see if you will like this after uni.
2 days a week are on placement, for me this involved attending the morning team meeting, working on a coding project and scheduling talks with people across D&A to help with my project. During the 3 other days I had team meetings for the CSR project, involving carrying out a fundraising event. Also team meetings regarding the business project, focused on ethics in data. As well as various socials, and business talks.
The role varies day-to-day, with some days spent in a placement team and others with the early careers team, developing skills and learning about the bank. In the placement team there are opportunities to add value and contribute to ongoing work at the bank.
On a day-to-day basis, the programme allows you to meet other interns, other colleagues and work with people on your assigned team. You get small tasks to complete on your placement days, as well as webinars and socials to attend online with other interns and graduates.
The virtual internship has been split up into different sessions and work. 2 days a week I am on placement in my finance tem carrying out work for my line manager. The rest of the time is split between a business project, which is a presentation with other finance interns, a CSR project, which is a fundraising activity, and then sessions like speaker events, social events, and sessions on NatWest group as a bank.
Arranging calls with graduates and managers to learn about the bank Working on a desk project specific to the department you are in Attending team meetings Doing research for other team members Working on a Corporate social responsibility charity project