The placement was very good and gave an excellent insight into working in a central bank or conducting analytical work. However at times it was monotonous with a lot of spreadsheet and excel work, with little opportunity to demonstrate economic knowledge in written analysis.
I very much enjoyed my placement at the Bank. The atmosphere there is great, all staff are easily approachable and importantly the work I had a chance to be involved with was of great interest to me - I particularly liked how directly this worked linked to stance of monetary policy. More specific to my job, I enjoyed the broad range of topics covered in the various projects I worked on and greatly valued the insights of the economist with whom I worked.