I had a great time at the Bank of England. I was in the capital markets division of FSSR, and I was lucky enough to have an engaging and social team. We did a lot of team activities and everyone was more than happy to help me if I asked, or give me tasks to do. I was given very interesting tasks.
I very much enjoyed my placement at the Bank of England. I was given the opportunity to work on a range of high profile, interesting projects. Colleagues at the Bank were always willing to have a coffee and teach me new things. I would recommend the placement year but it helps to know which department you would like to go into.
The Insight Day at The Bank of England was very insightful. It provided me with encouragement that a non-economist background is possible to have when joining the Bank and it was great to hear from current staff on the grad scheme. It was well structured and informative.
Attending the insight day at the Bank of England was both informative and enjoyable. The first part of the day involves a brief overview of the central bank and the application process and some tips in order to pass the recruitment process. After the overview, we had a panel talk with representatives of the Bank which was very insightful and each person gave an in-depth review of their positions. Special thanks have to be given to Molly Shanahan whose energy made the event enjoyable and made the bank an exciting place to work.
It was a good introduction to the type of work that the bank does and it was nice that there was a variety of students - not just undergrads but people at various stages of not only their academic careers but also professional too. It seemed that the recruitment process wanted to gain talent and potential and not someone who has loads of work experience.
I really enjoyed the Women in the Bank Insight day as it was a great opportunity to hear more about the work practices at the Bank and what I can do to develop my application for an internship in 2020. I also gained more of an understanding of the values of that everyone working in the Bank holds.
In this placement my team put me at work on a specific problem since the very first day, in a very high level project. It was a great experience and made me grow professionally and personally. Moreover, the bank of england has a great system to support the interns in their experience while working.
I thoroughly enjoyed my Summer Internship at the Bank of England. By being placed in the Prudential Regulation Authority in Insurance Supervision, I was given a lot of responsibility early on. In particular, I worked on an independent group project. My colleagues and managers were very supportive throughout the internship. Also, I was able to have access to many events, seminars and meet a lot of interesting people!
I really enjoyed my placement year at the Bank - so much that I didn’t actually want to leave! I got the opportunity to work on lots of interesting projects and was really supported throughout my time. This included through training, talks and regular feedback. The Bank are very concerned with your personal development and allows you to have a good work life balance.
This was a fantastic experience: I learned so much in such a short period of time, the work was tangible and meaningful (they weren't just making up work for the intern), and both the team I was in and the other interns in my year were great. The work aspect was very rewarding as I was able to present important information to senior members in the committee, and I learned more about financial analysis. The social aspect was great - we had regular social events and I still keep in touch with some fellow colleagues and interns.
The works was interesting and for-filling. Though you are dropped into the deep end and expected to learn quickly, and the resources provided, while comprehensive aren't that accessible. That said, it was an amazing experience which, at the end of the day, was enjoyable and useful for developing valuable skills.