I really enjoyed my time at Handelsbanken as I was made to feel very welcome by all members of staff. This really helped to ease my nerves, especially on the first day, and meant I felt comfortable asking questions in relation to any tasks I had been given. I also quickly felt part of the team.
It was good as I was able to get an insight into how the bank operates and what the departments in the head office will do compared to a branch. their were times when I had nothing much to do as the department does have periods where it can be quite quiet.
I really enjoyed my internship at Handelsbanken. I have experienced different parts of the bank and spent time in both the branches and head office in different departments. All staff I have been in contact with have been pleasant and really want to help the interns have the best experience at the bank!
I enjoyed my internship to a large extent. The colleagues are very welcoming, friendly and make each day at work enjoyable. Besides from being relevant to my studies and helping me to progress, I also enjoyed the tasks I was given and took an interest in each one to a full extent.
Enjoyed it very much. Worked with very amazing and intelligent people with a wealth of knowledge and experience (Bolton). Have helped me learn and understand the Banking industry more as well as the processes and procedures within a bank that must be completed, especially that of a secure bank such as Handelsbanken. Would definitely recommend to anybody looking to gain a deeper understanding of banking as well as develop their ability to provide the best customer service and even develop confidence/independence.
My aim was to get an insight into banking to see if I wanted to pursue a career in this field. Additionally, I had never worked for an organisation for a longer period of time so it was interesting for me to see how the employees worked together as a team to perform and achieve goals. I also thought that it would be interesting to independently manage some activities/projects and complete them within a given time frame. Therefore, for me, one of the highlights has been working for a longer period of time and becoming integrated in a team, in addition to seeing my contributions to the organisation first hand. It has been a good experience to see how the employees work together and how different competences mean everyone brings different strengths to the team. This, together with increasing my knowledge of banking has been the major highlight of the summer.
Overall I thoroughly enjoyed my internship with Handelsbanken. During my 12 weeks some days were certainly more enjoyable than others depending on what work I had to do and what was happening in the branch at that time but in general I looked forward to coming into work each day.
Overall, I enjoyed my internship a lot. This in part was due to how welcoming everyone was from the beginning. As well as the support that was provided throughout to make sure I understood the reasoning behind each assignment. Which gave me the opportunity to learn a lot about HR and the banking industry as a whole.
The work that i was given was always challenging and interesting. it gave me the ability to learn about what i was doing as i had no prior banking experience before hand. I wasn't given jobs which no body else wanted, i was given jobs which were important and made me feel like i was making a difference
I enjoyed my experience at Handelsbanken as it provided a different outlook on retail banking. They did things differently than I had imagined and it was nice to see a retail bank where the customer was at the forefront of the banks operations. However, as my placement came to an end the work became slightly repetitive however this is down to the highly regulated sector of retail banking, and no fault of the bank or its staff.
Overall, I enjoyed my internship and I am glad I have done it. This was my first time experiencing anything relating to finance/banking and I don't think it's for me. However, everybody in the office really made up for it and I had a lot of fun working with them over the summer.
I thoroughly enjoyed my internship as it has allowed me to see a professional environment of my chosen sector. Staff were friendly and supportive and I never experienced any rude or condescending tones as I have previously experienced as a customer in another bank. How they treat every one is lovely considering the sector.
I feel as if I have learned so much about banking and Handelsbanken and the work I completed has aided that. However as a bank where the customer is the focal point I feel the inability to interact with customers did limit my potential for enjoyment and learning and meant that the nature of the work became monotonous at times.
I was really looking forward to this internship, but in the end it was just OKAY. It didn't go ideally and the work was fairly dull most of the time. However we we're doing actual useful work, not just making teas. I learned a lot about the bank and banking in general.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time with bank during my internship, as it provided me with everything and more of what I expected/wished to get out of my internship. It exceeded my expectations of how much of a great insight of how the bank and the company as a whole operates, whilst also being very exciting and enjoyable throughout.