• Researched CMCs and identified ways to defend company from false claims • Synthesized financial data for 3 years to streamline information to enable digital transformation • Networked across departments and clients to understand and resolve problems
Attending meetings, taking notes and developing colleague network. Working on a plethora of tasks ranging from creating campaign briefs, giving feedback to agencies and renewing expiring assets. Developing acquisition and engagement briefs for multiple projects at once.
My role on a day to day basis included note taking on client calls, research for credit papers, learning how to use systems to check client information was up to date and generally assisting my team in any way they needed me to. My internship was virtual so also comprised of a lot of virtual teams meetings.
general working alongside the SME team, conduction work from client prospecting using data tools, financial models, excel work, and using this data to write credit papers to request new bank products for clients, or to request annual credit renewals for clients. further aspect is slowly building good relationships with clients and winning new clients from other banks
Produced month end and weekly performance reports. This delivered meaningful MI, to help stakeholders made informed decisions, and enabled finance business partners insight to focus on continuous improvement. Networked with graduates, colleagues, and senior managers. Attended meetings to improve my commercial awareness of LBG.
I attend a lot of team meetings keeping up to date with how our clients are doing and how live deals are progressing. I also attended client meetings on Teams where I was able to interact with the clients and ask questions. In terms of the admin side, it was mostly keeping the systems that we us up-to-date, as well as conducting research on prospects and helping out the associates.
Working in the Everyday Banking Team, I would work in AGILE and SPRINT methods to deliver on key projects for the internship. This included a content gap analysis for missing website content across all 3 Lloyds branded banks ( Lloyds Bank, Halifax and Bank of Scotland). I also worked on a competitor research project detailing services other companies offer that Lloyds could focus on relating to Fin-techs, Post-Covid support and online banking services. I would also work on the monthly creation of pay-day emails, helping to support and educate customers on ways to save and reduce debt when they receive their pay-check, working alongside external agencies to make sure the emails drafted were up to the appropriate standards and mailed to the correct people.
Prepare a newsletter in the morning which contains a summary of the most important news which takes about an hour Ask your Line manager for more work wait 3 hours for a response be told they will send something over soon after an hour if you're lucky you'll get some useless administrative task if unlucky I'll get an email the next day apologising for not sending anything.
I really enjoyed it - there was a good vibe throughout with plenty of opportunities for self advancement. There was no sense of competition between interns, and we all enjoyed the challenge. It was also long enough - 8 weeks - to make one's mind up about whether they saw themselves there full time. Moreover, I was exposed to all areas of the business, so there was plenty of time to interact with other people.
I enjoyed being allowed to work amongst a lot of like-minded interns, as the division I was placed in is made up in large by interns. However, being placed in very small teams lead to 'specialising' very early on, not allowing for much branching out, which resulted in a very repetitive and boring working day. There were attempts at social activities etc. geared towards improving interns and permanent colleagues' connections and offering some enjoyment, but these typically gained little traction and therefore were not enjoyable.
I worked in a great team in Cardiff. All really friendly and driven while maintaining a work life balance. I was allowed to experience different areas of interest within the bank, as well as take time for individual training for personal development rather than just development training within the role.