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.
I somewhat enjoyed my placement at Lloyd's. It was not my first banking internship so it did not teach me much new stuff that I had not already knew before but nevertheless, it was an excellent opportunity to brush up on old skills and this gave me the further opportunity to engage in more complex and higher-level tasks.
Really encouraging work and very very rewarding and as well had the brilliant opportunity to meet lots of staff from different operations and different roles. This provided a wealth of experience in and of itself. Lloyds staff I worked within my team were extremely helpful as well along with the non-team staff from other business areas.
I really enjoyed my experience at Lloyds. The programme is structured. My team is really friendly and nice to me. My line manager also gave me a lot of suggestions and guidence. During my time at Lloyds, I also actively network with colleagues from other team. I highly recommend the internship.
This placement was a great way to kick off my professional career, giving me a taste of the industry which has proved useful when thinking about my future career options. I enjoyed learning in depth about the industry and the product specific area to which I was assigned. The people are friendly and helpful, and LBG is well set up to deal with placement year students.
really enjoyable and exciting. Had plenty to do and my team were extremely accomodating for me. I was actively involved in all parts of the teams work even when the work was too exciting I still had my own project to be getting on with. I enjoyed the work as it was challenging
I really enjoyed my internship because I got given a variety of things to do and was helping with certain things that will be seen by the heads of divisions and the CEO. My team was incredibly nice and friendly so I never felt like I was asking a silly question as they were all willing to help.
Initially, I wasn't sure what to expect going into a bank like Lloyds Banking Group. The first two weeks were difficult for me given that I was not assigned with an email, so I wasn't able to reach out to people as effectively as I wanted to. However, looking beyond that I do feel that I have met a lot of people and understood that there was a role for everyone within the Group, and it helped me decide which area I would like to go in. The culture was extremely friendly and all questions or favours that I asked would not go unanswered. Overall, it was a very enjoyable placement and this is largely due to the fact that the team were so willing to support me with many opportunities.
I have enjoyed my internship experience a lot as I had the opportunity to go to different teams/areas within the company where I increased my knowledge. Also, I was given many assignments/mini projects that led to me becoming more confident and improving the execution of my work. Overall, the internship made me more firm on what I want to do as a career.
Overall I did enjoy my internship for the friendly people and a lovely team. But, without the people who made the internship, it was very disappointing. Not only was I not given a laptop which was stated I would get but I did not have system access to do any work until week 6, which was beyond a joke and ridiculous. So basically for 6 weeks it was very tedious, boring and I was sent home early quite often as they had nothing for me to do.