I have enjoyed my internship in Data services because of the people in my team and the other interns I have been able to meet and work with. The best part has probably been the internship challenge which involved a trip to London for a presentation on a case study we were given and how the bank could help with the company.
Overall the placement was enjoyable. As interns we were given various extra work outside of our job specifications including the opportunity to raise money for Mental Health UK. As a result this gave us a variety of activities to complete on a day to day basis. Despite this, there were occasions when I did not have much work to do and the skills I intended to develop could not be enhanced due to this lack of work.
I didn't feel as if I was given enough substantial work. For the first 4 weeks I was told to watch videos on how to use basic software and any skills I might like to improve. I would have preferred to have work more closely related to my role in Risk.
It was an absolute pleasure to be part of the Lloyds Banking Group for 10 weeks. I am walking away not only with a wider social and professional network, but also with friends made for life. The people I worked with and the ones I met during my internship were amazing.
I really enjoyed my internship at Lloyds, as it gave me a very good insight into the financial sector of a bank. I was part of the investor relations team during the half year report where I learnt an incredible amount about banks in general. This was my first experience in an office, and whilst it was intense at times it was also highly beneficial. I also had the opportunity to spend two weeks with Group strategy and one week with Group Corporate Development. Both of these teams allowed me to gain insights into various areas within finance.
I enjoyed my placement very much in terms of the work I was given. I was always busy, and I learned lots of new skills about organising myself and others over long projects. There were times when I felt overwhelmed, but the office was very friendly and I always felt I could speak up and get help.
My internship was great, however I think it lacked structure and organisation. Staying pro-active and autonomous is difficult when you are not sure of your position. I definitely had to speak to other areas of the bank to gain the necessary knowledge to stay "pro-active". Apart from that I think it was very beneficial
On the very first day of my internship I was given the opportunity to go on a client visit with my line manager. I returned into the office and was introduced and greeted to everyone. They demonstrated how wonderfully eager they were to assist you with any problems you have. And they never changed over the course of the 10 weeks.
The work I was given to do was fairly varied - I worked on a couple of presentations, some research based tasks, and some more long-term projects among other things. Everyone in my team was extremely helpful, always taking the time to explain tasks thoroughly. The atmosphere in the team and office as a whole was great.
I enjoyed my placement a lot, the work was very interesting and I felt as though it was important to the company. The work environment was very good and I almost always had something to do, which was very varied. Over the 10 weeks, I learned a lot of skills that I wouldn't have got from uni
The internship provided a great insight and it was nice to meet new people and work in a new environment. However, the team I worked in wasn't the most social and many (including my line manager) often worked from home meaning I did not get to interact with them as much as I would have liked. This caused the experience to feel less enjoyable.
The first few weeks were slow of my internship, this was mainly due to me getting settled in and becoming more familiar with the software and work environment. However that period the work was enjoyable and challenging and I was able to work with my line manager to come up with work that we thought would add the most value.
Not a great extent. My manager was lovey but not always in (not her fault-- she was part time). There was not always someone who could help. Technology was a great struggle, it was so disorganised and led to a lot of wasted time for interns. The tasks set did not always help individual growth, Other tasks were great and really made me feel valued.
I really enjoyed my internship at Lloyds Banking Group. I was in the Group Transformation department, in data analyst type role. I was surround by very friendly people as well as there being loads of interns in the same building. This was fun at there was stuff to do after work.
My team was really nice however a lot of the time tasks were tedious and repetitive with no real impact on the bank. Most of the work was not anything that the main team would do on a day to day basis and I did not get to use software that they do.