I enjoyed my internship to some extent. I really enjoyed being in London and being in the LBG headquarters. Having that experience was great and gave me a great insight into working in London and LBG. Although, I was not given enough work or responsibility, which was a significant negative factor of my internship. I also found it hard to get any extra work as well.
I really enjoyed my internship, it was a great experience. The culture at LBG is one I didn't expect and my line manager let me explore and take hold of many opportunities rather than being strict and making me stay in one department. I really appreciated this and it shaped my experience here.
I enjoyed my placement immensely, my team were the highlight of the experience, as were the rest of my co-workers in the office. The work I did whilst on the internship was meaningful, and was a fantastic insight into the real working world. I will always remember this experience fondly, and will recommend it to everyone I know.
My internship with Lloyd's has been enjoyable. The business area I worked in is diverse and welcoming. Throughout my time here, I have experienced the full breadth of work that someone in this role would undertake, to get the full experience.
There were definitely positive and negative aspects to my placement! I liked the people I met, including the other interns and everyone in my team, they were all so lovely! However, I was not well-matched to my strengths at all when allocated to my department, (although this was due to a third-party company, not Lloyds), but this meant I was way out of my comfort zone and felt totally inadequate and ill-prepared for the sort of work I had to do. Especially considering the time I put into writing my application, specifying my strengths and preferred areas of work!! Nevertheless, I used this as an opportunity to learn new skills, but I have to say it made it a struggle at times to get to a job that I didn't always enjoy because of how different it is to what I actually like!! I wouldn't say this is Lloyds' fault though, my team tried their best to support me and set me up placements in other departments that I might have enjoyed more!
The placement was very useful and enjoyable, everyone was very friendly and is eager to help in anyway they can. Not only this they also are there to provide there own experience and feedback, my managers specifically made the internship really enjoyable by always being available for a chat and provides regular check ins.
I thought that my placement was thoroughly enjoyable. The starting process was very welcoming and made adapting to the new work environment very easy. Everyone in the office were very warm and made a real effort to introduce themselves. I found myself involved in a number of projects, each of these brought new challenges and kept me busy. I was given the opportunity to travel across the water to another office and even got to stay the night, which was a great opportunity to see the bigger picture of the business.
Overall the placement was enjoyable - I liked the company's culture and working environment such as dressing for your day, flexibility to work from home etc. I don't think the content of what I was doing suited me 100%, but I found a lot of the work interesting and engaging. At times I felt slightly ignored and not prioritised by my line manager, and wasn't given much work to do or any feedback/guidance. Other colleagues were however very friendly and would make time to speak to me over a coffee.
I enjoyed working alongside my manager and colleagues in the team. However, I found that I didn't like the office environment and don't think I am suited to it. Some of the tasks I completed were interesting but the majority of the work was mundane. On the whole I was able to focus myself and complete tasks.
Overall I enjoyed my internship, got to meet a lot of new people and also do some travelling to other sites. I found the arrangements for my first day to be a little disorganised and having to explain to two different security guards why I was there was a little odd. Also I was unable to park on site despite there being ample free spaces to do so as no one knew how to give me temporary access.
This was my second internship with LBG. The first internship didn't go as well, however this internship was so far the best job I have ever had. I believe that this internship has opened my eyes and introduced to the whole new part of the business - technology, which I wasn't aware of until now. It just proved that LBG is not only about Finance and Banking, it's way more than that.
I think the 10-week internship has been thoroughly enjoyable and insightful. A key way to learn about the complexities of the banking industry and see all the sub-divisions within Lloyds Banking Group PLC. Lloyds Banking Group PLC strongly advocates utilising your time here and seeing as many different divisions as you can - so you're not purely confined to your department which is good.
Although everyone is very nice in my company, I find the tasks that I do quite boring and unable to challenge me. I am also the only member of my team based in the London office so I spend most of my days by myself in the office while only attending a few 30 min phone calls a day.
I have really enjoyed my time in the Sustainable & Natural Resources team in Large Corporates Credit. This was my first proper work experience in a professional setting so I really enjoyed learning new things. Coming from an economic background, I enjoyed using a lot of economic knowledge in my work revolving Brexit.
The internship on the whole was okay, nothing special. The first couple of weeks was filled up by statutory training, which was somewhat enjoyable as it provided myself with an insight into the laws and regulations that Lloyds Bank have to abide by, and what they are changing about their approach to be a bank for the future. The latter part of the internship was very much the same tasks day on day with the odd bits of struggle, which kept it somewhat enjoyable. My position was a complaint analyst and when one reads that title you can safely say it must be boring. However, I wouldn't say it was boring, more so mundane. The reason being is that once I got up to speed regarding complaint analysis I felt that I could push on and do something further. Alas, the time constraints of the internship being only 10 weeks actually limited the scope of what I could work on. As such, its arrived to the point where I have become proficient at all tasks that have been assigned to myself as most days it is the case of repetition.
I thoroughly enjoyed my internship and I had the opportunity to learn so much about the banking industry. I had the opportunity to network with both colleagues and other interns and this was an exciting opportunity to build long-term relationships with people in the industry. Social events were available within the interns.
I definitely enjoyed my internship with Lloyds Banking Group. My team were very welcoming and supported me well during my time here. I was given a variety of work tasks and have learned lots whilst here. The work life balance of Lloyds was very good and allowed me to make the most of my time here.