The internship was a lot more slow paced than I'd expected. The work load was not a lot as my colleagues were busy, and many people away during the summer, so there was not much work for me to do. The work I did get to do was pretty basic and I wish I had something more challenging to do, however I learnt that this was the normal standard of work for my team. Other aspects of the internship, such as the development programme, charity challenge, meeting new people etc were more enjoyable.
I actually really enjoyed the whole experience of being an intern. Short term it was challenging at times when I felt like I didn't have a substantial enough workload, but when I was busy and meeting new people I had a great time. Long term working over summer has really focussed and shaped the career path I want to go down.
I enjoyed the bulk of my internship, including events such as site visits, networking events, the charity challenge, the project and shadowing opportunities. However, I felt that the bulk of my work load came within the last week and there were times in which I was bored during the middle section of my internship.
My scholar internship at Lloyds Banking Group was characterised by long periods of inactivity and hours spent at my desk with very little to do. A lack of structure and infrequent interaction with other interns and other divisions led to a feeling of confinement. Although, a few individuals on team and nearby desks were good to be around, but overall, much work could be done to improve exposure and a more transparent approach at the beginning of what is to be expected in the role.
I have enjoyed my placement in the Recruitment team. I would have liked a bit more of an induction into the team and what I was meant to be doing, but it was good to get stuck in early on. With a lot of the team going on holiday, I picked up their work while they were off, which provided me with a steep learning curve to begin with - my team were really good at supporting me with this. I would have ideally liked to try a few more new things, as by the end of the placement I felt I had stopped pushing myself quite so much. This was discussed with my line manager who had hoped to get me shadowing and helping in other parts of her team, but unfortunately I didn't get a chance to do this due to family circumstances.
Enjoyed the team that I was a part of because it was friendly and fun. Colleagues interacted with me and made the effort to both get to know me and include me. The work was enjoyable to an extent, I especially enjoyed the freedom and independence of having my own project. However, doing just this for 8 of the 10 weeks it started to get repetitive and it would have been better if there was other work for me to complete alongside this project.
The internship has been a truly amazing experience. I haven't been well-aware about finance and banking industry and it was relatively a new area of interest for me. During the course of 10 weeks, I learnt more that I could ever imagined and acquired profound understanding of financial world alongside the actual technical knowledge on the subject.
There were aspects of the internship that I enjoyed and also areas where I felt it could of been better. Having never worked in a office or in a city, I fulfilled both these things during my time at Lloyds. On the other hand I was given some tasks that were quite mundane and some of my interactions with colleagues I felt were undermined by my position as intern.
I really enjoyed my internship, even though I was assigned into a field that I initially had no interest in and also no experience in, I was accepted with open arms and taught the skills I would need. I wasn't treated as an intern and assigned meaningful work such as creating a Hive team section that will be seen by everyone on the Mortgage Value Stream. This level of trust and experience is something that I have really enjoyed and liked working with.
I really enjoyed my placement because I was able to develop a full understanding of banking regulatory and framework. especially in finance which was the department I worked and it also gave me a insight into what working for a big company is like. I was able to shadow many areas so it wasn't just limited.
I enjoyed it because I learnt a lot about the industry that I wouldn't have otherwise known, and I got to network across the business and meet with many people. however, at times there was much less for me to do, which was obviously less enjoyable and at times the information I was looking for was hard to find which could make the job frustrating.
The role that I applied for is not what was advertised. as well, the line manager i had did not provide sufficient work for myself, and one of the ARMs in my team were assigning myself the work. Needless to say it has been an experience, the team I was based with were friendly. And were always up to helping myself if I struggled with anything.
I thoroughly enjoyed the work I was doing. I got placed in Operations Finance which I initially knew nothing about. The team I was with really put the time and effort in to teach me more about their jobs and the world of finance. Once they felt they could trust me, they all started giving me work. As I was given a variety of work, it was always engaging. A major part of my role was working on a project, which seeing it grow over the 10 weeks I was there, really did give me a valuable insight which was also engaging. I really enjoyed this placement and would be more than happy to return!
I had a great 10 week internship working in one of Britain's busiest Press Offices. I was given real work and responsibility from my first day alongside a plan to expose me to as much as possible in order to develop my skills and experience. I worked with an incredibly welcoming and encouraging team who helped and pushed me in equal measures enabling me to grow and develop more than I imagined possible in 10 weeks.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my internship with Lloyds Banking Group over the summer. Being a part of a company that truly cares about its employees and offers great support in terms of work-life balance as well as development support both from the HR side and the Line Manager. I couldn't have been more pleased to have been a part of developing new processes to make the Lloyds the bank of the future.
Overall the internship was a great experience. The work was very interesting. Several events and presentations had been arranged for us to learn more about the business and department which helped us learn more. My team were very welcoming and got me involved with work and social events. There was some issues with other interns which meant I did not fully enjoy the internship.