Each day there was a presentation on one of fidelity's three main business areas: Equities, Fixed Income and Multi Assets. Thereafter we were set an interactive group task to complete related to each of these asset classes. We were also introduced to teams like mental health and well being, CSR and D&I at Fidelity and their important work in what makes up their culture. We also had the opportunity to network with graduates.
We received presentations on different business areas, a different area each day (Equity research, Multi Asset, Fixed Income) and were then put into groups to create a group presentation on that subject which was viewed by a member of the business. We also learned about other initiatives at Fidelity regarding corporate social responsibility, mental health and wellbeing, presentation skills and application tips.
We took part in interactive presentations and workshops. We had the opportunity to present to Fidelity employees and get their feedback on those presentations. The presentations offered to us came from experienced employees within each sector, allowing us to learn more about the ins and outs of Fidelity as a company and how it is run.
An insight into equity, multi asset and fixed income. Each day we had interactive networking sessions as well as group projects in which we did research into the above sectors. We then did group presentations to accumulate our research. There were also sessions on sustainability and corporate social responsibility.
3 days on Zoom, ranging from learning about the firm culture, to their charitable initiatives, to interview and application tips from graduates and other members of recruitment staff. Daily group presentations within teams of 7 on fixed income, equity, and multi-asset portfolios.
It was a 3 day programme, and everyday was action packed from 9am-5pm. We had interactive sessions for each of the asset classes (equities, multi asset, and fixed income) which was really enjoyable, as well as networking sessions, and learnt about Fidelity's culture.
We were given four stocks to research over 10 weeks, with training given in the first fortnight. The work is challenging, varied, but enjoyable. You are given ample support by your buddy, mentor and line manager, and the early careers team are always on hand to solve any broader issues with the internship. They allow you to approach each stock from whatever angle you feel most comfortable with, whether it be more qualitative, quantitative, modelling or valuation focussed.
I had a fantastic internship experience. The program was run virtually despite covid-19 related challenges, with HR communicating all relevant changes in a clear and timely manner. The program was well structured, engaging and thoroughly enjoyable. There were 2 weeks of induction and technical training followed by 8 weeks of individual project work. This involved working on equity research stock pitches, with 8 days to prepare a stock pitch before submitting a research note and delivering a presentation.