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  • The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • 0/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • 0/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • 0/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • 0/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • 0/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • 0/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • I was fortunate to be a part of a global investment bank's global markets function during an extremely unique and dynamic summer of volatility in the marketplace.


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Rotations, desk assignments and networking events were all very well organized.


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • At least once per week (often times more), all interns were provided training or given a presentation on somethingn relevant to the investment banking industry.


  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Sports and Social Club

    Company Parties/Events


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I would very much like to join on a full-time basis upon graduation. I even hope to re-join one of the desks I did a rotation on.


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Good job overall, but could've had one or two more events that were strictly networking-focused.


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • I live in central London (City of London) while on internship. Although I avoided having to take the underground to and from the office, rent was extremely expensive and day-to-day living expenses were also higher than average elsewhere.


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Some good places on Friday night, but otherwise fairly quiet on the weekends. Although I was only a short walk to Shoreditch (very trendy area with plenty to do every day) and lived right in the Spitalfields Market on Sundays.


  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • I'm sure there were, but my job didn't leave much time for them. As such, I can't really comment on this.


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Internship (1-4 Months)

Central London and City

August 2011

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