Summer Analyst at Royal Bank of Canada

Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
London Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
£24,000 - £25,999
Roles
Banking - Investment

7.2/10

The Role
8.7
Organisation
8.0

Socialising

4.0

The Role

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

Welcoming, fair colleagues who were very generous with their time, combined with interesting work from day one made working at RBCCM highly enjoyable & rewarding.

10/10

2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

In my experience, colleagues were happy to give feedback, praising good work and offering feedback as to how to improve in the future.

9/10

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

From director, to associate, to analyst, to HR, everyone was approachable and patient with my questions.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Average hours 8.45am - 10pm, mostly busy during the day, although occasional periods of inactivity.

8/10

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

I was tasked with producing material which was to be presented to both potential and existing clients. It was excellent to be contributing rather than just printing and fetching coffees.

7/10

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

The technical skills I learnt will be of some use, although more extensive training is needed, but more transferable skills such as attention to detail have come on leaps and bounds.

8/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The atmosphere was friendly, hard working and fair.

8/10

8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

Very pleased to have come to RBC as their scheme is highly professional. I've spoken to peers at other banks who've had to do school-like tasks most of the time.

10/10

9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

Our seniors always took the time to answer questions and give context to the work they required. Plus a week's training at the start provided some basic Excel, accounting and valuation skills.

9/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

8/10

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

N/A

5/10

Social

12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

Occasional drinks outings occured, but focus of the 8 weeks was to work hard and gain experience/exposure to the sectore

8/10

13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

£4 beer, accommodation from approx £150 a week. Would recommend getting accommodation as close to the office as possible.

3/10

14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

100 blokes in suits crammed into an O'Neills.

2/10

15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

Again, there may be more opportunities for full-time employees, but as interns the focus was on work. Also, the Global Investment Banking Division is obviously very work-orientated.

3/10