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I really enjoyed this placement compared to my previous placements. The company and HR make you feel valued and involved.
Everyone I work with are understanding, approachable and very helpful when asked.
Obviously my managers are busy majority of the time however if I have any questions they have made time to quickly point me in the right direction.
Like any job there were ups and downs, being here for only 2 months limits what you can do for projects however I assisted on the majority and when I had done that I could always go and request more work.
Like above being here for only 2 months limits what you can do for projects as there is no point starting and leaving. However I have had quite a lot of pressure on some urgently required documents.
Because of the management style of the placement I think I can apply the logic and manner in which I have carried out my work into my placement. For the subjects it hasn't been that useful.
Like most work places can be quiet but there has been some good banter and chat between everyone.
Very well. HR did a great job and also provided plenty of opportunities to socialise and improve our knowledge of the industry.
Had a 2 day crash course on trading before starting placement which was a nice extra as it was all pretty new to me. Also provided elearning opportunities for you to further your knowledge in a variety of subjects.
Potentially either you could get a gradjob or fast track from working with RBC as they are a rapidly expanding company. However will have to wait 2 weeks after the placement to find out!
Yeah it was good plenty lunches and drinks after work however commuting into London meant late night socialising generally had to finish early so as not to miss the last train home.
Commuting = pricey but cheaper than living in london. Otherwise London = even more expensive.
City centre with lots of locations only a short bus/bike/train or walk away however can get expensive.
Minimal, some social events but sure this would change if a full time employee.
Internship (1-4 Months)
Central London and City