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  • The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • Experience was very enjoyable. Got very hands on with the business.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Was able to really contribute to the team and add something of use.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • Regular meetings and guidance from manager and other members of senior staff. Gave honest advice always.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Good work load. Very rarely did I have nothing productive to do..


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • Was given projects that would add real value to the team and would be used on a daily basis.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • Learnt some great programming skills including a new language.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • 4/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Well organised. Everything ran smoothly.


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • Very good introduction to financial markets in first two days. Run by external team from 7City Learning. Further 'lunch and learn' throughout the internship.


  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Subsidised Canteen


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Growing firm. Will be hiring large numbers for the next few years.


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Whilst not organised by the firm, there were regular drinks and meals out.


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • London prices. Fairly expensive.


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Good nightlife, but expensive.


  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Afterwork drinks etc.


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Internship (1-4 Months)

Banking - Investment, E-Business, Information Technology

Central London and City

August 2011

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