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  • The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • The work was fascinating and challenging. The people were so supportive and friendly.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • My team were so welcoming from the very beginning and keen for me to get stuck in at the deep end from the outset


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • On a daily basis my manager would make sure I had something to learn about and work on and would give feedback throughout. HR had regular feedback sessions.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Some days could be busy, others could be very quiet due to recent market conditions. But even during quiet days I could spend time working on a project or learning from my team.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was given many tasks so I was able to be very involved in my teams business.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • For university: Learning about derivatives has made me want to look closer into pricing models which are based on similar principles in Physics. For beyond: this is my chosen career path so the skills I have learnt are extremely valuable to me.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Professional atmosphere but also very friendly and could still have a laugh with colleagues


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Very organised, lots of actiities and training events were put on throughout. Plenty of feedback.


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • A lot of time and effort was put in to make sure us interns were getting as much as we could from the experience.


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

    Company Parties/Events

    Staff Sales/Staff Shop


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Had lots of positive feedback from my manager. Would love to work at RBC in the future.


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Meet up for drinks, dinner etc


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Lived at home so didn't need to spend much over te summer.


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Lots of bars, restaurants, clubs etc


  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • 4/5

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Internship (1-4 Months)

Banking - Investment

Central London and City

August 2011

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