Rating

7.9/10

1241 reviews

  • The Role
    8.2
  • Organisation
    8.0
  • Socialising
    7.2

The Role

Role Description

FX Trader Dashboards Technology support and documentation


  1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  2. Was very enjoyable and ensightful into the world of investment banking. First hand contact with how important technology is to the trading business.

    9/10

  3. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  4. Everyone at RBS that I came in contact with was bothe very helpful and always made me feel like part of the team rather than an intern.

    8/10

  5. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  6. My line manager ensured that I had a project and workload to keep me busy. He also provided support whenever I needed it and set new tasks once old ones were completed.

    8/10

  7. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  8. Most days were very busy and went by very quickly. Constant work meant that I was never sitting around bored.

    8/10

  9. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  10. Due to the nature of my department there were a large number of things that i could not help out with due to not having the correct qualifications. However, the tasks I was set were of direct releavance to my team.

    7/10

  11. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  12. Gained an excellent insight into bothe C# programming and also FX Trading and how the markets work and opperate. This will be very valuable in the future.

    9/10

  13. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  14. The atmosphere was one of concentration and everyone took their work seriously. However, people were still always in a good mood and willing to have a laugh.

    8/10

  15. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  16. The organisation of the internship was excellent. HR organised plenty of after, and during, work events for the interns and the programme in general was very well ran.

    9/10

  17. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  18. RBS interns complete a 1 week orientation programme at the start of the internship to make sure everyone is aware of the operations of the bank. Following that everyone is trained depending on what role/department they are in.

    7/10

  19. What were the perks on your work placement?
  20. Subsidised Canteen

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    Company Parties/Events

    Staff Sales/Staff Shop

    8/10

  21. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  22. I think that RBS is definetly somewhere that I would like to come back to work in the future as it has a focus and welcoming atmoshpere and teh people are great to work with.

    8/10

  23. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  24. The social scene after work between the interns was very strong and lively. Events were organised as well as nights out at least a few times a week.

    9/10

  25. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  26. I live in London so the cost of living was very low for me. My expenditure was mostly on socialising and travel rather than things such as accomodation.

    3/10

  27. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  28. London nightlife speaks for itself. Something for everyone and always something going on whatever night you choose to go out on.

    9/10

  29. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  30. There were lots of events organised outside of work to get involved with people from all over the bank. Ranging from football to cycling etc. most things were catered for.

    8/10

  31. In addition to these questions, is there any extra information you would like to leave about your experiences on your work placement that other students may be interested in?


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Internship (1-4 Months)

Banking - Investment

Central London and City

30th August 2011

£24,000 - £25,999


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