Summer Intern at NatWest Group

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

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7.4/10

The Role
8.0
Organisation
7.6

Socialising

6.2

The Role

Role Description

- Had a rotation on different desks within the Global Markets division.
- Worked on the Bond Syndicate desk. Tasks included writing daily updates and helping with bond pricing.
- Worked on the Counterparty Exposure Management desk. Tasks included preparing daily update and helping with daily P&L reports.
- Completed a project on the impact analysis of a complete Greek default.

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

An excellent experience of what the different roles in an investment bank are like. Learnt a lot about the global markets and made me more prepared for a future career in finance.

9/10

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

People in RBS are extremely friendly and helpful. This is the thing that makes RBS stand out of the crowd.

9/10

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

My manager set up a lot of meeting sessions with people of different roles on my desk, to help me gain a better understanding of my job. Also, he regularly met me to see my progress on the project.

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

It's a very interesting time to be in an investment bank, given the turmoil in the market.

7/10

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

As an intern, the responsibility I was given was rather limited, but this was understandable given the sensitivity of the information that I needed to handle.

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 course at the start of the internship was very helpful, but more training sessions on Bloomberg and especially Excel will be much appreciated.

7/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Very warm and friendly.

9/10

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

The rotation was great fun.

8/10

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

All those training sessions and networking events are very helpful for my future career.

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Company Parties/Events
6/10

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

It is a difficult time as many banks are cutting jobs. The employment prospect is not so clear at the moment.

7/10

Social

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

We often had dinner together or hang out after work.

8/10

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

It is expensive to live in central London.

5/10

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

Not really concerned with that.

5/10

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

We still have the weekends free.

7/10

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