GBM Technology Intern - Business Analyst at NatWest Group

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
City of London Central London and City
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Salary
£24,000 - £25,999
Roles
Banking - Investment Information Technology Internet/e-Commerce/New Media

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7.6/10

The Role
7.2
Organisation
8.4

Socialising

7.2

The Role

Role Description

Helping the team I had been placed with on their current project. This involved testing the system as it was constructed and helping come up with comcepts and ideas for later stages of the project. Also put on intern team throughout the programme in which we were tasked with creating an android phone application for the graduate recruitment team to use.

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

The work I was given to do was interesting and provided me with a good insight into the workings of the business. At times I had little to do though, although this was more of an individual case dictated by the team I had been placed with. Others on the internship scheme did not have this issue.

8/10

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

Everyone was very friendly and welcoming. Anyone who I asked was happy to talk me through what they did, and how they got to their position in their career. The work I was given to do made me feel I was contributing to the project.

7/10

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

My line manager provided ample support throughout my time on the placement. He also found me one of his colleagues to work with when it became clear there was not enough for me to do on my teams speific project.

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Most of the time I had enough to get on with, but there were periods when I had little to do and had to find ways of keeping myself busy.

6/10

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

Little responsibility was given to me by my team. However when I was put on a more individual project, working with one or two colleagues, I felt I had a lot more ownership of the project and felt responsiblity for its results. We were also given full responsibility of our app project, with fortnightly meetings with a mentor being the only supervision.

6/10

6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

The work I was doing was not too related to my actual degree, but it has given me a stornger drive to work harder and structure my studies more effectively. It has shown me the goal I am aiming for. Instead of it just being an idea in my head I have seen where I am aiming for and can now focus on achieving it.

7/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Good atmosphere, not too stressful. People were very firendly and there is a good social attidtude within the company. People in the office were very friendly and approachable.

7/10

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

Very well organised by the graduate recruitment team. Given a week of valuable training, we had the app project running throughout where we were working just with other interns. There were also several events set up for us to attend, giving insight on all areas of the business. This created a good intern society during our time on the placement, and provided countless valuable networking opportunities.

10/10

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

Given a wek of training at the start of the placement, and provided lots of support and education throughout.

9/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Company Parties/Events
8/10

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

I would definately be happy to come back and work for the organisation. It has demonstrated to me that it would be a very good place to work and the opportunities available are countless.

8/10

Social

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

After meeting everyone on the first week at the training, and with the added need to keep in contact with our android application teams, there was a really good social scene within the interns, especially in my division. We went for weekly drinks and also met up at weekends to do things in and around london.

10/10

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

Central London, so everything was pretty expensive, however the good pay balanced this out.

3/10

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

Central London, so there is so much to do I hardly scratched the surface. Would go out with the other interns at least once a week.

9/10

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

Ther were lots of things like football tournaments and networking events to go to if you chose to. Being such a big company there was always somethign going on.

7/10

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