Research Assistant at Bank of England

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
London Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
Banking - Commercial Banking - Investment Banking - Retail Banking/Finance

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8.3/10

The Role
8.0
Organisation
9.0

Socialising

7.8

The Role

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

A valuable, insightful and well rounded experience.

8/10

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

Colleagues at the bank are considered, proactive and inclusive. I was fortunate enough to work in a great team of people with vast professional backgrounds in finance.

10/10

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

Line and senior management were extremely supportive and provided the optimal level of guidance and assistance when needed.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Greater responsibility consistently throughout would have improved the placement but overall the balance was fair.

7/10

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

Commensurate with my experience given that I was in a technical team.

5/10

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

Very valuable experience, skills and knowledge gained going forward into my career and indeed my final year.

8/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Collaborative and helpful

9/10

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

Very well, much better than peers at other financial institutions.

8/10

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

I was able to attend countless seminars and training courses on a wide range of topics to develop myself professionally.

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Working from home
  • Travel loan
8/10

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

Will be joining the graduate scheme next year.

10/10

Social

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

I was part of a very active cohort of 36.

10/10

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

Expensive - to be expected in the city.

6/10

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

As one would imagine being in central London.

8/10

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

I was able to take part in volunteering and there were many other similar opportunities.

7/10