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Rating

3.3/5
  • The Role
    3.7
  • The Company
    3.0
  • The Culture
    3.0

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • The events that were put on for us by HR were really helpful, where we got to both network with senior managers and our intern group.

    3/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • The internship was highly respected by all the senior managers we met on a weekly basis. I never felt like I was a burden to my team, nor did I feel like I had to do mundane jobs. My team had well prepared tasks for me to do and complete and I was challenged by my team instead of being bored.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • My team dedicated time towards training me during the first few weeks of my internship and did not mind if I had questions that I needed to ask. I had a mid-term review and an end-of-internship review which gave feedback and helpful development points that I was able to work on.

    4/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Despite there being a few days where I was in the office until later than expected, the majority of the internship was spent with reasonable hours and whilst I had a lot to do on a daily basis, there was never a time when I felt like I had too much or too little to do.

    5/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • Alongside my BAU, which meant interacting with both the Front, Middle and Back office on a daily basis, I also had a project to complete. This meant that not only did I manage my own time, but it meant that during my internship, I had to manage the timing of reports which were dealt with overseas.

    4/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I was able to further my time management, which was helpful in the management of my third year studies.

    3/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • The office environment was both serious and relaxed.

    4/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • My managers organised my workload effectively and had set goals which was a good indication of how much work I had to do. Additionally, HR had set up a lot of networking events which were informative.

    4/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • I had some mandatory training courses to complete however, there could have been more development areas which could have been worked upon.

    3/5

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

    Company Parties/Events

    2/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • The option of rotations not only in the Graduate Programme but also once you have rolled off the Grad Scheme are really appealing. Also, the option of flexibility to work in different areas globally is appealing as well.

    4/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Every week, there were events organised within the intern group to go to bars and nights out and also trips at the weekend.

    4/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • London rent is really high and therefore a large proportion of the salary was spent on housing and living generally.

    2/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • London is great for nightlife as there are a large variety of clubs for every single taste in music.

    5/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • There were internal sports teams to join however the availability on these teams were subject to how many spaces were available

    2/5

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Details

Internship (1-4 Months)

Banking - Investment, Banking/Finance

Central London and City

1st September 2011


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