This review was submitted over 4 years ago, so some of the information it contains may no longer be relevant.
Definitely the best summer ever. Work wasn't too bad, but HR organised a lot of events for us. Treasure hunts, boat party, loads of nights out, and even more speaker sessions which I thought were really good. The company clearly invests a lot of time and money on interns - you wouldn't get that in most places. We had a lot of training too. Managers and all staff in general really have respect for the programme and treat you as a professional. There's no intern abuse here!
My colleagues went out of their way to explain a lot of details, and that was really great given that they were always busy.I was given good responsibility over my work too.
Manager was always keeping track of things and spent a lot of time giving me support.
Most days I was out of the office by 5:30
No responsibility over projects, but didn't expect that as an intern. This question isn't really applicable.
Improved technically - learned VBA, Excel, PowerPoint. Developed as a person too - communication is key.
Everyone was really friendly but very serious too. Work came first but people were always approachable. I wouldn't say it was 'dull' as people were always up for a laugh but at the same time it wasn't like an enormous party.
Fantastic organisation of events.
The company invested way more time and money in personal development than I could have imagined. From speaker sessions to fun after-work events, it was all designed for us to develop our personalities.
The company is best posed for success among the other investment banks. The company is really big on mobility too so endless opportunities
Fellow interns coming to work hungover every other day..it was good fun!
London prices are crazy - take my word for it. But interns are paid an insane amount of money to compensate..
It's London, every day was another bar/club
Not heard much about company societies/clubs
Internship (1-4 Months)
Banking/Finance, Information Technology
Central London and City
1st September 2011