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Rating

3.7/5
  • The Role
    3.7
  • The Company
    3.8
  • The Culture
    3.6

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I learnt so much on this internship - every day I discovered something different about programs or the company.

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Everyone was so friendly and I was made to feel that the project I was working on made a massive difference to my team.

    4/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • I feel that there was some lack of support by my manager - I got confused by who I was supposed to be reporting to and where my priorities were. I would have prefered to have one set person who I met with regularly and was more hands on with their support.

    3/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Whilst perhaps I was not playing a major role in BAU tasks, I was given lots of different projects that, once I was trained, kept me busy until the final week.

    3/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • The systems I was working on throughout my internship were all live and used by people globally. Without question I was given more responsibility in this role then many others within the same company. I was even allowed into the Data Centre alone to help with the upcoming audit.

    4/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • Without a doubt I have developed understandings of systems and people skills that will help no matter what role I go into next.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • I believe in my office there was a lack of atmosphere and quiet. However at certain times of the day it picked up and everyone would be up for a chat at some point. After work was more appropriate for socialising.

    2/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • I would say the organisation of the over placement was good, however I feel there needed to be better notification of events - the invites were sent out without enough notice.

    4/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • I will be forever grateful to the opportunity I have been given her at JPMorgan. Not only did I gain valuable experience in an area I want to work in, I was paid for the pleasure!

    5/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Financial Bonus

    4/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • JPMorgan are fantastic employers - I have learnt this from just 11weeks. They spend time and money to hire the best and once you are with them they double the effort in making sure your experience with them is as much for your benefit as the companies.

    5/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • I think there was a great balance with all the interns - most Fridays we would all meet up, aside from the other events organised for us by the placement team.

    4/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • I lived at home and commutted in. This was difficult for socialising but saved me a lot of money. The cost of living in London is very high and so for a summer job it was not feasible. Hopefully I will be able to find something if I am offered a graduate job.

    2/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • If you want to go out, you will be able to find a variety of people and activities to go out with!!

    5/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • There was an opportunity to get involved in charity runs and volunteering within areas such as community gardening. Outside of the company I am sure there are plenty of charities who look for volunteers.

    4/5

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Internship (1-4 Months)

Computer and Systems Engineering, Economics, Electronics

Central London and City

1st September 2011


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