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  • The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • Very demanding and high expectations to fulfill a full time role - amazing internship but tough.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Very quickly fulfilled a full time role and took a lot of BAU off the rest of my team members. Wasn't treated like an intern.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • Manager very busy - had a kind of sub manager who was a great help. Also had a buddy and mentor to go to.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Very very busy! Worked about 12 hours a day.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • Was responsible for doing about 9 hours BAU work at least plus any ad hoc (usually a lot) and projects per day. If I was out or had intern events my team would have to cover me - so I had a lot of responsibility from the start.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • Teaches you everything from soft skills to more technical knowledge.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Being on the trading floor meant it was busier and faster paced.


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Very well - had many events as well as day to day work


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • Had training events plus the online training centre


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

    Sports and Social Club

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    Company Parties/Events


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Hopefully will be offered a place on the grad scheme


    The Culture

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


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Very expensive in London!


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


  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Yes - time issue though


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Internship (1-4 Months)

Accountancy, Banking - Investment, Banking/Finance

Central London and City

1st September 2011

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