Account Manager Support at Handelsbanken

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Internship (1-4 Months)
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Administration/Secretarial Auditing/Tax Banking - Commercial Economics Financial Management Legal/Law Recruitment

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The Role
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The Culture

Role Description


The Role

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

A lot to learn about a very unique bank. Understandably a few routine tasks were necessary however I was given the opportunity to solely manage a number of projects which was great.
4 /5

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

A lot of trust was put in me and a lot of time given by the team that I worked with. Regardless of their workloads, colleagues always had time for me. I felt like part of the team.
5 /5

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

The level of support given by the team was faultless. Even when making a mistake, they would be extremely understanding and help me to build on this.
5 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Always had something to do - time management was a key attribute that I learnt during this internship, having trusted to carry out a number of tasks and projects by myself.
5 /5

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

I was impressed by the level of trust put in me and amount of responsibility given. Having been solely responsible for numerous key projects came as a very welcomed surprise.
5 /5

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

Many skills that I learned and skills that I acquired are not things that can be taught in a lecture theatre. The practical application of my knowledge has aided with my persona development dramatically.
5 /5

The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Very friendly despite the busy and challenging culture.
5 /5

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

Very well. The fact that nothing was too set in stone was great. The intern meet up session was helpful in getting to find out what other Handelsbanken interns were up to.
5 /5

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

They invested a lot of time and effort into me. The wide array of tasks that I was given were always explained to be befor, with key being to not have to ask something for a second time.
5 /5

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Company Parties/Events
4 /5

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

The culture is very individual and much more moral than that of other firms. Making it an attractive firm to work for.
5 /5

The Culture

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

The intern meet up in Birmingham was good fun and very insightful.
4 /5

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

I was fortunate enough to get a placement in my hometown therefore travel was only ten minutes away for me.
5 /5

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

Nightlife in Ipswich isn't great though if you just want to go for dinner and drinks there are a few good restaurants and bars around. For young people, the nightlife scene of fairly poor.
2 /5

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

Plenty of networking events to get involved in.
4 /5