Global Markets, Credit Sales at RBC at Royal Bank of Canada

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
London Greater London
Review Date
Salary
£30,000+
Roles
Sales

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7.9/10

The Role
8.3
Organisation
7.4

Socialising

7.8

The Role

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

Responsibilities and team working

8/10

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

Given the number of responsibilities, I felt my colleagues relied on my work which means more challenges but also the possibility to learn a lot.

8/10

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

All managers were available for explanations when needed.

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

As a summer intern, they want to test your ability to cope with the pressure, therefore the workload was consistent.

7/10

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

As previously mentioned, I was given a lot of responsibilities and projects that have been used by senior manager thereafter.

10/10

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

Despite working as a credit-sales was quite different from what I studied, the ability to handle the pressure and deal with people will always be useful, regardless of the sector.

8/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

extremely cooperative. Team working is a key strength within RBC

8/10

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

The HR set up frequent events to promote networking in order to facilitate connections and let students know a lot about several divisions.

7/10

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

the summer internship is a period in which students are tested. Apart from a 2-day training at the beginning of the program, there are not specific sessions dedicated to hard or soft skills development. However, the whole internship can be considered a big learning opportunity.

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • There were no perks with this Internship
5/10

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

RBC is a sound company which has not been involved in financial scandals differently from other financial institutions.

9/10

Social

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

Yes, thanks to frequent networking events organized by RBC

8/10

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

London is a really expensive city but the monthly wage allows to enjoy the free time.

8/10

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

London is a metropolitan city offering every kind of nightlife avenue.

9/10

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

Not a lot during the week. Markets start working early in the morning which does not allow to have a crazy life until Friday night. However, if you are enough efficient to get your job done, people leave the office at around 6 which leaves plenty of time for several activities.

6/10

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