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Rating

3.8/5
  • The Role
    3.9
  • The Company
    3.7
  • The Culture
    3.6

Role Description

Analysisng the banks deposits. mainly focussing on maturities and customer reaction to interest rate changes.

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • Incredibly Useful to learn about banking and finance industry by getting to see all aspects due to the close nature of the team.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Every peice of work was essential and gave me a sense of working as part of the team towards the end goal.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • Everyone is very supportive of you and is always willing to help.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Lots to do throughout the day. even if you finish everything you can always ask for more and there is always something more to do

    4/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • Tasks assigned were essential to the everyday running of the business so needed to be completed to the best of your ability which really stretches you.

    3/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • Although not particularly relevant to me it was very interesting and provided me with the skills to improve further in the relevant field to me as well as giving me the motivation to succeed within the secotr.

    3/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • The office gave an amazing atmosphere that relieved pressure while remaining proffesional. everyone is willing to help and offer there support and you can talk to anyone. there is an awesome feel to the whole office.

    5/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • There is specific training for your department as well as training so you understand the whole business. they are very good at welcoming new members and will encorporate anything into your work if you ask.

    5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • The company is always willing to give you training in all the relevant departments as well as anything you ask for they will consider if it is ran by an external company. they are not shy to spend money on personal development and keeping the employees happy.

    5/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Flexi Time

    Subsidised Canteen

    Sports and Social Club

    Company Parties/Events

    Staff Sales/Staff Shop

    Above 25 days holiday

    Working from home

    Healthcare/Dental

    Travel loan

    3/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • The company is not one i am looking to have a career in as not relevant to my studies but has provided me with the skills necesary to suceed in the areas i want to. so although i have enjoyed the placement and learned lots it has not got the nature of jobs i am looking for in the long term.

    2/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • the social side is amazing. with table football and a TV in the canteen with sofas it is a very relaxed enironment and everyone is looking to socialise especially after work with clubs such as running.

    3/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • being near london the cost of socialising is very high but not unbearable. drinks are fairly expensive but food is very reasonable. i did not live near the area so cannot comment on the prices of living near the area.

    4/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • there are a few good clubs in the imidiate proximity but only 20 mins from central london to enjoy the nightlife in that area is very beneficial. great bars and pubs in the area as well meaning a social is easily arranged and nobody is dissapointed.

    5/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • There were a few clubs such as running that meant you could socialise with activities after work but not that many range of clubs due to there only being 250 employees. employees are always up for trying new things so if you wanted you could find someone to do activities with.

    4/5

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Accountancy, Auditing/Tax, Banking - Commercial, Banking - Retail, Banking/Finance, Business Analytics, Business Management

10th October 2016


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