2011 Industrial Placement Program Information Technology - London at UBS

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Placement (5-9 Months)
Liverpool Street Central London and City
Review Date
Computer and Systems Engineering Computer Science

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The Role



The Role

Role Description

I was in Techonology Infrastructure of the bank
I had a project during my placement

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

The schedule for us interns was full with training, interesting talks from key persons in the bank, financial training


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

My colleagues paid attention when I had something to ask them and showed confidense in my skills


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

My manager was always available when I needed him, we held weekly meetings and always provided me with advice and good suggestions


4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I was working on a project during my placement so I had work to do everyday, however there were days that I did not have much to do


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

I was working on a project on my own so the project was entirely up to me whether it would work or not


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

I gained experience in certain technologies that will surely help in mu further studies


The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Everybody had work to do in daily basis, meetings, phone meetings...
However you could chat a bit so it doesnt get dull


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

It had a lot of events with most of them concerning the bank but also events outside the scope of banking which was pleasant


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

There are courses you could sign up for free of your own selection but also there was the schedule with training events that all interns had to follow


10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • Company Parties/Events

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

I received an offer for the graduate program



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

There were events with all of the interns getting involved regularly which helped in networking


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

London is rather expensive in general


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

Nightlife in London is good


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

After work hours I had time to do other activities as well