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Really interesting and a great experience.
I was in a lovely team, and felt very welcomed and that the work I was able to do for them was valuable.
Guidance was great, and I was also talked through general work of the department and company as a whole that I was not involved in which was very useful to know.
Often there was a lull in workload when there was little I was qualified/able to do myself, however the team always tried to give me things to work on.
I was given a great deal of responsibility within the projects of the team.
Doing work in the financial world was very interesting as a student studying science. It gave an insight into a different field, which I would recommend students who had only had work experience in similar fields in the past.
The office as a whole was quite quiet and professional.
Entering a team who had never had a work experience student before, it took them a while to gauge how much and what work they could give to me. However after a week or so everything ran much more smoothly.
I was trained to take on tasks other members of the team were required to carry out on a regular basis.
I was only there on work experience in one team, however having experience of the company and a good personal reference from them would certainly improve my chances of a job in the future.
I was not aware of any other students there but was prepared for this as I was purely there for experience not the social scene. However if you were to go on an internship I think those are more group based and social.
Central of London is not cheap...
I didn't go out at night with colleagues, however met up with friends in the are after work as the city was a convenient central place to meet.
Not as a temporary work experience student.
Internship (1-4 Months)
Banking - Commercial
Central London and City