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Rating

4.2/5
  • The Role
    4.5
  • The Company
    4.1
  • The Culture
    3.9

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I genuinely have enjoyed my internship. I love the fact that we have two different rotations, allowing us to be exposed to various part of the bank and furthermore helping us determine where we can see ourselves in the future. I am also very thankful for the week of training we had in the beginning, which was tailored to our specific needs.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • MUFG has a very open and welcome environment. Diversity and inclusion is valued and that is very apparent during the everyday life at the bank. With this being said, every person, no matter how junior or senior, has the right express their opinion. Everyone is heard and everyone's thoughts are taken into account. This makes every individual feel valued and appreciated.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • In both of my divisions I have had great 'buddies'. I have been able to get to know them well enough to be able to ask as many questions as needed. They have both guided me through every step of a new task and have supported me along the way. I have learned a lot from both as they have also given me constructive feedback.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • In my first division, some days were busier than others depending on the current stage of the deals I was involved in. However, whenever I had finished my work, I always made sure to use my time productively by either meeting with professionals from other divisions or doing online modules. In my second division I have been relatively busy nonstop.

    5/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • In both divisions I was given a relatively high degree of responsibility. I have done work that was very challenging but also rewarding. I thought I would be unable to do some of the work, and I was afraid to do the work wrong, however with the guidance of my buddy I was able to deliver the work to the highest quality possible. Giving responsibility to interns makes them feel like they have achieved something and like they have contributed.

    4/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • In the first week during training, I gained an exhaustive understanding of the stuff that goes on at a bank. All courses (Financial Markets, Credit Analysis, Excel and PowerPoint) leave me with skills and knowledge that have made me a more well-rounded student. The training has also helped me determine what I would like to do in future. Based on this, the skills I have learned will without a doubt help me in my future career.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • The two divisions I was in were both very different. One a bit more extrovert while the other introvert. Nevertheless, the corporate culture in both was the same. Everyone is welcomed, accepted and valued. The people are incredibly nice, approachable and willing to help. This made it easy as an intern to ask questions to anyone and feel at ease. Additionally, it is not a hierarchical organisation and therefore it is easy to talk to anyone from any level, which is very rare in this industry.

    5/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • In my opinion it was extremely well organised. Week 1 consisted of training, which was very diverse and fast-paced due to the different meetings and courses organised. We were able to network a lot during the first week, giving us a broad understanding of the bank and also making us feel at ease prior to our first day at the desk. HR continued to organise networking events, business speakers and courses throughout the duration of the internship, allowing us to get the most out of the internship as possible. I was genuinely surprised by the organisation that went on behind the scenes.

    5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • I think the bank invests a lot of time, effort and money into allowing every intern to make the best out of the 10 weeks as possible. With this being said, the training week was organised in such a way so that we could develop personally and professionally through courses and networking events. Additionally, the employees from the divisions I was in were prepared that I was coming in and therefore made the time and effort to sit down with me, talk me through the roles and responsibilities, but also explain any terms or concepts. I felt like they cared about my development.

    5/5

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

    Subsidised Canteen

    Company Parties/Events

    3/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Based on the internship, I can definitely see myself working at the bank if I am given the opportunity. The environment and the people are essentially what makes the difference and determine whether you want to return to work everyday. At the end of the day, you spend more time with your colleagues than you do with your family. Additionally, I have enjoyed the work and I have experienced a steep learning curve.

    5/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Absolutely. Both the securities and banking side got along very well, there was a great group dynamic, and we also spent time with each other outside of working hours.

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • The cost of living is relatively high in London and so is the cost of socialising. Especially in the city, where the office is, there are a lot of business men and women and therefore the cost of restaurants etc. seems to be relatively high.

    4/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • There are a lot of great restaurants, pubs and places for nice drinks in the area

    4/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • There were a couple. People definitely also tried to involve interns in as much as possible. There was a running race in the city and also many dinners, drinks, etc.

    4/5

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Internship (1-4 Months)

Greater London

August 2017


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