Multi Asset Investment Intern at Standard Life Aberdeen

Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
Edinburgh Scotland
Review Date
Salary
£30,000+
Roles
Banking - Investment

5.7/10

The Role
6.5
Organisation
5.6

Socialising

4.5

The Role

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

I enjoyed the internship, however I would have liked it to be more structured i.e. more networking events, and more demands on myself.

7/10

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

My work is going to be published, so I feel valued, however I would have liked to work with portfolio fund managers.

8/10

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

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Sometimes I was extremely busy, and I was working long hours, however I would have liked this on a day to day basis to really push myself.

3/10

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

7/10

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

I have used Excel, Bloomberg etc however I wanted to gain more quantitative skills on this internship.

4/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

No-one really talked, it wasn't very busy.

2/10

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

People started at different times, there were some good intern learning sessions etc but I would have enjoyed a week or two of training and learning about the financial sector before beginning.

4/10

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

9/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Financial Bonus
  • Healthcare/Dental
5/10

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

8/10

Social

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

6/10

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

Luckily they paid for our accommodation, otherwise this would have been very expensive.

2/10

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

7/10

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

3/10