Student banking intern at Barclays

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
bromley Central London and City
Review Date
£14,000 - £15,999
Barclays is a Top Employer


About You
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About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

I really enjoyed my time at Barclays. Through this experience of able to learn of skills, which have been extremely useful to me even now. Everyday I was experiencing different aspects of banking and this definitely showed me what this kind of work involves. I am forever grateful for this wonderful experience.


2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?

I feel that was greatly respected the members at this banking. they always made sure I was included all aspects of work, and at the same time I was having a great time and enjoying my time there. This definitely made a real impact on my perseverance towards this field. I am very grateful for this wonderful experience provided by the staff at this Barclays branch.


3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?

I honestly feel that a lot of time was put in order to make sure I was having a great time but also making sure I was making most of my days spent at this firm. whenever I was stuck they always made sure the doubts were cleared, and again this made sure that there was no barriers between our communication. On top of this, this matter is making the most of my time there.


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

I believe that I was able to develop my skills, by doing the various activities provided to me. the staff working at this firm and notably the supervisor, made sure I was improving skills on a daily basis. This included improving my communication skills as well as teamwork. I wA able to do this in the format of giving a presentation at the end of my time at the firm.


The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

The insight programme was a very well structured and I have no complaints about anything that I have done. The staff made sure that I was following strict timetable which included a various activities everyday. at the end of every day I would have a catch up session with my supervisor to clear up any doubts I had and make sure I was having a good time at the firm.


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

I believe that the atmosphere throughout my stay was one of the things that made it stand out to me. the staff working at this firm but always relaxed and very friendly to me. Everyone I came across very willing and always cheerful when I asked for help. They look they mention that they remember the time that they were like me as a student.


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

Instead of just having me as an extra person, I believe that the staff and I'm doing my supervisors put a lot of effort into making sure I was improving as an individual. they wanted me to develop as a character with skills that I possessed. I am very grateful for the seriousness put by the staff.


8. To what extent did the insight help you to understand what it would be like to have a full time role with the company or firm?

What I realised was that working at a place like Barclays would be really appealing to me. Mainly due to the interaction of the staff and the wonderful activities I was able to do, I realise that this is somewhere I wanted to be working in. I set myself the goal that one day I would be able to work in a place like this weather staff and atmosphere are fantastic.


9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?

I was able to experience the beautiful culture at this Barlcays firm. The staff it truly fantastic and were always help willing to help me whenever I was stuck. I am very grateful for this unforgettable experience, provided by these team of bankers, who I aspire to be like in the future. This opportunity has allowed me to understand the role involved in banking.


10. How valuable was the content of the day in helping you to decide on your future career path?

The content was truly fantastic as it allowed me to understand the various roles involved in being a banker. Before this experience I had very little understanding of what to expect. However this experience gave me the foundation and and allowed me to appreciate whether I would like this as a career or not. I'm very thankful for the wonderful staff at this Barclays firm for giving me this wonderful opportunity.


Other Information

11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?

12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?


13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?


14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?


15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?