Change Management at Nomura

Top Employer
Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
Bank Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
£30,000+
Roles
Banking/Finance

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9.5/10

The Role
10.0
Organisation
9.6

Socialising

8.8

The Role

Role Description

Overseeing operations led change

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

The internship scheme is well thought out, Nomura treat their interns no different to how they treat their staff. From their mentoring system to their regular talks/ Charity events / intern socials the experience was exceptional. The level of exposure within 10 weeks of working at the company is so valuable. Nomura invest a lot in their interns.

10/10

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

My colleagues treated me as if I was an analyst. My opinion was valued and taken into consideration. I felt like a valuable member of the team. My colleagues involved me in all decisions that affected the team. Further to that they also took the time out to support me when I first joined.

10/10

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

My manager provided me with immediate support when I first joined the company. It was of extreme importance to my manager to make the most out of my internship and ensure I achieved all the goals I intended to achieve. Not only did my manager ensure I was supported, but she went above and beyond to ensure I achieved everything I had hoped too.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

On a daily basis I have been involved in meetings, conference calls, shadowing sessions, training and long term projects. As an intern you are given enough work to keep yourself busy on a daily basis but also enough time to receive a sufficient amount of training and make the most of your internship.

10/10

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

Innovation is valued at Nomura meaning any innovative suggestions are taken on board and even encouraged. I was able to take on the responsibility of seeing through a new system implementation as well as getting involved with every aspect of the project that I was working on. Taking on responsibility is valued.

10/10

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

Working at Nomura made be value the placement/internship scheme. I now understand why my university recommends a year in industry. Despite previously working in an office, doing an internship scheme helped me develop skills that I can use to further my degree. Studying Banking means I can apply these skills to my degree.

10/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

As I assume with all banking office environments the economy is ever changing so the general atmosphere is fast pace. Despite this it is a nice environment to work in, staff are friendly, willing to speak and also willing to discuss their job role. You look forward to going to work in the morning.

10/10

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

The biggest pro of doing an internship at Nomura was the internship set up. The organisation was impeccable and cannot be faulted. Every event from the location to the timing was well thought out. We were able to get involved in all the schemes Nomura are a part of and well trained.

10/10

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

Nomura invest in their people. Within your first week of your internship it will become clear exactly how much Nomura invest in you as a person. You aren't just an intern completing tasks to fill up desks, your opinion is valued, you are given responsibility, you are given the chance to grow with the company.

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
8/10

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

I would hope to go back to Nomura as a graduate due to how much they have invested in me as an intern. The value Nomura has for their interns is the same value I would want during my grad scheme. There is the ability to grown with the company.

10/10

Social

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

Yes, the social scene amongst the fellow intern class is good. People are social and willing to talk. The company offers regular Thursday drinks which are on the terrace. During the summer it is a nice experience and something I would recommend. You are given the chance to socialise with your fellow interns.

10/10

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

Living in London is expensive however I lived at home so N/A

5/10

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

Nightlife in London is good. There is always the chance to go out after work should you wish too. London is busy and we are local to many area such as Shoreditch, dalston, Liverpool street and many more. The workplace also host their own socials so there is always the chance to go out.

10/10

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

Yes. You are able to get involved in all aspects of the company from their social events to their charity events. Activities outside work include public speaking groups and networking events. Should you wish to strive and make the most out of your internship the opportunity is available to you.

10/10

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