Rating

4.4/5
  • The Role
    4.8
  • The Company
    4.2
  • The Culture
    4.0

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • Throughout the internship I was exposed to different, interesting parts of the business and worked with many people, so that gave me enough exposure to get insight into the industry and made me thoroughly enjoy all 9 weeks of the internship

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I was incorporated into workstreams quickly and given progressively more responsibility on a variety of projects by different colleagues

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • Managers knew very well to distinguish between when we needed extended input and guidance and when it would be beneficial for us to work and discover on our own. In all cases they stayed approachable and provided help when needed.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Even though it was during the usually somewhat lighter summer period, I rarely had moments of boredom or lack of work. The amount of work was usually a challenge on tight deadlines but expectations of managers were reasonable

    5/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • Obviously not running the show but in terms of the responsibility you can get as an intern it was a lot, working on client documents directly and in close contact with very senior bankers

    4/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • Entering a finance related postgraduate degree this internship 100% provided me a very practical look at how things are done, which I will now be able to complement and expand with a more theoretical viewpoint

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • In the office and especially my team the atmosphere was great, especially during the late hours as everybody was in the same boat and helped each other by creating a relaxed feeling

    5/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • HR didn't leave anything up to chance, from day one to the last day everything was perfectly organized and included a wide range of activities including guest speaker series and introductions to different parts of the bank

    5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • Enough for an intern. Basic insights into the necessary tools at work were provided, but the internship was more of a learning by doing experience rather than being provided personal training and development

    4/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Subsidised Canteen

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    Company Parties/Events

    Working from home

    3/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Very high, given organization, colleagues, senior leadership and workplace conditions

    5/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • It was amazing, during all social events people from different divisions mixed well and got along great

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Given it was London it was obviously expensive but manageable, infinite social opportunities available in this city

    3/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Stone's throw away from Shoreditch and an active atmosphere at Broadgate circle during afterwork hours

    5/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Long working hours in the investment bank are a given and take up much of your day, but Fridays and weekends were great opportunities to catch up

    4/5

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Details

Internship (1-4 Months)

Banking/Finance

20th August 2018


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