Summer intern at Nomura

Top Employer
Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
London Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
£30,000+
Roles
Sales
Nomura  is a Top Employer

7.4/10

The Role
9.3
Organisation
7.4

Socialising

4.5

The Role

Role Description

Rotational program with sales and trading desks.

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

Great rotational program. Key in Global Markets where each desk is different

10/10

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

Current employees made sure I had something to do and explained everything with detail.
Relation with other interns was quite fake in general.

9/10

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

Constantly, at least on the teams I've been.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Depended on the rotation but I always had something to do. Either the intern project or desk work.

9/10

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

Not much, as an intern its hard to add value to a trading desk. However, I was given some interesting analysis to work on. Maybe it wasn't useful for them but I felt important :)

10/10

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

Just for general knowledge. Everything is different in reality, not similar to theory books!

8/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Very positive. People here are inclusive (however, you can always find some people who aren't)

10/10

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

Impressive work from HR. I made the most out of a 10-week program

10/10

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

My managers spent a lot of time with me. Everyone was willing to help and teach me. That is the best an intern can get (apart from a bloomberg terminal - very useful)

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised/Company Gym
5/10

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

I don't really expect a full time offer but Nomura has a huge potential in exotic products.

2/10

Social

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

Other students were quite friendly but at the end of the internship you see completely different people. This was the worst part of the internship. It was quite sad

3/10

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

Not much time for socialising, however, there is a cool pub downstairs.

3/10

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

I never went to the area I work at nights.

5/10

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

Many activities were organised (criket, football, etc)

7/10