Rating

2.9/5
  • The Role
    2.9
  • The Company
    3.0
  • The Culture
    2.9

Role Description

Analyst in Debt Capital markets

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • My time within the Debt Capital Markets team was very enjoyable. The first few weeks were slow (but that's the case with most internships), but after I had grasped the basics I was given responsibility of a series of clients and also set a series of long term tasks and projects

    3/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • As a History student, I felt very unconfident coming into the role, and the first few weeks didn't help in that I felt as though I wasn't being given any work. However, once I had grasped the basics I was given more and more responsibility and felt like a valued member of the team

    3/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • I worked in one of the most competitive parts of the bank, and therefore the time given to personal development was less than in other areas. On top of this, the team is light on resources, which exacerbated this. However, I learnt on the job and, when I asked, the help was always there

    3/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • The first few weeks were very slow. I did about an hour of work each day. By the end of the scheme, I was working 12 hour days. The work was intense but very rewarding, and I definitely had a better time than others who had an easier ride, but found that they weren't challenged

    4/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was given a relative amount of responsibility. I had a list of clients who I produced weekly/bi-weekly pricing and market update packs for. I was trusted to correctly swap the bond pricings into different currencies and put this into a PowerPoint. I also got involved with the creation of marketing material for clients

    3/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I'm unsure whether I want to go into finance, and therefore some of the things I have learnt may not be so relevant to my career. Howeve,r I have learnt so much more. I have learnt a huge amount about PowerPoint and Excel, and have found a bit out about myself

    3/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • It varies from team to team. My team was a good laugh. It was stressful at times, and there is a real buzz in the air when a deal was going through. Generally though, it was a lot more normal than I expected, and it was just quite a good laugh

    3/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • I think it is a bit too dependent on the team you're put in. They are given total responsibility for what you do on the day to day, which, to an extent, is a good thing. However, I know people who were set menial tasks and others who weren't given enough to do

    2/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • Lloyds as a company is brilliant at investing in its employees. Grads are provided with the opportunity to take further qualifications such as the CSA. For interns, weekly training sessions were set up, in which we were able to find out about other teams and other sectors of the bank

    4/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Company Parties/Events

    3/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Lloyds is a great place to work, and If I do go into finance I will work for them. In markets, the pay is slightly less than in other banks, but the work-life balance is far better. 12 hour days are the norm, but there isn't an expectation to be in until 10 at night

    4/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • There was a great social scene amongst the interns, though I didn't get involved in it. I stayed in my uni flat rather than moving into the shared accommodation, and I had a lot of friends in London anyway. I also chose to prioritise my work and try to get the most out of my internship

    3/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • There was a great social scene amongst the interns, though I didn't get involved in it. I stayed in my uni flat rather than moving into the shared accommodation, and I had a lot of friends in London anyway. I also chose to prioritise my work and try to get the most out of my internship

    3/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • It's London so it's great. The bars in the city are very expensive and flashy, but you are in London, so it's twenty minutes on the tube before you are on the other side of the city. It's a great place to live and it is a great place to work

    5/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • There were not to be honest. Perhaps in another part of the bank where the hours are not so long this might not have been the case. However, I chose to focus on my team and do everything I could to get the very most out of the ten weeks

    1/5

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Internship (1-4 Months)

31st August 2018


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