Female insight week- technology solutions at RBS

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Edinburgh Scotland
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Information Technology

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Role Description

A week long program to give insight into the technological sector of RBS.

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

It was a great opportunity to learn about the firm and about the banking world in general as well.


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

All the employees were extremely welcoming and were open to answer all sorts of questions. They ensured our stays at Edinburgh and the firm were no less than perfect.


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

The early careers team in-charge of handling the insight program were very helpful and briefed all the students through every step of the way. The people I shadowed answered all my questions and gave me as much information as they could.


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

I learnt that soft skills are extremely important in firms today. It's not necessary to have a specific degree to go to any field but to have the right skillset. I will focus on expanding my skills in the future to make myself more employable.


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5. How well structured was the insight?

It was well structured and planned. The whole days plan was individualized and given to each student. It not only involved the information about timings and places but also the contact numbers of people we would be shadowing.


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

It was a very friendly environment. The early careers team was also very chill and didn't let a serious and tense atmosphere to be created.


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

They gave us information about what type of skillset is required and what type of a pitch to have.


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?

Although, I shadowed only 3 people I got a great idea about what it would be like to work here. They were honest about what part of their job they liked and didn't like to get a better understanding.


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

The company is all about supporting its employees and providing excellent customer service. Their mentor programs and daily talks with other members of the employees is one of the things which made me understand their supportive culture.


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

I had never been involved in a technological field before. I never thought I could go in tech field because of no prior knowledge but I was proved wrong. I now understand that you can go to any field you wish regardless of your degree.


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

I was reimbursed all my expenses just a few days after the insight. The hotel and travel were already paid for by RBS.

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

Yes, i were given the opportunity to shadow three employees but spoke to a lot more. I spoke to their team members and networked witht hem as well.


13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

There was a careers day as well which was great for networking ask you could speak to employees from all of the fields in BRS.


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

I learnt that they had a great work-life balance and had lots of extracurricular activities outside work. They played sports within the bank and also attended workshops and classes to develop other skills which were offered at RBS.


15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

It was a great learning opportunity. I'd recommend it to anyone even if they're not looking to go into banking because you can learn so much about how businesses operate.