Student at Bank of England

Duration
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Region
Fife Scotland
Review Date
Salary
Unpaid
Roles
Education/Teaching

7.5/10

About You
7.8
The Organisation
7.2
Everything Else

7.8

About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

It was highly informative and was a chance for me to learn more about the Bank of England. Having my questions answered gave me the confidence to put in an application for the Risk stream.

8/10

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

It was reassuring to know that the Bank thought I was good enough to apply when I selected as part of a small group. The Bank treated all visitors on that day very well and with courtesy and respect.

9/10

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

It was very insightful and having current interns and recent graduates talk to us about their experiences with the Bank was useful.

9/10

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

5/10

The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

It was a varied day and kept me interested at all times, it did not feel like a waste of time. If anything, even walking about the grandiose building was inspiring.

8/10

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

Everyone there wanted to be there and was super keen on getting stuck in! It was more relaxed than expected and there wasn't a pressure to behave a certain way.

8/10

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

Apart from general advice on putting in an application, there wasn't much advice on how to bolster one's application through study practice, things to read/learn, or how to build a good CV. This would've been more useful, perhaps a few practise tests during the day about how the online assessment would be like would've been useful.

5/10

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?

I think it gave me a chance to consider a career that previously I hadn't.

5/10

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

Yes

10/10

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

It was fairly helpful.

7/10

Other Information

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

Maximum £30 on travel expenses, since I was travelling from Scotland.

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

9/10

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

7/10

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

5/10

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

10/10