Female Insight Week - commercial and private banking at RBS

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
London Central London and City
Review Date
Banking - Commercial

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About You
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About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

Very enjoyable insight, and also learnt a lot. Very accommodating with travel and hotel.


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

The employees that I met genuinely seemed to want to take the time to talk to me. Organisation was not always very good, which can give the impression that you are not a priority.


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

There was always someone on hand to answer any questions throughout the week.


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

The first day was especially good for learning skills, and the job shadowing taught me a lot about commercial banking, which would be helpful in an internship / job.


The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

Programme was well structured with a one day introduction, one and a half day jo showing, afternoon with current graduates, and then an assessment centre at the end. As previously mentioned, organisation was not always very good.


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

Very friendly and welcoming atmosphere amongst participant and facilitating staff.


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

The first day introduction had sessions on lots of different topics which was good. Being able to talk to employees in relatively senior positions was also amazing.


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?

Defiantly helpful to talk to grads and employees, but shadowing them (instead of just talking to them) would have been even more beneficial.


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

Lots of sessions about RBS striving for an agile, inclusive and forward thinking workplace.


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

Definitely helped me better understand what commercial banking is all about, helping shape my future choices.


Other Information

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

Travel and accommodation was pre booked and paid for by RBS. We could claim breakfast and lunch expenses some days (when not provided), and dinner every day.

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

Shadowing and talking to grads allowed for networking and meeting employees, but relatively limited (no larger networking session)


13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

Not really many - had a session with some of the current grads, but no organised drinks / social events.


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

They had different support groups and some sports teams, as well as offering courses, talks etc.


15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

Would recommend to anyone that has an interest in commercial banking or RBS.