• About You
  • The Company
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    About You

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  • People were great. Got an insight into all areas of the bank rather than just one. Talking to employees at network sessions was very easy, they were all happy to answer any questions and go beyond. They were honest about their jobs, down to earth and encouraged us to apply.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?
  • We were treated very nicely, great food every day (especially for our networking drinks where we were served wine/beer and top quality hot food. Very senior people (e.g Executive Director of investment banking) in the firm took significant time out of their day to come and speak to us with great enthusiasm.


  • 3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?
  • For the first two days we had a professional education provider for top investment banks explain to us in detail all of the functions of an investment bank so that we understood how all of the different divisions interact before we listened to the speakers for the individual divisions. This meant we were given a thorough understanding of the entire bank. We were encouraged to ask questions at any point.


  • 4. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and information you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • We were given several activities to do as individuals and as groups. Individual assignments such as the Global Markets case study taught us to sift through lots of information quickly, highlighting key points and summarising succingtly. This is useful at university when reading through large text books etc. Case studies taught teamwork and analysing information quickly.


    The Company

  • 5. How well structured was the insight?
  • We had one day per division plus the first day which was a general introduction to the programme plus an informative presentation about the bank as a whole and the various divisions. This gave us a good platform of knowledge heading into the following days so that when we listened to presentations about specific divisions we understood them in the context of the bank as a whole.


  • 6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?
  • Everyone was very friendly and easy to get on with. I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly we all became good friends. It made the early mornings easier. Everyone was really enthusiastic and passionate. Even though we knew we were being assessed, there was no intense competition, everyone did their best and was friendly.


  • 7. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • 5/5

  • 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?
  • 5/5

  • 9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?
  • 5/5

  • 10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?
  • 5/5

    Everything Else

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

  • 12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?
  • 5/5

  • 13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?
  • 5/5

  • 14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?
  • 4/5

  • 15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?
  • 5/5

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Banking - Investment, Banking/Finance

23rd April 2019

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