Insight Week at Fidelity International

Duration
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Region
London Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
Unpaid
Roles
Financial Management

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8.4/10

About You
8.8
The Organisation
9.0
Everything Else

7.2

About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

The week provided a good in depth view into the ethos of Fidelity and the recruitment process. The workshops involved were enjoyable and extremely useful, not just in the context of the insight week, but also more generally. It provided a good idea for what the nature of a job in investment management would be like.

9/10

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

Due to the smaller group of people on the course, the week felt like a more personal experience than an advertisement for the firm. I felt comfortable to ask lots of questions and the way that the company treated us overall was very welcoming. The week felt well planned out and it was clear a lot of thought had gone into it.

10/10

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

There was enough support provided in terms of participating in workshops. During the independent tasks, we were given enough support to be able to do the task, but not too much - so that it was still a challenge. There were plenty of opportunities to ask questions, and all of the company members present were happy to give advice.

7/10

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

I received lots of information on the nature of a job at Fidelity and the recruitment process, which has been very helpful in deciding whether or not that is a career I wish to pursue. In terms of the workshops, the skills we learnt - resilience and presentation - were very transferrable skills for studying at university.

9/10

The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

The week felt very well planned, and there was no wasted minute during the day. I felt that the length of the week - 4 days - was the perfect amount of time to get a good insight into the company without it being too long. There were several presentations which were all packed full of information. The days were well structured and all equipment needed was provided.

10/10

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

The atmosphere was very friendly, both due to the other students there and the company employees, who were all very welcoming. I felt very comfortable to ask questions, and all the people I worked in a team with were great - everyone listened well to each other and communicated well.

9/10

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

The company allows all those participating in the insight week to be fast tracked to the interview process. In terms of personal training, there was an external company which did workshops with us. The workshops were really enjoyable and gave me some great skills for my degree in the future.

9/10

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?

We were given a tour of the offices and got to speak with graduates and employees at Fidelity. I was able to ask lots of questions to get a good first-hand grasp of what it would be like to have a full time role there. We were also told lots about the recruitment process and what the beginning of a career there might be like.

9/10

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

I got to meet lots of the company employees and graduates, who were all really friendly. All those who gave presentations were very positive about their careers at Fidelity, and they all expressed a great amount of enjoyment in their jobs. There were also panels sessions which gave a good idea of the extra-curricular activities available.

9/10

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

The week gave a very realistic view of the company. It has had a much greater influence on my decision about my future career path than any online research could provide. I gave a great all-round insight into the company and informed me of the practical steps required to take that career path.

8/10

Other Information

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

The company paid for an apartment which was conveniently very nearby to the office and reimbursed my travel expenses to take a train to leave London. All food needed was provided for and we were very well catered for throughout the day at the office. All expenses were reimbursed adequately.

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

There was one networking event where it was possible to meet employees and graduates. Additionally, during one lunch time we were able to talk with other employees at the request of some of the other students on the insight week. All of them welcomed questions and were very helpful in giving a view into the day to day life at Fidelity.

6/10

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

There were very comfortable and not too formal - so I felt very comfortable asking questions. All of the employees I spoke to gave a very realistic but also positive view of their employment at Fidelity. It also allowed me to get a good idea of the culture of the firm.

7/10

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

There was a panel which spoke to us about the activities they organised outside of work. They spoke to us about the issues of racial, religious and gender equality and the steps the company was taking to tackle these. Graduates also spoke to us about their experience in the company.

7/10

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

Yes, I think the week provided a great insight into what it would be like to work at Fidelity, both in terms of the day-to-day job, and the overall culture of the firm. I learnt a lot about the practical steps of the recruitment process and what I need to work on specifically to take those steps.

9/10

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