Credit Risk Analyst at Lloyds Banking Group

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
London Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
£20,000 - £21,999
Roles
Accountancy Economics

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8.3/10

The Role
8.7
Organisation
7.8

Socialising

8.5

The Role

Role Description

I was a credit risk analyst within the analytics & oversight team in the Risk Division.

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

It was a great year that enabled me to learn lots about the company and division. I was given a lot of responsibility from day 1 and had many opportunities to learn and develop, whether that be through networking or undertaking new tasks.

9/10

2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

I fell that I was a key member of the team and as valued as any of the more senior members of the team.

10/10

3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?

We had weekly one-to-ones to catch up with my line manager, he was always very supportive of trying to learn new skills and network with people in all divisions of the bank.

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

On a daily basis I had some days that were very busy as I was in a reporting team, and also there were some days that were quite quiet, which was good as it enabled me to reach out and shadow others.

7/10

5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

I was given a lot of responsibility as I was in charge of providing reporting materials and presentations that were used in very senior committees, I also had the chance to produce some tables that were used in the annual report.

10/10

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

I have improved my Excel skills significantly which will be very useful for university. I have also picked up many good working habits off senior members of the team.

7/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The atmosphere was great, it was a very relaxed office and there were many other placement students on the floor.

10/10

8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

It was quite well organised. There could have been better communication of graduate scheme referral processes.

6/10

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

I was able to use online learning sites such as Lynda that were really useful in developing my Excel skills. I also was given many opportunities to shadow people in all areas of the bank.

9/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Working from home
6/10

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

I have really enjoyed my time with the bank and would definitely want to stay on, hopefully I am successfully referred onto the graduate scheme.

8/10

Social

12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

Yes, we would often for drinks and socials like Karaoke on a Thursday night.

10/10

13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

I lived from home, at the end of the day it is London so socialising is always going to be a bit more expensive.

6/10

14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

There are hundreds of restaurants, bars and clubs in walking distance so the nightlife is great.

10/10

15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

Yes, there were sports like football every week. There are often socials that everyone is invited to.

8/10