1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
It was great summer Internship. I enjoyed my time at RBS, and it helped me develop myself, and broaden my career perspectives.
2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
After a slow start, a got to be involved in a great project which given me enough work to keep me occupied and was interesting as well. Enjoyed working on it.
3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
Everyone was supportive, whatever question or problem I had. Everyone was flexible enough to be there when I needed it, but do not bother unnecessarily.
4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
I had wok to do, but I wasn't overloaded, it was a great balance and I could set my own dairy and pace of work, which helped a lot for me.
5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
I've got to be involved in the first steps of a great data analytical project, which would probably run for quite a while. I was the first one to work with the data. and I got to be involved in the first playback of our findings as well.
6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
The things I learned at RBS probably won't be needed to finish my degree, but it will certainly be useful after that in my career.
7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
It was a great atmosphere, I had a great time, it was just the right amount of fun joking around to make it a nice place to be.
8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
There was great flexibility around what we would get involved in, depending on our team and line manager. I had a rather slow start of my Internship, I found it hard to get involved with whatever my team was doing, simply because of the nature of their work, but after the first few weeks we managed to find the best project for me, which worked out great.
9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
RBS provides the opportunity to develop yourself, you just have to grab it. The atmosphere and the culture is 100% supportive, but it depends on you how much you make out of it. It is gonna as rewarding as the effort you put into it.
10. What were the perks on your work placement?
Staff Sales/Staff Shop
11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
It looks like a great place to work. The grad scheme seems to be an ideal start of ones career.
12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
The interns in Edinburgh had quite a community, they spent a lot of time together on social event, lunch time, or general hanging out.
13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
Edinburgh is a lovely city, cost-income ration is rather good as well.
14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
I don't know much about the Nightlife, but there are quite a lot of pubs and clubs to go to.
15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
It really depends on you, your time and commitment. The opportunities are there, it is a big city, everything is there that you can wish for.