Communications and Marketing Intern at RBS

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
Edinburgh Scotland
Review Date
Salary
£20,000 - £21,999
Roles
Public Relations

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8.4/10

The Role
8.5
Organisation
8.2

Socialising

8.5

The Role

Role Description

Interning for 10 weeks in the Corporate Affairs team at RBS.

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

Internship was extremely enjoyable and I was encouraged to participate in a diverse range of activities.

9/10

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

Colleagues treated me like a true employee and I was encouraged to take responsibility for tasks.

8/10

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

Line manager was extremely supportive and caring. They ensured that I was participating in as many diverse experiences as I could.

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Sometimes felt that I could have been entrusted with meatier tasks that required more thought. On the whole, I was kept reasonably busy.

7/10

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

I was given responsibility for a number of tasks, sometimes at the last minute, and I felt a trusted part of the team.

8/10

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

I learnt extremely vital skills during my internship and these can apply at university, and other workplaces.

10/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Excellent and sociable atmosphere. Colleague interactions were encouraged. Easy to have meetings and catch-ups.

8/10

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

Programme in my department was extremely organised. A few issues with organising security passes etc.

8/10

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

You are encouraged to attend training session and expand your knowledge of the bank.

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
8/10

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

Ability to be offered a place on the graduate scheme. Appears to be generous rates of promotion following this.

9/10

Social

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

Intern social events were often organised and you were encouraged to collaborate with fellow interns.

9/10

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

I already have a flat here so it made no difference.

9/10

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

Edinburgh nightlife is obviously very good.

10/10

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

Not sure what this means.

6/10