Data Science Intern at Barclays

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
Knutsford North West
Review Date
Salary
£30,000+
Roles
Computer Science

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8.1/10

The Role
9.3
Organisation
7.8

Socialising

6.8

The Role

Role Description

Developed models for specific use cases in the bank

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

Really enjoyed the internship, everyone was very nice and helpful.

9/10

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

I was on a small team of about 4 people so that might of affect this however I felt a very valued member of the team.

10/10

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

My project was quite individual, and most of the work I did on my own however anytime I had a question everyone was happy to answer.

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

At the start it took about a week or two to set everything up and get started on my project. It was very much up to me how much work I put into the project as it was open ended so I was busy.

10/10

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

I was given a task that was important, however it wasn't crucial for me to succeed in it for the bank. This did reduce the responsibility I was given.

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 definitely learned a lot about the industry and other libraries that I can apply to my studies in my final year.

10/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The atmosphere was generally positive, however as it is an open office and a lot of people have meeting calls so it can get a bit distracting.

7/10

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

Initially before I came I did not know what I would be doing right up until my first day in the office. This was ok because I was placed in a team that I really wanted to be in however for others this could be seen as a problem.

5/10

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

I was constantly challenged and they hosted a lot of sessions with speakers from different areas allowing a lot of learning.

9/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Sports and Social Club
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
8/10

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

The future prospects are very appealing and there is a lot of room for growth within the team and the whole bank.

10/10

Social

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

Overall there was about 50 interns and there was a good community vibe including a lot of grads joining swell in the middle of the internship.

10/10

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

There is not many things to do in Knutsford and the surrounding area. It is also a very expensive place to live.

3/10

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

There is not many places to go out to nearby however we had some events but they were about 25 minute drive away.

5/10

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

Lot of opportunities to get involved in different sporting / charity events.

9/10

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