Group Transformation Intern at Lloyds Banking Group

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
London Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
Computer and Systems Engineering

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7.7/10

The Role
8.0
Organisation
7.0

Socialising

8.0

The Role

Role Description

Assisted in the migration of hundreds of thousands of users to new hardware and software by completing tasks to help out the pilot program.

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

I enjoyed my time at Lloyds bank quite a lot, the tasks they gave me were relevant to my interests, the bank gave me the right amount of challenge and they treated me very well. The work I did allowed me to develop my skills further and it has enhanced my employability.

8/10

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

I had a very good relationship with my colleagues, it was the perfect balance between having a laid back attitude and keeping things professional. My colleagues valued me just as much as I valued them and collaborating with them to complete projects was a very enjoyable experience. I truly felt like a key part of the team.

9/10

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

My line manager gave me a lot of support, always making sure I got the most out of my placement. He always kept up on how I was getting along with work, asking how I was finding it and he was overall very easy to communicate with. My project manager was very similar as well, always offering me support when I needed it and making sure that I was never unoccupied.

7/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I was kept occupied all throughout, always having a project to work on at all times. There was never a time where I had nothing to do, even if I had finished everything I could do, there would always be more relevant tasks for me to carry out. I also never felt overworked or burdened with too much work in the slightest.

8/10

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

I was given not too much responsibility for a project that was gravely important in the business. I sort of wish that I was given a little bit more responsibility but with the severity of the execution of the project being high, I understand why I wasn't given too much responsibility and some other people would say that it was the right amount for them.

7/10

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

This internship has greatly improved my skillset as a candidate, much more than any of my previous experience. This was the first time that I had been given such a true experience of the workplace and it helped me develop my professionalism by a lot, as well as developing my collaboration and communication skills the most.

9/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The atmosphere of the office was very good, there were rarely times where the office was a boring place to work. The attitude that everyone has in the office had the right combination of professionalism and being laid back. The atmosphere motivated me to come into work every day, I'd even stay and do overtime!

8/10

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

I feel like this internship was set up quite well. The first two weeks were quite slow since it took time to set up emails and passwords and devices, etc. But after those first 2 weeks I was always occupied with engaging tasks. The company could definitely improve on having everything set up before our placements starts so we can truly get the most out of the time we have on the internship.

6/10

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

There wasn't much dedicated personal development aside from some online training courses. The courses really did help develop some of my skills, but for the most part I developed my skillset through the projects I completed as opposed to having dedicated training sessions. I do believe that they have some training sessions in person.

5/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Working from home
8/10

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

Future employment prospects look very appealing. A lot of it is due to how well they treat you as an employee, I already got a lot of benefits just from being an intern. After taking a look and learning more about the graduate scheme, it is definitely something that I will apply for in the near future.

8/10

Social

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

There was a very good social scene. This is mostly because all the student interns were placed in free university accommodation, so it enabled us to socialise outside of the workplace and generate personal relationships between each other. Everyone was friendly and I have made some really good friends while on my internship.

8/10

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

The cost of living and socialising was quite high, as I was placed in London. However, my internship paid me very well to the point that the high costs weren't as severe. It greatly helped that our accommodation was free and we didn't have to spend on travelling to work, as it was only a short walk away.

7/10

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

The nightlife was amazing where I was placed, there's just so much to do in London! It's never short of restaurants, pubs, nightclubs as well as other venues that host a range of activities, there was something for everyone to enjoy! Although it was a little bit expensive most of the time, I've enjoyed the nightlife a lot.

9/10

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

My internship was extremely good at giving us activities outside of work. They often held meet ups after work to relax a little bit and would occasionally host some huge events, such as renting out a boat for the interns to socialise on or a table tennis venue to have a good time after work.

8/10

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