Account Manager Support Intern at Handelsbanken

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
Rugby
Review Date
Roles
Banking/Finance

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3.2/5

The Role
3.6
The Company
3
The Culture
2.8

The Role

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

Great experience getting to see and understand how the decentralised aspect works. Really enjoyable meeting and working alongside clients.
4 /5

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

Mixed in well with the team at my branch, however, as I didn't have access to a few systems it limited how much of an impact I could have on the team.
4 /5

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

Was provided a lot of opportunities from my corporate manager.
4 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

As our branch is relatively new and small, there isn't many major developments happening on a daily basis.
3 /5

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

As mentioned before, not having access to a couple systems put a limit on what I could help out with.
3 /5

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

This internship was more practical than theoretical and will certainly be helpful in my future career. Also some of the development modules will help me in my degree.
5 /5

The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Generally quite however, did have many interesting and fruitful conversations.
3 /5

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

As there was a basic structure in place from the central head office and the rest was left down to the branch it was relatively well organised.
4 /5

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

Spent time getting people from different areas of the bank together to teach us about their role.
3 /5

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • National Travel
2 /5

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

Quite appealing mainly due to the small chain of command and ability to learn quickly.
4 /5

The Culture

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

A little as after the head office visits we went for a couple drinks after.
4 /5

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

Relatively cheap as I lived at home and didn't have to spend much on necessities.
3 /5

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

Wasn't the best in the area I worked however the local city was a 10 minute drive from where I live.
3 /5

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

As its a decentralised bank its hard to socialise with people other than the ones from your bank.
3 /5