Technology Intern at Fidelity International

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
London Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
£28,000 - £29,999
Roles
Information Technology

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8.6/10

The Role
9.7
Organisation
7.8

Socialising

8.0

The Role

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

I had a great start working as a technology intern. As coming from a Technology background, I never got a chance to learn about Finance and Investment markets and how thing works. And by working at Fidelity, I am finally got a head start in that topic and recently passed an exam based on it.

10/10

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

Amazing! my ideas were heard and valued by my manager. Even he encouraged me to find solutions for the existing problems on my own and he provided help whenever required.

10/10

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

I always received support and help from my colleagues and seniors, and it does not matter how big or small the problem was. They were all very helpful !

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

It depends on the number of projects I am running or working in and how I manage my time. Sometimes I have very few things to do and other times big list to things.

10/10

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

Quite a lot! I organised many events, which was attended by many seniors from Fidelity and external companies.

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 learned a lot about APIs and Sandbox environment during my placement year and it will help me in choosing modules in the upcoming year.

10/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

In one word I would say - Fresh. Everyone in the office are very helpful and supportive.

10/10

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

Overall experience was great, as coming from a non-financial background I faced many challenges but the placement was very well organised and help me and other placement students to get on the good level.

10/10

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

During the first month of my placement, I attended many classes and taken online courses, all organised by Fidelity. Recently I passed the IOC test, even though I had no knowledge of Finance and Investment before joining the company.

5/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • National Travel
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Working from home
5/10

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

I think the company is doing great in the technology department, trying to improve many platforms so that we can give better customer experience. And I think its a good time to be here, as you will get a hand-on experience creating some program that will help many people.

9/10

Social

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

Early Career did their best to make our Placement year as great as possible by organising many social events. We had many socials, played ping pong and other games.

9/10

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

Well, comparatively Central London is one of the most expensive areas.

5/10

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

Amazing, all the big clubs and bars are in this area.

9/10

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

Yes, there were many opportunities. I went to Career Fairs in many UK Universities such as Cambridge and Oxford. Even went to many events directly or indirectly related to my learning and work projects with colleagues

9/10

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