Non-Economist Insight Day at Bank of England

Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Review Date


About You
The Company
Everything Else

Role Description

A one day Insight Day at The Bank of England

About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

The insight day gave me a great idea to what it would be like to work for The Bank. I really enjoyed my day there and it gave me an idea to what an assessment center is like. For example, we had to complete a group project in timed conditions.
4 /5

2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?

I felt very valued during the day. The event was very well organised, there was someone at reception to greet us and point us in the right direction. The lady running the day made sure to answer all of our questions in as much detail as possible.
4 /5

3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?

Due to the nature of the event, we were not given much guidance and support. But if we needed anything we could just ask
3 /5

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

The skills I learnt from my Insight Day have assisted me greatly. It has enabled me to be in a confident place when attending assessment centers for jobs, as part of the Insight Day we had to complete a group project and have a networking event with current employees.
5 /5

The Company

5. How well structured was the insight?

The insight was very well structured. We had a plan of what we were doing throughout the day
5 /5

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

The atmosphere throughout the day was okay. However, I think it could have been better, as we only really got to work with the people on our tables we sat down on at the start of the day.
2 /5

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

I learnt lots during the day,
4 /5

8. To what extent did the insight help you to understand what it would be like to have a full time role with the company or firm?

The insight gave us details to what it would be like working for The Bank of England, which was great. We got to hear from current graduates who work their and got their opinions. This was really great as it gave me a rounded perception of the Bank.
3 /5

9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?

The insight helped me understand the culture of the company. I learnt that it was often a 9-5, with a focus on work life balance.
3 /5

10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?

It was very useful! Not having a background in economics, it gave me an insight into what roles are available for someone like me!
3 /5

Everything Else

11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?

I was reimbursed for my expenses.

12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?

Yes, we had a 30min networking event with current employees of The Bank. This allowed us to ask a variety of questions to them.
4 /5

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

3 /5

14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?

3 /5

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

Yes definitely. The Insight Day provided me with a lot of information regarding placement opportunities and gave me a head start in my placement search and what I should be expecting.
5 /5