Rating

3.7/5
  • The Role
    4.1
  • The Company
    3.9
  • The Culture
    2.8

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I really enjoyed working at the Bank. It has a great culture and ethos, although a bit under-resourced at times. The building is excellent and the environment very collegiate. It was good to see flexible working hours, and, opportunities to work from home.

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Most team members were very appreciative of my efforts and thanked me for my work. I was lucky enough to work with a team that helped me through the learning process, although some colleagues did take me for granted and were not very appreciative.

    4/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • My manager helped me massively with my career development, giving me tips on how to improve, and meeting regularly to check for an update on how I was getting on. There were times where I felt I could be managed better.

    4/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • My team was exceptionally busy and seemed to have all of the Department's high level priorities for the year! This is a exception though.

    5/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • A lot! I wrote two papers as the lead author for the Bank's main policy comittees.

    5/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I have learned so much and developed so much from my time at the Bank. I've developed career skills from time management and project management and a written and analytical skills set that will stand me in good stead for the future.

    4/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Often very quiet.

    3/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • HR organised us fairly well with our managers and did check up on us ocassionally.

    4/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • The Bank allowed me to go on a secondment to Supervision as a chance to explore my interests. My manager gave me development points to work on which were helpful.

    4/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Flexi Time

    Subsidised Canteen

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    Financial Bonus

    Working from home

    5/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Very appealing. I plan to go back as an economist in the International Directorate.

    5/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Pretty good. We met up and had socials. Not too often though.

    3/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Very high, it's Central London!

    2/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Very good! Didn't go out too much though because of money.

    5/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • We managed to organise some football among other students. It was either not that well advertised or I missed it.

    2/5

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Details

Placement Year (10 Months+)

Central London and City

6th November 2019


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