Intern at Lloyds Banking Group

Top Employer
Duration
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Region
Wales Wales
Review Date
Salary
Unpaid
Roles
Banking - Commercial Banking - Investment Banking - Retail Banking/Finance

This review was written using a previous version of questions that were updated in 2013

Lloyds Banking Group is a Top Employer

7.1/10

The Role
7.8
Organisation
7.4

Socialising

5.8

The Role

Role Description

Shadowing Business and financial managers, along with a look into the retail and corporate finance side of the industry.

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

The placement was an enjoyable experience, with a lot of genuine and helpful people. I felt instantly accepted and a member of the team. Though I enjoyed my experience, I feel as though I could of done more to help.

7/10

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

I was instantly allowed to partake in the morning meetings and learn about how employees were set targets, learning how the industry rewards its employees. I was included in business meetings and also meetings with potential and current clients.

9/10

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

I always had something to do or someone to shadow and when I had free time it was spent with members of the bank having lunch and discussing how I am doing and if there was anything that I would like to know about their establishment.

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I could of been given more to do I feel, although I feel as though I was given a fair share to deal with which I appreciated greatly.

8/10

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

I was not given a great responsibility, it was more of a learning experience then a hands on practical, though I was given some paper work and filing to help with in my first few days.

7/10

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

I developed better customer relations skill and a greater tolerance for unexpected situations arising.

7/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Lovely friendly people with a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

8/10

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

I was given an itinerary of the things I was to do which made things very organised, which I liked.

9/10

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

Work experience was my main investment, along with knowledge of the financial market.

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

5/10

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

Very although I think at present my career is on a different path as of my University degree field.

7/10

Social

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

I had personal obligation to family so I could not do anything above my work while there.

5/10

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

Low cost and good value.

8/10

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

Did not go out for nightlife as I was studying in my own time. Although I heard there were cocktail parties for interns.

5/10

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

None particularly that I heard of.

5/10