HR Intern at NatWest Group

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Duration
Virtual Experience
Region
Exeter South West
Review Date
Salary
Less than £ 10,000
Roles
Human Resources

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9.4/10

The Role
10.0
Organisation
8.2

Socialising

10.0

About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the virtual experience?

Running the virtual experience has been fantastic. It has been great to get a feeling for NatWest Group, and also understand more about our specific programmes. I have particularly enjoyed how members of departments have been more than willing to have 'virtual coffee sessions' and phone calls to discuss their job roles. I have thoroughly enjoyed it.

10/10

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

It has been great to connect with so many people in the business. From senior professionals to our graduate buddies, everyone has been more than willing to connect, answer questions and discuss their experiences. My graduate buddies have connect me with many professionals to help me gain a better experience of the business. I have also connected with many people on LinkedIn who were also more than willing to connect and have a chat.

10/10

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

The guidance from my 2 graduate buddies has been fantastic. They have supported me to find emails or numbers of people who could answer my questions or tell me more about their experiences, which has been a fantastic opportunity. Especially in the current climate, it has been great to receive so much guidance and support through virtual mediums.

10/10

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

The internship has helped improve my proficiency with Zoom and helped me familiarise myself with virtual working. It was strange to start with, but it has helped me improve my confidence using technology and connect with people both personally and professionally through virtual means.

10/10

The Organisation

5. How well structured was the virtual experience?

The internship has been really well-structured. I have enjoyed learning more about my specific department and also having bigger sessions with seniors professionals in the bank. With the nature of the big sessions, I was sometimes not able to ask my question, but each time I was able to submit a question after the presentation, which was a fantastic opportunity to still engage with the session.

10/10

6. How was the general atmosphere during your virtual experience?

It has been great. Everyone has been really positive and excited to help. Additionally, I have really enjoyed the virtual socials such as the escape rooms which I really enjoyed. It was also great to undertake charity events, even though we are all in different parts of the world, it has been fantastic to engage with other interns from various business areas!

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

I really appreciate the fact that NatWest Group went ahead with the internship. I feel the company has invested everything in us to help assist our development and support us to our full potential. It has been great to get a better idea of my department, and understand the opportunities.

10/10

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

Having a virtual experience has still helped me to understand the culture of the business and the opportunities that are available to graduates. It has been really insightful to have conversations with people from a multitude of different roles. The way the business has accepted the interns and run such a comprehensive programme, has been amazing and demonstrates their commitment to development to full-time colleagues.

10/10

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

It really helped me to understand the company culture. Even though it has all been virtual, NatWest's commitment to development has demonstrated how committed the business is to becoming a purpose-led organisation. The business' positive and inclusive culture has been apparent in every Zoom, phone call and 'virtual coffee catch-up' I have had.

10/10

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

This has been incredibly insightful for helping me decide my future careers path. It has reaffirmed my choice of business area, and also my wish to work for NatWest Group. I have had a great internship which has taught me more, and further supported my development.

10/10

Other Information

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

We were paid as if we had been able to go to the office for the full 10-week internship, which was absolutely fantastic.

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

It has been great to have the opportunity to connect with so many people, whether it be across Zoom, the phone, email or LinkedIn. Everyone has been more than willing to take the time to have a chat and just discuss how everything is going and more specifically, discuss their roles and experiences.

10/10

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

The networking has been fantastic, as mentioned previously. The social events have been great. My personal favourite was the Virtual Escape Room. Having the opportunity to run charity events has been great and really enjoyable. Its great we have had the same opportunities virtually as we would have if we were in the office!

10/10

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

I have been connect to numerous people to discuss the opportunities for charity work and also work within the community. I have particularly been interested in MoneySense and going into schools to help children get a better understanding of money. I have been connected to multiple people who have been involved in this initiative.

10/10

15. Would you recommend this virtual experience to a friend?

Absolutely. The experience has been fantastic and I have loved the opportunities it has presented to me.

10/10

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