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Rating

3.3/5
  • The Role
    3.9
  • The Company
    4.3
  • The Culture
    1.1

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • Packed full of interactive activities and people organising and participating in the event were keen. Everyone in the bank was friendly and got really involved in the programme.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Really good group of people

    4/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • The event organisers from HR were amazing. Gave a great impression of the bank. All the employees I had contact with were so keen to offer advice and help. Brilliant!

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Slightly too busy at times and involved early starts (6:40am) however gave us a true insight into the working day of an employee.

    2/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • So many opportunities for group work and there was a project organised for the whole week.

    4/5

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

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Packed full of talks and activities that rarely lost your attention. Games were all fun especially the Track the Trader Game.

    5/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Fantastic organisation. We all had 4 desk rotations each all of which were seamlessly organised with our preferences matched up.

    5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • So many employees were involved in the programme and gave up their time to help us.

    5/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • 2/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Brilliant impression of the bank - friendly atmosphere with hardworking but importantly fun people.

    5/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Lack of time for fun - our days were packed with work and the evenings involved organising our project

    3/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Again, not much time to socialise.

    2/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Not relevant.

    0/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Not relevant unless a full time employee.

    0/5

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Details

Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Banking - Investment

Central London and City

April 2012


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