Structured Finance Summer Intern at NatWest Group

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Duration
Virtual Experience
Region
London Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
£24,000 - £25,999
Roles
Banking - Investment

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8.7/10

The Role
8.5
Organisation
7.0

Socialising

9.2

About You

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

I really enjoyed the virtual experience. I liked the variety of the programme, there were technical sessions, presentations about different roles within the bank, soft skills sessions and also wellbeing sessions. There were also significant opportunities to network, which I valued as people were really open to speak with me over a Zoom call.

9/10

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

I definitely felt valued. People from all seniority levels were incredibly open to answering my questions and conversing over Zoom. Some of the sessions were also organised based on surveys we did, this shows how the firm valued its interns' input.

10/10

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

We received a lot of guidance and support over the virtual experience. It was incredibly easy to access guidance and support from the Early Careers Team or our buddies, who were always receptive and helpful.

8/10

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

My financial skills have developed - I have a greater understanding of how bonds are priced, some of the key considerations of M&A, thinking about how companies can access liquidity, etc. This will assist me in my degree studies in financial modules. This will also assist me in my working life, as i intend on pursuing a role in the financial sector.

6/10

The Organisation

5. How well structured was the virtual experience?

The programme was very well structured. We knew what each day consisted of well in advance and everything ran very smoothly - which can be quite difficult when you have several Zoom calls in a day, one after the other.

9/10

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

The general atmosphere was very good, interns were always willing to engage with the speaker and the speakers were always open to questions. Everyone was generally very positive too.

9/10

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

The firm invested in us heavily. We had a number of training and development sessions, covering both soft and hard skills. In addition, it was very easy to learn more about a particular topic, as people from NatWest were always open to a conversation over Zoom.

9/10

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?

We had several chats with graduates, where we were able to gain a really thorough insight into what a full time role would entail. Our buddies also spoke about their experiences as current graduates.

8/10

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

We had a number of sessions with senior figures from NatWest Group, where we heard about their experiences at the Group and the current transformation going on. This helped us understand the culture. In addition, we could gauge the culture at the firm through how we were treated by members of NatWest Group in our other sessions.

9/10

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

8/10

Other Information

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

There were no expenses to reimburse, as it was a virtual programme.

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

There were networking calls set up for us. It was also incredibly easy to be put in touch with particular members of NatWest through our buddies. Everyone who led the sessions with us were also open to further conversations over Zoom.

10/10

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

The networking/ social event opportunities were very good. Everyone was open to questions and conversations. Everyone was very positive too.

9/10

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

We heard about the different CSR initiatives employees can get involved with and how CSR is an integral part of the employee experience at NatWest.

8/10

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

10/10

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