Account Manager Support at Handelsbanken

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
Newport
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4.2/5

The Role
4.7
The Company
4.4
The Culture
3.3

Role Description

A wide variety of tasks - admin, communication with customers and colleagues, general banking tasks on individual banking and corporate banking

The Role

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

I really enjoyed the job role and what it entailed but I especially loved the culture, people and company. Everything they told to us was very much true.
5 /5

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

I felt constantly supported by both the branch and HR. Everyone was very approachable and had no trouble giving feedback and help.
5 /5

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

Very approachable colleagues and constant support throughout by everyone I came into contact with.
5 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

There were a few occasions where I was not that busy, but the internship programme was designed in a way that HR provided tasks and projects for you to do in these periods. So I was always doing something, learning along the way.
4 /5

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

I felt that the longer I spent there the more I was getting involved with. It was moving up in a nice pace.
4 /5

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

It gave me a good insight into the type of environment and career path I wish to pursue.
5 /5

The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Formal yet relaxed - I felt very comfortable
5 /5

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

I liked the extra activities they gave us, it meant there was always something to do.
4 /5

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

They kept contact with me in my final year and constantly answered any questions I had about training and development. I feel supported in this area and taken seriously. Personal development is clearly important at Handelsbanken - I love that
5 /5

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • There were no perks with this Internship
4 /5

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

Very appealing - the career path seems very flexible and open. As well as the environment and culture - it is all customer focused and they take priority.
5 /5

The Culture

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

We were quite spread out among the region - although we did have a few days at the head office in Bristol. But there were no social events outside of this.
3 /5

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

Average
4 /5

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

Cardiff and Newport are the local cities - Cardiff has the better night life
4 /5

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

Not really - not to say there won't be. I was only there 2 months.
3 /5