Rating

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?
  • 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

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Details

Internship (1-4 Months)

8th October 2020


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