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Rating

2.9/5
  • The Role
    3.5
  • The Company
    3.1
  • The Culture
    1.9

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • It was very interesting and you had the opportunity to learn a lot about investment banking and meet people.

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • It was only a two day event but I met some lovely people!

    4/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • We did job shadowing as part of the event and had presentations as to how to apply for a grad scheme. This was very useful.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • We stopped for lunch and even that was a networking event! So very busy but that was good.

    5/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • The event mainly consisted of job shadowing and presentations so very little responsibility to none.

    1/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • There was a lot of advice about applying for graduate schemes, taking part in assessment centres and helping with CV's. Over all this was extremely helpful.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Everyone seemed to be very happy and enjoying their roles within the company.

    4/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Very, we barely stopped but everything was well organised in terms of who was looking after us and who we were supposed to be with.

    3/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • As only a 2 day invent not much can be said for this section but during day to the advice given will really help us when applying to the company and who to do well within the company.

    2/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Company Parties/Events

    5/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • We met very useful contacts.

    3/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Wasn't really aware of this as it was only 2 days.

    3/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • The company paid for accommodation and travel.

    3/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Didn't get a chance to see it!

    1/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Doesn't really apply here as it was only 2 days.

    1/5

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Details

Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Banking - Commercial

South West

April 2012


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