Assessment Centre/Diversity/Wellbeing Insight days at Bank of England

Duration
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Region
London
Review Date

5/5

About You
5
The Company
4.9
Everything Else
5

About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

The insight days I attended were very well organised. There was a lot of opportunities to ask questions and Bank staff provided very useful insights. I particularly enjoyed the panel discussion because it gave me a very good sense of what it’s like to work at the Bank.
5 /5

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

What made me feel most valued by the Bank was that staff would give very full answers to questions. This provided me with a much better sense of what it’s like to work at the Bank beyond what I could find on the website. I was particularly impressed by how bank staff took part in the insight day (in the panel discussion and the networking session).
5 /5

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

We were given instructions about how to use the meeting platform. These instructions were very clear.
5 /5

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

The information I gained has not assisted my degree studies. It did, however, give me a much better sense of the culture at the Bank. It convinced me that it is a place in which I would like to work.
5 /5

The Company

5. How well structured was the insight?

5 /5

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

The atmosphere was both formal and congenial. I was made to feel that I could ask any question and when I did ask a question, I would receive a very full, well thought out response.
5 /5

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

Given the length of the insight day, I do not think I could’ve developed over the course of it. I would say, however, that it provided me with information that fleshed out a lot of the information on the Bank website. In that sense it was very helpful. I don’t think I gained any skills as a result of attending the insight days.
5 /5

8. To what extent did the insight help you to understand what it would be like to have a full time role with the company or firm?

I gained a very good sense of what it’s like to work at the Bank. What I really appreciated was how enthusiastic staff were about the Bank and how they would discuss how much they like the culture without being prompted. This spoke volumes to me and I would not be able to get this through studying the information on the Bank website.
5 /5

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

I got a very good sense of how collaborative the Bank is. I also learned how much people that are hard working and willing to learn are values by the organisation. This is something I couldn’t have found out had I not attended the insight day.
5 /5

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

Yes, it convinced me that the Bank is somewhere I’d like to work.
5 /5

Everything Else

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

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

There was panel discussion at the beginning and a networking session at the end. I was given access to several employees at different levels. Gaining their insight was very useful.
5 /5

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

There were networking opportunities but not social opportunities as the event was held in virtual space.
5 /5

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

The website has a fair bit of information about the activities that staff can get involved in. The staff in the insight provided me was much more information in relation this. They made it clear to me how much more (than is included on the website) is provided for staff to get involved with. Everything from different networks to get involved in, talks, events, directorate drinks, Xmas parties.
5 /5

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

Yes definitely. It’s an excellent opportunity to flesh out the information on the website.
5 /5