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Rating

3.4/5
  • The Role
    3.6
  • The Company
    3.8
  • The Culture
    2.8

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • The Spring Break was a very enjoyable and informative experience. Only drawback would perhaps be that 'work shadowing' was just discussing a particular line of business with a member of that line.

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Whenever being talked to by any of the colleagues there definitely wasn't any condescension as I feared there might be.

    4/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • This doesn't really apply to my experience as there wasn't any activity that required support or guidance.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • The first day was pretty much 12 straight hours which was tough. However, a lot of this time was spent on networking events which lowered the work load.

    4/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • As there wasn't work set in a traditional sense, there wasn't any tasks which involved responsibility.

    1/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I think the skills I learnt at the Spring Break will certainly help with my roles in university societies and later on when applying for graduate positions.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Friendly, but extremely hard working atmosphere yet not uptight.

    4/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Everything ran as was outlined at the beginning of the pre-internship.

    5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • It was just a 2 day programme so not much was invested monetary-wise. However a lot of the business volunteered their own time to work with us, which I would consider an investment.

    3/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • 3/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • The Spring Break made me much more likely to accept a job offer at J.P. Morgan were I to receive an offer.

    5/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Most people were very friendly. No competitive atmosphere or tension.

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Recommended hotel cost more than J.P. Morgan were willing to pay.

    3/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • I didn't get an opportunity to experience Bournemouth's night life.

    3/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Not really as the only night you get in Bournemouth ends at half 8 and everyone was too tired to get involved in outside activities.

    1/5

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Details

Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Banking - Investment, Banking/Finance

South East

April 2012


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