The insight mainly involved talks from graduates as well as stakeholders about the financial and technological world. We also had the opportunity to network and ask questions to whomever was speaking!
From one of the talks, I was able to observe the importance of commercial awareness therefore it is something I have been trying to develop ever since attending the event. My presentation and communication skills were also improved slightly as a result of attending the event due to the nature of our task. At first I was quite shy to speak up but after getting comfortable, I was asking questions and contributing soo much more.
It was extremely beneficial and interesting learning about all the different roles which I didn’t even know existed. When it came to answering the questions, everyone was also quite honest and had very good responses so that was also quite nice!
It seemed extremely connected, so everyone had a good relationship with everyone. Everyone involved felt a sense of belonging and acceptance based on my observations. No one felt more special than their counterparts. There was also a very strong sense of teamwork and community, where like I previously stated, no one seemed to feel left out.
I enjoyed most of it. I enjoyed interacting with the other attendees as well as listening to the talks and gaining insight on the different career opportunities. I enjoyed their sincerity and rawnesswhen it came to answering questions
If you’re considering, just apply! The application process did not feel strenuous at all. The numerical reasoning test was even enjoyable (though you may have to brush up on your mental arithmetic skills). The interview process literally felt like a friendly conversation and coupled with the small incentives you receive as well as the interesting speakers that attend, I would say that it is more than worth it to apply!
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Banking/Finance, Information Technology
12th April 2021