• Skills
  • Responsibilities
  • Support & Guidance
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions


  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis.
  • Project management. Regular meeting with various stakeholders across the company involving high senior colleagues, such as country and departmental managers. Keen eye for detail in analysis of business data and an understanding of business requirements are useful. Excel Skills very useful


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • Project Management and planning (Charter and plan creation). Networking (Attending intern meetings as well as reaching out to senior colleagues) Self-Organisation (Solo project allowed me to organise my time and plan accordingly) Excel Skills (Developed experience working with large data sets to analyse key metrics)

  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate your development of industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate your development of personal / soft skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how these skills have helped you in your career development
  • 5/5


  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • My project was entirely my own, but driven by key stakeholders. I was also linked into urgent metric reporting teams with immediate responsibility. All of which was carried out successfully. So yes I had a great amount of responsibility as soon as my project began

  • Please rate how meaningful the work you were doing was
  • 5/5

    Support & Guidance

  • 4. How much support and guidance did you receive during your placement / internship?
  • I met with my manager every other day when required. The direction was always clear. There was a lot of resources online on how to navigate the workspace. I was partnered with another intern buddy as well as another senior colleague, both of which who were very helpful

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from your line manager?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from the wider team?
  • 5/5


  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • Fantastic. It fostered a healthy and entertaining workplace. Everyone was upbeat, helpful and really enthusiastic about how our projects were going. I also loved how the campus team hosted various fun events, sent out 'goodie' packages, and kept checking up to ensure we were enjoying our internship. It's by far the best workplace i've ever been a part of.

  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the social opportunities?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the diversity initiatives?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the charity, sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives?
  • 5/5

    Your Impressions

  • 6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?
  • At first, i did feel a little lost as my project was my own. That did make me feel like the work was of lesser value. However over time, as my knowledge deepened in the subject, I began to trust my works value and that greatly helped. Beyond work, i have loved meeting the team and fellow interns. So i have greatly enjoyed my internship!

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on your placement / internship
  • 4/5

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 5/5

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at American Express
  • 5/5

  • 7. Would you recommend American Express to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to American Express
  • Don't worry if you're not from a finance background. The training is robust and I didn't feel disadvantaged as a physics student coming into the company. Amex values the real you and encourages you to be yourself at work more than anywhere I have been before. You should be confident in yourself and really bring what motivates you to work

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Internship (1-4 Months)

Business Analytics, Business Management

South East

9th August 2021

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