• 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.
  • -analyse market developments and keep up with news -develop useful tools/dashboards in Excel -analyse data kin Python -chat with people to learn about different products, markets, and their jobs


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • -improved my Python programming skills significantly -improved my Excel skills significantly -learnt about Forex and structured products

  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 3/5

  • 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?
  • 4/5

  • Please rate how these skills have helped you in your career development
  • 4/5


  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • Not much, unfortunately - most of the projects given to interns are not used by the desks. I tried to take on more responsibility myself by writing market comments, but my initiatives were largely ignored. Banking internships work more like an extended interview rather than a real job with responsibilities.

  • Please rate how meaningful the work you were doing was
  • 3/5

    Support & Guidance

  • 4. How much support and guidance did you receive during your placement / internship?
  • A good deal from HR and support staff, between little and very little from the desks.

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from your line manager?
  • 2/5

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from the wider team?
  • 2/5


  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • A bit stressed and people didn't have much time, but that's the nature of the industry. Overall, people were responsive and helpful (particularly at the more senior level - ED and above). I liked the overall competitive nature of the teams and their desire to perform well among other banks and to offer great client service. I can attest that the teams are truly striving to do great work and serve their clients well.

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

  • How would you rate the social opportunities?
  • 3/5

  • How would you rate the diversity initiatives?
  • 4/5

  • 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?
  • It was enjoyable - I improved my technical skills, learnt a bit more about the industry, chatted to some practitioners, and got paid to do so. Overall, a good experience.

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on your placement / internship
  • 3/5

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 4/5

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at Nomura
  • 3/5

  • 7. Would you recommend Nomura to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to Nomura
  • Know the kind of work you will do in the division you apply to and make sure you are passionate about it.

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Internship (1-4 Months)

Banking - Investment

Central London and City

August 2021

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