• 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.
  • Working alongside developers and analysts to bring together various projects. Working with languages such as Python and SQL to conduct testing, and interacting with users to ensure the product is in scope.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • Learnt project management and analyst skills. Developed on programming languages such as SQL and python in particular. Also learnt soft skills such as managing expectations and developing solid relationships that will be invaluable in my future career.

  • 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?
  • 5/5

  • 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?
  • Yes, was put straight into tasks that had a direct impact on users. Dealt with user - developer relationships very early on, and was involved with daily meetings where I would present my findings.

  • 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?
  • Lots of support. Was assigned a buddy within my team that was there for any quick questions or queries. A mentor scheme is in place to discuss career and personal progression over the year which was extremely useful in getting the most out of the internship. And finally having a manager to set tasks and give valuable feedback so that you could constantly improve the work being produced.

  • 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?
  • Great company to work for, everyone is so friendly and welcoming. Having an approachable team means it was easy to ask questions and get involved so that you can make the most out of your internship. Despite being online there were online social and networking events which allowed you to connect with colleagues from different departments.

  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate the social opportunities?
  • 4/5

  • 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?
  • Thoroughly enjoyed the internship, and had an incredible experience. Was interesting to be in a work environment for the first time, but the steep learning curve meant I had to adjust very quickly to the environment and the amount of support available made this easy to do.

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

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

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

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

  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to Nomura
  • Ensure you are ready to work hard! It is very challenging but also rewarding, so be aware that the effort you put in is what you will get out. Also network as much as possible and understand as many different areas of the bank as you can so that when you go back to education you have a better understanding of what your future career holds.

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Banking - Investment

Central London and City

August 2021

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