Rating

4.9/5
  • Skills
    5.0
  • Responsibilities
    5.0
  • Support & Guidance
    5.0
  • Culture
    4.5
  • Your Impressions
    5.0

    Overview

  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis.
  • Assigned to research and optimise the reporting tool used in the PRISM system, to display differences and top movers. Increased the coverage for all exposure regimes (Basel2, Basel3, potential exposure etc.) and for IMM and non-IMM legal entities. Chosen to coordinate the PRISM monthly production release in a 24-developer team Gained experience in using technologies and libraries such as Pandas, NumPy, Protobuf/gPRC microservice deployment


    Skills

  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • Gained experience in using technologies and libraries such as Pandas, NumPy, Protobuf/gPRC microservice deployment


  • 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

    Responsibilities

  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • Yes, after the first 6 months in which I was still working on tasks related to my onboarding and still getting help from my buddy and manager at every step, I've been chosen to coordinate the PRISM monthly production release in a 24-developer team.


  • 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?
  • Since my placement started and ended fully online unfortunately, I was a lot of help at the beginning since I was new to investment banking and also coding in teams with so many employees.


  • 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

    Culture

  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • My whole team is really open and there are constant tasks which implicate developers from Shanghai and from India, and also working with the business side from London and Japan. So, I would say that the company culture is wide open. Also there was a hackathon organised in which the participants were student form secondary schools in the UK from difficult backgrounds; this experience made me understand that Nomura pays attention to social challenges as well.


  • 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?
  • 3/5

  • 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?
  • As I’ve started my Industrial Placement at Nomura fully online, I found out that I would like to work in a more hybrid way, in which I can alternate working from the office, with working from home. This might be an aspect which is of course debatable regarding the pandemic; however, I would prefer to be able to work from the office as well. Also, I think one more important aspect would be to have a great team in which you can feel comfortable to work on great projects and in which you can communicate freely.


  • 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
  • I would suggest that everyone should have courage to interact with a lot of employees as this is a really good point is growing and improving soft skills.


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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Computer and Systems Engineering

Central London and City

17th August 2021


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