Rating

4.4/5
  • Skills
    4.0
  • Responsibilities
    5.0
  • Support & Guidance
    5.0
  • Culture
    3.8
  • Your Impressions
    5.0

    Overview

  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis.
  • I reported and wrote a wide range of news stories around economics, business and finance. Internship also involved working with others, for example when writing a joint byline or preparing for a press conference or event as a team (i.e. one person writes headlines, the other gets quotes etc.)


    Skills

  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • I've refined my news judgment and improved my writing and reporting skills. I would say I'm a better interviewer now than I was at the start of the summer.


  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 4/5

  • 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

    Responsibilities

  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • Yes. My editors assigned me stories straight away, and asked me that I come up and pitch them ideas so that I can produce my own work. Despite being an intern, I was treated as a reporter and expected to work as one (a lot of independent work, speed, accuracy). It was very satisfying to be given this much responsibility.


  • 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?
  • Everyone I met during the internship was genuinely supportive. I was encouraged to ask questions and to email members of other teams to ask questions. For instance if I'm reporting a story on x topic, speak to the reporter who specialises in that beat, or the analyst who covers it etc. My editors and other reporters were always around offering help in case I needed it.


  • 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?
  • Really good atmosphere. Most interns were keen to get to know each other, we often met during drop-in hours or organised meetings between ourselves. The internship team also organised lots of speaker events and other activities for us to meet.


  • 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?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate the charity, sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives?
  • 3/5

    Your Impressions

  • 6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?
  • Absolutely loved it!


  • 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 Bloomberg
  • 5/5

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


  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to Bloomberg
  • I would recommend that they read up on finance and business news as widely as possible. Be up to date with the global news of the day/week and try to build a solid knowledge of the economy and markets. The most important bit I believe is to show passion for journalism and enthusiasm for every task. There's a lot to learn and Bloomberg gives you plenty of opportunities to dabble with many different topics/formats etc (this is very rare I think!).


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Details

Internship (1-4 Months)

Journalism

Central London and City

3rd September 2021


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