Programming to support the trading desk. Traders would give me a brief of a project they would like me to undertake. I would provide input into this brief, and then perform the development of the code to fulfill it.
I developed my programming skills, and learnt new skills such as presentations, working in a professional team, and source control.
Yes. I was given large amounts of responsibility over the projects I was working on. I had the responsibility to ensure development remained on track, and was given large input into the direction of the development of these projects.
I received lots of support from my excellent manager and from the wider team. My placement ran over several Covid lockdowns. My team were very supportive of my work and my personal development throughout this time. I was given the opportunity to learn and to receive training.
The company culture is very good. They are very supportive of placement students and grads. Providing opportunities and responsibilities from day 1. Every person I met was lovely and gave me the time to learn from them what they do, and what they were working on.
I had a fantastic time. I enjoyed the work I was given, I enjoyed working with my team and learning about the industry.
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Placement Year (10 Months+)