Rating

4.6/5
  • Skills
    4.8
  • Responsibilities
    3.0
  • Support & Guidance
    4.5
  • Culture
    4.8
  • Your Impressions
    5.0

    Overview

  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis.
  • My role involved completing 4 stock pitches across 4 different sectors. I was responsible for researching companies, forming an investment thesis and creating the accompanying financial model. I also dialled in to several internal sector calls to better understand different industries.


    Skills

  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • I had minimal field experience when starting the internship, so the steep learning curve taught me the core skills needed to excel, namely research consolidation, financial analysis and modelling. I also greatly improved on my interpersonal communication, presentation and time management skills.


  • 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?
  • 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?
  • I had full ownership over the tasks provided, although the tasks themselves had minimal impact on the firm and served more as training exercises.


  • 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?
  • I was supported at every level. I had a buddy (an early careers graduate) and a mentor (portfolio manager), as well as my line manager. Everyone was generous with their time and I never felt discouraged from asking questions. Additionally, all of the analysts in the office were also willing to help wherever they could.


  • How would you rate the support and guidance from your line manager?
  • 4/5

  • 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?
  • Everyone is extremely intelligent yet kind and learning-oriented. I enjoyed my work conversations (both formal and informal) and genuinely felt like a part of the firm during the summer. I also appreciate the focus on work-life balance and giving back to the community.


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

  • 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?
  • It was a very intense program, but I enjoyed all aspects of the internship, both regarding the work itself and the relationships cultivated during the period.


  • 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 Fidelity International
  • 5/5

  • 7. Would you recommend Fidelity International to a friend?
  • Yes


  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to Fidelity International
  • Be genuine throughout your application. Don’t be afraid to ask questions about the company as you are also trying to determine “fit”. Demonstrate a hunger to learn and do not be discouraged if you lack formal experience.


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Details

Internship (1-4 Months)

Banking - Investment

Central London and City

16th September 2021


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