Rating

4.7/5
  • Skills
    5.0
  • Responsibilities
    5.0
  • Support & Guidance
    5.0
  • Culture
    4.0
  • Your Impressions
    5.0

    Overview

  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis.
  • The main responsibility for interns is their project, on which they present to the whole multi asset team in the last week. Aside from this, new for 2021 was a fund challenge, and in general besides working on these, interns can join any team call, can meet with people from across the team, and might also be given extra work by the sub-team in multi asset that they are working in, e.g. Macro team.


    Skills

  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • Particular new skills: - Bloomberg terminal: most projects required familiarity, as did the fund challenge, therefore we all had calls with Bloomberg to get set up and comfortable. - Excel: training in first week went beyond the basics, e.g. enabling most efficient use without a mouse. - Some interns needed to learn new software like Haver, Python and VBA for their projects, and the learning was expected to be done independently.


  • 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?
  • The projects are only put forward by "sponsors" as they are of true use to the team, for example, after my presentation, I received emails from various team members requesting data, sources and any guidance on how they might take my research forwards. Additionally, work done for sub-teams, e.g. Macro or Alternatives team, is set because it is of use. Nothing is given to an intern for the sake of it.


  • 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?
  • The support system was truly excellent: a buddy (grad), mentor (highly experienced employee) and manager regularly checked in via calls, and one's sub-team was also very supportive. Even if you were not formally paired up to someone in some way, everyone in the office was so generous with their time, and I felt I could go up to anyone's desk, or message anyone on Teams, if I was stuck.


  • 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?
  • Everyone is exceptionally clever, and in calls it was often a pleasure to just experience the debates and passion with which they were held. Everyone clearly takes huge pride in their work. Yet the office didn't feel tense or pushy, and people always seemed relaxed and somehow able to offer their time. Portfolio managers would happily give up 30 mins to chat, even if they had something important right after.


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

  • How would you rate the social opportunities?
  • 3/5

  • How would you rate the diversity initiatives?
  • 5/5

  • 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?
  • It was brilliant, and this was mostly as one was never made to feel like an intern. I felt like a valued member of the team, carrying out an important research project, and whose opinions were appreciated. The firm is very keen to recruit grads through internships, and so the team is very keen to see if you'd really fit in in the long-term, hence the above.


  • 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
  • Try to work out what draws you towards the division you are applying for, as well as towards Fidelity, as they are keen to see passion in their employees. No doubt all applicants are talented, but as I saw with those who work there, passion and true interest in your work is necessary. Once you find this, keep exploring it, and by the time they interview you, they will see your genuine interest.


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Details

Internship (1-4 Months)

Banking/Finance, Financial Management, Economics

Central London and City

17th September 2021


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