• Skills
  • Responsibilities
  • Support & Guidance
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions


  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis.
  • We would start the day off with a standup. We would discuss what we're currently working on and whether we need any help. We would also have sprint planning and retrospective meetings at the start and end of the sprints. Generally, we would together or individually on our project as well as attending development and insight events/meetings. I also spent some of the days on the Udemy learning TypeScript.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • In the projects, I learned all the skills and tools required to tackle the problems that come with large projects. We wouldn't just churn out code but also manage it to maintain quality and avoid catastrophe. We were given tools such as Udemy to help us learn and develop. Because of the size of the company, it was easy to find an expert in every technology and they were always keen to help.

  • 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


  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • We had enough responsibility to feel challenged and engaged.

  • 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?
  • It really was amazing how hard the team worked to provide us a great experience. They really went above and beyond to ensure we learned and gained as much as possible from the internship. We were able to get support on-demand and had sessions where we would evaluate the process so far.

  • 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


  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • I noticed every employee I met was very passionate about their role. You could feel it as they talked you through what they do or helped you. From the interns to the CEO, there was a kindness and eagerness to help.

  • 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?
  • I enjoyed getting to know my team and solving problems with them. I also enjoyed getting to know others from different parts of the company.

  • 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 Discover Financial Services
  • 5/5

  • 7. Would you recommend Discover Financial Services to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to Discover Financial Services
  • - Get the most out of it. - Take all the opportunities provided. - Don't be afraid to ask for help - Reach out to people who work in different parts of Discover

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Internship (1-4 Months)

Computer Science

West Midlands

September 2021

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