Rating

4.9/5
  • Skills
    5.0
  • Responsibilities
    4.0
  • Support & Guidance
    5.0
  • 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.
  • The first two weeks were training on the company and technical skills. Over the next 8 weeks we were given a new company to assess every two weeks. We learned how to model and value these companies and pitched them at the end of every two weeks. We also had meetings with people from various areas of the companies set up by HR and meetings set up by ourselves to learn about the companies that we were researching.


    Skills

  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • I learned how to build a model for a company as well as different valuation techniques. I also developed my presentation and excel skills during this time. Additionally, we had access to Bloomberg so I learned the basics of how to use this as well.


  • 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?
  • While we were not directly creating output for the company during the internship, I felt that the work we did was valued. We were able to work on our projects on a schedule that worked for us and were always encouraged to ask questions and reach out to colleagues to gain deeper insight into the companies we were researching. This is the type of work that we would be doing in the graduate program so it was great to get a sense of that.


  • Please rate how meaningful the work you were doing was
  • 4/5

    Support & Guidance

  • 4. How much support and guidance did you receive during your placement / internship?
  • We started with a week of learning about Fidelity and then a week of technical training on accounting and modeling. After that, in terms of technical knowledge, we were always able to ask anyone about something we were confused about and they would help us directly or set up a meeting with all of the equity interns. Everyone was always very willing to help. We also had meetings with people from other parts of the business to learn about what they were doing.


  • 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?
  • I felt that everyone was very friendly and that we were given a good amount of individual responsibility. We could come in to and leave the office whenever we wanted to, what mattered was getting the work done. Everyone was also always willing to help or just have a chat. There were rooftop bbqs on Fridays which were a nice way to get to know the team and the interns from other teams. There was also the occasional drinks after work.


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

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

  • How would you rate the diversity initiatives?
  • 4/5

  • 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?
  • Overall I really enjoyed it. There is definitely a steep learning curve in terms of technical skills but it is great to feel that I have learned something. I also appreciated the flexibility in terms of work hours. Everyone that I met was friendly and willing to help as well.


  • 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
  • Make sure to really think about what aspects of the internship make it attractive to you and how your personality and experiences complement it. Try to reach out to current employees to find out what they enjoy about the job to really get a sense of this.


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Details

Internship (1-4 Months)

Banking/Finance

Central London and City

18th September 2021


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