Merchant Sales Intern

by Visa


  • 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.
  • For my role, I had 2 major projects that I worked on. One was for the Uk market, and the other for the Irish market. Most of my time was spent working on these projects. Any free time I had was either used on improving myself through courses or helping with any other tasks outside my projects that I could.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • An important new skill I learnt was Excel. It is very important for anyone looking to enter the finance world and isn't really taught at school so I was very grateful to learn more about excel while working.

  • 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?
  • 4/5

  • Please rate how these skills have helped you in your career development
  • 4/5


  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • I was given a sufficient amount of responsibility during the internship. As an intern, I knew very little about the payments industry but was given proper training at the start which allowed me to go about my tasks competently.

  • 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?
  • As I mentioned earlier there was a good amount of training to improve my understanding. I also received great guidance from not just my manager, but also other members of the team that I interacted with.

  • 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?
  • Very different from what I expected. Visa is a big company, and I expected an overly serious, extremely corporate environment. Upon joining the company I was pleasantly shocked. The atmosphere was very relaxed and friendly, from top to bottom, and the company does a lot to ensure employee mental health is always good.

  • 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?
  • 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?
  • It was a very a good few months working at Visa. I enjoyed the work and interacting with fellow interns and colleagues both during and after work.

  • 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 Visa
  • 4/5

  • 7. Would you recommend Visa to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to Visa
  • Be prepared to learn a lot of information about payments you may not have known before. Make sure to make tangible connections with people who work there, even if you do not intend to return for a graduate role. Use the company services to learn as many skills as you can, while also fulfilling your roles during the internship.

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Internship (1-4 Months)


Greater London

November 2021

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