Operations Intern at Nomura

Top Employer
Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
London Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
£24,000 - £25,999
Roles
Banking/Finance
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4.3/10

The Role
3.8
Organisation
3.4

Socialising

6.0

The Role

Role Description

General day - to day duties within operations function.

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

There is no choice to which department you will be in, so it varies from intern to intern. It may be a back office function that does not really feel like you are in an investment bank.

3/10

2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

Team not very sociable and didn't really notice what I was doing. Only given ad hoc work even though kept asking for more challenging work.

4/10

3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?

Good programme co-ordinatior within Ops but manager too busy to spend time training and explaining work for me.

4/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Not enough work and work that was given was very mundane and not challenging.

2/10

5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

Given same responsibilty as team, however work was not of a high level and very routine.

7/10

6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

No theory used, only personal skills.

3/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Very quiet and not very sociable, everyone kept their heads down.

4/10

8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

Good co-ordinator and training within operations.

6/10

9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

Seen more as a temp there to do ad-hoc tasks than an intern that wanted to learn about the company.

3/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
2/10

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

Depends on if you had a say to which department within ops you would be placed.

2/10

Social

12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

Drinks most fridays with interns. No company socials.

6/10

13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

Standard for London

8/10

14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

Lots of pubs and clubs in both Canary Wharf and the city.

8/10

15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

Not really as an intern. Although it looked like there were more opportunities for full time employees.

2/10