Global Markets Summer Analyst at Royal Bank of Canada

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
London Central London and City
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Salary
£30,000+
Roles
Banking - Investment Banking/Finance

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8.3/10

The Role
9.0
Organisation
8.4

Socialising

7.2

The Role

Role Description

Worked for the European Rates Strategy Team. Had a number of daily/weekly tasks. Contributed towards a number of research releases. Developed new excel worksheets for fixed income analysis.

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

I enjoyed my internship. Worked with a great team.

9/10

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

Felt like my work was appreciated and added value.

9/10

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

Daily support and guidance from my manager. Worked together on a number of projects.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Generally very busy, only a few quite days. Nearly always had something valuable to be doing.

8/10

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

Was given responsibility for a number of daily/weekly tasks and also worked on new projects.

9/10

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

I am confident that the skills I have learnt will help me both in my final year at university and beyond.

9/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Good atmosphere. People generally very approachable and friendly.

8/10

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

Well run. A number of events and training programs, all organised well.

9/10

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

A number of training events. Two day introduction session at the start, and a trading game that ran throughout the programme.

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Company Parties/Events
8/10

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

The bank is in a very stable position. One of the few firms still taking a number of graduates.

9/10

Social

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

Good social scene, after work drinks and lunches etc.

8/10

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

Expensive, but as you would expect in London. Sort your accomodation out early.

6/10

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

Great choice of bars and restaurants as you would expect in a major city.

8/10

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

Nothing specifically put on for interns, but plenty of stuff to do.

7/10

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