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Rating

4.3/5
  • The Role
    4.6
  • The Company
    4.6
  • The Culture
    3.5

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I thoroughly enjoyed my work placement at MUSI. The work was both interesting and challenging. The culture was a key factor, flags on the trading floor to represent the Olympics were encouraged and a whole month of smart casual wear after a donation to charity created a great working environment.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • The staff at MUSI, from day one and integrate you very quickly into the team. Everyone in the firm is very approachable.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • Regular meetings with your managers were already encouraged and whenever you needed to discuss something as mentioned above everyone is very approachable. You could therefore always distinguish the direction you should follow and receive constructive criticism if necessary.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • The desks you work on are very aware that you are there and will ensure that you always have a sufficient amount of work to be undertaking. If you feel that you have too much time on your hand you can always network across the bank and learn about other areas aside from your rotation.

    4/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • In your initial week on each rotation you learn as much as possible because following that week you are given genuine responsibility and are not expected to make mistakes. This obviously adds pressure but enhances your sense of achievement.

    5/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • Studying any form of business/finance/economics degree is a huge advantage because you learn a vast amount during training and throughout the additional 10 weeks after. The majority of which can be used at university. General communication skills constantly improve which will always benefit you.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • As mentioned earlier, flags on the trading floor during the Olympics and actual events always displayed created a great bustling environment. With the bank being smaller than its peers encompassed with several networking events meant that a lot people know each other which in turn enhances the friendly atmosphere.

    5/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • It was clear a lot of time had been spent preparing the internship. Training was detailed and interesting which lasted a week. All log in details and desk assignments ran smoothly and several events were planned from the onset to ensure continuous integration into the firm.

    5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • The first week involved technical training followed by an examination. There were several ‘lunch and learn’ sessions to try and enhance our knowledge over all functions of the company. After each rotation a presentation was required which meant we had presentation training also.

    5/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Subsidised Canteen

    Company Parties/Events

    4/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • MUSI would be a great firm to work for having already given several positive aspects regarding the placement. As a bank they are performing well in the industry.

    5/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • As only a small amount of interns are hired it was easy to remain close as a group. Several icebreaker sessions were initiated in the first few days which encouraged discussions etc. Events with work and outside of work regularly took place.

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • London is obviously a very expensive place to live and work in. General amenities like food can be very expensive after 11 weeks. Tube fares over time add up quite substantially but having a salary helps and makes the internship realistic to undertake otherwise London would be unaffordable for a student.

    2/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • The nightlife was reasonably good. The Bars were expensive but that’s because your working in the City and the clients are willing to pay it.

    4/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • London has several attractions and therefore there are plenty of opportunities but the majority of which are for weekends because you work hard during the week and getting enough rest is important.

    4/5

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Internship (1-4 Months)

Central London and City

August 2012


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