Summer Analyst, Global Investment Banking at Royal Bank of Canada

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
London Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
Less than £ 10,000
Roles
Banking - Investment

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6.5/10

The Role
7.8
Organisation
6.6

Socialising

4.2

The Role

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

Great experience overall

8/10

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

So great at making me feel at home and involved

9/10

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

Just enough to keep me from panicking, not enough to spoon feed..

8/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Busy most of the time

7/10

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

Lots to do from the outset

7/10

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

Transferable skills excellent

8/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Great in my team, ok elsewhere

7/10

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

Pretty good, though not many specific internship events

6/10

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

Week of training, then ongoing learning

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Company Car
5/10

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

Good company to work for overall - nice people, good better work/life balance than most banks. Questionable opportunities to work elsewhere?

7/10

Social

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

Nothing really organised externally - any socialising was pretty much self-organised, though some good drinks outings with the team

6/10

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

Expensive, but to be expected - it's London..

3/10

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

Ok, though didn't get much opportunity to check it out! I seem to remember lots of time spent wandering around in search of somewhere decent.

5/10

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

Not provided by RBC at least, but again, not much time for that anyway.

3/10

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