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I've had a thoroughly great time here at Mitsubishi, met some incredible people and I've certainly developed my technical knowledge.
Being part of a small firm, you are truely quite valued and recognised. On my trading desk, I do the daily economic summary for everyone and they've also engaged me in activities. On my legal rotation, I was frequently invited to socials with the team.
The buddy system here is great, you are able to approach them at all times. I've always feel that I've been able to ask them questions and they are willing to spare a lot of time to sit with you and explain things.
For the majority part, I was very busy. There were at times which were quiet. I think perhaps a project should have been given to us from the start which we could have worked on an ongoing basis- this would have been useful during the quieter times.
I was often doing work that the team does on a daily basis- so I was given quite a bit of responsibility. Although of course, there are certain things I weren't able to do but this was quite limited.
I've learnt so much here that will help me in any future workplace. A lot of the technical knowledge I've gained will be useful in my final year of university when I will be studying a finance course.
Everyone here is very friendly. It helps that August is a little quiet and so everyone is willing to have general conversations with you.
HR have done a very good job of organising the programme. Several events were organised along the way to ensure we were kept busy.
We participated in a one week technical training programme by an external firm. We also visited Bloomberg's offices for a one-day training on using the platform. HR also organised various Lunch and Learn sessions along the way.
Unlike other firms, Mitsubishi UFJ Securities is actually expanding so future employment prospects do look good.
Great intern class here and at the end of the week, we'd always go out.
It's quite expensive but living in London at home, does help.
Several bars and clubs across the road.
Several social events organised by HR, my desk also took us out a few times. I also participated in a charity run with several other firms.
Internship (1-4 Months)
Banking - Investment, Banking - Retail, Banking/Finance
Central London and City