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  • The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I've had a thoroughly great time here at Mitsubishi, met some incredible people and I've certainly developed my technical knowledge.


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


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


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • 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.


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


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


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Everyone here is very friendly. It helps that August is a little quiet and so everyone is willing to have general conversations with you.


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • HR have done a very good job of organising the programme. Several events were organised along the way to ensure we were kept busy.


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


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

    Company Parties/Events


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Unlike other firms, Mitsubishi UFJ Securities is actually expanding so future employment prospects do look good.


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Great intern class here and at the end of the week, we'd always go out.


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • It's quite expensive but living in London at home, does help.


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Several bars and clubs across the road.


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


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Internship (1-4 Months)

Banking - Investment, Banking - Retail, Banking/Finance

Central London and City

August 2012

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