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Rating

3.6/5
  • The Role
    3.8
  • The Company
    4.0
  • The Culture
    2.8

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • Learned a lot from both of my rotations and enjoyed being given real responsibility. Also enjoyed the social events that were organised.

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Colleagues were willing to give me real responsibility across both rotations and were more than willing to take time out of their day to explain things.

    4/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • Had very little contact with my manager on my first rotation with him being away quite a lot. On my second rotation, I had good contact with my manager and desk head.

    4/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • I was very busy on my first rotation, much less so during my second. However, my day fluctuated depending on what I had organised or what work was given to me.

    4/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • Was given real responsibility which was a great way to learn.

    4/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I have already graduated but feel that the skills I have developed will prove to be invaluable for a career in this industry.

    4/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Atmosphere during my first rotation was very quiet, almost too quiet at times. However the atmosphere on the trading floor was fantastic, especially with the Olympics going on.

    4/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Very well organised compared to previous internships I had done. Managers had generally drawn up an agenda prior to my arrival on the rotation. Events were well organised and ran smoothly.

    5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • The first week of training was extremely useful and clearly learning and development is something the firm really places an emphasis. Also had lunch and learn sessions throughout the internship to find out about other areas of the bank.

    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?
  • Definitely a place I would like to work at.

    4/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • The intern class was very small, and in general there was very limited socialising outside of organised events for us as a whole. Some interns are a lot more sociable than others.

    3/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • London can be expensive.

    3/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Great choice of bars around the Moorgate/Bank area.

    4/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Not really a great deal.

    3/5

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Details

Internship (1-4 Months)

Banking - Investment

Central London and City

August 2012


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