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Rating

3.8/5
  • The Role
    4.4
  • The Company
    4.1
  • The Culture
    2.5

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • Was a fantastic experience, given so much exposure to all aspects of the business. Gave me a real insight into the financial industry as a whole.

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Will keep in touch with many of the collegues I worked with, everyone here is so friendly and welcoming.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • The 'Buddy' Scheme aided greatly so there was always someone there for support and/or guidance on projects and work.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • I was kept busy the majority of the time, but as expected there were periods of lull in the Departments I was working in. When I was busy with projects and presentations it was really enjoyable.

    4/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • Felt as though I was contributing to presentations and resports made by senior management, made me feel as though I made a difference - value added.

    4/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • Learnt skills I would never have been able to learn at University, these skills will stay with me as I was using them for 11 weeks.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Great atmosphere and a sense of teamwork in the office. Especially so when the Olympics were going on.

    5/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Very organised, everything ran smoothly. Would have liked a little more time to prepare for the internship in terms of the online modules and book we were given to do/read. (My University term finished very late due to exams)

    4/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • We received one-week's training by an external teacher specific to the firm which was very valuable as well as a day in the Bloomberg offices.

    4/5

  • 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?
  • Would love to have the opportunity to come back.

    5/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Bonding events/an offsite at the beginning of the internship would have been useful because many of us did not really know each other properly until the last few weeks of the internship.

    4/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • I lived at home and the cost of lunch was reduced with the subsidised canteen. However, commuting was expensive!

    3/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • It was average, did not make full use of it until towards the end of the internship many of us did not know the area very well.

    3/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Not many social/sporting events outside the office which would have been valuable to get to know other members of staff.

    2/5

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Details

Internship (1-4 Months)

Banking - Investment, Banking/Finance

Central London and City

September 2012


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