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Rating

4.2/5
  • The Role
    4.3
  • The Company
    4.3
  • The Culture
    3.8

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I have really enjoyed my time at MUSI. This was my first internship in the Investment Banking industry so it was a huge learning experience, but a thoroughly enjoyable one.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • People at the company were always willing to answer questions and take time out of their day to assist me with my learning.

    4/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • We were assigned a ‘buddy’ for each of our rotations (these tended to be recent graduates) and we got a chance to meet them before joining the desk. There was also an opportunity to meet your managers before starting at the company and to have an informal chat about what was expected of us. Throughout the process I found the buddy system to be really useful and although the managers were busy, I found them also to be very approachable.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • It tended to vary on a daily basis. Some days I would be staying late to finish off my tasks, where as some days there was not much for me to do, instead I was trying to complete online learning modules, and speak to and spend time with as many members of the business as I could.

    4/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I felt like I was being given meaningful tasks, whilst being explained how what I was doing would help the business.

    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 learnt a huge amount during the 11 week process, some of which will help me in my final year at University, but all of which will be beneficial in my future career.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Very friendly atmosphere, people were always willing to answer questions and to help you learn.

    4/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Very well organised. There was an event before the internship started, allowing us to meet members of our team and fellow interns, and then numerous events organised throughout the internship.

    5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • We had a week long, classroom based training programme which gave us a good overview of the financial industry and the products MUSI deal with. We also had Lunch and Learn sessions every week allowing us to find out about other areas of the business whilst also having access to a huge variety of online training modules.

    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?
  • Feedback regarding the graduate programme I received was excellent, and I would be delighted to receive a full time offer.

    5/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Interns met up for lunch most days, and we tried to get together after work for drinks/ food as often as we could.

    4/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • A lot higher then it is at University, but that was to be expected.

    3/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • A few decent pubs/bars near to the office (with happy hours until 8.30!)

    4/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Social events amongst interns and graduates and a CSR day.

    4/5

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Details

Internship (1-4 Months)

Central London and City

September 2012


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