- Responsible for integrating the Bloomberg Professional service into client networks
- Coordinating and managing resources to meet project deadlines
- Multitasking with a high volume of simultaneous projects
- Holding technical discussions with customers on hardware and software, resolving any issues or queries
- Coordinating Field Service Engineers to ensure they get to client sites
1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
The internship as a whole was a fantastic experience and I definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to apply any languages they know to the working world.
2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
We were immediately welcomed into the company and integrated quickly into the department. A very enjoyable place to work.
3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
The training was thorough and well planned, as it covered all the major aspects of the Installations department and the daily responsibilities. Extra language training was always available and your mentors always had time to come over and help you if you were stuck.
4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
Apart from the final couple of weeks we were kept busy with all the orders we had to complete, but not too busy that we didn't enjoy it. The reason why the final two weeks were slower, though, was because most of the orders normally take longer than a week/2 weeks to complete, and therefore there was not much point in giving us new orders, only for them to be assigned again after we left.
5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
Once I had received the necessary training I started dealing straightaway with the day to day tasks that a typical Installations employee would undertake, and over the 10 weeks I built up and managed a international client base
6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
One of the key aspects of this internship was the possibility of using my languages in the job on a day to day basis, which is fantastic for Modern Languages students as it allows you apply what you have learnt in the classroom in a real world environment. Apart from that, daily interaction clients from all over the world gives you the skills and confidence ready for you enter the real world.
7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
The office atmosphere was great, Bloomberg has a unique office layout where your bosses sit with you, rather than in their own offices, which helps to make the work environment very open and friendly.
8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
The whole internship scheme was fantastic, as it got us involved in the major aspects of the job whilst also organising events for us and also providing us with opportunities to get involved with projects outside the office.
9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
The company put a lot of effort into training and development, such as providing languages support and extra training where necessary
10. What were the perks on your work placement?
11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
The company is a fantastic place to work and it would be great to back to after university.
12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
The other interns were great fun to be around, and especially as the internship was based in London, there were always opportunities to get to know not just the other interns on your floor, but also ones from the rest of the departments.
13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
The placement was in London, so it was generally fairly expensive.
14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
Again, as it was in London, there was always something going on in London so you were never stuck for ideas as to what to do.
15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
There were plenty of opportunities to get involved in projects outside of the working environment, such as helping charities, going on trips and much more. There are many more opportunties available to full time employees, too.