RBC Financial Analyst at Royal Bank of Canada

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
London Greater London
Review Date
Salary
£30,000+
Roles
Banking - Investment

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7.8/10

The Role
9.0
Organisation
6.8

Socialising

7.2

The Role

Role Description

Product Control, daily P and L for traders, creating commentary and reports,
presentation task

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

It was a great opportunity within the Finance division to learn a lot more of the functions and the investment bank work environment.

8/10

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

My team were extremely helpful and friendly, and provided advice and guidance when needed.

9/10

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

HR and line managers were easily in contact to provide on going support throughout the internship.

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I was given various individual projects which would span a different amount of days but there were online learning resources to complete when the work load at times were lower.

10/10

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

I was covering a lot of people' work who were away and also completing important documentation published for the whole of finance.

10/10

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

It was a really fun and enjoyable internship developing both team work skills through group exercises and actual technical knowledge.

8/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

There was a mix I was placed within a team of different ages and even so got along very well with every member.

7/10

8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

Every task was scheduled in our planner before hand and was very structured so we knew where to be on different dates.

10/10

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

Online resources were provided, along with technical and speaker series which have benefited me greatly in learning more about the industry.

9/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

5/10

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

There is a good chance if you have performed well but they are a small bank so unfortunately don't take too many even though you have performed extremely well so somewhat unfair.

3/10

Social

12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

The students were very friendly across divisions so it was easy to socialise on lunch and coffee breaks.

8/10

13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

Expensive, I was renting so that was taking up most of the salary the cost of living and socialising aspect.

3/10

14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

We had the opportunity to try a few different bars and restaurants on the internship so it was a great cultural experience too.

9/10

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

Yeah, I played football every week with work colleagues and peers and also there is an in house bar.

9/10

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