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I really enjoyed working during this internship, the tasks were interesting and the environment was ideal for an intern looking to learn.
I feel I was valued by my colleagues because I was given responsibility to produce important pieces of work, both alone and in collaboration with the team, that was then actually used across the firm.
As far as support and guidance, my team were very happy to share their experiences and knowledge with me to help me in my tasks. This willingness to help is mirrored across the firm which makes it an ideal place to intern at.
Some days are busier than others, which is expected as an intern. However I always had a project or task to be working on and the additional tasks given by HR also help to keep you busy and learning all the time.
In my particular rotations (Operational Risk and Operations) I was tasked with projects as oppose to simply completing daily tasks and was given a lot of responsibility in how I aimed to achieve the required objectives which was both challenging and rewarding!
At MUS not only are you equipped with skills for your role but there is also a strong emphasis placed on gaining additional skills, especially as an intern. Whether this be by taking on additional online learning modules on different topics, attending lunch seminars by experts in their field or by networking with senior management in different areas. Personally, being taught about effective communication and time-management has definitely assisted me in my degree studies.
I enjoyed the atmosphere, you can tell people are enjoying what they're doing which makes it a good place to work.
The internship programme was full of activities and very well organised. In regards to events run by HR, everything is detailed beforehand so it is easy to manage your time effectively. In regards to my desk, my goals and objectives were clear throughout.
I was surprised by the emphasis placed on the intern class. One of the real benefits of interning at MUS was that the small intake allows a tailored experience, which really helps personal development. The first week is classroom based and includes learning about financial products and markets as well as getting a chance to meet people from different areas of the bank. There are also lunch sessions spread out throughout the internship with senior figures in the company which is a great chance to learn more from their experiences. I am not aware of another internship programme that lets you lunch with the CEO! I would say the only negative was that whilst I was initially given Bloomberg training, because I was interning in a supporting role I didn't have direct access to it during the placement, but that is understandable.
The firm are one of the few banks actually expanding.
The interns were friendly and encouraged to socialise which was nice.
It's London prices.
There's a few nice bars around.
There is usually something on - I did dragonboating for the first time which was fun.
Internship (1-4 Months)
Central London and City