Spring Insight Intern at Royal Bank of Canada

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
London Central London and City
Review Date
Banking - Investment Banking/Finance

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About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

Despite being RBC's first insight, this programme was smoothly organised and included both networking sessions and discussions with senior business representatives. I would wholeheartedly recommend it to those interested in a career in financial markets!


2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?

We were able to talk with very senior people from the business, as well as participate in a case study where our presentation was judged by investment banking employees of the bank. There was great care given to ensure that we would receive an insight into all areas, and were even given a tour of the buzzing trading floor!


3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?

We were given contact details of all campus representatives and support for our applications.


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

My participation in this programme only made me surer in my choice of interest in global markets. Do not miss this as an opportunity to find out more about banking, sales, trading or research!


The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

I felt there was an excellent diversity of programmes throughout the day. From a case study we presented in 6 person groups to a trading game, we were kept on our toes throughout.


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

The atmosphere was professional but relaxed, we were well catered for and were able to ask as many questions as we wanted!


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

All senior people we met throughout the day went through our CV's one-by-one as part of the recruitment process. That is one of the biggest signs the firm is looking to invest in you for longer term.


8. To what extent did the insight help you to understand what it would be like to have a full time role with the company or firm?

From analysts to directors and heads of departments, we could converse with a wide variety of people in the organisation and ask what their day-to-day involved. This process was very conducive to helping us work out where our talents would best match the bank's requirements.


9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?

The event underlined the teamwork focused and long-term minded, safe and secure approach the bank employs in contrast to some of its key competitors.


10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?

Partly as a result of this day, I hace decided on pursuing a summer internship in investment banking!


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11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?

We were reimbursed all reasonable travel expenses.

12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?

There were many opportunities (talks, cream teas) to converse with people from the firm.


13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

Excellently organised and perfectly run.


14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?

This aspect was overshadowed by the bank's efforts in financial markets, but this is to be expected given the length of this programme.


15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

Most definitely, already have in fact!