Intern at Schroders

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
London Greater London
Review Date
Salary
£20,000 - £21,999
Roles
Banking/Finance

7.4/10

The Role
7.3
Organisation
8.0

Socialising

6.8

The Role

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

I throughly enjoyed my role. Everyone I met was friendly and helpful, which helped me settle in straight away. My role gave me a great understanding of the Asset Management industry.

8/10

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

I felt very valued by my colleagues. I was given responsilbility from day one, as I was in a real role.

6/10

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

Every member of staff was very friendly and supportive. I felt I could ask them any question and they would help me straight away. Also it is a very well organised programme with reviews from outside of the department by the programme co-ordinator, giving you developmental support.

8/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I always had work to do. However on some days I would be extremely busy where as others were a lot quieter, the work load depended on external factors and market conditions.

7/10

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

I was given total responsibility within my role. Working along side two other people that had been in the industry for many years. At times it was tough as I had not had the same experience as them, however this gave me the opportunity to learn a lot more about the industry and the department.

8/10

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

I gained numerous skills during my placement. Both industry based and on a personal level, such as presentation skills. There is continuous training throughout the placement as well as departmental training.

7/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The office was a very friendly environment. I throughly enjoyed my time on placement.

9/10

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

The placement scheme was very well run, with a programme co-ordinator. Giving placement students the opportunity to socialise together and providing continuous training and development throughout the programme.

8/10

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

The company invested a lot into me. I was treated as a normal employee, attending training courses and kept involved in the team.

9/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Healthcare from home
6/10

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

Future prospects are very appealing within the organisation with both a summer internship programme and also a Graduate Programme.

8/10

Social

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

The social scene was nearly on par with university. With both company socials and also our own socials and drinks after work.

7/10

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

The office is based in central London so it is fairly expensive.

6/10

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

Very good night life with lots of bars and clubs. And most people are out at least 2 nights a week.

8/10

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

The company runs socials and many other activities, such as charity work and sports events.

6/10