Global Banking and Markets Summer Intern - Operations at NatWest Group

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
£24,000 - £25,999
Roles
Banking/Finance

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4.3/10

The Role
4.3
Organisation
4.4

Socialising

4.0

The Role

Role Description

Analysing excess reports. Working with other teams to approve and facilitate lending products. Updating facilities.

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

Sometimes the work became tedious or there wasn't much for me to do. Generally the department I was in did not feel highly regarded by HR and the people running the program.

3/10

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

The people at RBS are very welcoming and friendly.

7/10

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

RBS has a great culture where senior management are very accessible and willing to lend a hand. However, the way the program was structured meant that it was difficult to get support from HR and those running the program.

5/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

There was not a lot to do and my manager didn't give me a project.

2/10

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

I was given as much responsibility as everyone else on my team which was really good.

6/10

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

I don't think I was given that much opportunity to develop skills.

3/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

It was quite a slow paced department.

3/10

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

Most of the program was organised very well, but there were some aspects which were not done well at all.

5/10

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

We had a whole week of intensive training and throughout there were many networking events and presentations which helped give an overview of the bank. People were also very willing for you to go and sit in other teams for a few hours or so.

7/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Company Parties/Events
3/10

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

There is opportunity for interns to join the graduate scheme, but there isn't a very fair system or consistency for this.

4/10

Social

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

There was a great social scene but most of this had to be organised by interns themselves. After the first week, when all the interns had been together, there were very few events for interns across different divisions, which meant that friends made in the first week were soon lost.

6/10

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

It was very expensive in central London.

2/10

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

There were a few good bars, but it was necessary to travel further afield for better nightlife.

5/10

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

There weren't many opportunities for these activities.

3/10

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