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The Role

Role Description

As an Operations intern we got a broad range of exposure to the support functions within the Investment Bank. There were a wide range of opportunities to network and meet new peers whilst also learning a trade. Tasks ranges from reporting, trade confirmation and Project Management to Change and Business Management.

  1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  2. A great opportunity to meet people at all levels and learn a trade with a clear career focus.


  3. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  4. If you were prepared to work hard and commit to the team then they would equally show you respect and guidance in order to make the internship both successful and rewarding.


  5. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  6. With weekly 'lunch and learns' and various networking events, it was clear that there was a big opportunity to get advice and guidance from management individuals.


  7. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  8. Most working days were from 9am to 6pm but the good atmosphere and the many approachable people around you meant the workload/length of the days was never really an issue.


  9. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  10. I was given as much responsibility as can be expected of an intern.


  11. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  12. The internship was a great experience and taught me to make the most of every opportunity available.


  13. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  14. Everyone was hard-working but at the same time approachable and friendly.


  15. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  16. There was a clear structure to the programme.


  17. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  18. We had a whole week of the internship dedicated to training.


  19. What were the perks on your work placement?
  20. Subsidised Canteen

    Company Parties/Events


  21. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  22. If successful on the internship there is an opportunity to get on the graduate scheme for the following year.


  23. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  24. The other interns were very friendly and many raports were developed between one another.


  25. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  26. London has and always will be an expensive area to live.


  27. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  28. London...


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

  30. 6/10

  31. In addition to these questions, is there any extra information you would like to leave about your experiences on your work placement that other students may be interested in?

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Internship (1-4 Months)


Central London and City

24th August 2010

£24,000 - £25,999

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