Print News Intern at Bloomberg

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
london Central London and City
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Salary
£22,000 - £23,999
Roles
Arts/Entertainment/Media Business Analytics Business Intelligence English Film/Photography French

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7.9/10

The Role
7.5
Organisation
7.8

Socialising

8.8

The Role

Role Description

As a print news intern, I broke news on Bloomberg's terminal and website about companies, economies and governments.

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

I really enjoyed the internship. The hardest parts were waking up in the morning and having a lot of challenging material to contend with, but overall I had a great time, learned a lot and had amazing opportunities.

9/10

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

I felt very valued. Since I was given meaningful work to do, my colleagues appreciated a job well done.

7/10

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

I was given support and guidance whenever I asked for it. There wasn't much formal feedback, but whenever I had a question it was always answered.

5/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

On my first desk, I was perhaps too busy because I was working in the middle of earnings season. There were a few slow days on Economy in contrast but I appreciated that to work on my own ideas.

9/10

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

A lot of responsibility - a few times I replaced full-time reporters on important assignments such as reporting large company earnings or going to press conferences.

10/10

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

To a very large extent, seeing as I will now be carrying on working at Bloomberg as a full-time reporter.

5/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

It was very fun although sometimes stressful if breaking news was happening.

8/10

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

Very well organised, although the steps between the internship and full-time employment could be made more clear.

9/10

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

They invested a lot. While we had a full week of training, colleagues were always on hand to answer any and all questions that I had throughout the course of the internship.

5/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Company Car
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • National Travel
  • International Travel
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Working from home
  • Healthcare from home
  • Healthcare/Dental
  • Travel loan
7/10

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

Very appealing - I got a job with them.

10/10

Social

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

Yes definitely - the news interns this year were very sociable and we all got along very well.

8/10

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

Very expensive, although East London is a bit better than central

10/10

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

Very good, although this can be a problem when living nearby.

10/10

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

Yes, there were several volunteering opportunities and after-work drinks with mentors and the entire bureau, not to mention the end of summer party!

7/10

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