Corporate Affairs Intern at Fidelity International

Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
London Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
£26,000 - £27,999
Roles
Financial Management Market Research Marketing

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9.7/10

The Role
9.7
Organisation
10.0

Socialising

9.5

The Role

Role Description

Internship on the Corporate Affairs scheme, and specifically within the Corporate and Investment Communications team.

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

I greatly enjoyed my internship. I was given a lot of responsibility within my team, and from day one was tasked with challenging yet stimulating projects.

10/10

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

I felt very valued by my colleagues. All the people I met at Fidelity, be they members of my team or not, all made me feel very welcome. I felt that I would not necessarily get the level of support I received at Fidelity at another company. All the members of my team were always on hand to give me help whenever I needed it, and were incredibly friendly.

10/10

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

My manager gave me high and consistent levels of support throughout my internship. As well as review meetings, we would chat regularly about the quality of the work I was doing, and what could be done to improve it.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I felt that I was busy and challenged, albeit in a positive way, every day. From when I came in the morning to when I left at night, I was always busy and never bored. I would often come in especially early to get a head start on my work. However I felt that I had a very positive work / life balance, and finished at a very reasonable time each night.

10/10

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

I was given much more responsibility than I was anticipating before I began my internship. For example, I was tasked with writing sections of research reports that were distributed to clients, and even wrote a piece on my own (which was then reviewed by by manager).

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 developed many skills over the summer, which now I am back at university I am noticing daily are positively improving how I approach my degree work. I feel that I am more organised, am able to think in a more analytical way, work faster, and also have a more concise and snappy style of writing. I also feel that my interpersonal skills have improved, and that I am generally much more confident than I was before.

10/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The general atmosphere was very friendly, although still professional. The whole office felt very non-hierarchical - everyone was willing to help everyone else, regardless of what their position was.

10/10

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

On my first day I was presented by my manager with a plan of my internship, and the work he expected me to do. The training I received at the start of the internship was also very well organised.

10/10

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

I felt the company invested a considerable amount in me. We spent a few days training at the beginning, both in-house and with external providers, covering topics such as financial markets and also excel. We also had twice-weekly lunch and learns which gave us all a great overview of the business and industry as a whole

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Company Parties/Events
10/10

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

Very appealing, I have accepted a place on the graduate scheme and am very excited about taking it up - I've signed the contract and can't wait to get started next year.

10/10

Social

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

We had a great social scene; as well as regularly organised work drinks, we also met up in our free time in the evenings.

10/10

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

The City isn't particularly cheap, but it is still possible to live and socialise for a reasonable price.

8/10

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

The nightlife was great, London is a vibrant and buzzing city.

10/10

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

Yes, for example we participated in a charity day where we worked in a charity shop and managed to raise sales through initiatives we thought up.

10/10

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