1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
Really friendly and helpful people who give a lot of responsibility to the interns.
2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
They reward hard work with giving a few interns the chance to meet the CEO and in addition the managers were very generous in terms of rewarding hard work.
3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
We had a lot of support, with every intern being assigned an informal 'buddy', along with two slightly more senior mentors. There were also many support sessions we could attend organised by HR if we wished.
4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
This ranged from intern to intern and desk to desk. I was kept extremely busy on both rotations which made you feel useful, whereas other interns had to 'look for work to do'.
5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
An incredible amount of responsibility was assigned to me, which really surprised me but proved very educational.
6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
The skills I learnt will definitely help me in my career and to some extent my degree, i.e. in terms of excel skills, communication, time management and presentation skills.
7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
Again this varies from desk to desk, but both desks I were on were very welcoming, friendly and helpful. The atmosphere was the highlight of the experience and is what made the teams want to come to work.
8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
Very organised. You are given the opportunity for training and assigned your buddys and mentors before the internship begins. The first week is all about further training and getting to know DB and the other interns, with other events throughout the internship designed to make the experience even more enjoyable and educational.
9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
We had a weeks training and access to hundreds of online training modules before the internship began, as well as access to a huge number of very senior employees.
10. What were the perks on your work placement?
11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
We were given a lot of information about the future direction of DB and it appears the future employment prospects are great. The conversion ratio tends to be very good.
12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
Yes, we all got on really well and went out and became good friends.
13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
Living in London isn't cheap.
14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
The nightlife in London is great and the interns went out together most weekends. Also the teams often took the interns out for a drink on Thursdays.
15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
There were 2 social events organised by HR which were great fun and the interns also organised many nights out and sporting events.