Analyst in Global Technology Review

by Barclays

Best Student Employer

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  • The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • We received excellent treatment. A series of social events were organised for us, we were given lectures giving us insight into the business, we had the opportunity to meet 10 MDs.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I worked in an excellent team, I was given precise objectives for my internship on week 1 and had the freedom to choose how I would meet them. I had the opportunity to choose additional objectives in areas of interest throughout the internship. My colleagues frequently gave me feedback and help, I was invited to events outside work.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • We had buddies, mentors and understanding line managers to help us in our tasks throughout the internship.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • I choose ambitious objectives, as a result I was continuously interested.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was free to choose the path I took to reach my objectives, I received guidance when I asked for it. Some of my tasks, if poorly executed could have had a negative impact on the bank's trading operations (e.g. I migrated a pricing server and the repo traders would have flown blind for several hours ) and I was trusted - which gave me the incentive to do my job in a first class way.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I've learnt a great amount of technical skills throughout the internship, I also place great value in the relationships and social skills I've acquired - those will serve me throughout my life.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Great atmosphere.


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


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • Much time was given for lectures and for us to learn.


  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Subsidised Canteen

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    Company Parties/Events


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I will be joining Barcap in February


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • It was excellent and we regularly met outside work hours.


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • The salary made up for the cost of living.


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


  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Different challenges: a marathon, dragon boat racing... etc


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Internship (1 Month+)


November 2010

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