Analyst in Global Technology at Barclays

Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
Canary Wharf Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
£24,000 - £25,999
Roles
Information Technology

9.8/10

The Role
9.8
Organisation
10.0

Socialising

9.5

The Role

Role Description

I worked on a support desk for Fixed Income Repo traders. In addition to support, I worked on tasks that would ease the workload of my desk: automation scripts in VBA, server migrations, autosys jobs, documenting work.

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.

10/10

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.

10/10

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.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I choose ambitious objectives, as a result I was continuously interested.

10/10

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.

9/10

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.

10/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Great atmosphere.

10/10

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

Perfectly articulated

10/10

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.

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • Company Parties/Events
10/10

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

I will be joining Barcap in February

10/10

Social

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

It was excellent and we regularly met outside work hours.

10/10

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

The salary made up for the cost of living.

8/10

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

Great

10/10

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

Different challenges: a marathon, dragon boat racing... etc

10/10