Retail Sales Development Intern at Fidelity International

Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
London, City of London Greater London
Review Date
Salary
£30,000+
Roles
Sales

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9.5/10

The Role
9.8
Organisation
9.2

Socialising

9.5

The Role

Role Description

Retail Sales Development Intern. Provided with 4 different projects to be completed whilst there, I was also provided with extra work to keep things varied which I enjoyed hugely.

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

Hugley, a great overview of all areas was given via 'lunch and learns'.

10/10

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

I have yet to meet one intimidating character at the firm, all employees are extremely friendly and helpful, all willing to go the extra mile to help you in a time of need, no question/request is too much!

10/10

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

I have been provided with 2 differnet managers to oversee my work and help me when necessary.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I had the perfect work load, there was minimal fiddling of the thumbs and also only a couple of times where i stayed past 6.30pm.

9/10

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

I was given actual work by my managers and not 'intern work' which meant that the work was a lot more interesting and it went to a proper cause and not just to the intern stack. I was also assigned 4 different projects to be undertaken independently and to be made my own. I was given a good level of responsibility which was not too overwhelming.

10/10

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

Gained a further and more detailed understanding about the economy which is extremely interesting to use in my degree (Geography Bsc). Excel skills were also hugely improved which is extremely helpful for whichever line of employment you enter.

10/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Extremely friendly and chatty!

10/10

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

Brilliant - lots of 'lunch and learns' which provided you with an insight and improved understanding of the different divisions within Fidelity which you otherwise might not have been made aware of.

HR set up lots of intern activities and created a number of opportunities for you to meet the current graduates. All interns were given a Graduate 'Buddy' who they could contact with any questions.

10/10

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

During the first week of the internship we underwent excel training and had the dynamics and workings of the investment world explained in detail.

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • Company Parties/Events
8/10

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

From theh internship the next stage is the graduate scheme (2years), here the interns are looked upon favourably if they have managed to prove themselves during the 8 week internship.

8/10

Social

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

HR organised a number of social events between interns and graduates. These ranged from drinks at a local cocktail bar to a 'total wipe out' competition and BBQ.

10/10

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

Relatively expensive, I was based in the City of London so this is not a suprise. Other interns were based outside of London in Kingswood where costs were much lower.

Fidelity offered free accomodation to anyone without any which was extremely useful especially since it was situated in London.

10/10

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

Typical for London. Lots of nice bars and restaurants to visit after work.

10/10

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

yes, opportunites were given to join a book club, running team etc

8/10

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