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Rating

4.1/5
  • The Role
    4.5
  • The Company
    4.1
  • The Culture
    3.4

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • Hugely enjoyable experience. I got to see as many areas of the business as I could in in 10 weeks between meeting Senior Managers, shadowing and networking. MUFG gives you to explore areas of banking which you may not have considered yourself quite as keen on. As it is a relatively smaller bank in size, everyone is much more accessible.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • My work was much appreciated by my colleagues. My objectives were more focused on collaborating with those already in the department where I had huge input through feedback of my own independent ideas, but it was for the benefit of both the company and myself. You are not set meanial tasks just to fill your time.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • I had weekly one-to-one meetings with my managers which were great for getting feedback and having a clear idea of where I stood and how I was progressing. This was very helpful in boosting my morale to do as well as I could in presentations and other events.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • As busy as I needed to be. There is a good work-life balance in MUSI. Naturally, there are some days where deadlines are due and you end up working later than on others. Overall, you need to manage your time well to ensure you are never overloaded with work.

    4/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • A lot of responsibility. The key to seeing how much responsibility you were given is the outcome of your work. If it is used by the department going forward, then you definitely made a huge contribution which will be acknowledged in the feedback you receive from work colleagues.

    5/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • The first week of products and financial training gives you a good grounding and is focused on the products in which MUSI operates. This is tailored specifically for the internship. While actually on the desk, you develop all skills from working with others, to presentation skills and to numerical skills.

    4/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Atmosphere is excellent. Everyone is very friendly and willing to talk to you. You do not end up in a situation where you only talk to a small team of people and everyone else will walk past you without saying hi. This is the nature of being in a small office.

    5/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Excellent. You are given both a buddy and a hiring manager so you essentially have 3 main points of contact including HR. Objective setting is very formal so you have a clear structure and goals. Alongside this, the events for interns such as learning sessions at lunch and meeting the CEO are organised well.

    5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • The company has a whole host of resources online for you to access during the internship if you feel you want to do some online learning at the end of your day on a new topic. Further, other departments are extremely approachable to teach you what they do. Your development is in line with your objectives which you set with your line managers and there is a direct link.

    5/5

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

    Company Parties/Events

    3/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Feedback on the graduate program is excellent as it has 4 weeks training at the beginning to get you more up to speed on what is needed to work here along with more rotations linked to the primary area of your graduate offer. Many graduates of previous years are still in the company.

    4/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Yes, a small group of us meant we got to know each other very well and went for food and drinks. It is a good opportunity to hear from students from other universities about their experiences in life.

    4/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • You are in Central London, so a high cost of living is to be expected. This is manageable.

    2/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Central London - lots and lots of nightlife. You have a huge city on your doorstep.

    5/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • CSR events and social events with the company. You can also fit in sports and other hobbies around your work.

    4/5

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Details

Internship (1-4 Months)

Central London and City

August 2015


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