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7.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 23 ratings in 2016)
"An eye-opening experience with a great learning curve."
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  • The system of two rotations allows interns to get exposure to many areas of the business.
  • The hours were seen as reasonable for a banking internship.
  • A welcoming and inclusive atmosphere helped interns to settle in to their role easily.
  • The global reach of the bank means there are many opportunities and interesting work.


  • The placement of interns may mean there are not many in the same location.
  • Technology and IT systems were seen by some as outdated and slow.
  • While managers were willing to help when they could, some interns found that they were often too busy to do so.
  • Remuneration was felt to be less than competitors, though still generous for an internship.

What insiders say about...

"Be confident. Research the company well and use initiative."

"The culture is very warm and welcoming with a good work/life balance."

"I worked anywhere between 40 and 60 hours per week depending on my own schedule and..."

"I got some free goodies from a client while at a meeting during my commercial banking..."

"What did I know about the bank? Why did I want to work for the bank? What interested..."

"I worked within ring fencing – it was amazing. I learned a lot about customer experiences..."

"You're treated as an equal rather than a temporary intern. This means that you get..."

"There were continuous IT issues and occasionally a lack of coordination."

"An eye-opening experience with a great learning curve."

"The way they expose you to two streams is almost unique."

"After the inductions, I was still a bit clueless as to what I would actually be doing..."

"Set projects so that everyone has a good chance of getting decent experience."

"The remuneration is at a good level."

"Everyone around you is busy but will still take the time to talk to you if you have..."

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