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7.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 23 ratings in 2016)
"Balanced, insightful, great."
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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  • Technology and IT systems were seen by some as outdated and slow.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 in your own ability and think before answering questions. It is not..."

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

"Much better than the ridiculous hours worked by university friends on internships..."

"I got tickets to see England play cricket at Edgbaston."

"I had to do a role play where I was asked to assess a loan application. I was also..."

"In my first placement, I was given a project and free reign to organise that project..."

"The development available. You have great support from both your colleagues and placement..."

"Trying to gain system access and the slow computers. The length of the commute I..."

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

"The global recognition and opportunities within the organisation."

"It could be difficult to get training as staff were busy and didn't have much free..."

"I'd like to be around other interns more. Perhaps they could be placed more regionally...."

"The pay was very good for a first-year summer internship."

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

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