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7.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 23 ratings in 2016)
"Varied and insightful."
Pros: 
  • 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.
Cons: 
  • 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  • Technology and IT systems were seen by some as outdated and slow.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.
Culture
8.7 / 10
 
Hours
8.9 / 10
 
Training
6.9 / 10
 
Remuneration
7.9 / 10
 
Integration
8.0 / 10
 

What insiders say about...

"Just be yourself and don't stress out. The main thing is to remain calm in all situations..."

"Charity projects were a great opportunity to meet fellow interns, as were the welcome..."

"I worked 9.00 am – 5.00 pm in one department and 8.15 am – 5.00 pm in another...."

"Free Domino's pizza gift card!"

"The questions were mostly about demonstrating values and behaviours as well as my..."

"I got a lot of projects while working in commercial, which I really enjoyed because..."

"There are two rotations in different streams, which provides a broad range of experiences...."

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

"Career defining."

"The welcoming culture and the fact that the graduates I met during a networking event..."

"Training was always available online. I had two days of soft skill training at the..."

"Investigate the idea of suggested accommodation. I found that many interns struggled..."

"Below similar internship schemes in the financial sector."

"They make really good mentors. I had regular feedback meetings and they would always..."

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