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7.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 23 ratings in 2016)
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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  • Technology and IT systems were seen by some as outdated and slow.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...

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"As an intern, I felt a part of the team. However, there were few social activities...."

"Work hours were good but dependent on your team's status and your level of responsibility...."

"Travel to intern days is paid for."

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

"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...."

"Sometimes you're left alone without any guidance, which can become frustrating. However,..."

"Career defining."

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

"The mandatory learning was useful to an extent but I felt that I learned the most..."

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

"The internship is paid very well on the pro-rata salary, even if it is slightly less..."

"I had a good experience with this but they do expect you to communicate back. You..."

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