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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  • Technology and IT systems were seen by some as outdated and slow.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...

"Don't be afraid to take the lead and always get involved in group work. Don't think..."

"I was very included in the team culture of events and everyone was very friendly,..."

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

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

"I was asked various questions. One of them was to identify a recent trend in the..."

"I was very satisfied and was given real work that contributed to my team's goals...."

"The practical knowledge gained, learning how to behave in a company and the networking..."

"I was the only intern in my location. I feel it would have been better if there was..."

"Insightful, informative, enjoyable and fun."

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

"There was an induction and multiple e-learning modules. I gained quite a lot of product-specific..."

"IT equipment should be set up prior to the start of the internship."

"The remuneration is at a good level."

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

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