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2019

"The scheme wasn't as programming-centric as I had hoped. However, I've enjoyed a more business-centric role and look to progress this in the future."
Placement Student, London and Surrey
"Six months felt like too long to spend in my first rotation working in client services. This is because I'm only at Fidelity for one year and what I really want is an experience of what it's like to work within core operations environments."
Placement Student, Surrey
"A negative aspect of working in a corporate company is not having full control over all the projects running in all the different teams. You can have one team headed in a whole other direction, which might not integrate well with the work another team may be doing."
Placement Student, Kingswood is Surrey
"There's not enough training or guidance. I did enjoy the independence at times, but it also meant confusion or having to turn to someone busy with their own work to try and teach you something."
Intern, London
"I worked on the commercial side and it's not the most exciting role to have."
Intern, London
"From a computer science student perspective, it was quite challenging for me to get familiar with all the financial terms and it took me some time to get adjusted."
Placement Student, Cannon Street, London.

2018

"It took a while to get up and running as there are extensive security scans and getting access to the systems is a lengthy procedure."
Intern, Tonbridge
"My workloads have been inconsistent so there are times when I'm very busy and times when I have nothing to do."
Intern, London/Kingswood
"The workload can be variable so there are times when there's not a lot to do."
Placement Student, Surrey and London
"I was under the impression that the role would be in London. However, once I got the internship, I was told it would be in Surrey, which can be difficult and costly to get to if you don't live nearby."
Intern, Kingswood, Surrey/ London
"I am based in the Oakhill office but most interns (approximately 30) are based in the Cannon Street and Kingswood offices so it's easy to feel slightly isolated here. I would like to have the opportunity to cooperate and share thoughts with the other interns."
Intern, Kent.
"There are sometimes gaps between finishing one project and being assigned another. There's not much to do during these gaps."
Intern, London/Kingswood
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