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  • Technology and IT systems were seen by some as outdated and slow.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

"The process involved three tests, a phone interview and an assessment centre. My..."

"The culture is really good. Social events are organised both informally and formally..."

"Work hours were generally quite good. I worked 8.30 am – 5.00 pm."

"The facilities at the office such as the gym and dry cleaners etc."

"I was asked to explain how I had dealt with a challenge I'd faced and what I had..."

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

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

"The size of the company. It's both its biggest asset and greatest downfall. Sometimes,..."

"Balanced, insightful, great."

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

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

"Weekly reviews for feedback."

"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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