Company: Lloyd’s Bank
Job role: Risk Analyst
Degree: Accounting and Finance
Placement Year: 2013/2014
Placement search process
When searching for placements it was very time-consuming, particularly preparing unique covering letters and responses to questions for each application, particularly as I was lacking in work experience from which I could draw upon. However creating a few general points from which I could focus any responses around helped a lot and also allows you to support your points in an interview as you would have written about the general event/activity numerous times already.
Being at Lloyd’s
The actual placement was an incredible growth experience both professionally and personally. The placement helped me to realise the true environment of skilled labour, and socialising with my wider team from various offices across the country helped me learn to mix with professionals from varying backgrounds and lifestyles of all age groups and was very fun at times, which helped compensate for the hard work.
As a result of my placement and the mindset, it helped create avenues for my final year and now I am on track to graduate this July and start work on a graduate scheme with Lloyd’s Bank in September, which shows that the hard work will pay off in the longer run.