A day in the life of intern Summer

Intern Summer gives an outline of her average day at Barclays

Hi! My name is Summer and I’m currently interning within the HR Location Strategy team. I am currently studying Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick and am due to enter my 3rd year this October.

All this week I'll be giving you a little insight into one week as an intern at Barclays.

Let's start with Monday:

9:00: It is always good to start the day with a good breakfast and coffee so I head down to Level 3 with my fellow intern Jason so we can start our day right!

9:30: When I am back at my desk I catch up on emails and make my to-do list for the day, to ensure I stay on top of my tasks.

11:00: I have a meeting with Chris from the Propositions team for UK Insurance.

FUN FACT: Chris was on the HR Graduate Scheme when he started at Barclays!

13:00: I have a catch up with my manager to chat about the support I can provide the team over the forthcoming week- it is really important to have regular updates with your manager to track your objectives, your personal development and ensure management of their expectations.

15:00: I have a dial in call with my colleague Izzy who is based in the New York offices. We discuss her insight and opinions on content I shall be inputting into an upcoming Location Strategy Hot Spot call.

TOP TIP: Do not be afraid to lot of questions and gain second opinions on projects you may be working on.