it already the end of Week 3?
week has undeniably been the most eventful week of my internship so far. It has
been a week of taking ownership, managing, delivering tasks and working as part
of a special project team within Cost Transformation. The main objective of the
project is to simplify how costs align with the underlying businesses to reduce
complexity and allow for a greater degree of cost transparency. Something that
sounds very straightforward yet is so complicated, especially considering the
size and structure of the organisation.
I reflect, I am really grateful for having the kind of support structure that
we have around us as interns, especially our immediate team. As challenging as some of the work has been,
completing it and receiving feedback on it has been equally rewarding. Working closely with my colleagues, I have
been able to benefit from all the knowledge, skills and experience they have to
offer. This has enabled me to grow and perform better as an intern.
of the highlights of my week was having the opportunity to meet and interact
with senior members of the wider team; it was motivating and inspiring to learn
that one of them had started out in the graduate scheme. If you thought my work
was interesting, have a look at the view from my desk below. Nothing quite
complements an exciting day at work like witnessing four seasons in one
as banks adapt to structural reform and the political and economic landscape, one
thing is certain, we couldn’t have picked a better time to join Barclays as