Fundamental Analyst at Bloomberg

Start Date:
2018
Location:
London
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4/5)
Salary:
£21,000 annually
Review Date:
April 2019

Review Score

8 /10

1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:

9/10

My Daily task is to handle a portfolio of Private Companies that release financial reports and then process these reports in order for investors to view them on the terminal. I have work on three projects so far not linked to my daily task. At the moment i am working on a technical project to streamline the process that we use in order to acquire documents. I interact daily with my Team Leader and my mentor within the company.

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?

9/10

I have learnt a lot more about the financial markets and have been using our internal library of studying material to further my knowledge. I have also gotten the hang of accounting as i have not studied this subject previously and since its something i will need for my daily task. I have also improved my soft skills and how to interact with colleagues in a work environment. We have our internal apprenticeship program seperate from the program from our provider which helps improve different attributes needed for the working enviroment

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

9/10

I am really enjoying the programme so far. Including my team and the work that i get up to. The company culture is professional yet some what relaxed. I believe that since your team leader put a lot of trust in you. They don't always have to check up on you. The whole experience meets my expectations.

4. How well organised/structured is your programme?

8/10

In terms of the employer. I believe that the programme is structured really well. However in terms of the apprentice provider it isn't structured as well. We are given a skill coach which has be a lot of help. And has done so much to aid me through the programme. But it is more convenient to just speak to my mentor.

5. How much support do you receive from your employer?

10/10

I receive a ton of support from my employer. There are always someone available to help me whenever i need it. Including help from my mentor, team leader and the ones within HR that are responsible for the programme. I was also given a lot of guidance when i initially joined .

6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?

7/10

I get a lot of help from my skills coach. Which has been so useful. In terms of the training days they haven't been as useful. A lot of the things taught i already knew to a good level. Whilst the training was initially for beginners. Which is understandable as not everyone started at the same level of knowledge.

7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?

8/10

My training through my training provider has been very useful for the project i am currently working on as it includes working with SQL to understand a data set. Thereby allowing me to implement the theory i am learning through the training days . Into the work i am doing. However if it was not for this project. It wouldn't be as useful

8. Are there extra-curricular activities to get involved in at your work? (For example, any social activities, sports teams, or even professional networking events.)

4/10

I believe t his is somewhere that Bloomberg could improve. I think having more extra curricular activities other than going out for drinks would be very useful. I have begun to start playing football with my team as that has just been created. I still believe having more sport teams would be good

9a. Would you recommend Bloomberg to a friend?

Yes

9b. Why?

Bloomberg is an amazing place to begin your career. There is so many skills that you will learn and develop from being at such a company that you may not be able to find else where. Having such a healthy network around you can also aid with career progression. Furthermore there is always a department that will fit you skill set which is very useful

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Bloomberg?

The tips i would give for those wishing to apply at Bloomberg is to work on example of their skills sets that they could talk about within interviews to show evidence of you using a particular skill. Also that the whole process is new for the interviewee as well thereby they wont really know what to expect either so just do you best and all will go well.

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