Matthew

University:

Cardiff University

Degree Studied:

BSc Accounting and Finance

Programme:

Industrial Placement

Business Area:

Technology

To be able to finish work each day knowing that the work you have done has helped enable the Bank’s mission to promote the good of the people of the United Kingdom through financial and monetary stability, is something that you could only do at the Bank of England.

The Bank has a wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise across different fields, meaning you can develop your technical skills and further yourself by working alongside these experts, who are always open and happy to offer advice and guidance.

Working at a historic and national institution, gives you the chance to make a positive contribution to society and gives you a great sense of actually making a difference to society. Being in Technology, which underpins all aspects of the Bank’s mission, means you can get involved in a variety of fascinating, fast paced workstreams, which are vital to the functioning of the Bank. 

I like that The Bank operates in a collaborative and open environment, with colleagues always willing to share experience and information, making you feel welcomed and valued from the very start.

One of the things that surprised me the most was how open everyone is! Whether you just want to have a catch up with someone who may be able to help you with a project, or enquiring about the different networks that exist at the Bank, there is always a friendly face eager and willing to help you in whatever way they can. The Bank is full of people who truly care about you as a person and your career at the Bank.