The Bank’s mission is to promote the good of the people of the United Kingdom by promoting monetary and financial stability. That, to me, was something worthwhile to work for. As well as that, there are loads of interesting business areas in the Bank to work in.
I really notice how friendly and approachable everyone is: no one minds answering your questions or discussing their work with you. And it's an added bonus that the food’s pretty good too!
I was really surprised how important the work you do as an intern is. I knew the Bank’s work was important but I expected, as an intern, to be doing something relatively trivial. However, the work I’m doing in Resolution has never been done before and it’s exciting to be right at the frontier of my area.