Bank of England
Ioannis had a year on placement at the Bank of England. Find out about his experience.
1. Why did you decide to do a placement while at City University London?
2. Where was your placement and what was your role?
During my placement I had several roles such as testing, requirements gathering and validation. I worked both in the department responsible for central banking applications as well as the data science department for prudential regulation.
3. What has been the most important thing gained from your placement?
My placement has enabled me to gain an insight into how to work in a professional environment. Apart from gaining many practical skills, which I might have not gained if I had not done a placement, it also enabled me to see whether the path I was taking would be the one I wanted to do for the foreseeable future.
4. What did you do after graduating?
After graduating I became a sole-trader, offering IT Services to several companies within the EU. I am currently involved in several projects at these companies, including developing Natural Language Processing applications.