Alexey

FX & Commodities Intern

  • Economics and Spanish
  • London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Internship (1-4 Months)
  • HSBC

How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

As the learning curve is rather steep in the beginning, the faster you learn the more responsibilities you have. I started with doing small tasks for the Sales desk and ended with generating trade ideas that were sent to the clients. The whole experience was extremely rewarding.

What did you enjoy most about our placement/internship?

I certainly enjoyed being in the centre of markets in general and the FX in particular. You start learning from day one and you never stop, because no single day is the same – and that is something that is very special about markets.

FX & Commodities Intern

In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company invest in you?

I was genuinely impressed with how much HSBC did to give its interns the best training and development. And it was not just about the technical knowledge, but also about the soft skills. Most importantly, this training was provided continuously throughout the entire duration of the internship.

How has this internship affected your career prospects?

An internship is a two-way process, in the sense that it allows both the company and graduate to see whether the person/ career choice is right. For me it proved that I definitely see myself working in FX markets as my interests and skill set best matched the demands of the area.

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