Was tasked with completing several projects from front-end web design to producing queries with SQL that outputted data that could then be presented using a Google framework called Data Studio. Using Agile methodology, the average day involved a morning meeting to discuss aims and blocks to our work. Then we would work within our teams and split the work into sub-tasks amongst ourselves for that day. each task involved different technical skills, but most were orientated around coding.
My role involved working on various projects within the risk department in the bank. It involved developing current and new technology the bank has access to. On a day to day I work alongside a group of 4 other interns and we split our tasks between one another. The tasks ranged from very technical coding to researching new and upcoming technology. We also had many presentations where we presented our current work and challenges we are currently facing in our various projects.
Daily, we would attend between two to four online meetings via ZOOM, where we would learn more about different areas in Technology from HSBC and how they contribute to the financial processes within the bank. There were also workshops regarding our wellbeing and personal development, with a focus on mental health and personal branding. Finally, there were highly-informative sessions about the application process and networking sessions with graduates and senior leaders. I enjoyed them all!
Working in Digital within UK WPB. I worked in the innovation and partnerships team and I had to develop recommendations for the team. My day-to-day included networking with people across digital and other areas of the bank, data research, researching the market, carrying out surveys and gathering insight, attending development talks and banking talks. I also had to create a presentation for a Employee resource group and raise money for Mind.
My role involved working within the Business Banking Team for the City of London, supporting SMEs and business owners looking to grow their businesses. This meant working with relationship managers to support clients, attending meetings and completing the preparation and follow-up work required. I also undertook a longer-term project to support my team, and had a responsibility to attend any meetings I was invited to.
We all had placements within Wealth and personal banking, mine was within HSBC Insurance UK. We also had group projects for employee resource groups, a recommended volunteering day, and a challenge to raise as much money as possible in a team for charity (we as a cohort chose MIND charity). My day to day placement activity involved checking in with my placement manager and completing tasks to help out my team such a analysing excel reports, attending zoom meetings etc. I also had an ongoing project within my placement to work on a proposal for the insurance leadership.
Extracted survey data on staff enagagement in Wealth and personal banking into excel. Presented and analysed these results to managers and stakeholders of key business areas within the firm. Also provided recommendations for them. Had an intern project on paternity leave with other interns Supported team members with their project