I really did enjoy my work placement. This was my first proper work placement in a professional setting and this was also the first time where I was able to learn a lot about banking and what a banking job may entail as I had not really considered it before. There were many different presentation styles to give us the information we needed and this kept the placement fun and enjoyable as it was always different.
HSBC did a great job of making the virtual internship as enjoyable as possible. There are obvious aspects that we all missed out on such as networking in the office and being able to socialise with the other interns but I think overall, most if not all of the interns commented on what a great experience it was. I got in so well with the other interns, and we had “social leads” who facilitated fun activities for us all which I think made a massive difference to the experience.
I enjoyed it very well. Amazing colleagues and great opportunities available, also the fact that we were placed in the new head office in Birmingham was definitely a bonus as it has so many great facilities and is very accessible. The opportunity to develop yourself and grow is great regardless of the department you are placed in as there is many networking and collaboration opportunities with other teams. The salary is also very competitive which is another great pro.
It was an incredible experience. It’s hard for me to choose a highlight from the many milestones over the past year, but what comes to mind are some of the things I worked on either as a team member or individually which will make a difference in the lives of my customers– Graduates, Interns, IP’s and Senior managers. I look back to some of the Graduate policy documents I created focused on improving graduate’s wellbeing. I look back to some of the creative project’s I created, directly viewed by senior stakeholders in the Bank – Including HSBC’s Global Chief of HR. I look back to some huge learning milestones, for example, my first public speaking engagement in the Bank which was a catalyst for my other public speaking successes. Taking part and initiating some of these activities were my highlights and made my experience.
One of the best years of my life. Developed me technically as well as personally through development days ran specifically from the IP programme and training days for SAS down in Manchester, which was a great way to learn in a class environment, however, the majority of training was partaken on the job due to the specifics behind the data which was used. Treated as a normal employee and not seen as a student which is exactly what you want.
I thoroughly enjoyed my placement year at HSBC. The placement provided me with many opportunities to grow develop new skills which have left me well equipped for my future career. Over the year I faced many challenges which exposed me to many situations I wouldn't have had if I didn't do a placement and so I am very happy to have completed a placement at HSBC as I have came out a much more well rounded individual.
The internship was very enjoyable, with a good balance between placement work and other intern projects. The tasks allocated were challenging and required a lot of analytical thinking which I enjoyed thoroughly. It was a pleasure to work with the team and other fellow interns. All were very supportive and ensured we got the best out of the internship. The internship was organised in a manner that would not all be work and since it was virtual this should be recognised.
It was very insightful and I was able to improve many of my skills and meet many people. I had the opportunity to intern in the MME team in Greater Manchester where I had to do multiple tasks required by my placement manager. Throughout my internship I shadowed a wide range of team members which allowed me to get more knowledge on the banking sector and how a big corporate works.
My internship at HSBC was not only invaluable but very rewarding and enjoyable. There was a wealth of opportunities throughout the bank during my placement but also within the wider community. This internship enabled me to specify personal and placement goals and tailor my internship so I could gain as much out of it as possible. I was supported incredibly by the graduate community and my intern colleagues. There was excellent communication between myself and my manager, daily check ins really helped with my progression and ensured I could ask for feedback regularly. The thing I have enjoyed most about this experience has been the people! HSBC has some fantastic colleagues, all of which are warm, intelligent and inspiring. It has been a privilege to work alongside such individuals.
I absolutely loved my internship at HSBC. The placement work is so interesting, and you get real responsibilities. There are a variety of projects to get involved with outside of your placement work which enriches the whole experience. The people and culture are brilliant.
The HSBC internship team were creative and adapted well to the new challenges of delivering a virtual internship. By organising a range of different events they made sure the intern cohort connected and understood the importance of networking. The internship has allowed me to develop personal skills that are both sustainable and meaningful. By investing in our personal growth as well as delivering technical skills through our individual placements, the internship has been invaluable and therefore a thoroughly enjoyable experience. I would recommend the internship highly to my peers.
The internship team were incredibly welcoming and were very engaging from the outset. My placement team also provided me with work that stretched my understanding, but also provided an introduction to banking as I do not have a background in finance. As the internship was virtual, a lot of time and effort was made to ensure the interns were kept busy and the team always checked that we had work to do, were enjoying it and found it worthwhile.
I enjoyed the experience very much, and to be honest, it was significantly better than expected. The technology provided by HSBC worked excellently and it complimented the role I had excellently. If I had a problem, they were quick to resolve it and they were keen on helping me make the most of the internship. Obviously, having the internship virtual isn't ideal, but it's an excellent option for those interested in working remotely or looking to work from home over summer!
Thoroughly! I really enjoyed connecting with the intern community and building valuable connections with individuals in my placement as well as other places in the bank. It has been an amazing experience despite the shift to a virtual programme. I have learnt so much about HSBC and the GTRF business area and quickly realised that all employees are very willing to have a chat if you take the initiative to do so.
My virtual internship exceeded all expectations. I was a bit unsure about how it was going to work without being able to go into an office to meet people in person, but it has been surprisingly easy to network and for relationships with my team members and fellow interns online. During my internship I was able to get a highly detailed overview of the business area I was working in, and even had the opportunity to talk to people outside on that area to gain more of an insight into the bank as a whole.
I really enjoyed my internship. I was worried going into it that the virtual element would take away from my enjoyment but it has not. Each day felt like a new challenge which really excited me. I enjoyed the work I was doing and was never bored as there were so many different tasks I could get involved with. The internship involved placement specific work as well as community aspects which made everyday new and exciting.
I've had a fantastic experience working in this team. A combination of the great project opportunities and supportive, hard-working team has made it a very enjoyable experience. I have worked on over three initiatives, including the Financial Fitness podcast, Smart Adoption and Customer in the Room, and have been able to work on tangible deliverables for each. Within FF I have produced a detailed research proposal to steer the content of a future episode, whilst CiTR has allowed me to contact customers first-hand for additional feedback, which has driven and provided scope for future initiatives. I have even been able to fully integrate myself into the team's Agile PM framework, developing myself up to be a stand-in ‘scrum master’, giving me a great taste of the team's capacity, work rhythm and general culture. In addition, I've had the opportunity to review customer feedback and verbatim.