Penultimate Year - Retail Bnaking Intern at HSBC

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
Oxford South East
Review Date
Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
Banking - Retail

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8.5/10

The Role
8.0
Organisation
9.2

Socialising

8.5

The Role

Role Description

Learning the basics of how a retail bank works and how the different roles within the bank contribute to operations.

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

The people were fantastic to work with, the ethos of the company is excellent.

9/10

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2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

8/10

3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?

I was left to my own devices, on occaision I would have liked more involvement by the bank managers.

4/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I had to find things to keep myself busy.

8/10

5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

I could take as much, or as little responsability as I wanted.

9/10

6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

I will be joining HSBC in the future, so it is vital to understand the company from the ground roots in retail banking.

10/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Absolutely wonderful people to work with!

10/10

8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

The individuals in charge of the organisation of the internship were fantastic, organising training, community days and a day at head office. They were slightly let down by those in the branches not being as proactive to keep me invovled and busy.

8/10

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

We had a weekend of training with all the interns from around the country, and as I have said days outside of our individual placement locations were organised.

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • National Travel
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
8/10

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

I am lucky enough to have been offered a placement on a graduate program. I would advise anyone wanting an HSBC graduate program to secure an internship with them, they recruit primary out of these interships, and if they fill up all the spaces on grad schemes with interns, they will not recruit externally.

10/10

Social

12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

Made some really good friends, even though all the interns were dotted all over the country, communications could be maintained with everyone using internal emails!

10/10

13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

Oxford is quite expensive.l

7/10

14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

Fine, but then I have grown up here, so I know where to go.

7/10

15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

We had a community day organised for us, and all go together to have a quiz to raise money for charity.

10/10

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