7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
Absolutely wonderful people to work with!
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.
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. What were the perks on your work placement?
Staff Sales/Staff Shop
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.
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!
13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
Oxford is quite expensive.l
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.
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.
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