-Undertaking a Business Project
-Visiting other sections of the company
-Achieving other objectives set at start of placement
The seven weeks at HSBC were very enjoyable with no dull moments throughout. Both customers and colleagues are very friendly and accomodating to an intern who has responsibilities from day one!
My colleagues were very welcoming and as the placement progress my opinion and work were sought after and valued like any other member of the team.
My line manager set targets with me at the beginning of the placement and we discuss what I wanted to get out of my seven weeks with the bank. He then helped facilitate the organisation of my internship and gave me all the support and guidance to achieve my goals.
This varied from day-to-day. Some days in the office, other days out and about across the country seeing clients and other colleagues. There was generally always something to be done so there was never a dull moment.
While I wasn't activley involved with transactional banking, I was able to go out and meet clients and get stuck into the role. I had my own project to do, access to a computer and telephone and I was often given additional jobs to do within the office.
This internship has enabled me to expand my knowledge on the finacial services sector and banking as a whole. As well as this, my knowledge on Economics and the economy has greatly increased and I will be able to transfer this to my degree studies and beyond.
The flexibility of working hours and responsibility meant that different people were in the office at different times. Therefore it could vary between a very busy day where lots of people were in, to a day where there are only a small group of people around.
The organisation by the Graduate Development Team meant that I was set up with all the information I needed before starting my placement. Support throughout from the Graduate Team, my Buddy, other Interns and my line manager meant that any problems were easily resolved.
The internship is a taster of the Graduate Scheme, so I was given as much responsibility as anyone else. This meant that I was fully trained throughout with e-learning as well as support from my manager and colleagues.
Staff Sales/Staff Shop
I would love to return to work for HSBC as the oppourtunities within the company are endless. The company and the people are the right fit for me as a person so I know that any role I choose will be enjoyable.
Office socials and events, corporate events with clients, Graduate events, Intern socials.... There was a range of stuff to get involved in socially.
My placement was in my hometown so living expenses were minimal. My main costs were buying lunches etc.
A range of local bars and clubs in my area for several tastes.
Internship (1-4 Months)
Banking - Commercial, Banking/Finance, Business Management, Economics
19th August 2011
£18,000 - £19,999