Executive Management Trainee Program at HSBC

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
London Nationwide
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Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
Banking - Retail Banking/Finance Business Management

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7.1/10

The Role
7.8
Organisation
7.2

Socialising

6.0

The Role

Role Description

First year: in-branch management trainee, accumulation basic Financial Planning and product knowledge, and developing management skills though observation and involvement in a variety of projects and tasks

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

Very rewarding internship, providing me with excellent customer facing experience during my first round internship, and a unique insight into the decision making and considerations in strategy re-structuring during my second year

9/10

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

Incredibly friendly, appreciative staff, both in branch and in Head Office

8/10

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

Frequent if not daily meetings with direct line managers, and good support provided by program co-ordinators and HR

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Varied day to day, but on the whole busy with a wide variety of jobs

7/10

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

As much responsibility that could be given to an intern, especially during my branch placement. As interns, we became the bank's face to the customer, making us just as influential in maintaining customer confidence in the Bank and the Bank's brand and image as employees who have been there for many years

8/10

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

Has helped put business and economic theory into context through observation of real life scenario's

6/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Lively and friendly during a testing time

7/10

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

Good support, very good structure to the internship program

8/10

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

Man-hours were invested in training and supervision of us, and money was spent on networking events

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
5/10

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

8/10

Social

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

A great group, but not as many opportunities to socialise as I would have liked due to the geographical spread of inters about the country

6/10

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

London living is very expensive! However, extra living allowances were available for interns working in London

4/10

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

8/10

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

I worked hard during my second internship in particular, and London isn't the most accessible city if you don't live there/already know friends

6/10

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