Penultimate Year Summer Intern at HSBC

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
Watford Greater London
Review Date
Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
Banking - Retail Business Management Customer Service

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8.1/10

The Role
8.8
Organisation
7.8

Socialising

7.2

The Role

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

This was certainly a far more enjoyable experience than my internship last year.

8/10

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

I was really welcomed and made to feel part of the team from day one.

9/10

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

The management team were brilliant and tried to include me with as much as they could.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

In the first few weeks, there were a few days where I was bored as I hadn't really been set my business project.

8/10

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

Working alongside the branch and area management teams gave me great exposure to the running of the business and being given projects to complete meant I was able to meaningfully contribute to the branch I worked in.

9/10

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

Able to develop some good knowledge and understanding of how to run a branch and how to monitor/improve performance.

9/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Some good days, some bad days (Monday mornings were often extremely busy and stressful)

7/10

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

I was given the perfect amount of freedom to investigate areas of the bank I had an interest in, whilst also being prompted to test myself on my business project.

8/10

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

Lots of exposure to area management as well as enrichment days at head office with senior management team members.

9/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Financial Bonus
  • Above 25 days holiday
7/10

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

Good job opportunities if successful in the placement, however may take up to 6 weeks to discover the outcome.

8/10

Social

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

Many events organised and good network set up.

8/10

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

Greater London!

7/10

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

Exceptional

7/10

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

Many opportunities, both organised by the bank and casually by staff.

7/10

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