Commercial Intern at HSBC

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
Leeds Yorkshire and Humberside
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Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
Banking - Commercial

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7.9/10

The Role
7.8
Organisation
7.2

Socialising

8.8

The Role

Role Description

Intern in a Commercial Centre. Did a lot of shadowing, mainly of the Commerial Officers. Was discouraged from shadowing managers which was a shame as I think I would have got a lot out of that.

Undertook a project, and did day to day tasks as well as assisting in preparations for certain events.

Also spent time with a Local Business Manager, in a Retail branch and a Corporate Centre, as well as in Head Office, and with the Special Situations and Premier teams. I was glad I took the opportunity to see a wide range of areas within the bank.

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

I really enjoyed the placement, although sometimes struggled to be given anything to do.

8/10

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

Everyone in the office was very welcoming and supportive.

10/10

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

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I often struggled to be given something to do. I did quite a lot of shadowing, but that is not how I work best. In my last week I was suddenly given a lot of work which I was unable to complete. A better balance would have helped me get more out of the internship.

6/10

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

As an intern I thought I was given a good amount of responsibility. My project allowed me to set up and run meetings, which I thoroughly enjoyed.

7/10

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

I mainly developed networking skills, it would have been useful to develop more technical business skills.

7/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The work was all mainly individual, although the atmosphere was friendly.

8/10

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

Details were left quite late. I only found out where I was going to be placed a couple of weeks before. This could have been a real problem if it had been somewhere I did not have accommodation.

6/10

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

I felt valued during the internship, and feel like I was definitely being trained up for a career with HSBC.

9/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

5/10

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

Find out by November if I have an offer onto the Graduate Scheme.

8/10

Social

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

Not being in London, I didn't get the chance to socialise much. In London they seemed to socialise a lot.

7/10

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

Lived in student house.

9/10

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

10/10

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

Attended a few networking events, and drinks with colleagues.

9/10

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