Retail Management at HSBC

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
Chelmsford East of England
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Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
Banking - Retail Banking/Finance Charity/Non Profit

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7.7/10

The Role
8.0
Organisation
8.4

Socialising

6.2

The Role

Role Description

Implementing a project on customer satisfaction across an area.
Establishing commitments from branches across the area.
Helping support a branch.
Organising charity fundraising.

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

Thoroughly enjoyable, especially the opportunities at regional and national level.

9/10

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

Valued highly by senior management within the business.
To be valued by other colleagues, you had to prove what you could do for them first - much like any job.

9/10

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

Support was fantastic when requested. However, you have to seek out support and guidance often.

7/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

This varied massively and was more about how busy you wanted to make yourself.

8/10

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

The project gave me responsibility for an area, however sometimes this area wasn't taken as seriously by other colleagues. However, that was all part of the challenge and appeal.

7/10

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

Unlikely to have much relevance to my degree due to the completely different nature. However, likely to be important for future career prospects.

8/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Although staff upheaval was high at the time, nearly all the staff were fully engaging.

9/10

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

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10/10

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

Perhaps one of the weaker areas in terms of development other than personal experiences. Much of the learning is on a more informal level. To gain experience, you sometimes had to continuously ask for something to be explained.

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • National Travel
  • Above 25 days holiday
7/10

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

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8/10

Social

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

Although I got on well with many of my colleagues, if outside of London there can be limited opportunities to meet up with each other.

8/10

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

Commuted from home.

5/10

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

Lived at home.

5/10

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

Played football with the branch team against other branches.
Nights at bowling.
Drinks on Fridays.
Met up with other interns when having days based in London.

7/10

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