Investment Banking Summer Analyst at HSBC

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
London Central London and City
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Salary
£30,000+
Roles
Banking - Investment Banking/Finance

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8.2/10

The Role
8.7
Organisation
8.6

Socialising

7.0

The Role

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

I really enjoyed the Summer Internship Program at HSBC. During the 10 weeks you have the opportunity to discover the Investment Banking industry, to network with people, to improve your financial skills.

8/10

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

I think this aspect depends on the team you were placed with. On all the projects I was working on they gave me real work, so my colleagues give me a lot of responsability, I was not only an intern, I was involved like any other analyst.

10/10

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

During the first week of the Summer Program we had a technical training. Moreover, in my team, they organised a lot of presentations at the start of the internship in order to explain us exactly what they did, it was a good opportunity to have an overview of the division. To finish, each week we had presentations about an other team in order to discover the other divisions. So yes, they gave us a lot of support during the internship.

8/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

We had sufficient work in order to have a good understanding at the end of the internship.

9/10

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

During the placement, I think my team give us a lot of responsability even if we are only interns.

9/10

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

During the placement, I developed my networking, valuation, financial skills. It will help me in my studies because I am studying finance but also in the profesionnal life after.

8/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Working in HSBC is like being part of a family: everybody cares about your success and well-being. Moreover, there is always somebody who can help you with some technical topic or just navigating through the organization.

10/10

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

The overall work placement was really well organised. We started by a one week financial training. We joined after our team but with still a lot of presentations each week to understand the banking industry and to discover all the other divisions.

9/10

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

I think HSBC invested a lot in us. They organised really well the training in order to develop our skills, and to be sure we want to work in the Financial Services industry.

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • There were no perks with this Internship
5/10

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

When you do the summer internship, you are applying to the Graduate Program. They give an answer in the two weeks ending the internship.

9/10

Social

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

10/10

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

7/10

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

We didn't have too much time to try to the nightlife.

6/10

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

5/10

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