Investment banking intern at HSBC

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
Canary Wharf Central London and City
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Salary
Less than £ 10,000
Roles
Banking - Investment

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7.7/10

The Role
7.3
Organisation
8.0

Socialising

8.0

The Role

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

I enjoyed the fact that after our training, we were on the desks right away, working on things that were typical of an analyst. In addition, the numerous social events and lunch and learns meant that we could speak with other interns and gain a more wholesome view of the job than purely desk-based.

8/10

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

I felt valued by my colleagues as they were willing to take the time to explain concepts to me. Moreover, I was always CC'd into emails for work that I was involved in, and was treated with respect most of the time. Most of the employees were extremely knowledgeable and willing to share this knowledge with me.

7/10

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

My supervisor and management were very accommodating and always made sure that I was doing alright, I was made to feel like a part of the team and would have business and general well being conversations. There was always a sense of interest rather than just asking for the sake of asking.

5/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I was generally quite busy, although it depended on the day - sometimes I would be overwhelmed with work of a high quality (often numerical), whereas other times I would not have too much to do except research or basic menial tasks.

7/10

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

I was given less responsibility at first, so that I could learn the ropes, and then as I proved I was able to fulfill the tasks correctly, I was given more responsibility. This was good as it meant that I was always working towards a goal and enabled me to always strive to improve and do better.

7/10

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

The skills I learnt will assist me in my degree studies massively, as I was able to work efficiently, prioritise and deliver high quality work in short spaces of time, even after many hours of completing the work. This will mean that I will be able to keep on delivering high quality, efficient work throughout my studies and beyond.

10/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The atmosphere was very friendly and although there was a clear hierarchical structure, everyone would always say good morning and be willing to have a conversation with others. Everyone was very hardworking, but you could be sure to ask questions to others and be able to receive help from them.

9/10

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

The internship was very organised, there were clear structures and markers put in place for a variety of different things and there were always events to go to, in order to learn more, as well as responsive emails from those involved in helping the interns.

8/10

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

The firm invested in giving us the opportunity to set targets, which were reviewd in the middle and at the end of our internship, as well as equipping us with the computer programs that the analysts had so that we could earn sufficiently and do work similar to the analysts.

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Travel loan
7/10

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

Future employment prospects are very appealing because it means that I have a sufficient grounding where I know what is expected of me and I will be happy to deliver the work to the aforementioned high standard.

8/10

Social

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

During the week, we would work most of the hours of the day therefore there was not much of a social scene in terms of going out, but others would always be friendly and willing to have a conversation with you or grab food/coffee with one another,

9/10

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

It was relatively expensive as it is London, but considering it is the East End, it was not as bad as that of Central / West London. Commuting from far is not an option for the hours therefore it is beneficial that there is accommodation nearby.

6/10

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

The nightlife was quite good, especially in Central London. This is good for the hours that we were not working, however, you definitely spend more evenings in the office than in a nightclub or bar.

8/10

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

There were many opportunities to get involved with other things such as sports, sustainability, diversity networks and graduate / university events. This was helpful in allowing one to feel more involved in the organization.

9/10

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