Student at HSBC

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
london Central London and City
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Salary
Roles
Banking - Investment

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7.1/10

The Role
8.2
Organisation
7.4

Socialising

5.2

The Role

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

I had a great time during the internship. I feel like I have learned a lot, met smart and interesting people and challenged myself on the daily. Although it is intense, I believe everyone should do it

10/10

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

The team I joined was extremely kind and spent a lot of time teaching me the materials, the industry, and the job. There have been many times when we hung out together, but also plenty of serious moments where we worked well together

10/10

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

My line manager was probably the best part of the internship. I received an incredible amount of training from him. Even my buddy was great and showed me many things, especially on the social side

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Very busy absolutely. But I do not see it as a negative thing. As an intern, you are asking to be busy all the time so you can learn new things and challenge yourself. In the end, I am happy I was kept very busy.

3/10

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

Since there had been some major changes in the team structure in the current year and the team was understaffed, I was given more responsibility than an average intern. I am grateful for it and I enjoyed it very much

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 work ethic, dedication, and drive to do a spotless job are skills for life. Also, I believe that the internship taught me to be much more reflective than I was in everything I do. It taught me also to look at things from a different point of view and to never leave anything out of analysis

10/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The atmosphere in the office was great. I found a very collegial and collaborative environment. Every person, even those that I wasn't working with directly proved to be helpful in many occasions

7/10

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

Very well organised. I believe that the training in the first week could have been a little bit more advanced, and perhaps a team building exercise in the first week would have helped to get to know everyone better instead of drinking together

8/10

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

We always were provided with every comfort and attention we could have hoped for. The training, the outdoors activities, the events, and even the speakers were a result of how much the company has invested in us, which is something that I value very highly

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Company Parties/Events
5/10

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

A job in a great financial institution such as HSBC is extremely appealing

7/10

Social

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

Absolutely great social scene. everyone was friendly and genuinely interested in everything others. I was shocked (in a very positive way) by this

9/10

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

cost of socializing was mostly expensive in terms of time, as the main goal of the internship was to perform well on the job. However, my managers were always understanding when I needed a couple of hours off to attend events

5/10

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

Did not see much of the nightlife, apart from the events which were very good.

2/10

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

HSBC offered many opportunities but I did not take advantage of them as I was trying to focus on performing well on the job

5/10

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