Intern at HSBC

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Internship (1-4 Months)
Birmingham West Midlands
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Less than £ 10,000
Banking - Investment

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The Role



The Role

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

Learnt a lot and experienced the world of banking. Got to work with senior stakeholders and meet amazing people.


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

Formed a close bond with my fellow interns, would take care of each other in all of our projects. The team was also amazing and very welcoming.


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

Always given support when needed. Always open to providing me with feedback and helped me become the best I could be.


4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Had a busy enough day to keep me stimulated. Prefer a day when I know everything I need to do and can plan it out So was the perfect number of projects


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

Was leading a lot of my projects and a proactive team member in others. My work was valued and senior members always were interested in what I produced.


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

My leadership skills will assist me in my group work at uni and managing teams. My presenting skills have developed so when I do present in future I have more confidence and my slide decks are better.


The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Great atmosphere! Everyone was very welcoming and a great bond in the office


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

Very well organised. Clear structure of the 8 weeks was given on the out set and allowed me to fulfill my duties and know my deadlines.


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

Not as much time to shadow and work with the desired teams to further own interest. But a lot of time and money was invested in furthering my development and knowledge.


10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • Healthcare/Dental

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

Great place to work! Loads of opportunities and a fantastic place to develop.



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

Had to be organised by the interns. Preferred if there was more done by the intern team.


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

Commuting cost me £700+ and was not subsided. Can be somewhat expensive.


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

Very good nightlife. But takes a while to learn about the possibilities.


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

A few opportunities but had to be self organised, needs more help when initially joining.