• The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • 4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I got on fantastically with my team and we bonded well. I was sad to leave them at the end of my internship. I felt I added value to the office through the tasks I completed for them, however the work completed could've been more complex and less menial in order to feel truly like an equal with my colleagues


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • Support from the central internship management team was second to none. In the office the support was lacking at first which meant I had to create good connections with those in my team in order to get the support I needed. But this is normal for any working environment and is part of the journey of an intern.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • At first I wasn't busy at all and I had to ask for work and find ways to occupy myself. I wish I had been given more actual tasks and projects in the beginning as this led to me not enjoying the first few weeks massively. Nearer the end I was a lot busier however I feel like I expected more work from an internship at HSBC.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was left unsupervised to complete most of my work and I had a lot of interaction with clients and key stakeholders


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I developed time management skills, a stronger work ethic, motivation, self confidence


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • I had a great team. The office was comfortable and friendly. We regularly went out for drinks and socialised


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • great central organisation, lots of offsite days for all the interns to network


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • Lots of investment - workshops on wellbeing, personal self-development


  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • 1/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Strong chance of getting on the grad scheme depending on placement performance


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • 5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • It's London


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Regent street - amazing bars


  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • 4/5

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Internship (1-4 Months)

Banking and Finance Law

15th August 2019

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