Technology Intern


Best Student Employer


  • Skills
  • Responsibilities
  • Support & Guidance
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions


  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis.
  • My role is assisting the Risk IT department in dealing with the issues/backlog. At the moment I've been working in web development using JavaScript and Vue.js to develop a learning application for HSBC employees. My day-to-day involves meetings with managers and colleagues as well as stand-ups and show and tell presentations. As part of the intern cohort I also attend talks about various departments within HSBC.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • I have learnt a tremendous amount during my internship. Prior to working I had little coding experience, however since working here I have learnt some Python, SQL, HTML, Vue.Js and JavaScript. I have been able to apply these languages to various projects during my time here. I have also become familiar with Quasar Framework as well as data studios.

  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate your development of industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate your development of personal / soft skills during the experience?
  • 4/5

  • Please rate how these skills have helped you in your career development
  • 5/5


  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • I was given a lot of responsibility as us interns were allowed to work on real projects and deal with the actual backlog that employees have to deal with. Our changes and developments were passed into production and were saved showing that our work was valuable to HSBC and thus we had a great deal of responsibility.

  • Please rate how meaningful the work you were doing was
  • 5/5

    Support & Guidance

  • 4. How much support and guidance did you receive during your placement / internship?
  • I received a lot of support and guidance. Coming from limiting computing background, it was very easy to book calls with various people in the department to get help with certain languages. I also had a GradCoach who gave me tips and advice in our weekly meetings.

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from your line manager?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from the wider team?
  • 5/5


  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • The culture and atmosphere was very friendly. It was very easy to talk to those above me and get help and schedule meetings. They took our considerations seriously and with respect despite our lack of experience.

  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate the social opportunities?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate the diversity initiatives?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate the charity, sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives?
  • 5/5

    Your Impressions

  • 6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?
  • I thoroughly enjoyed my internship! I have learnt so much in such a short time. I've met a lot of new people and managed to contribute to HSBC in my work! I have liked engaging in other aspects of the company such as CSR and networking with people in different departments.

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on your placement / internship
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 5/5

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at HSBC
  • 5/5

  • 7. Would you recommend HSBC to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to HSBC
  • I would say to be yourself and be honest. They don't expect people to be experts already but they want people who are eager to learn and show enthusiasm.

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Internship (1-4 Months)

Computer Science

Central London and City

August 2021

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