• 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 was in the Sustainable Bonds team where I worked on client pitches, drafting Frameworks for a client issuance, investor engagement, ESG ratings analysis and company strategy analysis


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • I have learnt a lot about sustainability, especially through the lens of finance. I have also learnt hard skills, notably concerning debt capital markets such as bond pricing, pitching etc., as well as knowledge and understanding of the more broader Investment Banking. Furthermore, my technical skills in Microsoft ppnt and excel have improved significantly. In terms of soft skills, I have consolidated my teamwork and communication skills.

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

  • How would you rate your development of industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 4/5

  • 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?
  • Yes, my team was very busy and understaffed so I was given responsibility for carrying out numerous important tasks on a daily basis.

  • 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. Whenever I asked questions, they were always answered promptly and thoroughly and people were always keen to help out and support my development

  • 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 was great. Despite being virtual most of the time, I still got a sense that everyone was looking out for each other and keen to support one another all the time. It is hard to comment on the general atmosphere given being virtual, but HSBC is definitely team-orientated and collaborative and thrives off its diverse and talented workforce

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

  • How would you rate the social opportunities?
  • 3/5

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

  • 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 really enjoyed my internship. I developed transferable skills whilst also gaining key industry specific knowledge that I will use throughout any financial career. I was always treated with respect, and never inferior and I thoroughly enjoyed the responsibility I was given in terms of my workload.

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on your placement / internship
  • 4/5

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 4/5

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at HSBC
  • 4/5

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

  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to HSBC
  • I would advise others to really understand Hsbc as an institution before applying, as well as have a genuine interest that you can talk about comfortably about precisely what you are applying for

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Internship (1-4 Months)

Banking - Investment

Greater London

August 2021

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