Asset Management Summer Internship - Sales


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  • 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.
  • Helping the team with anything that they may need assistance with. Tasks include fund comparisons, fund summaries, data cleaning etc.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • Enhanced knowledge of the financial world specifically within asset management. Developed a deep understanding of the culture of the company.

  • 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?
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how these skills have helped you in your career development
  • 4/5


  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • Given a fair amount of responsibility. My work directly contributed to future decision making as well as ensuring that current issues/problems would not occur in the future.

  • Please rate how meaningful the work you were doing was
  • 4/5

    Support & Guidance

  • 4. How much support and guidance did you receive during your placement / internship?
  • Huge amount of support on offer whenever requested from all areas. Examples include: line manager, graduate buddy, recruiter, wider team, people in other teams etc.

  • 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?
  • Culture felt very inclusive and did not feel as if I was an inconvenience at any point. Although the internship was virtual, there were still efforts made to have social events (eg cocktail evening).

  • 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 would certainly like to come back. I feel as if the company environment is perfect for me and is significantly better than I had first thought it would be.

  • 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
  • It's really important to be yourself. Be as proactive as you can as there will always be someone who would like some help. Recognise that there is a huge focus on career development at HSBC so it is important that you have a continuous hunger to learn both now and when you are in the role in 5+ years time.

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Internship (1-4 Months)

Financial Management, Banking - Investment

Central London and City

August 2021

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