• 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.
  • Writing FX and Rates market updates for clients on a weekly basis (G7 countries) Pricing Cross-Currency Swaps and Interest Rate Swaps through internal stochastic tools Computing HSBC's Credit Charges on Excel Communicating indicative pricing with clients, pitching potential hedging ideas (PowerPoint presentations) Reviewing historical deal pipeline and forecasting industry trends


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • Excel modelling and PowerPoint presentation design has improved Commercial awareness has increased Better understanding of technical aspects with respect to swaps and how they are priced Continuous usage of Bloomberg terminal

  • 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?
  • 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
  • 4/5


  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • Was able to communicate with senior parties across HSCB (DCM and ECM alike) Was involved in pricing and pitching directly to clients Wrote a market update on my second day which ended up being sent to a prospective client to help them evaluate the current state of the long-ended Gilt market

  • 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?
  • HR representatives were very responsive My team supported me throughout the internship and were always available to answer my questions

  • 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?
  • Everyone is extremely friendly, there is a mutual sense of respect amongst colleagues HSBC's culture of diversity and inclusion shines through

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

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

  • 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?
  • Would highly recommend interning at HSBC

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

  • 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
  • Send cold messages to current analysts and seniors at HSBC on LinkedIn, ask as many questions as possible Understand what the role consists of and determine whether it appeals to you

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Internship (1-4 Months)


Central London and City

May 2022

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