Executive management intern at HSBC

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Internship (1-4 Months)
Milton Keynes South East
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£14,000 - £15,999
Banking - Retail Charity/Non Profit Customer Service Psychology

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The Role



The Role

Role Description

-complete a project given by the manager.

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

The internship was enjoyable predominantly because of the people I was working with. The team made the internship a lot funnier and enjoyable than perhaps it would have otherwise have been.

I would have liked to have had more variation, however, hence why I have rated 8/10


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2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

My colleagues were fantastic treating me as an equal from the get go.


3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?

I have only had 1 to 1, usually because the management and supervision are so busy. Plans were made, but often had to be adjusted to account for last minute changes.

This however, I found was a blessing, because I was given very little guidance, and as an indepednent learner was ideal. However, I would have liked more feedback on my progress.


4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

This varied on the day. Thursday onwards the branch would have high footfall which would mean the day was more busy, and a lot of fun. Whereas, Wednesday's and Tuesdays were a lot more quite and hence whilst I could spend more time on my project I did not get the same variation.


5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

A fair amount. I had to do a project critical to customer satisfaction and thus branch performance. In addition I was given opportunities to do things like conduct interviews, and write up other reports all which were enjoyable.


6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

I would say the soft skills, in terms of management of employee relationships, dealing with compliants are life long skills. However, due to my prior work experience, there was a limited benefit of other areas of development like social skills.

These were more career skills, rather than study skills.


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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

As mentioned earlier it was the people that made it so fun.


8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

The internship it self was well organised, although some of the events I attended I got the details very last minute.


9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

I did not receive personal training and had only one, one to one, so I can not say the firm led to vast amount of personal development. The training and learning I had to do at the beginning of the induction, meant that I was more aware of the HSBC culture, and the company telling me more about themselves and what they stand for, rather than personal training.

Of course, things such as identifying fraud were useful, however, these were too rare for me.


10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Company Parties/Events

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

Good company, good prospects, working there, gave me a much better insight into the company culture.



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

There were ample events to meet other interns.
I received fairly frequent emails updating me of
the activities of other interns.


13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

My area is relatively cheap to buy goods and go out in.


14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

This is a comparative judgement and is subjective.
I am from London hence, anything in comparison to
London is going to struggle.


15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

Not particualrly, most people understandably do their own things.


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