Summer Intern at HSBC

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Internship (1-4 Months)
Chester North West
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£18,000 - £19,999
Banking - Commercial Food and Drink

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The Role



The Role

Role Description

7 weeks summer internship in a Commercial centre. Working with CARM, browser and other resources. Completed a project to help all the rms.

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

I enjoyed learning about the different functions within the commercial centre. Meeting the team and clients was also excellent.


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

To some colleagues I felt very close while others didn't seem to have much time for me. So a mix but nothing offensive.


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

My manager was away for two weeks so obviously support was lacking at this point. Overall I found I had to personally drive my internship.


4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

There were days that flew by due to the amount of interesting work I was doing, however there were also days that I can't say I did anything meaningful on.


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

I had to take responsibility for myself during the placement.


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

I do feel that many of the things I have learnt will be very useful if I do take up a career with HSBC.


The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

When the people I got on with were in the office was a great place to work. However other days it seemed dull.


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

I found myself at a loose end a fair bit. Seemed that the centre didn't really know what to do with me.


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

I do feel that I have developed over the 7 weeks and that is due to the firm investment.


10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Company Parties/Events

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

I feel it would be very hard for me to refuse an offer if one came.



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

I really enjoyed the social side with other interns.


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

I lived at home due to being close to my placement so cheap and good socially.


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

Chester? Two clubs... but good enough for me.


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

There were quite a few, but could have been more/