Summer Intern at HSBC

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
Newcastle Upon Tyne North East
Review Date
Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
Accountancy Banking - Commercial Banking - Investment Banking - Retail Banking/Finance Business Analytics Business Intelligence Business Management

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7.1/10

The Role
7.0
Organisation
7.4

Socialising

7.0

The Role

Role Description

Shadowing a Senior Commercial Manager in various tasks such as making appointments and approaching various prospect switcher businesses.

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

The work was mostly interesting since I was learning new things as I went along.

7/10

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

I felt like the tasks that I did and the documents that I produced were used and considered to be very useful.

7/10

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

The support was great; everyone explained information in a way that I was able to understand.

8/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I always had lots of work to do, finding that there was sometimes not enough time in the day to do it.

5/10

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

I was able to use my own ingenuity and make my own decisions.

7/10

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

I found the skills that I learnt to be invaluable for the future and a possible career in the banking sector.

8/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Everybody was so friendly, it was great!

8/10

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

On the first day, the office didn't know that I was due to arrive but from there it got better.

7/10

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

The firm allowed us to complete many mandatory training modules whilst at the job. We also received various training days in external locations.

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • National Travel
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Above 25 days holiday
7/10

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

There are fantastic graduate prospects since the company is so large and global.

7/10

Social

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

The whole groups is a fantastic bunch and we all get on extremely well.

8/10

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

Some things are expensive such as food but other areas are far cheaper i.e. alcohol is fairly cheap.

5/10

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

There are several large towns/cities where the nights out are brilliant.

8/10

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

I attended various golf days etc meeting new and potential clients.

7/10

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