7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
Everyone was very hard working although there were occasions to socialise and the atmosphere was very friendly.
8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
My line manager was not expecting me on my first day! Also, it would have been better to have more information about the intern experience/community day in advance. If the times were agreed on beforehand and communicated at the start of the internship, everyone could book trains etc at the start which would save HSBC some money.
9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
Once again, the variety of work really helped with my personal development and allowed me to get a great overview of the company.
10. What were the perks on your work placement?
11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
I hopefully should receive an offer onto a graduate scheme.
12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
Everyone was very friendly. Although it was difficult because we were spread around the country, when we got together for the training day and experience/community days it was great to see everyone and there was a great social scene. We also had a facebook group set up but it wasn't used that much.
13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
Living with a friend so the cost of living is very cheap!
14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
I didn't have much chance to go out but it is great.
15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
There were some opportunities, especially involving the other interns, but not a lot in my department.
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