Summer Intern - Commercial Banking at HSBC

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
London Central London and City
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Salary
£22,000 - £23,999
Roles
Banking - Commercial

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8.6/10

The Role
8.5
Organisation
8.6

Socialising

8.8

The Role

Role Description

It depends very much on the centre you are placed in and how proactive you are about getting stuck in. My daily duties included a wide range of activities from supporting the Commercial Officers with day to day tasks to attending customer meetings with clients and writing credit reports for senior managers.

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

I really enjoyed it. My colleagues, the tasks I faced and the experience as a whole were really great.

8/10

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

From the moment I walked in all of my colleagues were really friendly, supportive and welcoming, which made me settle in in no time.

10/10

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

Although my managers were busy running a large team, they still always found time for me to discuss tasks they had given me and to make sure I was getting the most out of the internship.

8/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

There is always plenty of interesting and chellenging work to be done, you just have to be proactive and help your colleagues out. As long as you talk to you're colleagues and are a 'team player' you'll never ever get bored.

8/10

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

I helped all levels of staff with their daily tasks and wrote credit report which are normally done only by senior staff. Of course they went through them with me before they were sent off to get approval, but I was never treated like 'just an intern'.

7/10

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

Not coming from a finance background, especially the financial insights I gained during the internship are invaluable. The skills I have learnt will definitely be applicable in any area of business I might work in in the future.

10/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The atmosphere in my office was very pleasant, with everybody getting on extremely well with everybody else. Especially during the Olympics the atmosphere and the shared enthusiasm was brilliant!

8/10

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

The internship as a whole was very well organised.

9/10

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

I felt very valued by the company and it is obvious that the interns are regarded as future leaders within the Bank so personal training and development is very high on the agenda.

9/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
7/10

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

HSBC is not rated No 1 for graduate programmes in the financial sector for nothing! Especially the Executive Trainee scheme in which you do 4 placements in different ares across the business over 2 years, with the option of going abroad for one of them, is extremely appealing.

10/10

Social

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

Thanks to the intern and community days and networking events organised, I have kept in touch with interns from last summer and made really good friends and contactsfor the future again this summer.

9/10

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

I was wokring in London, so naturally the cost of living are quite high. However that does not stop people socialising outside of work.

6/10

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

It's London, if you can't find a place you like to go out here, you won't find anything anywhere.

10/10

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

Once again, living in the capital, there is plenty going on.

10/10

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