Summer Intern at HSBC

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
Ilford Greater London
Review Date
Salary
Less than £ 10,000
Roles
Banking - Retail Public Relations Sales

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5.3/10

The Role
5.2
Organisation
6.0

Socialising

4.8

The Role

Role Description

Shadow workers within the brach
Run a project
Report back on the project you ran

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

I did enjoy the challenge posed at the start of the job of working out the systems and setting up my project but as the project became established and my managers took less interest I ran out of things to challenge me

6/10

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

The staff are really friendly and do try and involve you in all their activities in branch and also things they've organised outside the branch.

9/10

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

I sis not have a great relationship with my line manger and I felt that at times they just expected me to invent things to do rather than monitor and help me shape my time there I kind of made my own experinces mostly

4/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Some days I had a lot to do but other days I could easily waste it away doing very little

3/10

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

Not that much responsibility given but still felt that I had a value.

5/10

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

It does now seem it was a bit pointless doing the internship but it provided a great summer job and confirmed my ideas about a potential job in the company

4/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Everyone individually tried to have fun in their work but as an office they atmosphere was at times stressed and dull

4/10

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

The internship was well organised as in the general plan of what could be done was great but actually having the support to fulfill this was not so great

7/10

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

HSBC did invest quite a bit in making sure that there was good personal trainiing and development on offer especially with the days away from branch spent with the other interns

7/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

6/10

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

I wouldn't mind working with HSBC in the future. While I may be critical of how my placement turned out it is clear that this is not always the case and having seen other potential jobs within the company the interest in working here is good.

6/10

Social

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

The interns were forever trying to get together to do activites or go out together so with regards to the social scene I really can't complain

7/10

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

Living anywhere in London is a costly experience. the cost of getting a decent lunch in my area was greater than I had expected and as such my pocket really felt it!

3/10

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

I really wouldn't know as I didn't feel particularly drawn to try it out

1/10

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

There was ample opportunity to see get involved but I was not particularly drawn to any as none really captured my interests

8/10

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