HSBC GBM Technology Summer Internship at HSBC

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
Canary Wharf Greater London
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Salary
£30,000+
Roles
Banking - Investment Business Intelligence Information Technology

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7.6/10

The Role
7.8
Organisation
8.0

Socialising

6.8

The Role

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

Very good experience on the whole, meeting a lot of people across the bank and a steep learning curve.

8/10

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

My colleagues were very friendly and always took time aside to explain tasks and projects to me, usually attempting to set me interesting work I could learn from rather than mundane tasks.

8/10

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

My line manager supported me through the whole programme and checked my progress every day.

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Generally the workload was reasonable, although it seemed to increase exponentially with it being extremely quiet in the beginning and fairly stressful towards the end.

6/10

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

I was happy with the responsibility I was given in tasks and was also set my individual intern project to take responsibility for throughout. I was asked to lead some meetings and write a research report for the team.

8/10

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

My technical ability, soft skills, relationship management and project management skills were all significantly enhanced throughout the internship.

8/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

My team was very social and the atmosphere was generally not too serious with people joking around quite often. However, everyone worked hard and leaving the office quite late was normal.

7/10

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

The internship was very well organised and all events were already scheduled from the start. The only issue was that interns didn't find out desk allocations until the first day and also did not get a choice preference.

8/10

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

Extremely valuable week-long training programme at the start with a lot of personal development support throughout.

9/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Sports and Social Club
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
  • Working from home
7/10

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

There is room to take all of the intern class onto the graduate programme and decisions are made on performance alone which is very encouraging.

9/10

Social

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

Interns have weekly opportunities to network with each other at events and a Go-Karting social also took place.

7/10

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

Expensive accommodation and living costs in Canary Wharf / London, but this is expected.

5/10

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

Good selection of bars and clubs.

8/10

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

There are many opportunities to get involved with sport or societies at HSBC and everything seems very welcoming. There were a couple of adverts asking for cricket / football players for inter-bank games.

7/10

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