Summer Intern at HSBC

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Internship (1-4 Months)
Canary Wjarf, London Greater London
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Less than £ 10,000
Accountancy Banking/Finance

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The Role



The Role

Role Description

Balance sheet Management intern within Product Control

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

the overall experience was fantastic. enjoyed every moment of it


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

My colleagues were very nice and valued my opinion and appreciated the different approach i took when it came to certain tasks


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

My desk is a very fast paced desk so guidaince by management or superviour was not as much compared to other desks but this helped me in a way as i felt i had to prove myself


4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

as the desk is very busy and i had my project, presentation and dialy tasks to do i was quite busy most of the days


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

I was given quite a lot of responsibilty as i was put in charge of projects and things that not only affects my desk but other desk which also goes up to senior management


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

I picked up and developed very vital excel skills,leadership skills and a lot about the financial markets that would make a better student in my final year at uni


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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

people here are very relaxed and very welcoming and also know how to let down their hair when the time comes


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

I think the internship was well organised as i had my email etc all set up for me to arrive and regular meetings etc was carried out to access progress etc


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

i think the cmpany tries to push you to do your best especially being in a very competitive market - however the culture is more relaxed here not like more cut-throat investment banks


10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop

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

I would defintely take up a graduate job if given the opportunity



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

Interns and colleagues were always organising things to do together for lunch, after work and sometimes on the weekend which really helps to know each other more. The olympics also gave us lots to talka bout


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

Everything in the city is very very expensive but we manage and get by. the trick is knowing where the deals are and knocking where and with who to go with.


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

the only nioghtlife i experienced was leaving work late with colleagues. beside that we played golf outside London till midnight


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

There was always somthing going on - interbank football, golf, go-karting, endless drinks and cinema outing, brunch with mentors and mentees in oxford circus on the weekend


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