Summer Internship HSBC at HSBC

Top Employer
Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
London Greater London
Review Date
Salary
£30,000+
Roles
Banking - Investment

Connect with this company

HSBC is a Top Employer

6.3/10

The Role
6.3
Organisation
7.4

Socialising

4.8

The Role

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

Really enjoyed it. Learnt so much, and very grateful for the opportunity.

9/10

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

Ultimately you know only a tiny amount compared to them, so not that useful to them. However as the internship goes on and you demonstrate your worth then you will earn respect.

7/10

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

They are very busy people so can't always spend a huge amount of time helping you. You have to take initiative and ask for guidance at the right times. They were helpful when they had time.

8/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

It varied a lot. Some days little to do, other days lots. When you're not busy take the time to find yourself something to do.

4/10

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

Not a huge amount as ultimately you know very little in comparison to people who work there.

2/10

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

Really useful skills. Learnt a huge amount. Makes my uni course seem more relevant to the business/real world.

8/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Always stuff going on. Noisy. Lots of drama, lots of laughs.

8/10

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

Really well, the HR team did a great job. However on the desk itself it's sometimes up to you to find your own work, and you determine in which direction you go.

7/10

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

The whole process is investing in you and giving you the chance to develop, as well as seeing if you're right for the job.

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Company Parties/Events
5/10

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

Unsure at the moment, but hiring rate is apparently quite high.

7/10

Social

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

Got on really well.

7/10

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

Very pricey.

2/10

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

Good, but pricey.

5/10

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

Not really. But the hours are long. Did play a bit of sport with some work guys.

5/10