Summer intern within Commercial banking at HSBC

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
London Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
£20,000 - £21,999
Roles
Banking/Finance

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6.7/10

The Role
6.3
Organisation
6.2

Socialising

8.0

The Role

Role Description

Research project work
Shadowing of various members of staff
Networking events

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

Some areas were of more interest than others.

5/10

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

My line manager was very supportive but I am not sure whether the other interns received the same level of support.

9/10

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

Really supportive, helpful etc

8/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

At times I was a bit bored and more work would have been good.

4/10

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

A suitable level of responsibiity

4/10

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

Presentation skills

8/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Fairly relaxed and happy vibe in the office

7/10

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

Well set up and support from Head Office was always there, structured programme etc.

6/10

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

I was given a bonus if I committed to coming back for a second internship with them

9/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
7/10

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

Was a really good placement but it made me realise banking is not for me. I would not criticise HSBC though.

2/10

Social

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

Casual after work drinks were organised.

7/10

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

It is expensive to work in central London but the territorial allowance allowed for this.

7/10

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

Worked in the West End so everything was on the doorstep

10/10

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

I was invited out on the office social trips.

8/10