Insight Week at HSBC

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Duration
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Region
London Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
Unpaid
Roles
Banking - Investment

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This review was written using a previous version of questions that were updated in 2013

HSBC is a Top Employer

6.9/10

The Role
7.5
Organisation
6.6

Socialising

6.5

The Role

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

Really enjoyed the overall week, and felt that it was a worthwhile way to spend a week of easter.

9/10

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

I felt highly valued by the others who attended, somehow everyone just 'clicked' really well - made it all the more enjoyable

10/10

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

I was surprised at how open the HSBC staff were to any questions we raised (I had many)

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

The schedule was full of presentations, taking up the majority of the day.

6/10

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

Not really any instance where responsibility could be assumed. The week after all was designed to be an Insight Week

2/10

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

The week will not help enormously in terms of my degree. It has however provided a wealth of professional knowledge that is crucial to surviving the industry.

9/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Light hearted, both amongst participants and the staff at HSBC - which was surprising for me personally!

8/10

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

Seamless really is an adequate word to use in this instance, as I found it to be very fulfilling

10/10

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

Essentially this was the crux of the week, so that was very useful for personal progression

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

0/10

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

Offered a summer internship, however decided not to pursue further

7/10

Social

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

Yes, as mentioned previously, everyone genuinely got on well as a gorup

10/10

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

Expenses were paid for, otherwise as one might imagine it would have been expensive considering it is Londong

5/10

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

Did not go out in the area so I'm not too sure, central London is great though!

5/10

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

Apart from a few networking events, not much in the way of other things to do. To be honest, everyone was very exhausted just from what went on during the day!

6/10