HSBC Global Banking Advisory at HSBC

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
London Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
£30,000+
Roles
Banking - Investment Banking/Finance

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8.6/10

The Role
8.8
Organisation
9.0

Socialising

7.8

The Role

Role Description

M&A, Industry Coverage

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

Very interesting work, friendly team & a great overall experience.

9/10

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

Regularly given challenging tasks directly related to the pitch/deal the rest of the team was working on.

9/10

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

All questions/queries were answered - had to be proactive in asking for guidance. Received ample support from different members of the team.

7/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

90-100 hour weeks regularly, including most weekends. To be expected in IBD really.

10/10

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

Given the pen on a number of pitches/presentations. Integrated as almost a full member of the team with the responsibility to match.

10/10

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

Refined a number of soft skills including time management, teamwork, attention to detail. Actual work quite different from degree studies.

8/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Work hard. Play hard.

9/10

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

HR regularly organised a number of informative/networking events and ensured times/locations were given out well in advance.

9/10

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

Went through 1 week of training at the start & received ample support from the team to ensure I was up-to-speed with what I needed to know to be in a position to return value.

9/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
8/10

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

Very good organisation to work for. Highly recommended.

10/10

Social

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

Frequently went for drinks with the team. Allowing for time constraints given the nature of the work.

8/10

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

Canary Wharf is expensive, but the bulk of costs are taken care of by the company.

8/10

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

Plenty of opportunities if and when you have the time.

8/10

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

Football tournaments organised by some members of the team.

7/10