HR Intern 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
Human Resources

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7.2/10

The Role
5.0
Organisation
9.0

Socialising

8.2

The Role

Role Description

I worked on a project which aimed to restructure the internal payments structure.

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

I gained so much experience, and I had so much responsibility under my shoulders.

5/10

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

I was given the same amount of responsibility as all the other colleagues, in fact after a few weeks some of the staff struggled to remember that I was just an intern.

5/10

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

I met my line manager once every week and I was also provided with a mentor in a different department who advised me on certain issues.

5/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

The hours werent too bad although I rarely got to leave the office before 5. I guess if you geninely werent neeeded there then management would have just sent you home.

5/10

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

I was given the responsibiltiy for a large project which I managed myself.

5/10

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

It will help me become more focussed and determined to do well in my studies.

5/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The team was very friendly and we usually went for a dinner every Friday.

9/10

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

I was always kept busy and fully understood the project that I had been given.

9/10

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

9/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • National Travel
9/10

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

I will definetly be applying to HSBC as a graduate employee.

9/10

Social

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

I didn't get to mingle much with the other interns which was a bit of a let down although initially in the placement we did go for drinks.

6/10

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

London is expensive but the salary more than made up for the expense.

9/10

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

It was central London, the nightlife is second to none.

9/10

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

There were plenty of social clubs you could join, I joined the football team and won the inter-department competition.

9/10