HSBC Spring Intern 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 Banking/Finance

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

HSBC is a Top Employer

5.9/10

The Role
5.5
Organisation
7.0

Socialising

5.2

The Role

Role Description

Conduct presentations to management, written and analytical activities and group challenges like trading games

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

It was very challenging at the same time tested my communication skills

6/10

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

As it was their spring week I did not have much contact with colleagues

4/10

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

There wasn't any direct manager intervention but we would report to HR

5/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

It was an intensive week with speaker-series and sociable exercises

7/10

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

None as it was a spring week everything was governed.

3/10

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

The key interpersonal skills I will be able to drawn upon throughout life

8/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

We didn't have much direct office contact but within our conference room we had large peer interaction.

7/10

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

At the start we had no schedule but one was created towards the middle so we knew where our allocated slots were.

7/10

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

The firm provided lots of resources and also social activities

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

5/10

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

Unfortunately was not successful at the final assessment centre

8/10

Social

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

During the week a handful of people that I talk to I remain in contact with

7/10

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

London tube travel was very expensive to commute particularly in rush hour.

3/10

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

There were a few bars but had to venture into central london for more things

6/10

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

Unsure as I was based there only 1 week.

5/10