IT Student Trainee at HSBC

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Hong Kong Rest of the World
Review Date
Salary
£10,000 - £11,999
Roles
Banking - Investment Banking/Finance Business Analytics Business Management Information Technology

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9.8/10

The Role
9.8
Organisation
10.0

Socialising

9.5

The Role

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

amazing atmosphere, close work community providing support, knowledge and experience

9/10

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

many team building activities, easy to talk to and friendly

10/10

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

much guidance and support, approachable and almost like a family member

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

busy with important work; the most important and business critical tasks first, less important tasks left till later

10/10

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

i was asked to run the system, handle any global crisis calls and ensure stability on the trading platform

10/10

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

handling crisis calls, management skills, leadership and entrepreneurial experience

10/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

very energetic and varied

10/10

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

all email/access rights were set up unpon my arrival as well as a desk with dual screen

10/10

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

i had indepth trading talks, learning about different asset classes and structures

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Working from home
10/10

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

I took the job ;)

10/10

Social

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

best bars/clubs ive ever experienced

10/10

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

many bars, but i lived in Hong Kong

8/10

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

LKF.

10/10

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

hiking, rowing, marathons, basketball

10/10