Commercial Banking Summer Intern at HSBC

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
Manchester West Midlands
Review Date
Salary
£28,000 - £29,999
Roles
Banking - Commercial

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9.1/10

The Role
9.3
Organisation
9.0

Socialising

9.0

The Role

Role Description

• Deputized for Commercial Officers – independently handled customer queries, prepared customer correspondence and undertook audit work.
• Assisted relationship managers in customer meetings, preparing credit applications and competing Global Connections Applications.
• Created a new market sizing framework for Central Multicultural Banking Team, accurately measured market opportunities.
• Produced pitch books and successfully built partnerships with UKTI, RSM Tenon & Grant Thornton to boost business referrals.
• Obtained experience in Corporate Real Estate, Private Banking & Trade Centre through different attachments.

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

I really enjoy it. Made friend with a lot of colleagues and got given a lot of early responsibility.

10/10

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

They treat me equally like a colleague, not like an intern.

9/10

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

I got various mentors throughout the organisations.

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Mainly making telephone calls, replying emails, going out with directors for meeting. Very busy everyday but on a good day I leave before 8pm for dinner/drinks with colleagues.

9/10

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

I handled a few pending cases of real clients for someone who took maternity leave - a lot of responsibility and stress to handle given I'm an intern.

10/10

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

It definitely made me a more well-rounded person.

9/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Very cool, chill but can get intense toward the end of summer.

9/10

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

I have known HR for a few years so had no problem communicating with them.

8/10

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

They sponsor a training camp and a few residential occasions for me to meet other interns, Guess it will cost them quite a lot given the luxury hotels and travel arrangements.

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
8/10

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

Definitely return to HSBC this year.

10/10

Social

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

They are all very talented. I frequently get to meet other interns from the residential occasions that the bank organised for everyone on the scheme.

8/10

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

It's Manchester, I know it gets very expensive in London.

9/10

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

Manchester has the best nightlife and food at an amazingly cheap cost.

10/10

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

I usually go out after work with colleagues and seniors - Definitely something I would recommend.

9/10