Spring Programme at HSBC

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Canary Warf Central London and City
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Banking - Investment Banking/Finance

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About You

Role Description

Networking, listening to presentations and group work

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

I found it very informative and exciting.


2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?

They invest a lot into the next generation and I felt at home and comfortable.


3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?

All questions were answered fully.


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

The information tailored to HSBC was priceless because experiencing the environment could not be found just from the website.


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5. How well structured was the insight?

Although it was only 3 days long, I felt it was structured in such a way as to provide the maximum utility to participants, complete with networking sessions and presentations of different parts of the bank.


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

The employees and other students were very polite and the atmosphere was friendly.


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

They invested a lot of time and reimbursed me for travel which was very kind.


8. To what extent did the insight help you to understand what it would be like to have a full time role with the company or firm?

The insight programme explained the way to progress to full time employment thoroughly and I could experience the working environment first hand.


9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?

Talking to the employees at networking sessions was very useful in understanding company culture.


10. How valuable was the content of the day in helping you to decide on your future career path?

I am now sure I would like to take up a career in banking, preferable HSBC!


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11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?

My travel was relatively expensive so this reimbursement was useful.

12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?

2 out of the 3 days had networking sessions in the evening and the day which didn't have evening networking had a lunch time opportunity to network.


13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

There was a good ration of employees to students.


14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?

They do have interesting lives outside of work which appeals to me as I believe a work-life balance is important.


15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

I would recommend it to all friends interested in a finance career.