HSBC Global Banking & Markets Spring Intern at HSBC

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

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Role Description

Spring insight program.

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

It was honestly a really enjoyable experience - the professionals at HSBC were incredibly helpful and talking to them was really useful with regards to getting to know about banking, the activities and presentations were interactive and both useful and interesting, and the insight as a whole provided a unique insight into all parts of HSBC's Investments arm, which includes Markets, Global Banking and Global Asset Management.


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

Given the seniority of bankers who we interacted with, it was clear that we felt valued.


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

As it was an insight, there wasn't any work shadowing, but the guidance we were given about applying for future roles at HSBC (or any other bank) was really useful.


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

The information we received is certainly very useful for applying to future roles.


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5. How well structured was the insight?

It was very well structured - rather than focusing on one narrow part of the bank, we had the opportunity to learn about each different area through a range of presentations, Q&A sessions, interactive activities and conversations with graduates, and the way it was put together made it interesting.


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

The atmosphere was great, it's clear from the attitude of the people who work at HSBC that it is a genuinely great place to work, and that they really enjoy it.


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

As it was an insight, there was obviously no personal training or development, but in context of it being an insight program, we had speakers and activities that did focus on personal development.


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?

One of the best aspects of the program was the opportunity to talk in depth to graduates and associates alike about their full time role, so it really did help.


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

Throughout the program they stressed how HSBC's culture was different from many of its competitors, and the corporate values that differentiate them from their competitors.


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


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

The hotel was really nice, travel was provided in the form of a shuttle bus to the 8 Canada Square in the morning, and back to the hotel in the evening, and dinner expenses were reimbursed.

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

Plenty - throughout the program we had the opportunity to interact with employees, and on the first and last nights there were networking events, and there is another opportunity for those on the spring program to network this summer.


13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

Very useful and enjoyable.


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

Talking to the graduates and associates, it is clear there are lots of charitable activities that employees can get involved in outside of work.


15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

Certainly, it was a very useful and informative program, and thoroughly enjoyable.