HSBC Spring Insight at HSBC

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Role Description

A 3 day timetabled insight with talks, lectures and many activities to do.

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

Quite a relaxed atmosphere which meant whenever there were questions asked they were genuine and well thought out. Also resulted in a lot more teamwork and genuine relationships to be made with both the staff and other people on the spring insight.


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

It was only a 3 day course so to say too much may be a bit extreme but in general everyone was very friendly and treated us with respect. Of course being a 3 day course you don't have very much individually to do that contributes to the company so being valued in that sense is not applicable.


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

There was always someone there if you needed anything, the timetabling was well done so the only time you really required extra guidance would be during the workshops where the people at HSBC were always happy to help with any questions you had.


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

A lot of general information to take in as part of the insight, also excellent opportunities to talk to many people in HSBC and there were several skills sessions that provided some more insight into the required qualities in investment banking


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5. How well structured was the insight?

We knew what we would do all the time where timetabling was clear and generally adhered to quite well.


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

Friendly, informative and a wide range of different themed activities throughout the day.


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

As much as they could in 3 days, lots of talks, lectures and activities to do.


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?

It was what you made of it. If you were proactive you would find out lots, if not then not so much. But either way you do get a good general idea from the activities held.


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

Although we didn't get to shadow anyone you could tell that the colleges were very friendly and that, as with any firm, good work is rewarded.


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

Great information that meant we could make an informed decision of what we may want to do as a Summer Internship.


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

Travel reimbursed if you wanted to.

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

Dinner, drinks and lots of other scheduled times to meet employees of HSBC


13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

Food and a relaxed atmosphere to talk. But as with any event like this some people would have mini crowds around them.


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

It was mentioned that employees do get involved in lots of activities but wasn't really a highlight, but then again I don't really expect it to be unless I actively ask.


15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

Yes, great as a learning experience and to just see the corporate culture of HSBC