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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About You

Role Description

No tasks or duties. Daily, we has divisional presentations and activities, and networking on some evenings.

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

I really enjoyed it, it was great meeting the other interns and employees. The activities were also very enjoyable and the presentations were very insightful and interesting.


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

Every employee at HSBC spoke to me and other interns like we were on the same level as them, and gave us respect. This reflected the HSBC culture.


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

A lot of guidance and support, we were given an answer to any questions we had in the many opportunities to network. We were provided with advice if needed and a lot of support.


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

The networking skills can be used anywhere in life when meeting people, and has given me a greater idea of how to network. The experience of working in a team with other interns I had just met on some of the activities was also a valuable experience that can be used when working with others.


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5. How well structured was the insight?

Very organised, we had a structure and plan to each day and we did everything that was planned.


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

Exciting, we were continually doing something and doing new things, and meeting new people so it was very exciting.


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

We developed a lot of knowledge into the bank and divisons, and developed skills in working in a team on unfamiliar tasks and networking.


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?

Very much, we were provided with this insight through divisional presentations, activities and the opportunity to speak to employees.


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

Very much so again, this was shown by the employees we spoke to.


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

Very helpful, I now know which division I want to work in! The different department presentations allowed me to compare each division and decide which was best for me.


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

Reimbursed expenses on travel costs, although others living outside of London receive accommodation.

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

Yes there were two networking evenings - drinks at a bar, and a dinner. Also during the day we could ask questions to anyone that gave a presentation.


13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

Very good, there was time for everyone to speak to as many people as they wanted to and ask as many questions as they had. The atmosphere was also very comfortable.


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

Yes when networking, I found out a lot about this, and that even M&A analysts fit time in to go to the gym and have a social life to an extent.


15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

Definately, anyone doing it will benefit.