7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
It had a good working atmosphere. There were plenty of fun times, but balanced with times when work needed to be done.
8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
The application process was very easy. There were a few communication issues during the internship, but only minor gripes rather than major problems.
9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
The people I worked with were very generous with their time. We had a two day induction which was useful.
10. What were the perks on your work placement?
11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
I have been offered a place on the Executive Management Scheme after I graduate. The internship confirmed to me that HSBC is the company I want to work for.
12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
We did meet up for a couple of days near the end of the placement on an organised trip to head office. Those who were in London met up more often, but for those of us spread throughout the country we relied on these days.
13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
Average. Very close to where I live so I did not notice any difference.
14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
I'm not interested in nightlife.
15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
Social events, and if I had been there at a different time of year charity fundraisers.
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