Second Year Intern at HSBC

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
Preston North West
Review Date
Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
Banking - Commercial

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7.1/10

The Role
7.8
Organisation
6.4

Socialising

6.8

The Role

Role Description

I worked for almost all of my placement on a project to reorganise the client portfolios of my commercial centre's managers. This was done to improve efficiency and ensure all customers were dealt with by the most appropriate manager. I also gained a good insight into commercial banking in general.

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

I enjoyed being given responsibility and that my project actually had a tangible impact.

7/10

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2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

The managers, with whom I worked closely, appreciated my efforts.

8/10

3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?

I had regular meetings to discuss the direction my work should take.

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Fairly busy, with the project taking up all my time.

7/10

5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

The work was relevant to the whole commercial centre and I took sole responsibility for it.

9/10

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

Not really relevant to my degree but it was a valuable experience.

7/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Reasonably good.

6/10

8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

My manager was clear with what he wanted me to do.

7/10

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

Was shown the ropes, didn't require too much training.

6/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

5/10

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

Positive, lots of opportunity.

8/10

Social

12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

Met other interns at events organised by HSBC.

7/10

13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

Lived at home.

8/10

14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

OK.

6/10

15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

A few.

6/10

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