Internship Assistant at HSBC

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

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7.0/10

The Role
9.5
Organisation
5.2

Socialising

5.5

The Role

Role Description

I was told to work on my manager's contact and client list and reorganise and associate this into a new database which was more efficient.

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

I thoroughly enjoyed the task and loved seeing the end result anf how my work was rewarding and of huge benefit to my manager.

8/10

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

My manager encouraged me every day and was always pleasant and caring towards me. I really liked the people I worked for which I think makes a big difference to whether you enjoy the internship.

10/10

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

Each week I had a full meeting with the manager to discuss my work and every day before I left the manager would tell me how well I was doing and how pleased he was with my work.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

The new database took up all my time so I was always working away at it. I never stopped.

10/10

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

I was working individually on the database so I was doing a very important job for the company as my work had to be correct for the database to function correctly.

9/10

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

Extremely related to my course and has improved my academic performance no doubt.

10/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Fun and talky. I enjoyed it!

8/10

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

The recruitment process was effortless and my instructions while working there was always clear and easy to understand and undertake.

9/10

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

I was just shown at the beginning the basics and then left to my own devices.

2/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

0/10

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

They have continual openings and I will definitely apply when I graduate.

7/10

Social

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

There were a few other students who I made friends with. We haven't kept in touch after though.

7/10

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

I live a train ride away so I caught the train which was around £5 for a return.

6/10

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

Preston has the typical city clubs and pubs and bars.

9/10

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

None that I can remember or attended.

0/10

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