Retail Intern at HSBC

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
London Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
Banking - Retail

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7.7/10

The Role
8.5
Organisation
8.0

Socialising

6.2

The Role

Role Description

Working in a retail branch, role included observing and taking part in the sale of loans, accounts, mortgages etc. Also floor walking which involved meeting and greeting customers upon arrival and answering there enquires.

Interns were also encouraged to carry out project work and shadow other departments and roles in premier and business banking.

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

Learnt a great deal and built strong contacts.

8/10

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

the people were one of the best points about working at the firm.

9/10

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

My manager was very hands on in my devlopment.

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

It was a challenging and demanding role.

8/10

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

Bestowed with a great deal of trust and project work gave a great deal of responsibility.

8/10

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

Skills I learnt I feel will put me in good stead in the job market and help differentiate me from other applicants.

9/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

It was serious but very team work based

8/10

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

Given a definitive list of criteria but responsibility on intern to take the imitative and complete them.

7/10

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

Company put me through a lot of training and coupled with the salary invested a large deal in order to build a long term relationship.

9/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Sports and Social Club
6/10

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

The program is very attractive in that a successful internship leads to a secured job based on the recommendation of a manager which I received.

10/10

Social

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

Whilst sociable the interns were very hard working and keen to make the most of the internship whilst also forging strong relationships.

7/10

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

London is of course very expensive relative to other areas but one can live on a budget and still socialise.

5/10

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

The nightlife in London is obviously renowned however, I did not go out with my colleagues at night.

5/10

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

There were many oppertunities to volunteer and in sports teams

8/10

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