Commercial Real Estate Intern at HSBC

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

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8.4/10

The Role
9.3
Organisation
8.0

Socialising

7.5

The Role

Role Description

Assessing and accepting / rejecting applications for funds

Presenting my project to senior managers

Meeting with clients all over London

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

I loved it and can't wait to go back next Summer

10/10

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

They were all keen to help and I'm still in touch with a majority of them

9/10

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

My line manager was great! He gave me enough independence to feel like a grown up but was always there if I needed help

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

It was swings and roundabouts but I never felt under an uncomfortable amount of pressure

9/10

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

I was given responsibility to get myself across London to meetings on time, prepare for them etc etc

8/10

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

I was able to apply a lot of my theoretical economics knowledge

10/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The office was quite quiet but varied from
Day to day due to hot desking

5/10

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

I didn't know where I would be placed until 3 weeks before my placement but this was the only set back

7/10

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

We had a two day training session at the beginning where we met the other interns

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Financial Bonus
8/10

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

Very. HSBC looks after it's graduates well

10/10

Social

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

There were a few socials organised by fellow interns and official ones at the end and beginning organised by HSBC

9/10

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

Commuting was v expensive but that was due to personal circumstances of commuting from Surrey to City

6/10

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

Good but it was mainly bars and pubs

8/10

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

There were a few emails about volunteering and as a group of interns, we all volunteered at London Wetland Centre for a day to clear weeds!

7/10