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7.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 23 ratings in 2016)
"Career defining."
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  • The system of two rotations allows interns to get exposure to many areas of the business.
  • The hours were seen as reasonable for a banking internship.
  • A welcoming and inclusive atmosphere helped interns to settle in to their role easily.
  • The global reach of the bank means there are many opportunities and interesting work.


  • The placement of interns may mean there are not many in the same location.
  • Technology and IT systems were seen by some as outdated and slow.
  • While managers were willing to help when they could, some interns found that they were often too busy to do so.
  • Remuneration was felt to be less than competitors, though still generous for an internship.

What insiders say about...

"Make sure your CV and cover letter are on point prior to applying. Prepare adequately..."

"Everyone was very welcoming and I was invited on team social events out of hours..."

"I worked anywhere between 40 and 60 hours per week depending on my own schedule and..."

"Travel to intern days is paid for."

"I had to do a role play where I was asked to assess a loan application. I was also..."

"I was very satisfied and was given real work that contributed to my team's goals...."

"The exposure to various areas of the bank and the ability to connect with junior..."

"I didn't spend much time with my line manager as they were very busy and out of the..."

"Career defining."

"The fact that HSBC is a multinational company and I would get the chance to work..."

"After the inductions, I was still a bit clueless as to what I would actually be doing..."

"Better technology systems."

"The internship is paid very well on the pro-rata salary, even if it is slightly less..."

"They make really good mentors. I had regular feedback meetings and they would always..."

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