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7.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 23 ratings in 2016)
"Varied and insightful."
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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  • Technology and IT systems were seen by some as outdated and slow.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...

"Be confident in your own ability and think before answering questions. It is not..."

"Personally, I found the culture extremely friendly, understanding and willing to..."

"Work hours were good but dependent on your team's status and your level of respo..."

"I got some free goodies from a client while at a meeting during my commercial banking..."

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

"I got a lot of projects while working in commercial, which I really enjoyed because..."

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

"I was the only intern in my location. I feel it would have been better if there was..."

"Insightful, informative, enjoyable and fun."

"HSBC is a global bank with many opportunities."

"The mandatory learning was useful to an extent but I felt that I learned the most..."

"Better technology systems."

"The remuneration is at a good level."

"I always felt very integrated and that my direct supervisors were completely accessible...."

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