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  • Technology and IT systems were seen by some as outdated and slow.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

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

"Charity projects were a great opportunity to meet fellow interns, as were the welcome..."

"My work hours were the standard 9.00 am – 5.00 pm with a lunch break."

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

"I was asked to explain how I had dealt with a challenge I'd faced and what I had..."

"For retail, the project I was given was quite interesting and gave me something quite..."

"Working for a globally recognised company will really benefit your CV."

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

"A great and varied experience."

"HSBC is a global bank with many opportunities."

"Training was always available online. I had two days of soft skill training at the..."

"Better technology systems."

"Below similar internship schemes in the financial sector."

"Your line manager may not work with you directly but people are always willing to..."

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