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7.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 23 ratings in 2016)
"Insightful and useful. A great way to meet people."
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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  • Technology and IT systems were seen by some as outdated and slow.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...

"Just be yourself and don't stress out. The main thing is to remain calm in all situations..."

"There's a strong set of values and behaviour for all employees."

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

"Dinners with managers and the networking opportunities were incredible. I found ways..."

"The questions were mostly about demonstrating values and behaviours as well as my..."

"Very satisfied – particularly with my second project where I was constantly busy..."

"The best thing about an HSBC internship is how open and friendly everyone is."

"There were continuous IT issues and occasionally a lack of coordination."

"Extremely fun and hugely beneficial to professional development."

"HSBC is a global bank with many opportunities."

"There was an induction and multiple e-learning modules. I gained quite a lot of product-specific..."

"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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