So what is the next step after the release of A-level results? Many teenagers received their brilliant A-Level grades yesterday and universities are now ready to welcome in the freshers. In today’s society, more and more of us are holding a degree and education is not the only criteria to get an entry ticket to the career world…You need work experience!
Gladly, HSBC not only offers the penultimate year internship but also a first year internship to capture talent. My experience with HSBC sees the organisation putting in a conscious effort in investing in people and is definitely, in my opinion at least, the best place to work.
It has been a fruitful 7 weeks within the Corporate & Structured Banking team, and I have learnt a lot from the team. My placement line manager is also a graduate on the Executive Management Programme. In HSBC, you are given the chance to learn and develop as much as you want. From Day 1, I was given real responsibilities and was also made to participate in a team meeting. During my time in Corporate Banking, I have been introduced to many senior executives – it is amazing how they have all sacrificed some of their time to talk to me. I have received great support throughout my journey, completing various projects not as an intern but as part of the team. It is very important to choose the right career for you, however it is equally as important to pursue that career in the right place – my line manager likes to say that he ‘bleeds hexagons’!!
My main project given to me by the team was to work on the new Corporate Strategy for the Head of Corporate & Structured Banking. I was given very positive feedback on my work which definitely built up my confidence. I even did a presentation to the team in my 3rd week here - I feel that I have made a real contribution to the team.
People in HSBC are always ready to give you a helping hand for you to learn and grow. I am thankful to have a line manager who doesn’t only advise me but also listens to what I want to achieve and helps to develop my skills.
I will say HSBC is the place to be for me. You are not treated as an intern or a newcomer but someone the team values. Everyone here is very keen on listening to your personal opinion.
My advice for an intern starting at HSBC – work hard, but more importantly enjoy it and learn from the people around you.
The 7 weeks summer internship here with HSBC is definitely an unforgettable and memorable journey.
Corporate & Structured Banking Intern