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    (Original post by TopCat12)
    Sorted, they're happy now.
    What areas are you guys doing it in?
    Awesome! I've got mine in Birmingham
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    Hey it's been pretty quiet here lately. Whats the latest with everyone's placements?

    I haven't been given any further details since confirmation of the placement. What about you guys?
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    (Original post by HarryGCSE)
    Hey it's been pretty quiet here lately. Whats the latest with everyone's placements?

    I haven't been given any further details since confirmation of the placement. What about you guys?
    they rejected me initially (after saying i passed telephone interview), but got a call last month to ask if im interested and i said no :P
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    They've not sent me a timetable or any details yet, which is worrying as its only about 3 and a bit weeks away for me. All theyve sent is the address and timings, but not who to report to, who I will be with etc
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    They've not sent me a timetable or any details yet, which is worrying as its only about 3 and a bit weeks away for me. All theyve sent is the address and timings, but not who to report to, who I will be with etc
    Same. I received the email saying they're getting in touch with line managers and I should hear back next month (May). But I didn't hear anything. My work experience starts 3rd July and that's just a month away
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    (Original post by HarryGCSE)
    Same. I received the email saying they're getting in touch with line managers and I should hear back next month (May). But I didn't hear anything. My work experience starts 3rd July and that's just a month away
    I tried calling yesterday, but nobody picked up. I will call them today and see what they say. Hopefully, they haven't forgotten
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    Can i know whether Statistics is needed for A level if i am working in the banking sector?
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    (Original post by Pabodha Marambe)
    Can i know whether Statistics is needed for A level if i am working in the banking sector?
    Your degree is the only academic thing that banks really look at. Thye don't really care about A-Levels. Just get into a target uni.
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    (Original post by TopCat12)
    I tried calling yesterday, but nobody picked up. I will call them today and see what they say. Hopefully, they haven't forgotten
    I emailed them and they said they are still confirming my line manager
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    (Original post by HarryGCSE)
    I emailed them and they said they are still confirming my line manager
    They will get back to you eventually, don't worry! Mine starts tomorrow at Manchester, wish me luck!
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    (Original post by TopCat12)
    They will get back to you eventually, don't worry! Mine starts tomorrow at Manchester, wish me luck!
    I emailed them again today and they finally told me everything I need to know. I'm not too sure what to wear though.

    Let me know how your placement goes!
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    (Original post by HarryGCSE)
    I emailed them again today and they finally told me everything I need to know. I'm not too sure what to wear though.

    Let me know how your placement goes!

    For mine I just wore suit trousers and a buttoned shirt but no tie, just finished mine last week
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    (Original post by oliowens)
    For mine I just wore suit trousers and a buttoned shirt but no tie, just finished mine last week
    was it any good? what did you do
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    (Original post by azizadil1998)
    was it any good? what did you do
    It was extremely disappointing to be honest, my location got moved last minute due to short staffing. Originally I was going to be in their biggest regional branch however I was moved to one of the smallest so I was only able to do wealth management.
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    (Original post by HarryGCSE)
    I emailed them again today and they finally told me everything I need to know. I'm not too sure what to wear though.

    Let me know how your placement goes!
    Hey! Sorry, its been a while since I completed it, but I have to say that it was really good. I was placed in commercial banking/private equity, but I ended up seeing all parts from large corporate to private equity to real estate. I even ended up getting to speak to a trader working in Canary Wharf for about an hour. I've made loads of LinkedIn contacts, and hopefully, they will be useful. I am not sure if you've already done yours, but if not the advice I would give is to really make sure you open your mouth and develop a rapport with your line manager. I was quiet the first day so I didn't do much, but the second day I talked a lot more and ended up doing loads. Ask loads of questions, and be enthusiastic about the whole thing.
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    (Original post by azizadil1998)
    Hey,

    Yeah I applied on the day it opened, did the online assessment in early December, just got the telephone interview invite a few days ago and booked for the interview for the 25th of January! And for me, it showed up on their online application portal thing, like it says Assessment Completed and then changed to Online Assessment Passed for me, and also showed me how I did on it, theres a few categories like bad fit, ok fit, good fit, and excellent fit, I got OK but I honestly don't think HSBC overly care much about this. Good luck!

    Anyone applied to the London region?
    well done! do you have any advice on finding work experience this summer? I know it's a bit late...
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    (Original post by hannah429)
    well done! do you have any advice on finding work experience this summer? I know it's a bit late...
    Hey, no its not that late tbh you can still find places! Look at all the insight days for the investment banks/banks, some haven't opened yet I'm sure, go on student ladder for a list of them. Also, look for lists of companies like fintechs, asset/investment managers/insurance brokers etc (anything financial related or whatever you want to do), and find their contact emails and send out some mass emails (copy/paste and change the name of the firm).. I got 3 placements like that last summer so it's definitely worth a try, just have to spend a few hours doing it basically ahah

    good luck!
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    (Original post by azizadil1998)
    Hey, no its not that late tbh you can still find places! Look at all the insight days for the investment banks/banks, some haven't opened yet I'm sure, go on student ladder for a list of them. Also, look for lists of companies like fintechs, asset/investment managers/insurance brokers etc (anything financial related or whatever you want to do), and find their contact emails and send out some mass emails (copy/paste and change the name of the firm).. I got 3 placements like that last summer so it's definitely worth a try, just have to spend a few hours doing it basically ahah

    good luck!
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    (Original post by Moriayo)
    Wh

    What places actually responded to you?
    Didnt keep a track of which didn't/did respond, but usually you will at least get a reply saying they aren't taking placement students on atm or something like that... but thing is you just a copy paste message anyways so its not that much effort. in total i got 4 replies out of maybe 200 but i sent out a mass email so it wasnt that bad ah
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    I know that this is a year after but I recently applied (21st january) and I've completed the online assessments however its now the end of January and I've still not heard anything back so idk if I got rejected or do I have to wait a little longer?
 
 
 
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