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Internship (1-4 Months) Placement Year (10 Months+)
Banking/Finance Banking - Investment Banking - Commercial Banking - Retail

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About HSBC

Around the world, growth is bringing new prosperity; businesses are pioneering new trade routes; and new centres of wealth and influence are emerging. Throughout its history, HSBC employees have been dedicated to connecting customers to this growth, enabling business to thrive and economies to prosper. With 3,800 offices in 65 countries and territories, serving more than 38 million customers in both established and emerging markets, HSBC are well positioned to create sustainable growth whilst serving our customers.

HSBC is looking for new students and graduates who are motivated by this purpose and are dedicated to the communities we serve. They are looking for collaborative and curious thinkers, with the courage to challenge the status quo and the motivation to make a positive impact for customers.

HSBC puts diversity at the heart of their business, because they understand how important it is both for commercial success and their customers. They want a connected international workforce of unique thinkers, that reflects the communities and markets in which they serve to help meet the needs of all their customers. That’s why they hire, develop, and promote employees based on merit and provide an open, supportive, and inclusive working environment. They also provide tailored training and support to help employees flourish in their chosen career path.

Students and graduates can apply to join internship and graduate programmes across the bank in the following areas: Commercial Banking, Operations, Technology, Global Banking and Markets, Global Private Banking or Retail Banking and Wealth Management, including Global Asset Management.

The journey begins with an induction to prepare successful applicants as they start their graduate programme. From there they will join their chosen business area and work with talented colleagues, supported by mentors as they progress. The technical and personal development training graduates receive will ensure they’re well equipped to achieve their full potential.

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HSBC Latest Reviews

  • Summer Intern

    The responsibility that I was given was a breath of fresh air, it really was. I was quite excited to have the opportunity to make a real impact on the company and show everyone what I could do and pick up some valuable skills along the way too...


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  • Retail Banking and Wealth Management Intern

    It was a great experience....


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  • Intern

    I absolutely loved the internship, especially because of the people I worked with. My team were really welcoming and I made some great friends who I’ve since seen! Sometimes there wasn’t quite eno...


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HSBC Latest Case Study

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Retail Banking and Wealth Management Trainee

Placement Year (10 Months+)

Computer Science

When I started my eight-week internship I was surprised by the scale of operations in finance. There are so many people involved: it’s not just computer software. Client information can go to 10 or so teams before an account process is finalised. Get

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Students expected to return to graduate jobs with us


UCAS Points Required To Apply

2:1 (Two One)

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