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HSBC Holdings plc is a British multinational banking and financial services company headquartered in London, UK.

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About HSBC

HSBC is one of the world's largest banking and financial services organisations. With around 6,600 offices in both established and emerging markets, it aims to be where the growth is, connecting customers to opportunities, enabling businesses to thrive and economies to prosper. Currently HSBC serves around 55 million customers through it's four Global Businesses: Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Commercial Banking, Global Banking and Markets, and Global Private Banking. It's network covers around 80 countries and territories in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, the Middle East, Africa, North America and Latin America.

Your Career

What to expect

Opportunities include, month, two year and three year placements and graduate positions as well as internships ranging from one to ten weeks

HSBC believes that it's an attractive proposition for graduates and university students. With the firm, you have access to a fantastic range of opportunities to launch and develop your career - in everything from corporate banking to marketing, retail banking and wealth management to human resources and technology services. Whatever you do, you'll thrive in an environment that values innovation and teamwork.

HSBC will work hard to bring out your particular strengths. You can expect to gain all-round experience in your particular specialism, working alongside top experts in their fields.

HSBC offer a range of opportunities - ranging from 1 week internships to three year graduate programmes - in a number of departments including:

  • Commercial Banking
  • Global Banking and Markets
  • Global Functions
  • Global Private Banking
  • HSBC Technology and Services
  • Retail Banking and Wealth Management


HSBC will recognise and reward the contribution you make. HSBC offers a range of comprehensive, market-competitive benefits to support employees' professional and personal needs. These include financial benefits, work-life benefits, health and wellness benefits and development benefits.


At every stage of your career with HSBC you'll have all the tailored training and support you need to progress. You will generally receive a mix of formal learning - both courses delivered in person and e-learning - and on-the-job coaching and mentoring. Your manager will help you to set clear career goals, and provide the feedback and advice to help you achieve them.

HSBC recognises that the talent and diversity of it's people is the foundation of it's success, so it is committed to helping you develop your personal and professional skills in order to bring out your strengths.

Your manager will help you to identify potential opportunities and the capabilities you will need to be effective in your role. As part of the HSBC performance review process, they will work with you to set clear career development goals and provide feedback and support to assist you in achieving them. At the same time, you will be encouraged to take responsibility for driving your own personal development.

What does the future hold?

In 2010, I began an internship with HSBC Paris in Equity and Capital Markets, and at the end of the programme, I was surprised that I had been recommended for a similar position in Hong Kong. I was delighted when I was later offered a job in London.

In a little more than a year I have worked in three of HSBC's key global locations and learned that each workplace is influenced by its surrounding culture. But in every location, I learned a lot, met brilliant people, formed valuable friendships and had a great time.

Eleonore, Equity Capital Markets, Summer Analyst Internship