What to expect
We’re looking for the future leaders of Global Banking – and this starts with our 10-week internship. You will need to be forward-thinking, driven and perceptive, open to different ideas and cultures and enjoy being part of a team. We have off-cycle internship opportunities within investment banking in our London office and in both investment banking and coverage relationship management in Hong Kong.
Investment banking: We offer financial and advisory solutions that support critical strategic events in a company’s evolution (eg an acquisition, divestiture or an IPO) and / or where our clients wish to raise funds from investors in the capital or loan markets to support their operations and fund growth (eg a bond issuance or equity raise). Our clients are both traditional corporates, financial and public sector institutions and financial sponsors (eg private equity and sovereign wealth funds).
If you join us, subject to your preferences and business need, you will get the opportunity to experience different areas of investment banking, which could include working with: Advisory (M&A), Equity Capital Markets, Debt Capital Markets, Leveraged & Acquisition Finance, Financial Sponsors, Project and Export Finance, Infrastructure and Real Estate Finance, and our advisory-focused sector teams.
Coverage: This is the principal point of contact for HSBC’s largest clients, responsible for building trusted relationships and delivering bespoke solutions across the full suite of products globally. Coverage uses HSBC’s wide platform of banking solutions and unrivalled global network of relationship managers and product specialists to meet the global needs of clients.
The off-cycle internship is an opportunity to work across a range of transactions, collaborate with colleagues in multiple product areas, and work with some of the world’s largest organisations.
You will complete an induction followed by a nine-week placement, contributing to a project or a number of transactions. You’ll constantly learn about the products and services across our international network, and see how we use our strengths to connect our corporate, government and institutional clients to mature and emerging markets to improve their financial performance.
You will have every opportunity to showcase your potential and gain the experience for an investment banking career at HSBC. We will support you in our values-led, high-performing culture, while our leaders will help you to be the best you can be, reflecting your interests and capabilities.
We offer a market-competitive pay and benefits package according to your role and location.
Learning and development
We take your learning and development seriously so that you get the most out of your internship. Your time with us will begin with an induction which will give you an overview of HSBC, our business and culture, and how Global Banking fits into the overall structure. After this, your placement will provide you with a combination of practical experience and classroom training. This will help you to develop your technical skills and give you a detailed insight into our markets.
At the beginning of your internship, you’ll be set measurable objectives and you’ll receive feedback throughout the 10 weeks. There will be many people you can call on for support. Your manager will be able to give you guidance on your career options. You’ll be assigned a mentor who will help you to get the most out of the experience, and a buddy to share ideas with and who you can call on for advice.
Perform well during the internship and you could secure a place on our Global Banking Global Graduate Programme starting in July 2018 and begin the next stage on the journey to becoming a successful investment banking analyst.
Being an international bank, HSBC offers an exciting platform globally that you will be able to benefit from. As you continue your journey in HSBC and progress towards a senior role, you will also be able to search for international opportunities, work across multiple products and geographies, broaden your horizons and nurture your curiosity.
We are looking for Explorers; people who can search for international opportunities and enable us to develop products and services for governments, corporates and institutions.
We assess all applicants against our values and our global graduate capability framework. Information on our recruitment and selection process can be found on our hints and tips page.