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UK Work Experience Programme

Key information

For: Student

Duration: One week

Areas: Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Commercial Banking, HSBC Technology and Services

Programme locations

Applications are now closed.

Who can apply?

This programme is typically aimed at those in the later years of full-time secondary, sixth form or further education who are keen to get an introduction to what a career in financial services may be like.

To be considered for the programme, you will:

  • Be in full-time secondary or sixth form education and considering financial services as a career after school or university
  • Be keen to find out what financial services is all about
  • Be prepared to take a few selection tests

University undergraduates who are in higher education are not eligible for this programme

How to apply

To apply for the UK Work Experience Programme, please follow instructions below:

  • Click on the Apply now link
  • In the Keywords search box, enter 'Work Experience'
  • In the Job Field, select 'Graduates & Internships'
  • In the Location box, select 'Europe', then 'United Kingdom'. You can then choose a specific area if you prefer
  • Apply to the job advert/s that you are interested in

What to expect

Supported by experienced managers, you will be shadowing colleagues and encouraged to ask questions to help you understand more about HSBC. Over the week, you will experience what it is like to work in one of our retail, commercial, operational or head office areas (subject to availability). You will get to know HSBC – our values, our history and exactly what we do – and gain an insight into actual jobs that you would be doing if you came to work for us full time. There will be an opportunity to work on a live project and share your ideas with managers.

If you later decide to go to university, you may want to come back on an internship programme and join one of our Graduate Development Programmes.

If you do not want to go to university, you can still apply for a job with us, and if successful, our expectation is that we will offer you a place on our Apprenticeship Programme. We will provide you with training as your career progresses and all the support you will need.

Learning, development and support

Our programme will provide you with an insight into what it is like to work for a global bank and help you decide your future career options.

Over the course of the programme, we typically offer:

  • Real work experience
  • Feedback on how you can develop yourself
  • Tips on interview techniques and presentation skills
  • Opportunities to meet lots of HSBC employees who will tell you about working life

Continue exploring this programme

Hong Kong student work experience opportunities

For: Student

Duration: Four to eight weeks

Areas: Commercial Banking, Retail Banking and Wealth Management, HSBC Technology and Services, Global Functions

Hong Kong student work experience opportunities are for university students looking for a work placement with HSBC between June and September of the same calendar year. The opportunities enable you to gain some hands-on experience and develop your knowledge of the banking and financial services industry.

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