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UK Apprenticeship Programme

UK Apprenticeship Programme

The UK Apprenticeship Programme is for people looking to work for a leading global bank straight after school or college. Launched in 2011, the programme is the first of its kind run by a major bank in the UK; it provides opportunities to receive on-the-job banking training, take professional qualifications and earn a competitive salary.

Who can apply?

Please note that you cannot apply directly to join the Apprenticeship Programme. You first need to apply for a role with us, such as a cashier in one of our branches or a customer service adviser in one of our contact centres or operational areas. We will expect you to move onto the full-time Apprenticeship Programme after you complete your induction with us (usually three months after joining us, or six months if you join our contact centre operation).

To be considered for the programme, you will:

  • Be keen to learn all about banking
  • Have GCSEs in English and mathematics
  • Be an existing HSBC employee

Some of the roles that you can apply for (eg IT) have additional criteria. Please look at the appropriate job advert for details.

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What to expect

Supported by experienced managers, colleagues and a wide network of diverse peers, you will be encouraged to take on responsibility and bring new ideas to the table. You will be valued as an individual and for the contribution you make.

Depending on which area you join, your advanced apprenticeship could be in business administration, customer service, IT or providing financial services. It will build on your talents and equip you with new skills. After you complete your apprenticeship, we will look at other development for you. At every stage of your career with us, you can expect all the training and support you need to progress.

Learning, development and support

The type of development opportunities will vary according to your role and individual needs, but in all cases, we typically offer:

  • Formal training
  • On-the-job learning
  • Mentoring from experienced employees and assessors
  • Opportunities to study for nationally recognised qualifications; this could be in business administration, customer service IT or financial services. With further study, some of the professional qualifications can lead to a banking degree