While I was studying I became interested in a career in banking. HSBC visited our campus and had the most diverse programme. It also stood out because of its focus on the development of individuals and the importance of finding a business area that best suits a person’s abilities.
The Management Development Programme has allowed me to train in London and Hong Kong, which were both fantastic experiences. I was able to interact with senior people such as the Group Chairman and the CEO of Asia-Pacific, but the best part of these sessions was making friends with graduates in more than 25 countries, which I really valued.
I feel fortunate to be a part of HSBC. I am the youngest person in my team but I’ve always been encouraged to speak my mind and empowered to do things the way I feel is right. Being valued and recognised for your achievements is important to keep you motivated and working hard. But the support the bank offers to staff is also key. It is not just about a career and your career aspirations but HSBC also understands the importance of a work-life balance. For example, a senior management associate wanted to pursue higher studies and HSBC offered a sabbatical and sponsored him to complete the course.