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Lara - Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Sao Paulo

Any project you work on has implications for countries all over the world

My experience in the Executive Trainee Programme has more than lived up to my expectations. Right from the start, I was involved in a project to review a process and recommend improvements. Then I moved into Global Asset Management, and recently, I worked on Sustainability Investment Integration, analysing companies considering corporate governance, social and environmental issues. Now, I am in Asset Research, focusing on Responsible Investment. It is all about studying, researching and talking to companies to analyse the best investment opportunity.

My time as a trainee highlighted how we operate in a global environment, which is one of the reasons why I would recommend HSBC as an employer. Any project you work on has implications for countries all over the world, and we share best practices with colleagues across different continents.

All of the support that I have received, including mentoring and feedback from my manager, has underlined that my career is very much a global one. The external coaching has also been brilliant and has helped me to get a different perspective on things. I now have more information and realise there are many opportunities within HSBC, which is helping me to shape my career path and realise my goals. I also participate in the HSBC Generation Y Affinity group that was formed to raise levels of motivation among Generation Y customers and employees.

There are many opportunities available at HSBC and the people are great to work with. Soon I am going to be moving into HSBC Technology and Services. I am looking forward to it as it will be a great chance to develop my leadership and people management skills.

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