I have always wanted to be a banker and chose to join HSBC because of the diverse nature of the organisation and the range of career opportunities on offer. What I did not know about was the unusual opportunities outside the workplace. Currently, I am building up the courage to go on one of the graduate fundraising events, such as a safari trek or sky diving. Completing one of these personal challenges before I finish the Corporate Banking Management Trainee Programme is one of my ambitions.
I monitor and manage operational projects to improve business processes. This involves preparing reports for briefing and sign-off by senior managers, collaborating with other staff in front-line operations, and communicating business news and updates. The scheme has really improved my technical and leadership skills, and my career has progressed into the more strategic part of the business, which I had not considered before.
The working conditions at HSBC are flexible, and technology lets me work from home on days when I cannot make it to the office. I am studying towards a professional qualification by distance learning, so when I need time to study for exams, my manager understands and accommodates my development and workload around this.
HSBC’s open and inclusive attitude means everyone is respected and is an important part of the organisation, regardless of where they come from. My future at HSBC looks diverse and varied because I feel opportunities at HSBC are limitless.