HSBC was born from one small idea – a local bank serving international needs. In March 1865, HSBC opened its doors for business in Hong Kong, and many of our principal companies are over a century old. Today, we serve millions of customers in countries and territories all over the world.
Since the experiences of the past have formed the character of today’s HSBC, we are immensely proud of our rich and varied heritage. A glance at our history explains why we believe in capital strength, in strict cost control and in building long-term relationships with customers. HSBC has weathered change in all forms – revolutions, economic crises, new technologies – and adapted to survive. The result is an organisation well equipped to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
Why work for HSBC
HSBC is a large, global banking and financial services business. We are also a responsible business that knows what we do impacts on local communities, national markets and our planet; our focus is always on achieving long-term growth, not short-term success. But what really differentiates us from our competitors is the strong set of values that guide us day to day.
We believe that we are an attractive proposition for graduates and university students. With HSBC, you have access to a fantastic range of opportunities to launch and develop your career – in everything from corporate banking to marketing, retail banking and wealth management to human resources and technology services. And whatever you do, you’ll thrive in an environment that values innovation and teamwork.
HSBC staff are open to different ideas and cultures, and connected with our customers, our community and each other across the world. It is the talent and diversity of our people that are the foundations of our success so, whatever your programme or placement, we will take your development as seriously as you do.
We will work hard to bring out your particular strengths. You can expect to gain all-round experience in your particular specialism, working alongside top experts in their fields, and at every stage of your career we will make sure you have the tailored training and support you need to progress. You will generally receive a mix of formal learning – both courses delivered in person and e-learning – and on-the-job coaching and mentoring. Your manager will help you to set clear career goals, and provide the feedback and advice to help you achieve them.
We will also recognise and reward the contribution you make. HSBC offers a range of comprehensive, market-competitive benefits to support employees' professional and personal needs. These include financial benefits, work-life benefits, health and wellness benefits and development benefits.