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My day-to-day role is focused on creating our new head office in Birmingham. I get to be part of the implementation. It’s really exciting. Huge. Challenging. But immensely rewarding.

Helen, Senior Manager, Retail Banking, Birmingham (HSBC UK)

Banking is changing and HSBC is responding. The Financial Services (Banking Reform) Act 2013 requires all banks such as HSBC to ‘ring-fence’ their core banking services in the UK by 1 January 2019. With our new head office in Birmingham, we’ve embraced the terms and the spirit of the law. The office at 1 Centenary Square is to open later this year.

Why Birmingham?

Our choice of location was an important consideration. Our customers, employees and branches are spread across the UK, and Birmingham’s central location will make us more accessible to our diverse customer base.

Our new head office is less than 10 minutes on foot from Birmingham New Street station, from which there is excellent rail access to the rest of the country. Direct services to and from London take less than an hour and a half, and when the new high-speed rail link (HS2) goes ahead, travel from the capital to Birmingham will take just 49 minutes.

Built for our people

Our new office reflects our values and our ambitions for the future. It will be one of the greenest in Birmingham, helping us to reduce waste and carbon dioxide emissions. Key materials have been sourced responsibly. All timber is from sources approved by the Forest Stewardship Council, for example. Read more about the office’s green credentials.

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I started as a cashier in a branch after university and I’ve worked my way up to team management.


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Everyone I’ve met, regardless of grade, is down-to-earth, approachable and genuinely passionate about their role.


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Helen

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We’ve not done anything like launching HSBC UK before. So it’s huge.


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Michelle

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Perhaps the best part about my role is that I get to make a difference to individuals and teams.


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Commercial Banking Internship

For: Penultimate-year university student

Duration: Eight weeks (Sixteen weeks in Canada)

Areas: Commercial Banking

Whether you’re a mathematician who loves number crunching, or a psychology student who understands what motivates people, our Commercial Banking Internship provides the opportunity to explore how your skills can be adapted to working in an international bank.

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Commercial Banking Graduate Programme

For: Final-year student or recent graduate

Duration: Eighteen months

Areas: Commercial Banking

Whether you are studying art or architecture, business studies or social studies there is a place for you on our Commercial Banking Graduate Programme. You can explore how your skills can adapt to different areas of our business while developing new skills to help kick-start your career in the Commercial Bank.

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Retail Banking and Wealth Management Internship

For: Penultimate-year student

Duration: Minimum of eight weeks

Areas: Retail Banking and Wealth Management

Regardless of which subject you’re studying, we’ll help you to adapt your skills during our Retail Banking and Wealth Management Internship – and perhaps discover some you didn’t realise you had. You will gain an insight into how we work and explore the roles that appeal to you.

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Retail Banking and Wealth Management Graduate Programme

For: Final-year student or recent graduate

Duration: Two years

Areas: Retail Banking and Wealth Management

You should have fresh ideas and a determination to gain real customer-focused experience. Our two-year Retail Banking and Wealth Management Graduate Programme will make the most of your skills regardless of what subject you’ve studied. You’ll be encouraged to bring your enthusiasm to inspire your new team and deliver great service to millions of customers.

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