Wholesale Data & Analytics Graduate Programme

The Wholesale Chief Operating Office, which is where our Data & Analytics Programme is based, is a talented team of around 7,000 colleagues. They work in a variety of middle and back-office roles to support the frontline activities of our Commercial Banking and Global Banking businesses. Together, we deliver the best digital and business solutions, playing an integral part in creating a bank fit for the future by transforming how we serve our customers and colleagues.

For: Final-year bachelor's, master's or postgraduate students, or recent graduates
Duration: Two years
Areas: Data Science & Engineering
Start date: July 2021 onwards
Location: Canada
Toronto - Data Science & Engineering
Requirements: All students enrolled in undergraduate/Post graduate degree are eligible to apply. We are open to students in their 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th year or currently enrolled in PHD/Master’s programme. You will have achieved or will be on track to achieve a Cumulative GPA of 3.2 or overseas equivalent upon graduation. Be fluent in English. Be legally permitted to work in Canada.
Applications open: 2 September 2020
Applications close: 1 February 2021
Start date: July 2021 onwards

We encourage you to apply for your programme of choice as soon as possible as we recruit on a rolling basis and may close applications before the advertised date if all vacancies are filled.


Our Wholesale Chief Operating Office teams partner with all areas of our Commercial Banking and Global Banking businesses, playing an integral part in creating a bank fit for the future by transforming how we serve our customers. We deliver exceptional customer journeys, enable growth and increase efficiency across the entire Wholesale ecosystem. We connect strategy to action; delivering value through deep institutional knowledge, intelligent design and delivery of end-to-end solutions. We leverage digital capabilities and implement innovative technologies.

We do this through close collaboration and by adopting a digital-first, data-led mind-set that unlocks and leverages our scale advantage for maximum impact, both front-to back and end-to-end. Our frontline colleagues are opening a world of opportunities for our customers every day – and our role is to help them get it done safely with speed, ease and excellence.

What will you do

On this programme you’ll work as part of our specialist Wholesale Data & Analytics teams. The teams solve complex problems using cutting-edge technologies, helping to rapidly implement insights from data that can help drive more informed decision making.

After your induction and initial training programme you will learn about our different businesses and then understand the variety of opportunities available through a series of rotations.

Your rotations will take place across a range of areas within the Data team which include change and delivery, analytics and data management.

Whilst working in a team, you will use your analytic skills in various fields: this could be building and changing predictive analytical solutions, big data pipelines, data science and machine learning. You will collaborate with senior leaders and colleagues to create and implement quantitative solutions using different analytical principles to serve our clients.

You will be transforming data into an enterprise asset to solve complex problems using the latest technologies, and statistical and machine learning techniques. This will help to rapidly implement insights and to deploy scalable distributed algorithms to process a wide array of large and complex datasets. The results of your work will drive informed decision-making across the organisation.

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Who does this suit?

You will get the opportunity to take great responsibility, while building on your personal and professional skills. We are looking for dedicated and curious people who are:

  • Committed researchers. Our markets and client needs are constantly changing. You should always be curious; questioning ideas and showing a keen interest in learning about our methods
  • Agile workers. You will work in a fast-paced environment where everything evolves very quickly. You’ll maintain momentum by promoting agile working and ensuring we constantly deliver for our clients
  • Analytical thinkers. You’ll need a good eye for detail, a creative mind for analysing trends, and the courage to adopt new analytical methods
  • Team players. We collaborate by listening to new ideas, as well as voicing our own, in order to deliver and develop the best service for our clients
  • Data enthusiasts. This programme will develop your statistical knowledge, passion for data or any programming skills you may already hold. You’ll gain a deep understanding of the theoretical grounds of machine learning and mathematical frameworks

This opportunity will suit those with; a foundational level of programming skills in any language, knowledge of operating systems such as Linux or similar would be advantageous, knowledge of Big Data Analysis using Spark, Hadoop or similar, and basic knowledge of data structures/types, algorithms, and control logic.

No direct experience is required for the role, but any previous experience with transferable skills would be advantageous.

What can this lead to?

Your rotations on the graduate programme will help you determine where in our businesses your skills and passions fit best. You will have support along the way to help you develop your career at HSBC. You could become a leading specialist in your preferred area such as Data Management, Data Governance, Data Operations or Analytics. The possibilities are exciting and numerous.


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