Introduction to our global programmes

Our global internships and graduate programmes are designed to help you achieve your career goals - whether you’re looking to gain experience or launch your career.

At a glance

HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations. We support businesses to grow and help people manage their money around the world through three global businesses, which are supported by operational and functional teams including Digital Business Services.

We offer 26 global internships and graduate programmes across these areas in multiple markets.

Commercial Banking

2 internships in 12 markets

2 graduate programmes in 12 markets

Global Banking & Markets

6 internships in 6 markets

6 graduate programmes in 6 markets

Wealth and Personal Banking

3 internships in 7 markets

3 graduate programmes in 11 markets

Digital Business Services

2 internships in 4 markets

2 graduate programmes in 5 markets

Programme highlights for interns and graduates

  • Technical and business-aligned training: Delivered at the start of your programme to develop skills and knowledge for a successful transition into your role
  • HSBC University: Access to thousands of live courses and digital learning resources through a modern learning experience platform
  • Employee Resource Groups (ERG): Open to all employees, these networks are voluntary employee-led groups that act as a resource for members and for the organisation as a whole
  • Headspace App: A suite of exercises to support wellbeing and mindfulness
  • Talent Marketplace: A platform that matches individuals to part-time projects and job networking opportunities based on their skills, experience and ambitions
  • Buddy: A colleague who will support and guide you throughout the programme
  • Mentor: A senior manager who will support your career development and facilitate networking
  • Hybrid working: We believe it’s not just where you work, but how and when you do so that you’re enabled to be at your best and deliver exceptional outcomes for our customers. Our culture promotes flexibility, collaboration, learning and wellbeing in both physical and virtual workplaces


Our global internships are mainly for students in their penultimate year of undergraduate study. They typically run for eight to 12 weeks.

They will give you first-hand experience of what it’s like to work for a global bank. You’ll have opportunities to meet with senior leaders to learn about different areas of your business line. The training and development you’ll receive is designed to ensure you are prepared to continue on to our graduate programmes.

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Graduate programmes

Our global graduate programmes are designed to challenge you. We provide the skills and experience to help you succeed and progress your career. The programmes are for final year students, recent graduates and post-graduates. They typically run for one to two years.

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What you’ll learn

  • Global Graduate Induction: An inspiring event that helps graduates connect their strengths and personal skills with our purpose and values, and enables them to be successful in their future roles with HSBC
  • Accelerating Your Strengths: A strength-based development programme that consists of an initial self-evaluation assessment, 90 Day plan, personal development plan, and annual 360 reviews
  • International Innovations Graduate Project: A cross-business initiative where teams of graduates work towards finding innovative solutions for challenges faced by HSBC and present their ideas to senior leaders
  • CSR opportunities: Participation in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives that help graduates to align with our strategic sustainability goals, improve collaboration amongst different business areas, and develop new skills and enhance their leadership qualities
  • Grad CAN (Climate Action Network): Connects graduates around the world who are passionate about influencing HSBC’s sustainability agenda
  • Professional qualifications: Opportunity to obtain relevant professional qualifications
  • Continued professional development: Bi-monthly 90-minute sessions to build upon the technical training

Find out more

Download our 2023 Global Internships and Graduate Programmes brochure, and explore this website to find information on upcoming recruitment events, the location of our programmes, how to apply and more.