Global Banking and Markets Spring Insight Programme (UK only)

Whether you’re a mathematician who loves number crunching, or a psychology student who understands what motivates people, your skills and passions have a place at HSBC. With our Global Banking and Markets Spring Insight Programme (UK only), you can learn about the opportunities and benefits of working in international banking, and meet world-class business leaders who share an interest in your career.

For: First-year undergraduates studying a three-year degree or for second-year undergraduates of a four-year degree
Duration: Four days
Areas: Global Banking and Markets
Location: UK
Requirements: On track for a minimum upper second class undergraduate degree and 300 UCAS points (or equivalent excluding General studies)
Applications open: Applications are currently closed
Applications close: Applications are currently closed
Start date: 23 - 26 April 2019


On our four-day programme, we will give you a taste of life in a dynamic and diverse bank, showing you what it is like to work in business areas such as Global Banking, Global Markets, HSBC Securities Services, and Global Liquidity and Cash Management.

What you can expect

This programme will help you when it comes to deciding which career route to choose in the future. You can build your understanding of the different areas of our business, receive behavioural skills training, take part in case study sessions, attend networking events, and see what our experts do on a daily basis. You will also have the opportunity to meet senior leaders and peers who are there to improve your learning experience.

What you will do

With this programme, you can discover where your skills and passions fit best by getting stuck into some hands-on tasks, interactive learning sessions, skills workshops, and work shadowing. You will hear from senior leaders and professionals from four of our core business areas – Global Banking, Global Markets, HSBC Securities Services, and Global Liquidity and Cash Management. You will also get an insight into how we work in each area, from the importance of teamwork and communication skills needed to build client relationships, to the in-depth understanding of analysis and modelling needed to interpret market data for our clients.

No matter what you are currently studying, our insight programme is developed to help inform your future career choices. The experience will allow you to not only learn about HSBC, but also to learn a bit about yourself.

Who does this suit?

We are looking for motivated, courageous and curious people who are:

  • Inquisitive learners. Being able to ask questions shows that you are willing to learn, so we are looking for those who are hungry for knowledge and a holistic experience of the business
  • Diverse thinkers. During the programme, we will invite you to get involved in a range of activities. You should be keen to share ideas, bringing a fresh outlook to each task
  • Supportive communicators. We will introduce you to lots of new people during your time with us. Having a collaborative attitude will help you to solve problems quickly as a team and start to build a network of peers who are there to support you, and be supported too
  • Opportunity takers. We accept new challenges every day and we want you to do the same. You should volunteer for any tasks available to you during this programme to get a real taste of life at HSBC

What can this lead to?

If this insight programme inspires you, now is the time to start thinking about an internship with us. If you show the right skills and enthusiasm, this could be your chance to be fast-tracked to the final stage of assessment for a summer internship the following year. It could be the start of a long and exciting career with us.

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