Global Banking Internship

Our Global Banking Internships will inspire you to apply your skills in an international business and allow you to explore your interests within either Corporate Banking, Investment Banking or Global Liquidity and Cash Management.

For: Penultimate-year students (June/July start), or final-year students and recent graduates (for off-cycle Feb/Mar start)
Duration: 5 to 16 weeks
Areas: Corporate Banking, Corporate Banking (off-cycle), Investment Banking or Investment Banking (off-cycle)
Start date: March 2022 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.

Overview

Regardless of what subject you have studied, on our competitively paid internship you will explore the work we do in Corporate Banking, Investment Banking, Issuer Services or Global Liquidity and Cash Management by becoming involved in real, challenging projects.

What you can expect

You will gain an introduction to one of the most dynamic areas of our business. We drive the growth of our clients’ businesses through a balance of generating trust and analysing markets in order to raise capital. Whether you are in Corporate Banking, Investment Banking, Issuer Services or Global Liquidity and Cash Management you will be involved in exciting projects that will give you an insight into how determination, courageous decision-making and logical thinking are essential to our work and how these businesses work collaboratively together. You will learn about the products and services we offer across our international network and connect with supportive colleagues in multiple areas. With their help and guidance, and some formal training, you will build your strengths so you can drive your development further.

Issuer Services provides trustee and agency services across a wide range of products, including Escrows, Project & Export Finance, Securitisation, Loans and Debt programmes. These services allow clients to undertake international capital market activities by expediting the movement of cash and securities and safeguarding the rights of interested parties.

Global Liquidity and Cash Management is an exciting environment servicing the full range of HSBC clients from small local businesses to large corporates, other banks and governments spanning the globe. Here, you will gain insight into how our colleagues work together to meet client needs; supporting them in optimising their cash flows, providing greater security, at a lower cost. You will learn how treasury functions look to optimise capital management, manage their surplus cash, optimise interest earnings, and manage global payables, receivables and everything in between.

What you will do

In Corporate Banking, you will gain first-hand experience of how our relationship managers, working closely with our product specialists, create innovative solutions to meet the banking needs of our largest corporate and institutional clients. You will have the opportunity to understand how we build sustainable trusted relationships with our clients, gain a great overview of the breadth of products HSBC can offer and see how we respond to our clients’ need by deploying these products into tailored solutions across multiple countries. You will learn how we can incorporate Environmental, Social and Governance requirements into our client solutions, ranging from sustainable supply chains to raising green bond. You will also see how we help the bank manage the risk inherent in our business including credit, reputational and financial crime.

As an intern in Investment Banking, you will get a taste of how we work and advise our clients to support them achieving their long-term strategic goals. Working alongside senior team members and industry experts, you will develop and deepen your skills and financial knowledge and get a broad overview of the different activities and products offered by HSBC globally. You will be integrated within the established team to work on a number of tasks including modelling, pitch books and other workstreams related to the execution of projects for our clients.

Your time here will be challenging and you’ll gain a breadth of experiences through collaboration across the business. You will gain a good understanding of what we do, whether you are involved in Capital Markets (Corporate Risk Solutions, Debt Capital Markets, Equity Capital Markets, Issuer Services, Leveraged & Acquisition Finance, Strategic Equity Finance), Real Assets Financing, Structured Finance or Advisory and Investment Banking Coverage (M&A and sector advisory teams).

In Issuer Services, you will work with colleagues in the broader Global Banking and Markets business and those from Commercial Banking to structure solutions for clients using HSBC’s capital markets syndication teams and those outside the bank.

Within Global Liquidity and Cash Management, you will build expertise in client advisory, product development, business management and risk management, working alongside senior leaders and peers who are always willing to support you. Whether you know where you want your career to take you or not, Global Liquidity and Cash Management opens a world of opportunities with exposure to multinational clients and dynamic projects. You can take on the kind of responsibility you may never have experienced before. In this internship, you will receive a thorough understanding of the opportunities available and a genuine sense of what life as an HSBC graduate would be like.

Life in Global Banking (duration 1:43) Ines worked on her first live deal at HSBC which was one of her biggest challenges, but also one of her best experiences

Who does this suit?

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

  • Fast learners. You will collaborate with new people on constantly evolving projects to help our clients. Quickly building your knowledge will give you credibility when working with colleagues and solving client problems
  • Intellectual curiosity. Our Global Banking business has a unique breadth of products in terms of what we offer and where we offer these solutions
  • Strategic thinkers. We might be an international-focused bank, but it’s critical to our success that we consider local strategies, becoming regional guides for our clients. This means having an analytical and strategic mind and focusing on client objectives
  • Supportive team players. Teamwork is an important part of our business, and your development. Having a collaborative attitude will help you build a network of peers who are there to support you, and be supported too

What can this lead to?

Perform well and you’ll be considered for our Global Banking Graduate Programme, where you will specialise in either Corporate Banking, Investment Banking, Issuer Services or Global Liquidity and Cash Management, gaining a further understanding of that business area. You will learn more about our products and services, and how you can provide sound advice for clients. Bring the right mindset and this internship could potentially lead you on a challenging and rewarding journey.

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