“It makes you believe in yourself more” (duration 3:08) Apprentices talk about how they have benefited from the scheme

UK Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships play an important role in our business, and provide people who may not have gone to university with another route in to a challenging and rewarding career with HSBC.

We aim to be a true reflection of the customers we serve and communities we operate in, which is why encouraging talent from all backgrounds to join our business is so important to us. We’ve found that Apprenticeship opportunities are one of the very best ways to equip people with the skills they need to succeed.

Our UK Apprenticeship programmes allow you to combine work and study, with the opportunity to gain a formal qualification ranging from Foundation through to Degree level.

These opportunities all provide an alternative to the classical A-level and university pathways; with a range of different learning methods designed to fit your way of learning such as workplace teaching, classroom-based learning, online courses, on the job training and independent study.

We are looking for people with drive and aspiration, those who think, see, and do things differently and who can represent and relate to our diverse global customer base. We employ, develop and promote employees based on merit and provide a supportive and inclusive working environment.

We offer two types of apprenticeships in the UK: Foundation Apprenticeships (Modern Apprenticeships in Scotland) and Degree Apprenticeships.

Please note these specific Apprenticeship programmes are currently only available in the UK.

Foundation Apprenticeships

Our Foundation Apprenticeships provide you with a permanent contract entry-level role, giving the opportunity to gain working experience whilst studying towards professional qualifications. You'll receive a competitive salary and benefits package, as well as support and encouragement to develop and progress your career within HSBC.

To be considered for a Foundation Apprenticeship, you will need to:

  • Be reliable and committed
  • Be passionate and enthusiastic
  • Have strong communication skills

For: Entry-level job seeker: whether you have just finished college or are someone looking to change or re-start their career
Duration: Two years
Areas: Digital Experience & Accessibility
Start date: November 2023 onwards
Location: UK
London – Digital Experience & Accessibility
  • A minimum of 96 UCAS points and 5 GCSEs at Grade 4/C or above (or equivalent), including English and Mathematics
  • Have been a resident in the UK for the last 3 consecutive years before the start of the apprenticeship, and have a continued Right to Work in the UK for the full duration of the programme, in line with Government Apprenticeship guidelines
  • Completion of a Level 3 Software Development Apprenticeship (or equivalent) is desirable, but not essential for this role
  • Currently studying, or completion of, an A-Level in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) subject is desirable, but not essential for this role
  • A strong interest in coding/software development is desirable, but not essential for this role

Applicants with international qualifications will be required to supply a transcript and/or NARIC Certificates (if applicable). Please note, successful candidates will be required to provide proof of qualifications achieved.

Additional information:

As a Digital Accessibility Analyst Apprentice, you will work alongside our experienced team of accessibility professionals, learning to evaluate digital content, platforms, and services to ensure they are accessible and usable for people with disabilities or those users who are neurodiverse. 

While this particular apprenticeship scheme is for candidates who have disabilities or are neurodiverse, we also have a range of other apprenticeship programs and employment opportunities.

This role operates on a hybrid working schedule, meaning successful candidates will be required to work from the office in line with team expectations.

Applications open: 17 August 2023
Applications close: 24 September 2023
Start date: November 2023 onwards

Degree Apprenticeships

Our Degree Apprenticeships are new to HSBC, and offer an alternative to the full-time university route. You will join on a permanent contract consisting of a four and half-year structured programme which includes a series of different rotations across multiple areas of your business line, all whilst working towards an externally recognised Degree qualification via one of our University partners.

Throughout your programme you will receive a wealth of support and guidance to ensure you have the platform to accelerate your career within the HSBC Group. This includes a dedicated mentor, ongoing learning and development opportunities via a mixture of one-to-one tuition in both the classroom and workplace, on-demand resources, dedicated study days and even the possibility of independent study with residential stays at the university delivering your qualification.

All apprentices receive a highly competitive salary and benefits, and will be supported at the end of the four and half-year programme to secure a permanent destination role within HSBC.

To be considered for a Degree Apprenticeship you will:

  • Be driven and committed to self-development, with a desire to pursue a career with HSBC
  • Be organised, self-motivated, and accountable with an ability to set and achieve targets
  • Have strong interpersonal skills
  • Share our organisational values