UK Head Start Programme

No matter what you are currently studying, our UK Head Start Programme is designed to provide you with a rewarding experience giving you a great insight into what it is like to work at HSBC.

For: First-year undergraduates of a three-year degree or second-year undergraduates of a four-year degree
Duration: 5 days
Areas: Commercial Banking, Digital Business Services, Global Banking & Markets, Wealth and Personal Banking
Start date: September 2022 onwards

You are a current first-year student or a second-year student expecting to graduate with an undergraduate degree in 2024.

Applications open: 19 April 2022
Applications close: 23 May 2022

What to expect

During this five-day programme we will provide you with an introduction to the various business areas of HSBC and what it means to work in the world of financial services.

Throughout the programme we will offer various workshops to increase your knowledge, develop your skills and confidence alongside aiding your employability for the future.

What you will do

During this programme, you can discover where your skills and passions fit best by immersing yourself in interactive learning sessions and skills workshops. You will hear from senior leaders and professionals from our core business areas to give you an insight into how we work in each area.

This programme will help you understand how we work with our customers on exciting and innovative projects, you will gain an introduction to technology at HSBC and the latest technological advancements, and learn the importance of teamwork and the communication skills needed to build client relationships.

Whatever degree discipline you are studying, your skills and passions have a place at HSBC. The UK Head Start Programme will allow you to not only learn about the bank, but also to learn a bit about yourself.

Who does this suit?

HSBC is committed to diversity and inclusion throughout its workforce and wants all students to apply. Regardless of degree discipline or background, we are looking for motivated and curious individuals who align with HSBC’s values:

  • We value difference: we champion inclusivity by listening, removing barriers, and seeking out views different from our own. The greater our empathy and diversity, the better we reflect the worlds of our customers and communities – and the better we can serve them
  • We succeed together: we make the connections that allow us to realize the full potential of those opportunities
  • We take responsibility: we ensure we leverage those opportunities with integrity
  • We get it done: we commit to tenaciously following through the actions that make those opportunities a reality

What can this lead to?

If our UK Head Start Programme inspires you, now is the time to start thinking about a future internship with us. After the programme you will have the opportunity to submit an early application to a 2023 internship, which could be the start of an exciting and successful career with HSBC.

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