US Commercial Banking Spring Insight Programme

Whatever degree discipline you are studying, your skills and passions have a place at HSBC. HSBC's Commercial Banking serves millions of businesses in developed and faster-growing markets worldwide, from small enterprises and mid-market companies to large multinationals.

With our Spring Insight Programme in the US, 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: Current Freshmen and Sophomore students
Duration: Three days
Areas: Commercial Banking
Start date: March 2022 onwards
Location: USA
New York - Insight Programme
Requirements: You are a current Freshman or Sophomore expecting to graduate with an undergraduate degree in or before June 2024 or June 2025. Currently hold a 3.2 cumulative GPA. You will not require visa sponsorship for employment in the US now or in the future including OPT and F-1 visa. Be fluent in English and be legally permitted to work in the US.
Applications open: 4 October 2021
Applications close: 1 February 2022
Start date: March 2022 onwards


On our three-day programme, we will give you a taste of life in one of the world’s leading international banks, showing you what it is like to work in the various business areas within our Commercial Bank.

What you can expect

You can build your understanding of the different areas of our business, receive behavioural skills training, attend networking events, and see what our experts do daily. You will also have the opportunity to meet senior leaders and peers to improve your learning experience while immersing yourself in hands-on tasks, interactive learning sessions, and skills workshops.

What you will do

During this programme, you can discover where your skills and passions fit best by immersing yourself in some hands-on tasks, interactive learning sessions, skills workshops, and work shadowing. You will hear from senior leaders and professionals from our core business areas within our Commercial Banking business. 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 Spring 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?

HSBC is committed to diversity and inclusion throughout its workforce and wants all students to apply. We welcome applications from Black, Hispanic, and Female college sophomores. 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 Spring Insight Programme inspires you, now is the time to start thinking about a future internship with us. If you show the right skills and enthusiasm, this could be your opportunity to be fast-tracked to the final stages of assessment for an internship the following year. It could be the start of an exciting and successful career with us.

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