UK Students and Graduates

Ready to put your university studies into practice? With early responsibility, continuous learning and a development platform to ensure you succeed, our opportunities are a great way to start a successful career at HSBC.

Explore your route into a career with HSBC

We have opportunities for you whether you’re studying for, or have completed, an undergraduate or postgraduate qualification. Programmes open for applications at different times of the year. Join our Talent Community (opens in new window) and we’ll inform you as opportunities arise.

Our global internship programmes typically run for eight to ten weeks and are mainly for students in their penultimate year of undergraduate study. Programmes are available across the different areas of the bank and take place in our major UK locations. They will give you first-hand experience of what it’s like to work for an international bank and prepare you to join our Global Graduate Programme the following year.

Internship opportunities typically exist in Global Banking & Markets, Commercial Banking, Wealth & Personal Banking and Digital Business Services.

Not at uni?

Still at school? Interested in an alternative to the uni route or keen to restart or change career? Follow the links below to learn more about our work experience and apprenticeship programmes:

Diversity & Inclusion

At HSBC diversity isn’t a buzzword, it’s essential. That’s why we encourage applications to our programmes from students and graduates of all backgrounds.

We’re committed to working to build a truly inclusive business – opening up a world of opportunity for our people, our customers, and the wider communities we serve.

We value difference

Having a variety of beliefs, upbringings, values and thoughts enables us to open many more doors, and achieve far more, than any of us ever could alone.

Welcoming neurodiversity

We welcome people with different ways of seeing the world.

Our 17 Employee Resource Groups are part of global voluntary networks that bring together colleagues with shared characteristics and common interests.

Our employee networks

Our employees lead eight global networks to promote diversity within the bank. The conversations they have inform the actions we take as an organisation and help us to create a culture where everyone feels included. The employee networks are part of our DNA. The first was founded in London in 1975 (‘Christians in HSBC’) and we now have more than 150 groups all around the world.

We want our people to better represent the communities we serve. In the UK we partner with a number of organisations who champion the development and career advancement of young talent from underrepresented groups. These include the Stormzy Scholarship Programme, #MERKY Books, 10000 Intern Foundation and Zero Gravity.

Read more about our commitments and the actions we are taking across HSBC to achieve a truly diverse workforce: Our commitments and actions | HSBC Holdings plc

Irrespective of your background, we’ll provide a platform that supports your success; from skills sessions before you apply, to providing any necessary adjustments and bespoke support at every stage of the application process via our Candidate Hub.

Creating Impact in Society

We are committed to creating long term societal change in the communities where we operate. In the UK this is realised by initiatives such as working towards achieving net zero for us and our clients globally, teaching financial education in UK schools and scout groups, and our strategic partnership with Shelter to help end the cycle of homelessness.

Climate Collaboration

We’re focused on helping to deliver a net zero global economy. It’s a pillar of our strategy as a business.

HSBC UK and Shelter launch new Flagship partnership

Today, HSBC UK and housing and homelessness charity Shelter announced a new multi-year partnership to support the financial health of people and communities during the cost of living crisis and help break the vicious circle of homelessness.

Innovations in Digital Banking

HSBC is developing and deploying some of the industry’s most advanced and innovative technology, whether you're working directly in our technology function or utilising our tech to provide the best service possible for our clients, you'll be at the forefront of a digital banking revolution.

Introducing a Tech Wizard (duration 1:30) Meet the data scientist who’s turning numbers into magic, harnessing the awesome power of artificial intelligence.

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