UK Apprenticeships

Our Apprenticeships in the UK allow you to combine work and study with the opportunity to gain a formal qualification from Foundation level to degree level.

They provide you an alternative to A-level and university paths with a range of different learning methods such as workplace teaching, classroom-based learning, and online and self-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 and Degree Apprenticeships.

Foundation Apprenticeships

Our Foundation Apprenticeships are for entry-level permanent jobs at Level 3 and are equivalent to A-levels. You’ll receive a competitive salary and benefits, 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
  • Passionate and enthusiastic
  • Have strong communication skills

For: School and college leavers of all ages
Duration: 18 months
Areas: Retail Banking and Wealth Management and Commercial Banking
Location: UK

Five GCSEs or equivalent, including Mathematics and English above grade 4/C

Applications open: We accept applications throughout the year.

Degree Apprenticeships

Our Degree Apprenticeships are new to HSBC and offer you an alternative to full-time study at university. You’ll join a four-year structured programme which will provide you with customer-facing experience across four different functions in Commercial Banking and enable you to progress your career while working towards a professional qualification and a BSc from the London Institute of Banking and Finance.

Throughout your Apprenticeship you’ll be matched with a dedicated mentor and receive ongoing learning and development opportunities via a mixture of one-to-one tuition in the workplace, in a classroom, online, a dedicated study day or self-study with possible residentials at universities. You’ll receive a competitive salary and benefits and be supported in your final year to help you move into a permanent role at HSBC.

To be considered for a Degree Apprenticeship you will:

  • Be driven and committed with a desire to pursue a career in banking
  • Be organised, self-motivated, and able to set and achieve targets
  • Have strong interpersonal skills

For: School and college leavers of all ages
Duration: 48 months
Areas: Commercial Banking
Location: Birmingham and Leicester, UK

112 UCAS points across three A-levels (not including General Studies) or equivalent; plus a minimum of five GCSEs (or equivalent) including English at Grade C and Mathematics at a Grade B (or equivalent)

Applications are open to external candidates only. Internal colleagues can explore and apply for a Degree Apprenticeship via the internal HSBC Apprenticeship hub.

Applications close:

Applications have now closed

Candidates with international qualifications should apply for an equivalency certificate from Naric (opens in new window) before completing your application. Applications submitted without an equivalency certificate risk automatic rejection or significant delays in application processing.

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