Global Banking & Markets Investment Banking Graduate Programme 2021
Whether your degree relates to finance, science or the arts there is a place for you on our Global Banking Graduate Programme. Your skills and fresh ideas will help you establish an exciting career in an Investment Banking role.
What you can expect
Our Global Banking business is one of the largest investment banking businesses of its kind. We offer 24-hour coverage of local markets and provide a full range of banking services to our clients. You can expect to work on exciting projects in a fast-paced, collaborative environment and interact with clients and colleagues from around the world.
Global Banking manages HSBC’s largest clients and delivers comprehensive solutions to complex strategic and capital market challenges. You will trade ideas and strategies, and interact with a broad range of clients, from multinational corporates to private equity firms. It’s a career choice that requires dedication, but one that will give you many rewards in return.
What you will do
You will stretch your own capabilities, challenge the status quo, strive to take your learning to the next level and improve services for our clients. Over your two-year programme, you will gain a good sense of where your skills fit best within Investment Banking and how our wider Global Banking businesses collaborate together.
In Investment Banking, you will have the opportunity to work closely with clients to understand their long-term strategic goals and needs. As part of the deal team, you will be delivering tailored financial and advisory solutions designed to meet the specific needs of our client whether it is a corporate, financial institution or a public-sector entity. You could be responsible for financial statement analysis, developing valuation and debt models, preparing client pitches and looking after the execution of our mandates. It’s a fast-paced and dynamic environment that requires a thirst for knowledge, commitment to excellence with an international perspective.
You will quickly gain experience and seniority to be able to participate to the commercial objectives of the relevant business lines. You will be fully part of the team and become responsible for various tasks to contribute to the team objectives. You will be able to develop a number of skills, including technical ones but also commercial and client capabilities. You will have the opportunity to get exposure to senior people whilst enjoying the experience of having a class of people in your year supporting you in your everyday job.
This role sits within the Advisory and Investment Banking Coverage (AIBC) area, so whether you are involved in Corporate Broking, M&A, UK Banking, Real Assets Group, Financial Institutions Group, Private Capital Group or the Financial Sponsors Group, this Investment Banking graduate programme offers you the opportunity to make a real impact.
Our Graduate Programme will help you to develop a broad range of technical and transferable skills through a tailored development plan that supports your individual strengths. After completion of the Programme you may have the opportunity for a six-month international assignment to help advance your professional development.
Learning and development
We offer a high-quality learning and development programme. You will typically start with FCA training followed by our Global Graduate Induction, which will take place for all graduates joining our global businesses. This will provide you with an overview of HSBC as well as an opportunity to network with your 2021 global graduate peer group and colleagues in the business.
Once you have completed the Global Graduate Induction, you will join the Global Banking & Markets Technical Training. This will provide you with an understanding of how everything in the bank fits together, along with a mix of technical and regulatory training. The Technical Training is also an ideal opportunity to start building your own global network, which will prove invaluable as your HSBC career unfolds.
We’ll provide the support, tools and opportunities for you to drive your own career development. Your training will be carefully structured, with events and other opportunities to build your wider HSBC and banking knowledge. You’ll have regular access to business leaders for coaching and advice, while constructive feedback will enable you to measure your performance.
Who does this suit?
We are looking for dedicated and courageous people who are:
- Passionate role models. Being able to inspire, lead, manage and listen to both individuals and teams is important in building relationships that encourage mutual respect. Looking to the future for our clients is what keeps us ahead of our competition
- Dedicated multi-taskers. You might be working on several projects at any one time, meaning you should prioritise and manage your time, while keeping on top of constantly changing markets. Adhering to the rules and regulations we have will ensure you deliver the right results for multiple projects
- Supportive team players. Team work is an important part of our business, and your development. Having a collaborative attitude will help you to solve problems quickly and start to build a network of peers who are there to support you, and be supported too
- Opportunity takers. We are an international company that can offer opportunities to motivated, courageous people. Taking on a challenging project will not only be rewarding but will also show that you have the power to explore your interests and drive your career growth
- Intellectual curiosity. Our Global Banking business has a unique breadth of products in terms of what we offer and where we offer these solutions
What can this lead to?
If you succeed here, you could continue the work you’re doing in Investment Banking, where you’ll have the opportunity to take your career in a number of directions. This may include taking on international opportunities or working across multiple products and geographies, while feeding your curiosity and developing an understanding of how we can best serve our clients.