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Explore the world of financial services and experience what working at HSBC is like on this seven-day paid programme. You’ll learn about our main business lines, interact with graduates and senior leaders, as well as gain a general understanding of our culture and values.

The programme starts with four virtual sessions which demystify the world of banking and explain how our four core business lines operate. This is followed by three days on-site in one of our offices, where you’ll be aligned to a selected business line, allowing you to gain a deeper understanding of what life might be like as a graduate or intern.

The programme runs in July. Applicants must be available to attend each day of the programme and be willing to travel to Birmingham, London or Sheffield for 3 days for the in-person work experience.

Social Mobility Head Start Programme

Requirements

  • Available to work on specific dates from 1st July - 8th August 2024 in either our Birmingham, Sheffield or London offices
  • A first year student studying a 3 year degree or a second year student studying a 4 year degree on track to achieve a 2:1 or higher
  • Fluent in English

Applications open 20 November 2023. Applications close 5 January 2024. Start date from July 2024 onwards.

Black Heritage Head Start Programme

Requirements

  • Available to work on specific dates from 1st July - 8th August 2024 in either our Birmingham, Sheffield or London offices
  • A first year student studying a 3 year degree or a second year student studying a 4 year degree on track to achieve a 2:1 or higher
  • Fluent in English

Applications open 20 November 2023. Applications close 5 January 2024. Start date from July 2024 onwards.

What you will do

You’ll get an introduction to the various business areas of HSBC and what it means to work in the world of financial services.

You’ll increase your knowledge, develop your skills and gain confidence through different workshops that are designed to help improve your employability. You’ll interact with senior leaders and professionals from our core business areas and learn the importance of collaboration, communication and how to build and maintain your personal brand.

Who does this suit?

Our Head Start programmes are open to all students from any degree discipline.

You’ll need to be a first-year student studying on a three-year degree or a second-year student studying on a four-year degree. You should be on track to receive a 2:1 undergraduate degree or above in any subject.

To better reflect the communities we serve, we have set a series of diversity targets, taking action to remove barriers for our colleagues, candidates, customers and our communities realising their potential. Our Head Start programmes are aimed at students of Black heritage or students from a low-socio economic background seeking an insight into a career in finance.

What can this lead to?

If you’re inspired by the experience and think a career in financial services could suit you, then you will have the opportunity to make an early application to our 2025 Summer Internship programme.

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