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Who are HSBC?

HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations. We serve approximately 40 million customers through our global businesses: Wealth and Personal Banking, Commercial Banking, and Global Banking & Markets. Our network covers 63 countries and territories in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, North America and Latin America.

Our purpose – Opening up a world of opportunity – explains why we exist. We’re here to use our unique expertise, capabilities, breadth and perspectives to open up new kinds of opportunity for our customers. We’re bringing together the people, ideas and capital that nurture progress and growth, helping to create a better world – for our customers, our people, our investors, our communities and the planet we all share.

Listed on the London, Hong Kong, New York and Bermuda stock exchanges, shares in HSBC Holdings plc are held by around 182,000 shareholders in 128 countries and territories.

Whether you are looking for a first job or taking the next step in your career, we offer many ways for you to realise your ambitions. Come and work with us and you’ll have opportunities to make connections all over the world and help build the bank for the future.


Our values are rooted in HSBC’s history, heritage and character, and help us deliver on our purpose:

We were born speaking different languages. We were founded on the strength of different experiences, attributes and voices; they are integral to who we are and how we work. The greater our empathy and diversity, the better we reflect the worlds of our customers and communities – and the better we can serve them. So we champion inclusivity. We listen. We remove barriers. And we seek out views different from our own.

We offer our customers a unique breadth of opportunity and we can only deliver the full promise of this by being truly connected – across boundaries. With our customers and partners. Together as colleagues and as an organisation. So, we collaborate across boundaries. We break down silos. We trust and support each other. And, when necessary, get out of each other’s way. Together, we make possible what we cannot do alone. “Giving life to our purpose will be critical to building the dynamic, entrepreneurial and inclusive culture that we want to create”

What we do has a real impact on people’s lives, communities and the planet. We take this responsibility seriously. We set ourselves high standards and are each accountable for our actions. We always use good judgement. And if something doesn’t feel right, as colleagues we speak up and act. We build for tomorrow, today. We succeed only by taking the long view, by focusing on the sustainable interests of our customers, investors, and the planet we all share.

We create value for our customers and investors by always moving forward and making things happen. We’re entrepreneurial: we try new things, we learn and improve, and we take smart risks. We’re dynamic: we reject mediocrity. We move at pace. We’re decisive: we make clear choices and take bold actions. And we keep our word: we always do what we promise.

Programmes Available:

General benefits and progression routes:

HSBC’s approach to remuneration consists of four main elements:

  • Fixed pay
  • Annual leave
  • A range of benefits, which may cover areas such as work-life balance, insurance and savings, health and personal development
  • Employee share plans and discretionary pay awards based on performance

We believe that the way people achieve their goals is essential to the long-term sustainability of our business. As a result, annual performance reviews also take into account employees’ adherence to HSBC’s values.

Our approach to remuneration, including any discretionary incentive or performance-related awards, is designed to reward success appropriately and to ensure that what we pay employees is aligned with our business strategy. To achieve this, we assess individual performance against our annual and long-term financial and non-financial objectives.

How you will be supported:

At HSBC our purpose is opening up a world of opportunity. That means celebrating our differences and building a culture where everyone feels included, valued and respected.

We believe everyone should have the freedom to be themselves at work and we encourage colleagues to be active allies and to speak up if they have concerns.

We work with our global employee networks to create an environment where everyone feels included and supported.

Support within the workplace:

Over the course of the apprentice programme, we typically offer:

  • Hands on work experience
  • An opportunity to work on a project and present back to managers
  • Feedback on how you can develop yourself
  • Tips on recruitment processes for the future
  • Opportunities to meet a range of HSBC employees and ask as many questions as you want to help you understand what working for HSBC is like and your potential future ambitions

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