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HSBC Securities Services

10-week internship

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Who we are

HSBC Securities Services is part of the Global Banking and Markets business, and provides asset and portfolio services to corporate, institutional and government investors and issuers worldwide.

Our structure

Our network covers both established and emerging markets across Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, North America and Latin America. Within these markets, we serve our customers through our global businesses: Global Banking and Markets, Commercial Banking, Global Private Banking, and Retails Banking and Wealth Management.

What to expect

We are looking for forward-thinking, driven and perceptive graduates who will become the future leaders of HSBC. People who enjoy being part of a team, are excited by new ideas and open to different cultures.

After a week of induction and training, you’ll complete a nine-week which will build your expertise in in custody services, investment operations, fund administration, corporate trust and loan agency services. You’ll gain experience of projects and client exposure, and have the chance to learn more about products and services across HSBC Securities Services.

You’ll have every opportunity to showcase your potential and gain hands-on experience to launch a career at HSBC. We will support you in our values-led, high-performing culture, while our leaders will help you to be the best you can be, reflecting your interests and capabilities.

You can also take part in our sustainability initiatives, which could set you on the path to becoming a future leader of HSBC, while adding value to the communities in which we work.

As well as comprehensive training, you will be paid throughout your internship.

My HSBC Graduate Experience

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Learning and Development

We take your learning and development seriously so that you get the most out of your internship. Your time with us will begin with a one-week induction that will give you an overview of HSBC, our business and culture, and how HSBC Securities Services fits into the overall GBM structure. After this, your internship will provide you with a combination of practical experience and continued learning. This will help you to develop your technical skills and give you a detailed insight into our markets.

At the beginning of your internship, you’ll be set measurable objectives and receive feedback throughout the 10 weeks. There will be many people you can call on for support. Your line manager will be able to give you guidance on your career options. You’ll be assigned a buddy to share ideas with and who you can call on for advice. There will be regular business and social events to attend so you can build a network of global contacts, which will prove invaluable to you in the future.

Career Path

Perform well during the internship and you could secure a place on our HSBC Securities Services Global Graduate Programme – the next stage on the journey to becoming a successful HSS Analyst.

Being an international bank, HSBC offers an exciting platform globally that you will be able to benefit from. As you continue your journey at HSBC and progress towards a senior role, you will also be able to search for international opportunities, work across multiple products and geographies, broaden your horizons and nurture your curiosity.


The ideal candidate for this role will:

  • Be on track for a minimum 2.1 honours degree or equivalent (predicted or gained), and 120 UCAS points or equivalent (excluding General Studies).
  • Be available to undertake the travel required for this role, i.e. you may be required to relocate across the UK based upon placement opportunities, commitment to being nationally mobile in this role is essential. 
  • Have consistently achieved objectives set for you and taken action to improve your own performance.
  • Have self-awareness with the confidence to work independently and take responsibility for your own development.
  • Have worked collaboratively with other colleagues, supporting them when possible.

In addition to the details listed above, the ideal candidate will be proactive, forward-thinking, ready to challenge the status quo, with strong drive and determination, keen to learn and develop at all times, have a natural ability to build relationships with colleagues and a willingness to deliver on difficult assignments, possess an aptitude for understanding the underlying strategy which underpins the bank direction, be skilled at project management and have a keen interest in business development.

Please be advised that you should apply for one HSBC Internship Programme. Candidates with multiple applications will be progressed on one application.

At HSBC we are open to different ideas and cultures, connected to our customers, communities and each other, and dependable, we do the right thing. These are the values that guide us every day. We seek to recruit people who share these values and will help us to sustain them.


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Opportunity Overview

  • January 31st, 2019
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above (expected)
  • Summer
  • London & Edinburgh
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Disciplines accepted...

  • All STEM disciplines

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