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HSBC Securities Services Summer Internship


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Who we are

HSBC is one of the largest banking and financial services organisations in the world, with operations in 65 countries and territories. We aim to be where the growth is, enabling businesses to thrive and economies to prosper, and, ultimately, helping people to fulfil their hopes and realise their ambitions.

We serve more than 40 million customers worldwide through our four global businesses: Global Banking and Markets, Commercial Banking, Global Private Banking, and Retail Banking and Wealth Management. HSBC Securities Services is part of the Global Banking and Markets business.

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What you can expect

Our end-to-end Securities Services business is dedicated to creating tailored services for clients worldwide, which include asset owners and managers, banks and broker dealers and corporates. HSBC Securities Services enables Interns to be placed in teams ranging from Digital & Data through to Sales, providing you with a unique opportunity to develop your skills and network, and set you up for future success within HSBC Securities Services.

For ten weeks, you’ll be part of our team, learning how we deliver regional and international services and handle end-to-end transactions in a way that protects our clients’ interests. You will work with peers and specialists to develop your skills and broaden your knowledge of securities services and how to offer a better client service in a world that is more regulated and competitively challenging than ever.

What will you do

You will gain insight into a number of areas such as custody services, investment operations, fund administration, middle office services, and issuer services. Training and industry advice will be available throughout your internship. As long as you show dedication, a hunger for new challenges and an open mind, you will have the opportunity to go far.

There will be plenty of people around to support you. You’ll be assigned a line manager and buddy, who will be on hand to offer advice and guidance, and provide a sounding-board for your ideas. There will be many opportunities to develop your network of contacts within HSS and beyond.

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 and training that will give you an overview of HSBC, our business and culture, and how HSS fits into the overall structure. After this, your placement will provide you with a combination of practical experience and classroom training. 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 and guidance.

There will be regular business and social events to attend so you can build a network of contacts, which will prove invaluable to you in the future.

We offer a market-competitive pay and benefits package according to your role and location.

Career Path

Perform well and you’ll be considered for our HSBC Securities Services Graduate Programme. This will allow you to enter the world of global asset protection where you can enjoy direct access to one of the largest Securities Services networks.

Who does this suit?

We are looking for motivated and dedicated people who are:

Active listeners. You will work with new teams on exciting new projects so being able to listen to those around you will help you deliver projects on time and meet objectives.

Good networkers. We encourage you to collaborate with clients, senior management, peers and our other teams internationally. This will build your confidence when communicating and your confidence when presenting.

Strategic thinkers. We might be an internationally focused bank, but we also need to be able to think locally, becoming regional guides for our clients.

Fast learners. You will work with a wide range of people on constantly evolving projects to help clients. You will need to be open to new ideas and have the ability to quickly understand your area and keep on top of ever-changing markets.


  • Minimum 2.1 undergraduate degree and 120 UCAS points or for those who passed exams before 2017, 300 UCAS points (or equivalent excluding General studies)
  • Please be advised that you should apply for one HSBC Programme only. 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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Job ID Number: 254400873
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  • 2:1 and above (expected)
  • Summer
  • Multiple UK Locations

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