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Securities Services Summer Internship 2021

Start date: June 2021

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HSBC is one of the world’s largest, most diverse international banking and financial service organisations. With 3,800 offices in 64 countries and territories, HSBC serves 40 million customers in both established and emerging markets. They aim to be where the growth is, enabling businesses to thrive and economies to prosper, and helping people to fulfil their hopes and realise their ambitions.

HSBC is focussed on building a sustainable future and serving the needs of a changing world. They put diversity at the heart of their business, and want a connected and international workforce of unique thinkers who are open to a range of perspectives that reflect the communities and markets in which they serve.

We serve more than 40 million customers worldwide through our three global businesses: Global Banking and Markets, Commercial Banking and Wealth and Personal Banking.

Securities Services is part of Markets & Securities Services within the Global Banking and Markets business.

For - Penultimate-year students, or final-year students and recent graduates

  • Duration – 10 weeks
  • Start Date – 21st June 2021
  • End Date – 27th August 2021.

What you can expect

Markets & Securities Services at HSBC provides Sales, Trading, Global Research and Securities Services requirement to major government, corporate and institutional clients worldwide, uniquely positioned to provide a bridge between emerging and developed markets.

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

You’ll work alongside industry specialists, learning how the different areas of Markets & Securities Services work together to serve the broad range of needs of our clients. You’ll collaborate with a diverse community of peers who will encourage you to succeed. Our programme of training, delivered through interactive presentations, case studies and workshops, will help you keep up to date with the fast-paced environment of Markets & Securities Services. We look for determination and courageous thinking, and we'll reward your efforts with mutual support and a clear path for your future.

What you will do

In Securities Services, you will gain insight into a number of areas such as custody services, investment operations, fund administration and middle office services. Training and industry advice will be available throughout your internship. You will 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.

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 Securities Services and beyond.

Who does this suit?

You will get the opportunity to take great responsibility, while building on your personal and professional skills. We’re looking for:

  • Inquisitive minds. You should always be questioning ideas and curious to learn more about our products and services, enabling us to meet our clients’ evolving needs
  • Good networkers. We encourage you to work with clients, senior management, peers and our other teams internationally. This means you should be confident when communicating and show courage when presenting
  • Opportunity takers. We’re an international company with opportunities around the globe. Jumping at the chance to take on a challenging, yet rewarding projects will show you’ve got the motivation to progress to the next level
  • Team players. We encourage our people to work together. This means collaborating with colleagues to learn more about our products, asset classes and how to best interact with clients. Being able to work well in a team will help take your career further.

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 Securities Services within Markets & Securities Services 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. Your 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.

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

What can this lead to?

Perform well and we'll consider you for our Securities Services Graduate Programme, where in your graduate programme, over a series of four, six-month rotations, you can explore placements including the likes of Project Delivery, Sales, Operations, ESG, Digital & Data or Business Management with the view to then rolling off the graduate programme and specialising.

How to apply

Applications for the Class of 2021 Securities Services Internships in the UK are currently open. To find out more and apply, please click on the apply button below and choose either ‘London - HSBC Securities Services’ or ‘Edinburgh – HSBC Securities Services’ under the UK location.


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  • February 2nd, 2021
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • 1 to 6 months, Summer
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