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UK Industrial Placement – Business Support Officer


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On our competitively-paid Industrial Placement, you will complete a 12-month placement located in one of our offices in Birmingham, Chester or Leeds (subject to business requirements) within a strategic priority role within HSBC UK. You will learn how we serve our customers and the importance of understanding their needs to achieve our ambition – to be the preferred international financial partner for our clients.

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What you will do:

As a Business Support Officer, you will support the management and execution of the strategic priorities of HSBC UK. You will gain exposure across our business to build your knowledge of how we work collaboratively to achieve our purpose – opening up a world of opportunity, and understand how you can contribute to this and make a positive impact.

Some of your responsibilities will include:

  • Project management to support the deliverables of the team.
  • Business support such as minute taking, preparing meeting packs and briefing documents.
  • Delivering internal presentations and papers at executive meetings.
  • Managing internal stakeholders across the business.

You will develop the following skills:

  • Commercial awareness
  • Self-awareness
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Presentation and project management
  • Influencing and managing upwards
  • Developing a growth mind-set
  • Developing resilience
  • Business appropriate communication

Who will this role suit?

To be successful in this role, you should meet the following requirements:

  • Demonstrate strong communication skills which will enable you to engage in effective conversations and build strong connections
  • Be resilient to a continuous changing environment.
  • Willingness to learn and take on new opportunities.
  • Driven and proactive, taking ownership of your own self-development.
  • Ability to bring new ideas and perspectives to the table.

Application Criteria

  • Based on your current results you must be on track to receive a minimum of a 2:1 undergraduate degree classification/3.2 GPA or higher or overseas equivalent to this. We review mitigating circumstances on a case-by-case basis.
  • You must be in your penultimate-year of your undergraduate degree. Expected Graduation Year 2023.
  • The location for this role is UK wide and you will not be able to choose your location therefore, you must be able to commit to being nationally mobile and be available to undertake the travel required for this role.
  • You can only apply for one HSBC Programme each year.
  • By the time of starting employment, successful candidates must have permission to work in the UK for the entirety of the programme.
  • You will be fluent in English and be legally permitted to work in the UK

What can this lead to?

If you excel on your Industrial Placement, you could be considered for our UK Graduate Programme.  Here, you will not only develop your skills in people management and customer service, but also you will learn new ways of working in our teams, taking a step closer to a professional career within HSBC UK.  

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