HSBC have conducted their first Apprentice Graduation Ceremony.
The HSBC Apprenticeship Programme was launched last year and 100 HSBC employees were honoured at the recent ceremony. The bank is on target to deploy almost 1000 apprentices across UK by the end of this year.
The Apprenticeship Programme is aimed at those aged 16 and above and builds skills in a number of areas including: business administration, customer service and financial services.
Antonio Simoes, Head of UK and Deputy Chief Executive of HSBC Bank plc, said: ‘Apprenticeships play an important role in our recruitment strategy and provide young people who may not have gone to university, with another route into a challenging and rewarding career in our industry.’