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22 Jan 2016

  • Job Type: Graduate Job
  • Profession: Investment Banking
  • Start Date: September 2016
  • Location: London
  • UCAS Points: 300
  • Disciplines Recruited From: Any
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Degree Required: 2:1

This two-year programme offers ambitious final-year students and recent graduates the opportunity to enhance their skills and gain broad experience of investment banking. Whether you join us in advisory or coverage, you’ll have the ideal platform to develop successful international career.

What to expect

Before you start on the Banking platform, you will join the Global Analyst Induction Programme (GAIP) in September 2016, with colleagues from around the world who have joined one of our other global businesses’ graduate programmes.

We have graduate opportunities in the following areas:

Advisory Coverage – these teams originate, develop and execute corporate transactions and capital raising projects for global customers in most major industry sectors. Activities include mergers and acquisitions, divestures, joint ventures and financial restructurings.

Coverage – these teams provide informed advice on a full range of products and services in specific regions or industry sectors. The objective is to drive global, profitable client relationships built on trust and understanding.

You’ll be part of a six-month rotation during the two-year programme to help you understand the range of products and services within our international network and how we tailor these to provide bespoke client solutions. You’ll also gain a thorough understanding of risk, which is vital to protecting the interests of our clients.

Wherever you join us, we will support, guide and develop you, while our leaders will help you to be the best you can be, reflecting your interests and capabilities.

Learning, development and support

We’re looking for the future leaders of Banking. We want forward-thinking, driven, perceptive students and graduates who enjoy being part of a team and are excited by new ideas. People who are dependable and open to different cultures.

The GAIP will be delivered in the UK. This will provide you with an understanding of how everything in the bank fits together, along with a mix of technical and regulatory training. The GAIP is also an ideal opportunity to start building your own global network, which will prove invaluable as your HSBC career unfolds.

We’ll provide the support, tools and opportunities for you to drive your own career development. As you move through your rotations, you’ll learn from specialised research analysts and economists, gaining a detailed insight into HSBC’s strengths in the financial services industry. Your training will be carefully structured, with events and other opportunities to build your wider HSBC and banking knowledge. You’ll have regular access to business leaders for coaching and advice, while constructive feedback will enable you to measure your performance. You’ll be assigned a mentor and buddy, who can offer guidance and support.

There will also be the opportunity to take part in sustainability initiatives, which will help you to develop new skills and possibly become a future leader of HSBC, while adding value to the communities in which we work.

Potential career paths

The Banking Global Graduate Programme is the beginning of an exciting, long-term international career. On completion of the programme, you’ll be hired into a challenging role in advisory or coverage and start progressing towards a senior role.

What you’ll need

To be considered for the programme, you will be a student or graduate who:

  • Demonstrates our values – open, dependable and connected – in your daily work
  • Is commercially aware and curious about how business works
  • Has a global outlook
  • Is familiar with investment banking, its products and services
  • Has enthusiasm for developing a long-term career within the sector or country team
  • Is a strategic thinker, both numerate and analytical
  • Is proactive and innovative
  • Is a clear communicator
  • Has the highest standards of behaviour
  • Is fluent in business English (French, Spanish, Portuguese, Nordic languages an advantage)


We offer a comprehensive, market-competitive pay and benefits package according to your role and location, along with flexible ways of working to help you achieve a healthy work-life balance.

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