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10 Jan 2016

  • Job Type: Internship
  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Start Date: June 2016
  • Location: London
  • UCAS Points: 300
  • Disciplines Recruited From: Any
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Degree Required: 2:1

This 10-week internship offers penultimate year degree students the opportunity to build their knowledge in the part of the bank that develops and manages investment management products and services to connect our clients to investment opportunities around the world.

What to expect

An internship in Global Asset Management will provide you the exposure and understanding of how HSBC connects individual retail customers, major multinational corporate clients, sovereign wealth funds and financial institution clients with investment opportunities around the world.

You will complete a placement in one of the following areas: investments, business development and sales or product; which will allow you to focus on developing your knowledge of Global Asset Management’s investment capabilities and customer groups. You will have the opportunity to contribute and deliver in our fast-paced environment, which will help you build analytical and communication skills, demonstrate your initiative and experience our collaborative team spirit.

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 Global Asset Management. Forward-thinking, driven, perceptive students who enjoy being part of a team and are excited by new ideas. People who are dependable and open to different cultures.

After a one-week induction, including IT and technical training tailored to Global Asset Management, you’ll start learning on the job in your placement. Measurable objectives will be set for you at the beginning of your internship and you’ll receive regular feedback on your performance.

There will be a number of people you can call on to help you make the most of the experience. You’ll have the support of a line manager, who can offer advice on your career options; and a buddy, who you can share ideas with and who will offer guidance and support. You can also expect to attend regular business and social events to complement your day-to-day role so that you can build your own network and establish your name. There will also be the opportunity to take part in sustainability initiatives, which could help you become a future leader of HSBC, while adding value to the communities in which we work.

Potential career paths

The Global Asset Management Internship is the start of an exciting international career in Global Asset Management. Perform well and you may be given the opportunity to join the Global Asset Management Global Graduate Programme on completion of your university studies.

What you’ll need

To be considered for the internship, you will be a student in your penultimate year, in any discipline, who:

  • Demonstrates our values – open, dependable and connected – in your daily work
  • Is commercially aware
  • Has a strong interest in international finance and markets
  • Has a global outlook
  • Has the ability to communicate and collaborate
  • Is able to analyse and research complex issues and then make measured decisions
  • Has the highest standards of behaviour
  • Is fluent in English (written and verbal)
  • Is graduating in 2017
  • Is hard-working, self-motivated and willing to take on new challenges


You will be paid throughout your internship.

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