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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 24-month programme offers final-year degree students and recent graduates the opportunity to participate and gain experience in a wide variety of research projects and methodologies. This will provide the ideal platform to develop a long-term international career in Global Research.

What to expect

Before starting on the Global Research 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.

During your programme, you’ll undertake two rotations. This will enable you to develop skills and expertise in macro, sector and company-specific research – including areas such as emerging markets and climate change – to help our corporate and institutional customers. You’ll develop the ability to respond to questions from customers and build reliable relationships with them, as well as with internal sales and trading teams. You’ll also gain a thorough understanding of risk, which is vital to protecting the interests of our clients.

Throughout the programme, 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 Research. 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 is delivered in the UK and will provide you with an understanding of how everything in the bank fits together, along with a mix of technical and regulatory training. 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 and, as well as having regular access to business leaders for coaching and advice, you’ll have the opportunity to complete a relevant financial qualification, 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 offer you the chance to develop new skills and may help you become a future leader of HSBC, while adding value to the communities in which we work.

Potential career paths

The Global Research Global Graduate Programme is the beginning of an exciting, international career in investment banking. On completion of the programme, you’ll have the opportunity to progress towards a senior role.

What you’ll need

To be considered for the programme, you will be a final-year degree student or recent 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
  • Is numerate and analytical
  • Is proactive and innovative
  • Is a clear communicator
  • Has the highest standards of behaviour
  • Is fluent in business English


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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