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10 Jan 2016

  • Job Type: Internship
  • Profession: Investment Banking
  • 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 gives penultimate-year degree students a solid grounding in Global Research. By gaining an understanding of different research methodologies, and honing your analytical and communication skills, you have the ideal preparation for a successful international career as an analyst in investment banking.

What to expect

At the beginning of your internship, you’ll have a detailed induction, after which you’ll complete a nine-week placement where you’ll learn about our macro, sector and company-scaled research and our strength in emerging markets and climate change. Throughout your internship, you’ll be involved in projects and transactions. You’ll be learning from specialised research analysts and economists, gaining a detailed insight into HSBC’s strengths in the financial services industry.

Wherever you join us, we will support, guide and develop, 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 who enjoy being part of a team and are excited by the challenge of new ideas. People who are dependable and open to different cultures.

You’ll gain hands-on experience, which will build your technical knowledge of investment banking and the role of Global Research. You’ll also be developing your behavioural, analytical, interpersonal and presentation skills.

At the beginning of your internship, you’ll have a detailed induction. You’ll also be set measurable objectives and receive structured feedback throughout the 10 weeks.

An internship at HSBC offers you the chance to call on a variety of people for support. Your manager will be able to give you guidance on your career options. You’ll be assigned a mentor who will help you to get the most out of the experience, and a buddy to share ideas with and go to for advice.

There will be regular business and social events to attend so you can build a network of global contacts, which will prove invaluable to you in the future. You can also take part in sustainability initiatives, which may help you to become a future leader of HSBC, while adding value to the communities in which we work.

Potential career paths

Perform well and you could secure a place on our Global Research Global Graduate Programme on completion of your studies – the next stage on the journey to a successful international career in investment banking.

What you’ll need

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

  • Demonstrates our values – open, dependable and connected – in your daily work
  • Has a strong interest in international finance and business
  • Has enthusiasm for understanding long-, medium- and short-term trends in the global economy
  • Has strong analytical and presentational skills
  • Is proactive and innovative
  • Has the highest standards of behaviour
  • Is focused, professional and an effective communicator
  • Is hard-working, self-motivated and willing to take on new challenges
  • Is fluent in English (verbal and written skills)


You will be paid throughout your internship.

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