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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 offers penultimate-year degree students experience of Sales or Trading within Markets, with a view to developing a successful international career in investment banking.

What to expect

Markets at HSBC provides sales and trading services to a range of clients worldwide, including the world’s central banks, government agencies, international corporations, financial institutions and hedge fund managers.

After your induction, which includes IT and technical training, you’ll complete a nine-week placement in either sales or trading. In sales, you’ll learn about developing and nurturing relationships with customers, communicating general market views and specific investment solutions. In trading, the focus will be on helping with orders for customers and keeping them updated with news and order flows, as well as communicating information to sales.

During your internship, you’ll be part of our international team of specialists, gaining experience on a project or a number of transactions. This will help you to build your knowledge of sales and trading within Markets, as well as your analytical and communication skills.

Wherever you join us, we will support you in our values-led, high-performing culture, 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 Markets. Forward-thinking, driven, perceptive students who can enjoy being part of a team and are excited by new ideas. People who are dependable and open to different cultures.

Your placement will provide you with a combination of practical experience and classroom training. This will enable you to gain the right balance of technical knowledge and business skills.

At the beginning of your internship, you’ll be set measurable objectives and you’ll receive feedback throughout the 10 weeks. There are a number of people you can call on 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 call on 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 could help you become a future leader of HSBC, while adding value to the communities in which we work.

Potential career paths

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

What you’ll need:

We’re looking for progressive minds. 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
  • Is curious about international finance and business
  • Has enthusiasm for understanding long-, medium- and short-term trends in the global economy
  • Is proactive and innovative
  • Has strong analytical and presentation skills
  • 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
  • Fluency in business English


You will be paid throughout your internship.

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