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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 a thorough insight into one of the world’s leading securities services providers. It will help you to develop the skills, experience and network necessary for a successful international career in investment banking.

What to expect

HSBC Securities Services provides asset and portfolio services to corporate, institutional and government investors and issuers worldwide.

After a week of induction, you’ll complete a nine-week placement which will build your expertise in one of the following areas: custody services, investment operations, fund administration, middle office services, corporate trust or loan agency. You’ll gain experience of projects and client exposure, and have the chance to learn more about products and services across HSBC Securities Services.

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 HSBC Securities Services. 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.

Your induction programme will help you to understand HSBC’s strategy, culture and values, and how each function operates and what its business impact is. Structured training will help you to become familiar with relevant products, systems and customers, and increase your knowledge of the HSBC Securities Services business, our regulatory environment and changes in the financial markets.

At the beginning of your internship, you’ll be set measurable objectives and receive feedback throughout the 10 weeks. There will be many people to offer you 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 our sustainability initiatives, which could set you on the path to becoming a future leader of HSBC, while adding value to the communities in which we work.

Potential career paths

Perform well during the internship with demonstrable leadership capabilities and you could secure a place on the HSBC Securities Services 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:

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 working across different cultures
  • Enjoys working at a fast pace in a constantly evolving marketplace
  • Has strong numerical and analytical skills
  • Is proactive and innovative
  • Has strong communication and relationship-building skills
  • Works well in a team
  • Has the highest standards of behaviour
  • Is hard-working, self-motivated and willing to take on new challenges
  • Is fluent in business English


You will be paid throughout your internship.

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