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Students and Graduates Programmes


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We offer a range of opportunities for students and graduates, from work experience and apprenticeships to local and global internships and graduate programmes, and entry-level positions. We look for candidates who are motivated, curious, courageous, collaborative and dedicated.

We welcome talented students and graduates from all disciplines of study, who are keen to start their career in financial services and who represent and can relate to our diverse customer base around the world. We employ, develop and promote employees based on merit and aim to provide a supportive and inclusive working environment, where everyone can be themselves and achieve their potential.

Wherever you join us, we will provide the support, tools and opportunities for you to develop and thrive. As part of your personal development, we encourage all of our students and graduates to contribute to the commitments within our sustainability strategy.

Global internships

Our internships in Hong Kong give you first-hand working experience of a particular area of the business, as well as what a career at HSBC is like. Lasting 8-10 weeks over June – August, these internships exist in our three Global Businesses. From time-to-time, we may also run ‘off-cycle’ internships over February – March, mainly in Global Banking. These internships offer a direct path for successful interns in to our global graduate programmes the following year, and are the main pipeline for our full-time graduate placements.

Explore our global internships

Global Graduate Programmes

We welcome final year students and graduates, who will bring fresh perspectives and knowledge across our three lines of business, and technology and operations teams. Our programmes are designed to challenge and stretch you, providing in depth working knowledge and experience in a specific area of the business. You will gain the technical and soft skills required to progress your career at the bank and directly contribute to HSBC’s continuing success.

Explore our global graduate programmes

Local Programmes

Our local student programmes in Hong Kong provide university undergraduates a great opportunity to gain longer term work experience in a global bank. These, in turn, could lead to one of our global internships or global graduate programmes, or an entry-level position in the business. Based in one of our global businesses, global functions or our global Technology team, we offer exciting placements ranging from eight to twelve weeks through to six and twelve months.

  • Co-operative programme
  • Apprenticeship
  • Industrial placement (Technology only)


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