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Securities Services - Summer Analyst

Who we are

HSBC is one of the largest banking and financial services organisations in the world. In 71 countries and territories serving around 46 million customers, our ambition is to be where the growth is, connecting customers to opportunities, enabling businesses to thrive and economies to prosper. 

Our Structure

Our network covers both established and emerging markets across Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, North America and Latin America. Within these markets, we serve our customers through our global businesses: Commercial Banking, Global Banking and Markets, Global Private Banking, Global Asset Management and Retail Banking and Wealth Management.

HSBC and you

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.

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.

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.

Perform well during the internship and you could secure a place on our HSBC Securities Services Global Graduate Programme on completion of your studies.

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

  • Demonstrates our values – open, dependable and connected – in your daily work
  • Has a well-developed interest in international markets and finance
  • Is intellectually curious
  • Has a global outlook
  • Is proactive and innovative
  • Has outstanding interpersonal skills, strong commercial acumen and a flair for problem solving
  • Has the highest standards of behaviour
  • Is self-motivated, confident, articulate and willing to take on new challenges
  • Is fluent in business English (French, Spanish, Portuguese, Nordic languages an advantage)


The ideal candidate for this role will:

  • Be on track for a minimum 2.1 honours degree or equivalent (predicted or gained), and 300 UCAS points or equivalent (excluding General Studies)
  • Have consistently achieved objectives set for you and taken action to improve your own performance
  • Have self-awareness with the confidence to work independently and take responsibility for your own development
  • Have worked collaboratively with other colleagues, supporting them when possible

In addition to the details listed above, the ideal candidate will be proactive, forward-thinking, ready to challenge the status quo, with strong drive and determination, keen to learn and develop at all times, have a natural ability to build relationships with colleagues and a willingness to deliver on difficult assignments, possess an aptitude for understanding the underlying strategy which underpins the bank direction, be skilled at project management and have a keen interest in business development.

Please do not apply for this position unless you are in your penultimate year of university.

Please be advised that you should apply for one HSBC Internship Programme. Candidates with multiple applications will be progressed on one application.

Please make sure that you will have the right to work in the UK at least until the end of the programme.

The base location for this role is London, UK.

At HSBC we are open to different ideas and cultures, connected to our customers, communities and each other, and dependable, we do the right thing. These are the values that guide us every day. We seek to recruit people who share these values and will help us to sustain them.

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