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2015

"I met someone who did the role I was thinking of applying to. They clearly loved their job and seemed like the type of person I would want to work with. This, combined with HSBC's strong reputation, was a crucial factor."
Graduate, London
"I applied to HSBC because of its international presence and its open and friendly culture."
Graduate, London
"I wanted to work for HSBC because they offer the opportunity to move around, especially to Asia."
Entry level, London
"HSBC's international reputation and the development opportunities were the main factors in my applying for a job here."
Graduate, London
"HSBC has a good graduate scheme which gives you a broad experience and helps you decide what you want to do afterwards."
Graduate, London
"As HSBC is a big bank, I knew that there would be a variety of opportunities and roles available."
Graduate, London
"Several factors encouraged me to apply here: the bank's good reputation; it was one of the few graduate programs that allows rotations within capital financing; and the first year is spent with three 4 month placements."
Graduate, London
"I was lucky enough to complete work experience in another part of the organisation. When working within the company, the culture and environment teamed with the career opportunities made me realise this was the company I wanted to work for. These apply in any area of the organisation. The department I applied for offered international opportunities and diverse rotations."
Graduate, London/Hong Kong
"I was attracted to HSBC by the prestige of the organisation, the structure of the programme, the opportunity to do further qualifications and the generous pay package."
Graduate, London
"HSBC is a famous brand with a reputation of being stable. Also working with colleagues from all over the globe provides very unique experience."
Graduate, London

2014

"I liked the fact that they didn't seem to be political like many of the US/US style banks, they were big in areas I found interesting and they seemed to genuinely invest in their graduates."
Graduate, London
"I was attracted to HSBC's core values and the development opportunities they offer."
Graduate, London
"I was drawn to HSBC's global footprint and the opportunities that the company can provide."
Graduate, London
"People I had spoken to assured me that HSBC was completely unlike the other big banks, and the work environment was really friendly and pleasant."
Graduate, London
"HSBC's growth prospects are amongst the most exciting in the industry."
Graduate, London
"It was really based on the opportunities the company provided over other places. The bank has an honest approach of the way it carries out work and it values the employees."
Graduate, London
"HSBC has a strong focus on emerging markets and is known for being generally risk-averse, which gives it a unique profile compared to the rest of the UK market. Its culture is also open and collaborative, contrary to the popular expectation of investment banks."
Graduate, London
Our 'Inside Buzz' reviews are the comments and views of recent graduate recruits, giving you a view of what it may be like to work for an organisation. Copyright of all TARGETjobs Inside Buzz material lies solely with GTI Media.
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