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The importance of an internship
Do you want to stand out in a graduate job market that's more competitive than ever? Do you want to gain valuable insight into a diverse industry that's always evolving? Or do you want to get real experience of everyday working life in an international bank? An internship at HSBC can offer you all those things and more.
Knowledge and experience
It is an excellent opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the work HSBC does. You'll experience varied aspects of our business and meet all kinds of talented and dedicated people. Crucially, you'll also get first-hand experience of HSBC culture and values. All of this will be invaluable when it comes to making choices about your full time career.
Naturally, the skills and experience you acquire will add real value to your CV. In addition to everything you learn about banking and finance, you'll develop a range of crucial transferable skills - from leading and working with teams, to innovative thinking and making decisions. This will be a significant advantage when you're seeking employment.
An internship isn't just about observing people at work. You'll be an active member of a team, with responsibilities from your first day. The projects and targets we set you are meaningful, and you'll have the time and space to make them count. Your team will rely on the results you deliver. You'll also enjoy opportunities to interact with our customers.
Access to senior managers
The interest our senior management team will take in your work shows just how important our interns are to us, and how much we'll value your contribution. Of course, a successful internship also provides a route for entry onto our Graduate Programmes. So this summer really could be the start of your professional life.
Here's what a recent intern had to say about the experience:
"I've been able to apply theoretical knowledge gained at university to the practical realities of the banking industry, and I have seen first-hand how changes in economic policy directly affect the sector's workings. I have also realised that not everything in the industry is fast paced - one of the reasons HSBC stands out from its competitors is that it is thoughtful and considered with the decisions it makes.
I would highly recommend the HSBC internship scheme to students who are eager to get a taste of what it's like to work for a multi-cultural institution. It is an ideal place to explore new departments, and the opportunities are endless. For me, working here has proved that HSBC is serious about developing its people."
Now, discover more about what you'll do during your internship.