Commercial Banking Summer Internship at HSBC

Where: United Kingdom

Deadline: December 31, 2019

Type: Internship

About the Company:

Main business: Finance (incl. accountancy, insurance, pensions and fundraising)

HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations. We serve around 37 million customers through four global businesses such as Commercial Banking, Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Global Banking and Markets, Global Private Banking Our network covers 67 countries and territories in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, North America and Latin America.

About the Role:

During this eight-week Penultimate Year Summer Internship you will get first-hand experience of serving our commercial clients through the following:

  • Internship Induction – You will gain an understanding of the range and complexity of our Commercial Banking (CMB) business, you’ll see how your skills match the rigours of the job where you will get an insight from our graduates on the programme and leaders in the Commercial Banking Business.
  • Placements- The Internship consists of a range of front-line placements across Relationship Management and product-specific roles that provides you with hands-on experience and on-the-job training to give you a head start in your future career. You will learn how we connect with businesses of all sizes, experience how we help clients manage their liquidity, or gain an understanding of how we provide the services and financing our clients require throughout the trade cycle.
  • Group Project– You will be given an exciting project to work on with a small group of interns from your cohort. You will be required to plan, research and present your findings to a senior panel at the end of your internship.
  • Mentor/Graduate Buddy – You will be supported through the internship by your Line Manager/Mentor/Graduate from whom will learn directly from and ask any questions about the programme, project or job role with which you are involved.
  • Development Days and Learning Experiments – Development days are planned to expand the internship community skill set and develop skills and qualities that will aid your internship and beyond. This is also an opportunity to build your professional network within HSBC. You will also have the opportunity to be supported throughout the duration of your internship through an online platform of learning experiments.
  • Charity Day - You will actively give back to the community by getting involved in an event to support our leading charity ‘The Alzheimer’s Society’ or a local charity in your area.
  • Farewell (2 Days) – This is a chance for you to reflect on your eight weeks and what you have learnt, how you have added value to the bank, and improved your professional and personal skills.

The internship is designed to provide students in their penultimate year of study with the chance to gain an invaluable insight into banking with a leading global bank, which on completion, could secure a place on our Commercial Banking Graduate Programme.


  • Based on your current results you must be on track to receive a minimum of a 2:1 degree classification/ 3.2 GPA or higher or overseas equivalent to this
  • You must have obtained at least 300 UCAS* points pre September 2017 and 120 post September 2017 in accordance with UCAS tariff changes across your top three A2 Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies (AS Levels and GCSE are not considered). Or if there were mitigating circumstances that prevented this, can you provide evidence of these.
  • You must be in your Penultimate Year of Study. Expected Graduation Year 2021.
  • The location for this role is UK wide, therefore, you must be able to commit to being nationally mobile and be available to undertake the travel required for this role.
  • You can only apply for one HSBC Internship Programme each year
  • By the time of starting employment, successful candidates must have permission to work in the UK for the entirety of the program.

How to Apply:

For more information and to apply please visit Career Connect and search Reference ID 'EMJLM'