Commercial Banking Financial Services Apprenticeship 2018 Level 3 - Kent

£18,610 per year
12 Apr 2018
12 May 2018
Start Date
12-18 months

If you’re looking for a career that will give you plenty of opportunities to develop, and where you will be respected as an individual and valued for the contributions you make, why not join HSBC and your future will be rich with potential. HSBC is one of the world’s leading banks, with a network covering 67 countries and territories. Our size and global reach mean we offer many ways for you to develop your career.

Within HSBC, Commercial Banking serves millions of businesses, from small enterprises and mid-market companies to large multinationals.  We provide the services and expertise that businesses need to thrive.  Our Commercial Banking Financial Services apprenticeship, offers roles across a variety of areas within the Commercial Banking business. 

We currently have full-time apprenticeship opportunities across England that are suitable for candidates of all ages, who are interested in pursuing externally recognised professional qualifications while working in our Commercial Banking business. This offers diverse and varied duties in a foundation-level position with fantastic career progression opportunities within Commercial Banking and across the wider Bank.

What to expect

You will undertake an Apprenticeship leading to recognition against industry standard competencies and the opportunity to gain a professional knowledge-based qualification. The professional qualifications can lead, with further study, to a banking degree. You will also have the opportunity to meet new people, develop your professional network, while earning a competitive salary and benefits package.

At HSBC we value every member of our team, we take the time to get to know our staff and will support you with tailored development plan and internal career opportunities which will allow you to progress within HSBC. We can offer you competitive pay and benefits package. [This includes private healthcare for all UK-based employees, enhanced maternity and adoption pay and support when you return to work, and a contributory pension scheme with a generous employer contribution]. 

Learning, development and support

Designed to help you build on your talents and gain new skills, the Apprenticeship programme comprises three components:

  • A competency-based qualification that is recognised nationally which you'll gain from undertaking your day-to-day job.
  • A knowledge-based qualification that is recognised nationally. This could be, for example, an Institution of Financial Services (IFS) or customer service qualification, depending on your role and the qualification you undertake
  • Functional skills including communication, technology and team work

In addition to on-the-job training, you will have access to the wider learning and development curriculum offered at HSBC, including HSBC University, as well as opportunities to join our Employee Network Groups and participate in sustainability activities.

Potential career paths

Upon successful completion of the Apprenticeship programme, you will be invited to join “ConnectUs”, our alumni group comprising other post-programme apprentices and colleagues who have completed HSBC programmes. The alumni group will connect you to other UK colleagues, allowing new friendships and business relationships to be formed, as well as enable the continuation of your professional development through activities such as forum development days, lunch and learns and networking opportunities.

Qualifications and Requirements

The successful candidate for this role must have:

  • Minimum 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) including English and Mathematics at Grade C or above
  • Clear communication skills, both written and verbal
  • A desire to learn and work at pace with changing priorities

Other desirable qualities are:

  • Being highly proactive and effectively managing your own time
  • Being an effective networker with the ability to maintain positive working relationships
  • Experience of the work place through volunteering or work experience

Please note – Due to the government regulations individuals who already have a degree in financial services would not be eligible for this Apprenticeship programme. Please continue to our careers page to see what alternative opportunities we have available.

You’ll achieve more when you join HSBC.

At HSBC we look to enable our employees to better balance their work / life priorities and have the flexibility required to meet challenging needs as they progress through different life stages. Where possible we will consider the following flexible working options: part-time working, job sharing, term-time working, working from home and staggered hours. If in considering a role with HSBC, you have a need for flexibility in your working arrangements please discuss this with the recruitment team in the early stages of the application process.

At HSBC we are open to different ideas and cultures and live by our values of being dependable, open and connected. HSBC is committed to building a culture where all employees are valued, respected and opinions count. We take pride in providing a workplace that fosters continuous professional development, flexible working and opportunities to grow within an inclusive and diverse environment. Personal data held by the Bank relating to employment applications will be used in accordance with our Privacy Statement, which is available on our website.