HSBC Global Technology Graduate Programme

About HSBC

More than 229,000 people working together across 67 countries makes us the world’s leading international bank. We’ve always been where the growth is. Connecting customers to opportunities is part of our heritage. Our purpose is to help businesses thrive and economies prosper while helping people fulfil their hopes and realise their ambitions.

HSBC Technology in context

Over the next two years, we will be investing USD15-17 billion* to fuel our growth through technology that makes banking simpler, better and faster for our customers. There will be complex financial and data challenges along the way, which will test the brightest and boldest technology problem solvers.

Being one of these means collaborating as a global team of expert technologists. Together, you’ll build platforms that support 38 million customers and run more than 6,300 services; you’ll embrace agile working to shape our future and transform the world’s banking experience.

HSBC Technology provides you with the opportunity to be part of a truly global, genuinely human bank. It’s a chance to be you and to be heard, to set your own path as you transform ours at the forefront of innovation. Working here means helping a progressive, diverse organisation improve financial services for good.

Our Graduate Programme

It’s a world of opportunities and the freedom to create your own. Our two-year rotational programme will see you developing solutions at the forefront of technological advancements. Cloud. Cybersecurity. Artificial Intelligence. Data. These are just some of the technologies you’ll work with. This is how you’ll improve the way we serve customers. It’s how you’ll transform us and our future.

Your role

Make technology work harder to make life simpler. Find ingenious ways for it to make banking better, faster and easier for customers. Keep their money safe and their data secure.

This will mean building relationships across Technology and the bank, getting to know the business and understanding how technology can progress it. Sometimes, this will demand hands-on involvement in designing and developing the solution. You could be overseeing production of that solution and working directly with the end user. Whatever role you take on, you’ll have the mix of technical and interpersonal skills necessary to get the job done.

Our technologists solve problems by innovating. You’ll touch on everything – from cybersecurity to data to cloud to artificial intelligence. What you do here is all about finding new ways to apply the latest technologies. To push the boundaries of what’s possible. To be curious and experiment. To deliver better every day and never stop learning.

This will equip you with the impressive technical capabilities and core leadership skills you need to progress. Where they take you will be up to you. Whichever path you decide to pursue, know that we’ll empower you with a wealth of learning opportunities, including providing support through our Technology Academy.

In time, you could progress to become a member of our Global Technology Leadership team. This means where you go next will be directing where we go next.

We’re looking for top talent

True technologists are innovative and curious. You’ll combine a thirst for knowledge with the resourcefulness to seek it out, be that in others or elsewhere.

We particularly want to hear from:

  • Innovative and creative thinkers who challenge themselves and each other, push the boundaries of thinking, share knowledge and explore new ideas
  • Analytical problem solvers who can overcome complex challenges using data and logic
  • Collaborative people who work with colleagues and clients to achieve their goals
  • Commercial minds who understand anything we do is about improving something for our customers.

If you have a passion for tech, your career here will be all about indulging in it.

Eligibility criteria

  • Final-year undergraduates, recent graduates and postgraduate students.
  • Applications from any degree discipline are welcome.
  • 3.2/4.0 or 4.0/5.0 cumulative GPA from a recognised university. Or for a recognised university that does not follow the GPA system a 2.1.
  • Possess the legal right to work in Hong Kong.
  • Languages: Cantonese or Mandarin


How to apply


Complete your online application, take our immersive online assessment and do a job simulation to learn more about working at HSBC. If you’re successful, you’ll be invited to one of our assessment centres.


If you have questions or need help before your visit to our assessment centre, please email us at hsbcgraduateenquiries@gtios.com.


Applications close in HK on 31 January 2019 and in the UK on 31 March 2019. However, as we hire on a rolling basis, we’d encourage you to apply sooner rather than later.