Commercial Banking Global Graduate Programme


Technical Skills

  • Cash Management
  • Negotiation
  • Relationship Management
  • Risk Management

Job Description

Commercial Banking Global Graduate Programme

Location: Asia Pacific-Hong Kong-Hong Kong Island-Central

HSBC is one of the largest banking and financial services organisations in the world.  In 71 countries and territories serving around 46 million customers, our ambition is to be where the growth is, connecting customers to opportunities, enabling businesses to thrive and economies to prosper. 
Our network covers both established and emerging markets across Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, North America and Latin America. Within these markets, we serve our customers through our global businesses: Commercial Banking, Global Banking and Markets, Global Private Banking, and Retail Banking and Wealth Management.
We are looking for forward-thinking, driven and perceptive graduates who will become the future leaders of HSBC.
This programme appeals particularly to individuals who are self-starters, highly driven, passionate about growing commercial business and have high levels of integrity.
Over two years, through four six-month placements, you’ll gain broad experience of one of the following areas:
  • Relationship Management, where you’ll learn how we connect with businesses of all sizes
  • Global Trade and Receivables Finance, where you’ll gain an understanding of how we provide the services and financing our clients need throughout the trade cycle
  • Global Liquidity and Cash Management, were you’ll experience how we help clients manage their liquidity to ensure they make their cash work hard for their businesses
This will be backed up with a wealth of training and development opportunities, including support to study for a professional qualification, a graduate buddy, a dedicated programme manager and access to senior business leaders through regular development events. In this way, you will learn about client satisfaction, the impact of governance and risk management, you’ll work on key products and have the chance to oversee business projects.
On completion, you’ll be ready to move into a challenging relationship-led or specialist role:
On the Relationship Management stream, you could move on to managing your own portfolio of Business Banking customers or supporting Relationship Managers who meet the needs of our MME and Large Corporate customers.
On the Global Trade and Receivables Finance stream, you could move on to support the management of a portfolio of clients across CMB, helping advise on various different products we provide to our clients or maximise your understanding of clients’ needs to manage and develop existing products.
On the Global Liquidity and Cash Management stream, you could move on to become a Sales Manager generating new income for the business, or develop customer focused, globally competitive products as a Direct Channel Manager.
Your responsibilities will include:
  • Achieve a technical understanding In Commercial Banking, its products, solutions, systems and procedures
  • Develop communication, negotiation, influencing and presentation skills working as a part of the Commercial Banking Team
  • Build project management skills, including prioritisation and time management, understand strategic context and develop confidence around senior managers
  • Analysis of financial and non-financial information, taking into account the economic and regulatory environment in your analysis
  • Take responsibility for tracking and recording customer information, preparing standardised reports
  • Ensure the fair treatment of our customers is at the heart of everything we do, both personally and as an organisation


The ideal candidate for this role will:
  • Have a minimum of an upper second class honours degree or equivalent (predicted or gained)
  • Have consistently achieved objectives set for you and taken action to improve your own performance
  • Have self-awareness with the confidence to work independently and take responsibility for your own development
  • Have worked collaboratively with other colleagues, supporting them when possible
  • Have fluency in English and Cantonese or Mandarin
  • Hong Kong residency and legal right to work in Hong Kong
In addition to the details listed above, the ideal candidate will be proactive, forward-thinking, ready to challenge the status quo, with strong drive and determination, keen to learn and develop at all times, have a natural ability to build relationships with colleagues and a willingness to deliver on difficult assignments, possess an aptitude for understanding the underlying strategy which underpins the bank direction, be skilled at project management and have a keen interest in business development.
Please be advised that you should apply for one HSBC Graduate Programme only. Candidates with multiple applications will be progressed on one application.
The base location for this role is Hong Kong.
At HSBC we are open to different ideas and cultures, connected to our customers, communities and each other, and dependable, we do the right thing. These are the values that guide us every day. We seek to recruit people who share these values and will help us to sustain them.
Employment TypeFull-time
Education LevelNon-specified
LanguageEnglish, Cantonese
HSBCPrivate Banking and Wealth Management

1 Queen's Road Central, Central

directions_walk6 mins walk from Central Station