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20 November 2016 |

About us

HSBC is one of the world's largest banking and financial services organisations. With around 4,400 offices in both established and emerging markets, we aim to be where the growth is, connecting customers to opportunities, enabling businesses to thrive and economies to prosper, and, ultimately, helping people to fulfil their hopes and realise their ambitions.

We serve around 46 million customers through our four Global Businesses: Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Commercial Banking, Global Banking and Markets, and Global Private Banking. Our network covers 71 countries and territories in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, North America and Latin America.

Our strategy

Our network of businesses covers the world’s largest and fastest growing trade corridors and economic zones. More than 40 per cent of our client revenue derives from businesses and individuals with an international presence.

The value of our international network comes from our connections to the people who drive economic activity. We provide products and services enabling our customers to meet their diverse financial needs – from purchasing a music download to financing the construction of an international airport. Our relationships reflect the geographic reach of our network and the range of customers we support.

When we bank clients on both sides of a transaction, we can help them overcome obstacles and manage risk and liquidity costs more effectively. We are uniquely positioned to be the bridge between customers, both large and small, around the world.

Joining us

We employ, develop and promote employees based on merit and provide a supportive and inclusive working environment. We want HSBC to be a place where everyone can be themselves and achieve their potential.

We have access to many of the world’s major trade and capital flows and a leading position in many high-growth markets. Within these markets we serve our customers through four global businesses: Commercial Banking, Global Banking and Markets, Global Private Banking and Retail Banking and Wealth Management. These businesses are supported by a range of operational and functional teams.

At HSBC we offer a range of opportunities for students and graduates, from work experience and apprenticeships to internships, global graduate programmes and entry-level positions.

Our approach

Wherever you join us we will provide the support, tools and opportunities for you to develop and thrive. We aim to be dependable, open and connected in everything we do. We encourage our employees to stand up for what is right, highlight potential risks and act with integrity at all times. To make sure everybody at HSBC lives up to these values, they form part of our annual performance review.

Our approach to working together is to connect with difference, embracing a variety of ideas and perspectives. We think it is important to have a diverse workforce and leadership team. This helps us respond to the needs of our customers and develop better products and services.

We assess and manage the social and environmental impact of our decisions, including the efficiency of our operations, our buildings and IT systems and the way we travel. We invest significantly in community projects such as education programmes and partnerships. Employees are encouraged to volunteer for these and other activities.