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Global Liquidity and Cash Management, Global Graduate Programme

Scheme at HSBC

Global Liquidity and Cash Management, Global Graduate Programme

Scheme at HSBC

  • LocationLondon, UK
  • Position levelScheme
  • Job period iconFull-time employment
  • Application deadline iconPosted on 28 Oct, 2018
  • Start date iconStart date:
  • Visa iconVisa Sponsor
  • CompetitiveCompetitive


Global Liquidity and Cash Management (GLCM) is one of HSBC's global product lines. We are part of Global Banking and Markets and global Commercial Banking and we support relationship managers by providing the products and expertise their customers need.

GLCM is an integral part of our client proposition and employs our global network to capture market share and deliver growth. The business covers 90% of the world’s trade and capital flows, with access to over 150 clearing systems. We are uniquely positioned to help clients make payments, manage their liquidity and maximize the use of their cash and work with 95% of Fortune 100 Companies. GLCM has been named #1 Cash Management bank globally four years in succession.


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: Global Banking and Markets, Commercial Banking, Global Private Banking, and Retails Banking and Wealth Management.


What to expect

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 rotations, you’ll gain broad experience within the Global Liquidity & Cash Management business, where you’ll experience how we help clients manage their liquidity to ensure they make their cash work hard for their businesses. There may be the opportunity for top performers to complete one of their rotations internationally.

These rotations 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.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Achieve a technical understanding In Global Liquidity & Cash Management, its products, solutions, systems and procedures
  • Develop communication, negotiation, influencing and presentation skills working as a part of the GLCM 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

You’ll be able to take part in our sustainability initiatives. Our volunteering programme, for example, could help you to develop new skills, while contributing to the communities in which we work.
As well as your immediate team, we have Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), also known as networks. They are similar to the clubs and societies that you may have had access to at school, college or university. ERGs are voluntary employee-led groups. Our seven core global diversity-themed networks [LINK TO] are: Ability, Balance, Embrace, Faith, Generations, Nurture and Pride. We also have common interest groups which connect employees on a variety of different topics. They are open to all employees.

We offer a market-competitive pay and benefits package according to your location.

Learning and development
We offer a high-quality learning and development programme. Your time with us will begin with our global induction event, Global Graduate Induction, which will take place in London in July 2019 for all graduates joining our global businesses. Once you’ve completed the Global Graduate Induction event, you will join the Global Banking and Markets Technical Training in August/September 2019, which will be delivered in the UK.

Your training will be carefully structured to enable you to fulfil your potential. As well as having regular access to business leaders for coaching and advice, you’ll have the opportunity to study for an industry-recognised qualification, while constructive feedback will enable you to measure your performance. You’ll be assigned a line manager and buddy, who will offer guidance and support. Continued learning will involve “lunch and learn” sessions and soft-skills training.

Career paths
On completion of the programme, you’ll be a regarded as a specialist in your area and could start progressing towards a more senior role. You will have the flexibility to choose a permanent role that is most suited to your interests and skills.

Being an international bank, HSBC offers an exciting platform globally that you will be able to benefit from. As you continue your journey at HSBC and progress towards a senior role, you will also be able to search for international opportunities, work across multiple products and geographies, broaden your horizons and nurture your curiosity.

We are looking for eager, hard-working people who enable us to develop products and services for governments, corporates and institutions.

We assess all applicants against our values and our global graduate capability framework. Information on our recruitment and selection process can be found on our hints and tips page [].


The ideal candidate for this role will:

  • Have a minimum of a 2:1 honours degree or equivalent and 120 UCAS points or equivalent (excluding General Studies)
  • Be available to undertake the travel required for this role, i.e. you may be required to relocate based upon placement opportunities, commitment to being nationally mobile in this role is essential.
  • 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.

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.

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.

Key search words: Global Liquidity and Cash Management, GLCM, Global Banking and Markets, GBM, GB&M, CMB, Trainee, Graduate, Programme, Careers, Global

Application openings will be:

Opening Date (Period for Applying)

UK Applications open: 3 September 2018

Closing Date (Period for Applying)

UK Applications close: 31 January 2019

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Job location

5 Canada Square, 5 Canada Square, Poplar, London E14

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