About HSBC

HSBC Holdings Plc is the holding company for the HSBC Group. It provides banking and financial services through four global businesses, including retail banking and asset management, commercial banking and others. Its operating segments are divided into six geographic regions, including Europe, Hong Kong, the Rest of Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and North Africa, North America and Latin America. The Retail Banking and Asset Management business offers a variety of products and services to meet the needs of individual clients in personal banking, consumer finance and asset management. The company's business dates back to 1865. HSBC Holdings was founded on 1 January 1959 and is headquartered in London, UK.

Financial figures

  • Capitalisation: 55.83 million
  • Annual turnover: 64.3 billion
  • Revenues: 13.7bn
  • Assets: 2.558.1bn

Company profile

  • Year founded: 1865
  • CEO: Noel Quinn
  • Number of Employees: 220k+ as of 2022

HSBC recruitment process in 2024

  1. Online application form
    • One of the first stages of the recruitment process is filling in the application form on HSBC Careers website.

    • The online application form is usually presented as a questionnaire with the option of importing data from a LinkedIn or CV file.

    • The applicant is required to provide information about work experience, education, skills and other necessary details.

    • There may be questions both about job preferences (e.g. desired type of employment, country and city of residence) and more personal questions (e.g. race and ethnicity, religion, disability)

  2. Phone / Video Interview
    • Successful candidates are invited for a 15-20 min. phone call.

    • Soft skills are usually assessed during this call by the HSBC recruiter.

    • In some cases, HSBC hiring manager may invite you for a video interview (most commonly conducted with HireVue.) For software engineering positions, candidates may be asked to complete a coding challenge (problems on algorithms + take-home challenges.)

  3. Online tests
    • The next stage of the HSBC recruitment process is an online assessment. The candidate will be sent an email invitation to complete HSBC tests.

    • HSBC uses different types of recruitment tests to assess candidates and their suitability for the position they are applying for.

    • Candidates are most often asked to complete the following tests:

  4. Assessment centre
    • Successful candidates are invited to visit the nearest HSBC headquarters or office.

    • Candidates will have a chance to personally meet the hiring manager, team leaders and seniors during the assessment day.

    • HSBC may organise a group exercise with candidates as part of the hiring procedure.

  5. Partner interview
    • The final stage of the recruitment process.

    • The candidate will have a chance to meet the hiring manager, department director and/or division lead.

    • Normally, there is no assessment at this stage.

    • Candidates are mostly expected to demonstrate soft skills and a desire to join HSBC.

Useful HSBC links

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