At HSBC we know everyone’s lives are different, and so, our working patterns are equally diverse.
Long before the global pandemic, HSBC proactively supported flexible and hybrid working. We did so in the knowledge that a happy working life is enabled by a supportive, trusting and flexibly minded employer. We believe this is HSBC at its core.
It’s an approach I can personally vouch for. As a working parent, I know just how supportive the bank has been for me personally - in terms of taking time to understand family life, while at the same time nurturing and supporting my career. A career that's seen me go from working in a branch in Armenia, to the Head of Human Resources in Channel Islands and Isle of Man, having worked in Georgia, France and London along the way.
While international travel might not be for everyone, it’s certainly a very real opportunity with HSBC and during my five years in Jersey, I’ve proudly watched people start their careers in our islands, who’ve moved to Hong Kong, London and Canada.
Without a doubt, some of my most fulfilling moments in the last few years have been supporting working parents, especially women returning to work with real tangible flexible opportunities. Our Communications Manager works full-time condensed hours daily from 7 am – 2 pm, enabling her to have both a career and time with family.
Our Head of HR Operations, whose husband also works for HSBC, both now work flexible hours outside the traditional 9-to-5. In fact, the more they researched alternatives to suit their work-life balance, the more they realised flexible working was actually the ‘new normal’ and that lots of other people globally across HSBC were already working different shift patterns.
What’s important in both examples is that flexibility does not mean compromise, and parental guilt with regards to choosing between a career or family time, can be banished to the history books of outdated working practices.
HSBC has an 'always on' approach to recruitment. We're a large global employer and as you'd expect there are plenty of opportunities with us. Of course, we're keen to hear from people who are qualified and have financial services experience, but we’re equally keen to embrace transferrable skills from other sectors, as well as school leavers and graduates.
If you're interested in a particular job with us, such as a Wealth Advisor or Relationship Manager, which require specific qualifications, then the bank will fund you and provide you with study leave, coaching, lectures and all the necessary materials to qualify, as well as access to an on-going Future Skills bespoke learning and development programme.
How about a competitive salary, up to 24% pension contributions, 28 days’ holiday and private health care. Ongoing access to physical, mental and financial wellbeing support, as well as fun and informative events through our Employee Resource Groups such as Sports and Social, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Faith, Embrace, Ability, Pride and Balance.
And not forgetting our global career opportunities, everywhere from London, Paris, Dubai, New York, Hong Kong - in fact, we're based in 64 countries and territories.
At HSBC, we have a clear sense of our culture and values, and we aim to create a workplace where everyone can enjoy healthy, challenging and rewarding careers.
If you are thinking about your next move and want to know more about opportunities with HSBC, then get in touch and email Celia Pereira.
HSBC Head of HR
Channel Islands and Isle of Man