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Recruitment process

At HSBC, the selection of external recruits consists of the following steps:

1) C.V. Online form

Potential candidates interested in joining the bank are required to complete the CV Online form.




2) Application Evaluation

The Human Resources department then evaluates all incoming applications against prerequisite abilities and skills set for all current openings. All applications are sorted based on strengths and specialisation and are stored in the HSBC database for future reference.

3) Ability Tests

If deemed necessary, potential candidates will be invited to participate in aptitude tests (numerical, verbal, English and psychometric).

4) Capability Based Interviews

To ensure that our recruitment process is fair and consistent, all candidates who are successful in the exams are invited for a capability based interview. Interviews are based against capabilities, required for each position for which the candidate is interviewed for. A capability or competency is an ability described in terms of skills & behaviours that are essential to effectively perform within a job.

5) Reply Letters

At all stages of the process candidates are kept informed of the status of their application through e-mail.

6) Job Offer

When a candidate successfully reaches the final stage, a position offering is made in conjunction with a competitive reward package.