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Your GamePlan provides free digital learning for school students focusing on improving their employability and transferable skills. In short, we have developed a platform to help young people transition from school to the workplace and widen their understanding of the career opportunities available to them. We believe every student should have access to careers and employability training, which is why our services are entirely free for schools and students.

Our platform includes:

  • Skills-based courses focused on enhancing your student’s employability and transferable skills. A full list is available here
  • Industry-based courses which are partnered with top UK employers. These will provide key insights in these industries and the career-options available to your students. This includes an ‘Introduction to Accountancy Careers’ course with our launch partner the ACCA.
  • Each course has been certified by the CPD and will be added individually to our CV builder once students complete them. 

All of this is available to you for free.

For any questions you have, email:


A taste of success – Work experience

We are reaching out to you to make you aware of our Work Experience placements for 2021 at HSBC. These opportunities are live and students can apply via our Work Experience page.  

The Work Experience programme at HSBC UK offers a five-day shadowing experience to students in the later years of full-time secondary education, sixth form or college. The programme has been set up with the idea to help young people from different social-economic backgrounds to gain an insight into a professional environment, as well as the banking industry.  

We have over 500 Work Experience opportunities nationwide, all of which will be available through June, July and August 2021.  

The application process will entail some online questions and, if successful, a telephone interview. To help prepare for this, we recommend checking out our Application Hints and Tips  

A telephone interview will be arranged with the student during the office hours (Monday to Friday), HSBC UK would request the schools/colleges allow the student to attend this interview during school hours where possible.  

Our placements will be spread out across the UK and students can list their location preferences when applying, but please note that we cannot make any guarantees on placing a student in their preferred location as this is subject to availability.  

The closing date for applications is the 21st February 2021, however we do offer these on a rolling basis and do reserve the right to close some adverts early if we fill all our spaces. Places are limited so we recommend students apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.


Find out more about HSBC’s early careers, please click here.

Investing in Futures: The COVID-19 pandemic has created a real sense of confusion and uncertainty for students, with question marks raised over the state of the employment market and future career prospects. To counter this, the Early Careers team at HSBC have created a series of bite-sized virtual events and material all with the aim of developing your soft skills. This is designed to give confidence on employment prospects, mythbust common recruitment misconceptions and target key employability skills to give you an advantage when looking for a career. 

Find Out More 

The webinars will all be free to attend, and will be hosted via Zoom. Please register in advance through the following links. Spaces are limited, and will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis. Schools/College’s, if registering entire classes for the zoom events you only require one registration per class which will allow more educational establishment/students participation. 

14th January – Who am I? An exploration of Personal Branding including: what is a Personal Brand, how to discover and build your own and why changing your mentality is key for success. Register for this webinar: 

4th February –  Do I need a degree to enhance my career?   An exploration of various career routes that are available to students, with an emphasis on what you need to consider when trying to choose the correct one for you. Register for this webinar:

11th March  –  How to stand out?   A session dedicated to applications. This will include a breakdown of CVs in general and also aim to demystify online applications. We will also include application hints & tips from an employer’s perspective to give you an insight into what is looked for. Register for this webinar: 

22nd April – How to be the best you?   An exploration of the different type of interviews alongside their purposes. This will cover what signs to look for, and also how you can maximise your chances at success. We will also include different tips and tricks from an employer’s perspective to give you an insight into what is looked for. Register for this webinar: 

More details to follow: 

May – Wellbeing 

June –  Classroom to boardroom, A day in a life? 

July – Progression stories…. 

August – Resilience ‘so what now & moving forward’


Virtual Work Experience Programmes