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First Steps to Law – Virtual programme

Learn new skills straight from our team and see what it’s really like on the inside. No cost, no due date.  

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About the experience

With the Hogan Lovells First Steps to Law Programme, you’ll get to experience what it is like to work on a project that mirrors the skills our teams have and the work they do in the real world. Build skills in gaining commercial awareness, critical thinking, spotting issues, legal research, drafting emails and communication.  Whether you already have an idea about what you want to do when you leave school or are still exploring, the Hogan Lovells First Steps to Law Programme will give you a taste of what a career in commercial law might look like for you!

Workplace Skills

Gain practical skills and experience to better prepare you for the world of work. Programmes are self-paced so you can learn on your own time.

Based on Real life

Learn more about what you will actually do on the job by completing a series of hypothetical tasks based on real life scenarios.

Application Advantage

Gain a certificate to share and add to your resume. You’ll stand out on your application and have something tangible for your interview.

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A taste of success – Work experience

We are reaching out to you to make you aware of our Work Experience placements for 2022 at HSBC. These opportunities are still live and students can apply via our Work Experience page, get your 2022 off to fantastic start with your application for Work Experience.  

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 200 Work Experience opportunities nationwide, all of which will be available for one week with a mix of hybrid working (1 day in the office and four days virtually).  


  • Week commencing 20th June 2022
  • Week commencing 4th July 2022
  • Week commencing 1st August 2022        

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 16th of February 2022, 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.  


For further information please contact the HSBC Work Experience Team.

Etrust – Year in Industry Placements

We are excited to be working again with one of the world’s largest integrated utility companies and a world leader in wind energy. The company has a variety of technical and non-technical placements across their sites in Glasgow/Central Belt, Liverpool/Prenton/Chester and Llandudno. All placements are paid, full time and last 12 months.

Please share the information and links below with your students finishing school at the end of this academic year, who might be interested in gaining relevant hands-on paid work experience. Placed students are supported by our scheme throughout their placement.

Placement Details
Start date: August/September 2022 for 1 full year
Salary: £17,200
About the Company
It is the first integrated energy company in the UK to generate 100% green electricity. Our focus is on wind energy, smart grids and driving the change to a cleaner, electric future and we’re investing over £6m every working day to make this happen – be part of it!

Mechanical, Electrical, Environmental Engineering, Physics or Quantity Surveying related placements

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Finance, Accountancy, Business, Economics, Maths, IT or Data Analytics related placements

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Not heard of the EDT’s placement scheme before? Here’s a short overview;

The Year in Industry (YINI), part of the Engineering Development Trust (EDT), is a not-for-profit organisation offering pre-university/ post A Level/ Scottish Higher students a free extra resource when searching for a year out, paid work placement. These placements give students the opportunity to check out careers, make informed decisions about which study or career path to take and can lead to sponsorship or apprenticeship opportunities. Candidates placed through the YINI scheme have access to additional mentor support, one day master classes and industrial accreditation.

The Medic Portal

We are all aware that getting work experience is a huge challenge for aspiring medics and this has been largely compounded by COVID. We are therefore delighted to have a genuinely brilliant solution. 

We have partnered up with Kissing It Better, a leading charity who have been recognised by NHS England and the BMA. They have recently been featured heavily on the news for their excellent work in supporting older, isolated people in Care Homes. 

Through our joint programme, we are giving students the opportunity to connect with these people through Zoom coordinated sessions to build up the key skills they will need during their medical training and career, while also importantly supporting a vulnerable demographic. 

Alongside the live Zoom calls, there is a suite of learning modules to help students get the most out of this unique volunteering opportunity.

This programme has already been joined by over 500 students and has received amazing feedback. The programme runs in different countries and live Zoom sessions will be taking place to accommodate for global time zones.