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HSBC is a multinational banking and financial services company, with headquarters in London and offices in more than 80 countries. Its total assets make it the largest bank in Europe. As well as individual investors and savers, its customers include some of the world’s most high-profile organisations.
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HSBC Job Simulation
If you pass the online immersive assessment stage, you will then move on to the job simulation.
This is an automated video assessment provided by Hirevue. It is based on the specific business area you have applied to; you will be presented with fictitious information related to the kind of work you would be doing in the role.
Questions might involve analysing numerical data and providing a summary for a colleague, ranking responses to hypothetical work situations, or providing a video response detailing how you would approach a particular task.
You will also need to answer some multiple-choice numerical reasoning questions. There is a practice video response question before you start the assessed questions.
The whole test will take you around 50 minutes. You can sit both the online immersive assessment and the job simulation at any time within a set number of days, which will be specified in the email invitation.
HSBC Super Day
Depending on the programme you have applied for, you could be invited to a half-day assessment centre (called a Super Day).
Here you will be assessed by senior members of the relevant business area via a series of individual and group exercises, along with strengths-based interviews.
The exercises include a case study, where you will be provided with a large pack of information about a bank. You must use the data and other information included in these documents to answer questions and make recommendations.
You will also be asked to prepare a five-minute presentation setting out your recommendations.
The group exercise assesses how you respond to a workplace scenario. You will be split into groups of four to six people and observed by two HSBC assessors while you discuss the task.
You should make sure you demonstrate your strengths and make a positive contribution, while taking care not to dominate the conversation.
You will also be interviewed during the Super Day. Questions are likely to focus on your motivation for applying to HSBC and the specific role, and how your own strengths and qualities are aligned with HSBC’s core values.
Before the Super Day you should do some thorough research into HSBC and the business area you are applying to. Think carefully about why you want the job and prepare some examples demonstrating relevant achievements.
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Reviews of our HSBC tests
What our customers say about our HSBC tests
May 05, 2021
My very first test with timing
Personally it takes time for me to draft or outline on the draft
March 18, 2021
Percentage topic is important
I liked it, since percentages are my favourite topic
Jason Christopher Garza
United States of America
March 03, 2021
I feel like I wasn't familiar with the earnings or the way the data was displayed
I disliked the amount of different ways the data was presented.
March 02, 2021
Easy but stressful
Questions are easy to solve, the visuals are very helpful. However, the timer tends to distract and cause stress.
March 01, 2021
Time was running out quickly when I did this test.
February 23, 2021
Questions were challenging given tight timelines
Kimberly ZL Ong
February 23, 2021
Good practice, really tested my ability to answer within a timeframe
February 22, 2021
It was fairly time-pressured. A couple of questions had tricky wording.
February 18, 2021
Gather as much info as possible
Better test format then other testing companies.
February 16, 2021
Got to know a lot more about the style of questions I should be expecting
The practice test gave me a clearer idea of the style of questions I should be expecting in the test