Automation & Analytics Analyst Apprenticeship - Compliance Assurance at HSBC

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Automation & Analytics Analyst Apprenticeship - Compliance Assurance

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If you’re looking for a career that will unlock new opportunities, join HSBC and experience the possibilities. Whether you want a career that could take you to the top or simply take you in an exciting new direction. HSBC offers opportunities, support and rewards that will take you further.

The world of Banking and Financial services is complex, and there are many rules, regulations and risks which need to be considered to allow HSBC to protect both our customers and the communities in which we operate. This is where Compliance comes in. Acting as a safeguard for the bank, compliance is made up of a number of specialist teams using advanced technology in order to support the safe growth of our organisation and ensure we are serving our customers fairly.

Working as part of our Compliance Assurance Professional Practices (CAPP) function, this role will see you working closely with the wider team in order to develop and implement automated testing tools relevant to our key Compliance risks in line with Global test scripts. Alongside this, you will also support Compliance Assurance review teams through the delivery of review-based analytics. Your work will not only ensure our organisation operates in the correct way, but also aspire to constantly raise the bar and set industry-leading standards within our Compliance arena.

The ideal applicant for this role is someone who not only has a passion for data, but can also interpret that data in order to create or support suggestions and recommendations. Proactivity and time management is key, as not only will you working towards a level 4 Data Analyst qualification you will also be expected to take full advantage of all available learning opportunities (such as on the job learning and a variety of online resources), and be able to work at pace with changing priorities.

We do not expect you to know the terms or business areas listed above in order to apply, however we would ask candidates to ensure they have a strong interest in data analytics before applying. A full job description with eligibility criteria and behaviours can be found below

Discover a role that really opens doors.

If you’re looking for a career that will unlock new opportunities, join HSBC and experience the possibilities. Whether you want a career that could take you to the top or simply take you in an exciting new direction. HSBC offers opportunities, support and rewards that will take you further.

Compliance is a global function that brings together all aspects of regulatory and financial crime risk management. Acting as risk stewards, and incorporating a range of specialist teams, we work together with the business and leverage advanced technology to help HSBC navigate a complex regulatory landscape and embed a sustainable approach to compliance risk management that supports safe growth and serves customers fairly. Compliance aspires to continuously raise the bar and set leading standards across the industry to help HSBC safeguard its customers and the communities within which it operates.

The Compliance Assurance sub-function is responsible for assurance activities across first and second lines of defence in relation to financial crime and regulatory compliance risk in all Global Businesses, functions and geographies to meet the Group’s regulatory obligations and to provide assurance to key stakeholders and the HSBC Board on the effectiveness of key controls which serve to mitigate compliance risk.

The Automation & Analytics team forms part of the Compliance Assurance Professional Practices (CAPP) function. Our remit is to support the Compliance Assurance division through:

  • driving the adoption of analytics within Compliance Assurance reviews;
  • working in partnership with Compliance Assurance review teams, utilising analytics to bring new insights into our assurance activities;
  • developing automated, scalable and repeatable ‘self-service’ testing tools for Compliance Assurance; and
  • supporting the implementation of automated tools to enhance the consistency, efficiency and effectiveness of assurance conducted by Compliance Assurance.

As an HSBC employee in the UK, you will have access to tailored professional development opportunities and a competitive pay and benefits package. This includes private healthcare for all UK-based employees, enhanced maternity and adoption pay and support when you return to work, and a contributory pension scheme with a generous employer contribution.

We are currently seeking an individual to join this team in the role of Automation & Analytics Analyst Apprentice

In this role, you will:

  • support the development and implementation of automated testing tools relevant to our key Compliance risks and in accordance with Compliance Assurance global test scripts; and
  • support Compliance Assurance review teams through the delivery of review based analytics.

The base location for this role is Birmingham

You’ll achieve more when you join HSBC.

At HSBC we look to enable our employees to better balance their work / life priorities and have the flexibility required to meet challenging needs as they progress through different life stages. Where possible we will consider the following flexible working options: part-time working, job sharing, term-time working, and working from home and staggered hours. If in considering a role with HSBC you have a need for some flexibility in your working arrangements please discuss this with the recruitment team in the early stages of the application process.

As a business operating in markets all around the world, we believe diversity brings benefits for our customers, our business and our people. This is why HSBC UK is committed to being an inclusive employer and encourages applications from all suitably qualified applicants irrespective of background, circumstances, age, disability, gender identity, ethnicity, religion or belief and sexual orientation.

We want everyone to be able to fulfil their potential which is why we provide a range of flexible working arrangements and family friendly policies

Learning, Development & Support

Designed to help you build on your talents, key strengths, support you with your development areas and gain new skills, the Apprenticeship programme comprises of on the job learning, classroom duties and online resources to achieve:

  • Level 4 Data Analyst Apprenticeship


  • Minimum 96 UCAS points at A level or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above (or equivalent) including English and Mathematics

Skills and qualities

  • Clear communication skills, both written and verbal
  • A desire to learn and work at pace with changing priorities
  • Being highly proactive and effectively managing your own time
  • Being an effective networker with the ability to build and maintain positive working relationships
  • Experience of the work place, which can also include through volunteering or work experience

Candidates with international qualifications, please apply for an equivalency certificate from NARIC before completing your application. Please visit our websitr to apply for the equivalency certificate. Submitted applications without an equivalency certificate risk automatic rejection or significant delays in application processing

Please note – Candidates who have previously completed a qualification in data analytics would not be eligible for this role. Please continue to our careers page to see what alternative opportunities we have available.

Successful applicants must enroll and complete the Apprenticeship programme in full.

About HSBC

Around the world, growth is bringing new prosperity; businesses are pioneering new trade routes; and new centres of wealth and influence are emerging. Throughout its history, HSBC employees have been dedicated to connecting customers to this growth, enabling business to thrive and economies to prosper. With 3,800 offices in 65 countries and territories, serving more than 38 million customers in both established and emerging markets, HSBC are well positioned to create sustainable growth whilst serving our customers.

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