Community is at the heart of what HSBC does. That's why they're on the lookout for the next community champions.
With 150 years behind it, this banking giant continues to demonstrate that community investment is a vital building block to economic growth. In 2014, HSBC worked with 75 local projects in the UK - building sensory gardens in schools, supporting local environmental projects and bringing together marginalised groups - proving that banking isn't any run of the mill profession.
And now they're challenging you to come up with a fresh new idea. Have you ever wanted to make an impact in your local community? We want to know!
How to Get Involved
Come up with an idea for a community project that meets the needs of your local area.
How could you change or improve people's lives? How would you get people involved and generate support? How would you promote your project? Be creative, think big or small, practical and wacky.
Once you have decided on your idea, you can choose to submit your entry in the following formats:
Tell us in writing or be as be as creative as you like! You could design a poster, a PowerPoint, storyboard or even the homepage for your social media site.
Connected(to customers, communities and each other)
HSBC's Work Experience Programme
HSBC’s programme will provide you with an insight into what it is like to work for a global bank and help you decide your future career options.
Supported by experienced managers, you will be shadowing employees and encouraged to ask questions to help you understand more about HSBC. There will be an opportunity to work on a live project and share your ideas with managers. Discover more here!
Entries will be judged on the following criteria:
How well the ideas put forward are aligned with HSBC's core values - dependable, open, connected
Demonstration of creative and original approaches to the delivery of the project
Clear presentation of information in written or visual format
How To Enter
Please register on the MyKindaFuture site, select "Enter Now" on the challenge page
Select the challenge and upload your entry directly to the MyKindaFuture website
This challenge is open to students aged 14 - 19. Entries should be undertaken by the students on an individual basis
The deadline for submitting entries is January 31st 2016.
A full resource pack is available online to download which will assist teachers on key points your students need to be covering as well as other links and materials for inspiration.
Regional finalists will be invited to attend an event where they will pitch their ideas to senior HSBC staff
All finalists will be offered work experience with HSBC at one of their offices in summer 2016
One lucky winner in each region will receive £250 for their school - a chance to bring their idea to life
Founded in 1865 to finance trade between Asia and the West, HSBC aims to be the world's leading international bank. With around 6,000 offices in 71 countries and territories, serving more than 47 million customers, their ambition is to be where the growth is, connecting customers to opportunities and enabling businesses to thrive and economies to prosper.
HSBC seeks forward-thinking, driven and perceptive students and graduates who are open to different ideas and cultures, who enjoy being part of a team and have the ambition to become future leaders.
HSBC recognises that the talent and diversity of its people are the foundation of its success. It hires, develops and promotes employees based on merit and provides an open, supportive and inclusive working environment. This is an organisation where everyone can be themselves and achieve their potential.
Our project with HSBC
We want to challenge your perceptions of a career in banking, so we’ve teamed up with HSBC to inspire you to think twice about whether working at the bank could be the right career for you.
On Thursday, 24 March, we're running an Insight Day at HSBC's London offices for female, year 13 students - applications to attend have now closed, but there are still other ways you can get involved:
The application process is a cover letter and CV; we've picked the brains of the team at HSBC who will be reviewing these applications, to give you the inside track on what they are looking for in an application. So before applying, take a look at our blog to hear their top tips for cover letters and CVs.
Using our teacher resources
We’ve created some helpful teacher resources. These include a lesson plan to help you demystify a career in banking for your students. We’ve designed the resources with HSBC to support applications to their work experience programmes, giving you information on the company and tools to build a stand out cover letter.
Download the teacher resources here, and the supporting teaching notes here.
For further information on this challenge please contact email@example.com or 020 7620 4463.