Year 13 student Ebube Osehenye has been offered an HSBC Degree Apprenticeship in the field of Wealth and Personal Banking.
The four and a half-year programme will see Ebube working in a variety of different roles at HSBC branches, alongside studying at the University of Southampton. Specialising in Wealth and Personal Banking will mean building long-term relationships with clients and supporting individuals, families, business owners, investors and entrepreneurs to manage and protect wealth in their home markets and beyond. Upon completion of the course, apprentices are also supported in finding a permanent role within HSBC.
Ebube, who studies Philosophy, Psychology and Business, said: “I’m feeling really excited. The reason I decided to go down the Wealth Management route is because it is interpersonal, and I really enjoy working with people and being part of a team.”
The application process began with Ebube submitting a CV and completing an online assessment, which evaluated her basic numerical skills and whether she resonated with HSBC’s values. Ebube was then invited to take part in an online job simulation assessment, where she was assessed on her responses to a variety of real-life scenarios.
The final stage comprised a virtual experience day in which Ebube was formally interviewed and had the chance to participate in a Q&A session with a current apprentice. Ebube was informed in April that she had successfully secured a place against a field of approximately 20,000 other candidates. The course will begin with an induction week in October.
Mr Smith, Head of Business at BMS, said: “Competition for degree apprenticeship positions is intense, particularly for places with global companies such as HSBC. Ebube’s success is testament to her determination, warm personality and leadership qualities. She has also expertly managed this rigorous application process alongside a successful UCAS application to highly selective universities and her A Level studies.”
Mrs Costello, Ebube’s Senior Tutor, added: “Ebube is an impressive student who has demonstrated great independence in her learning since joining BMS. Her conscientious nature, strong work ethic and engaging personality are just some of the reasons why she was an ideal candidate to apply for degree apprenticeships in the field of finance. I look forward to hearing about her many successes in the future!”