Citi offers full-time, placement and internship opportunities across a number of its business areas, including Banking Capital Markets & Advisory (Investment Banking, Corporate Banking & Capital Markets), Consumer Banking, Markets and Securities Services, Treasury and Trade Solutions (TTS), Private Bank, Operations and Technology. Citi also offers a week spring insight programme enabling first year undergraduates (or 2nd year of a four year course) the opportunity to experience first-hand the Citi culture and environment.
University students interested in this industry with drive, commitment and a passion for learning are encouraged to apply. This is the opportunity to be part of an exciting period in the development of the global financial services industry, working with the brightest minds to drive what’s next within Citi and beyond.
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At Citi, we’ve always been focused on what’s next. It’s one of the reasons why we’ve built a world famous, trusted brand over 200 years of continuously evolving financial services. At the same time, we provide consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.
By harnessing the power of our people – we’ll continue to move forward and shape what’s next. After all, it’s our commitment to delivering growth, development and support to our people that makes Citi such a great choice for an outstanding career. It’s also why we were recently ranked as “Best Bank” for corporate citizenship by 3blmedia.
To discover more about Citi, visit www.oncampus.citi.com
Goldman Sachs is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base, including corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals.
At Goldman Sachs, you will have many opportunities to make an impact. The unique perspectives that our people bring to the firm and their shared passion for working on projects of great global, economic and social significance, help drive progress and create results.
From your first day, you will be immersed in a collaborative environment with people of all levels who share the firm’s values. Nearly everyone – from our junior analysts to our most senior leaders – is actively involved in recruiting talented people from a variety of backgrounds, because we recognise that a diverse workforce enables us to serve our clients most effectively and in the most innovative ways.
The diversity of talents and educational backgrounds in our people is crucial to our performance and business success. To that end, we are committed to an environment that values diversity, promotes inclusion and encourages teamwork.
Whatever your background or area of academic study, we value the intellect, personality and integrity of an individual. While an interest in and appreciation for finance is important, one’s personal qualities are key.
32,000 employees in over 69 offices
New Analyst Program, Summer Internships, Work Placements, Spring Internships
Varies across programmes (please see goldmansachs.com/careers for details)
You want a career with opportunities? HSBC has a world of them. They’re looking for new students and graduates who are collaborative and curious thinkers, with the courage to challenge the status quo and the motivation to make a positive impact for customers worldwide.
HSBC is one of the world’s largest, most diverse international banking and financial service organisations. With 3,800 offices in 64 countries and territories, HSBC serves 40 million customers in both established and emerging markets. They aim to be where the growth is, enabling businesses to thrive and economies to prosper, and helping people to fulfil their hopes and realise their ambitions.
HSBC is focussed on building a sustainable future and serving the needs of a changing world. They put diversity at the heart of their business, and want a connected and international workforce of unique thinkers who are open to a range of perspectives that reflect the communities and markets in which they serve.
HSBC provides an open, supportive, and inclusive working environment, providing tailored training and support to help employees thrive in their chosen career path. No matter what your interests and skills are, a career at HSBC will give you the opportunities, experiences, networks and training you need – so there’s no limit to how far you’ll go.
Students and graduates can apply to join intern and graduate programmes across the bank in the following areas: Commercial Banking, Global Banking & Markets, Wealth and Personal Banking (including Global Asset Management) or HSBC Operations, Services and Technology.
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Morgan Stanley is a leading financial services firm. Our vision and goals can only be achieved through hiring, training and rewarding the best people. Morgan Stanley is a true global citizen, with offices around the world filled with talented, passionate people bringing excellence and integrity to everything we do. As technology links us closer together, the firm is in a unique position to address the increasingly global needs of our clients.
There is no typical person at Morgan Stanley. Our employees represent globally diverse backgrounds and interests. What they have in common is that they are all high achievers who share integrity, intellectual curiosity and the desire to work in a collegial environment. We prize individuality and encourage our people to be themselves. What you are interested in and how you approach the world will determine your individual career path with us.
Analyst Programmes, Internships, Industrial Placements, Spring Insight Programmes
Gaining work experience before you graduate adds great value for you and for us. We offer internships that give promising penultimate-year students the chance to experience one of our nine key business areas in an enjoyable and intellectually challenging way. In addition to our 10-week summer programmes, we also run industrial placements and off-cycle internships, plus give you the opportunity to join us for a look behind the scenes at one of our insight events. While allowing you to experience Morgan Stanley and our culture first hand, internships and industrial placements also serve us well. They provide the #1 pipeline for our full-time programmes.
The graduate programme
Like our Internships, the Morgan Stanley Graduate Programmes are open to students who demonstrate the entrepreneurial drive, teamwork and communication skills needed to take our business forward. We see it as a challenge to the best and brightest; an invitation to be part of the next generation of leaders who not only create capital but also advance culture, science and humanity through commerce. The structured programme is designed to hone your negotiation and networking abilities as well as equip you with specialist knowledge of your chosen area.
Deadlines for our Analyst Programmes, Summer Internships, Industrial Placements and Spring Insight Programme vary – please visit our website for further details: morganstanley.com/careers
Nomura is an Asia-headquartered financial services group with an integrated global network spanning over 30 countries. By ‘Connecting Markets East & West’, Nomura services the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through its three business divisions: Retail, Asset Management, and Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking). Founded in 1925, the firm is built on a tradition of disciplined entrepreneurship, serving clients with creative solutions and considered thought leadership.
We offer a range of graduate and internship programmes across three key areas; investment banking, global markets and corporate infrastructure.
Internship opportunities can include a 9 week spring or summer internship in London or a 3-6 month internship in one of our regional offices. Internships are the perfect preparation for a subsequent full time role. Nomura will extend full time offers to strong performers to return to the company the following year.
To apply for an internship position with Nomura in 2021, candidates should be available for full time employment by July 2021 or 2022.
The recruitment process for the graduate programme consists of three first round interviews (two competency interviews and one case study interview) with junior representatives. If you are applying for an internship, you will attend two first round interviews (one competency interview and one case study interview). If successful, the final round interviews for both full-time and internship positions will consist of four competency based interviews with senior representatives.
At Nomura our goal is to attract and develop exceptionally talented people who share our passion for individual excellence and our commitment to teamwork. We recruit graduates with a high level of academic and extra-curricular achievement, who will be able to withstand the rigours of a rapidly changing, demanding but ultimately rewarding environment. Fluency in English is essential and fluency in other languages is advantageous.
We assess candidates using a range of key competencies which include; problem solving, analytical skills, teamwork, leadership, communication skills, professional presence and initiative. All of these competencies are equally weighted and we look for evidence of these in your CV, cover letter and throughout the interview process. We will also need to be convinced of your interest and commitment to the financial services industry and to Nomura in particular.
For further information about Nomura, please visit www.nomura.com/careers.
Royal Bank of Canada is a premier investment bank that provides a focused set of products and services to institutions, corporations, governments and high net worth clients in over 100 countries.
We understand that the first steps in any career in finance are critical. With that in mind, we have the right formula to provide you with the opportunities and professional development you need to turn those first steps into a rewarding career.
You’ll be part of a company with a superior financial track record, credit rating and reputation. In fact, we maintained a high credit rating throughout the financial crisis, and ranked #4 in the global “Top 25 Most Diverse & Inclusive Companies” in the 2020 Refinitiv Diversity & Inclusion Index.
Working at one of the world’s leading investment banks means you will benefit from the breadth of opportunity, depth of resources and quality of training that comes from our size, experience and strength. It will also give you the chance to work regularly with world-class clients and colleagues.
In short, we provide the essential components to get your career off to a great start.
For further details of our programmes and how to apply, please visit our website www.campus.rbccm.com
Inside & Out is a virtual investment banking insight event for LGBTQ+ of all degree disciplines finishing studies in 2023 and 2024.
A career in investment banking is highly competitive and extremely challenging, so it’s important that you have a strong academic background. If you are to attend, you should be in your first or second year of university and identify as LGBTQ+. Because of the wide range of careers we offer, we welcome applications from all degree disciplines, so you don’t have to be studying a traditional finance-related subject to apply. What you will need is a real desire to find out all you can about the industry, as well as the wide range of intern and full-time opportunities on offer.
The event will take place virtually in 2021.
Year Attended Inside & Out: 2015
University and Course Studied: Studying for an MBA at London Business School
Which bank you completed an internship with: Citi (Summer)
Why did you find Inside & Out useful? It was amazing to meet seniors from all the top banks, hear how they leverage their authenticity at work and assess the distinctive cultures of the banks attending
Year Attended Inside & Out: 2012
University and Course Studied: Banking and International Finance at Cass Business School
Which bank you completed an internship with: J.P. Morgan (Summer & Graduate)
Why did you find Inside & Out useful? The diversity of thought in the LGBT community is its biggest strength. Attending the event allowed me to extend my network to draw on that pool of talents and opinions.
Year Attended Inside & Out: 2011
University and Course Studied: Management at London School of Economics
Which bank you completed an internship with: Citi (Spring), Deutsche Bank (Spring & Summer) and Morgan Stanley (Spring)
Why did you find Inside & Out useful? I realised that I am not alone in being gay in banking. It was very enlightening hearing senior bankers discuss their experiences, and most particularly how much the attitude towards LGBT has changed over the past few decades. This helps me appreciate how fortunate I am to be born in an area where I can comfortably be myself at work.
Collecting and protecting your data
Inside and Out is organised by our parent company Stafford Long & Partners. In the run up to the event, we’ll be collecting certain data about the people attending. To register for the event all we need is your name and email so we can let you know when applications are open. We’d also love to keep you posted about other events that might be of interest. So make sure you tick the box that says you’re happy for us to stay in touch.
All of the banks profiled on this site have LGBT employee networks, and recognise the value they add to a diverse workforce. In general, such networks can provide development and mentoring opportunities, as well as organising great social events and activities. They offer a chance to mix with fellow employees from all levels, allowing you to build connections right across the business. They also serve as the voice of the LGBT population and can help drive change and shape policy.
That is entirely up to you. Some people are more comfortable being ‘out’ than others – it’s a decision only you can make. You can mention your sexuality on the application form, during interviews or after an offer has been made, or you may decide that you’re not prepared to discuss your personal life at work.
The choice is yours.
Although knowledge of finance is not essential for many careers within investment banking, you will need to demonstrate a genuine interest in, and motivation for, the area that you are applying for. Most banks run intensive formal training schemes tailored to the needs of each business area, which ensure every graduate joiner has the required skills to be successful in their roles.
Banks typically look for people who combine a mix of skills and aptitudes, and who can contribute to a culture of teamwork and achievement. You will need an excellent record of personal accomplishment, along with impressive academic credentials. Most programmes will require you to have a 2:1 or above in any academic discipline.
There is no preference shown to graduates from specific universities – banks recruit talented people from universities across the UK and internationally.
The investment banking industry is constantly evolving because our clients are constantly evolving. With that change, comes enormous opportunity for both personal and professional development and mobility. Opportunities won’t necessarily come to you – it’s up to you to seek them out. The global nature of investment banking will offer those opportunities.
All participating banks in Inside and Out continue to recruit a large number of interns on to their 1st and 2nd year programmes. A large amount of interns hired are then converted on to their full time programmes.
Most unsuccessful applications for a place on an internship or graduate scheme are due to a candidate’s inability to demonstrate commercial awareness, knowledge of, and motivation for, the investment banking industry. Candidates are expected to show evidence that they’re right for the sector through their studies, work experiences or interests. Coming along to an event like this will put you in good stead and is something you can add to your CV.