Inside & Out is designed to help LGBTQ+ students, who are graduating in either 2022 or 2023, develop an understanding of the investment banking sector while addressing any concerns you may have in relation to being LGBTQ+ in the workplace.

The Banks

Inside & Out is an initiative of the Interbank Forum, an industry-wide group that focuses on promoting career opportunities in corporate and investment banking. The event is also supported by myGwork, which is a leading online recruitment and networking hub for LGBTQ+ professionals and organisations.

Put simply, investment banks provide a range of financial services to companies, governments and wealthy individuals. One of our main roles is to help clients raise capital by issuing and selling securities in the capital markets. We also provide expert advice on mergers and acquisitions, a well as helping clients manage their financial risks.

To find out more about each of the banks, click on their logo.

BNP Paribas


You are the change; we are the bank for a changing world.

BNP Paribas Corporate & Institutional Banking (CIB) is a leading European investment bank. We are part of the BNP Paribas Group, a financial institution with solid foundations and a proven ability to adapt to change. Spanning across over 55 countries with nearly 30,000 employees, BNP Paribas CIB is a globally recognised leader across capital markets, advisory and financing. We can offer you an exciting and international start to your career, a career where you, your ideas and your development matter.

We have a strong tradition of serving both individuals and companies and work continuously on behalf of our clients, helping them to realize their projects around the world. Our success is built on taking a long-term view, serving our clients and society responsibly, encouraging new ideas and giving our people the room to grow and innovate. If you think you might enjoy the fast-paced nature of the financial markets, are analytical, quick thinking and hungry to learn, we want to hear from you.

We offer Spring Insight Days, Summer Internships, Graduate Programmes and Long Term Internship opportunities throughout the year in a wide range of departments. Roles in Global Markets, Corporate Finance, IT and more will be available for application starting September 1st on

We recruit for Long Term Internships, and certain graduate roles, on a rolling basis so do keep your eye on our website. #WORLDOFNEXT



What we do:

Financial Services.


Citi offers full-time, placement and internship opportunities across a number of its business areas, including;
• Investment Banking • Corporate Banking • Capital Markets Origination • Markets and Securities Services • Treasury and Trade Solutions (TTS) • Private Bank • Risk Management • Human Resources • Technology.

Citi also offers insight programmes enabling students in their first year (or in their second year of a four year course) to experience first-hand the Citi culture and environment. Graduates interested in this industry with drive, commitment and a passion for learning are encouraged to apply.

Number of Employees:

250,000 people globally.

Careers website URL:

Company profile:

Since Citi opened its first office in New York in 1812, it has answered the needs of economies, businesses and communities in hundreds of cities, in over 160 countries, thriving in the most challenging times over a 200 year history. Citi’s global presence isn’t just a question of size, it’s a way of thinking.

A career with Citi means being part of a global firm that provides the most forward-thinking financial products and solutions to the most enterprising corporations, institutions, governments and individuals around the world.

Citi’s success is driven by its exceptional people – their passion, dedication and entrepreneurship – and it will be people just like you who will shape its future. At Citi, learning doesn’t stop at graduation and there are many ways to embark on a rewarding career path, enjoying the global opportunities and long-term training and development initiatives experienced by over 250,000 employees worldwide.

Application Deadlines:

Our applications open in September and we recruit on a rolling basis and therefore encourage early applications.

Deutsche Bank


Company overview

Creative, adaptable and dedicated to performance, our people define the way we do business. Deutsche Bank values individual perspectives, yet is built on teamwork and collaboration. It’s the ideal place to realize your full potential in the global banking industry.

Balancing passion with precision, we compete to be the leading global provider of financial solutions, creating lasting value for our clients, shareholders, people and the communities in which we operate.

Business overview

With a presence in over 70 countries and substantial revenue streams from all the major regions of the world, Deutsche Bank is well positioned to meet the challenges of the increasingly globalized world economy. We have opportunities for talented people around the world and across all our core businesses, which are listed below.

Our core businesses are

Corporate Banking & Securities consists of Markets and Corporate Finance. Markets combines the sales, trading and structuring of a wide range of financial products. Corporate Finance is responsible for mergers and acquisitions, including advisory debt and equity issuance and capital markets coverage.

Global Transaction Banking provides commercial banking products and services to corporate and financial institutions worldwide.

Asset & Wealth Management supports high and ultra high net worth individuals, retail and institutional clients across the globe. It provides a broad range of services from traditional to alternative investment products and integrated wealth management services.

Private & Business Clients ovides a broad range of banking services to private individuals and small and medium-sized businesses.

Our infrastructure functions, such as Risk, Group Technology & Operations, Finance and Human Resources, are the core of our day-to-day business, and allow us to set the standards in global banking.

Our business divisions/opportunities/vacancies

We’re currently hiring in: Asset & Wealth Management • Corporate Banking & Securities (CB&S) including: Markets, Corporate Finance & Research • Finance • Global Transaction Banking • Group Technology & Operations (GTO) • Human Resources • Risk

Careers website URL:

To access full details of opportunities for high-performing students across our business divisions, please visit

Graduates sought

You should have/expect a minimum of a 2:1 degree.

Starting salary


Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.


About Goldman Sachs

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.

About Our Programmes

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.

Number of employees:

32,000 employees in over 69 offices


New Analyst Program, Summer Internships, Work Placements, Spring Internships

Careers website URL:

Application Deadlines:

Varies across programmes (please see for details)



HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations. With more than 6,300 offices in both established and emerging markets, we aim to be where the growth is, connecting customers to opportunities, enabling businesses to thrive and economies to prosper, and, ultimately, helping people to fulfil their hopes and realise their ambitions.

We serve around 54 million customers through our four Global Businesses: Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Commercial Banking, Global Banking and Markets, and Global Private Banking. Our network covers 75 countries and territories in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, the Middle East, Africa, North America and Latin America.

Listed on the London, Hong Kong, New York, Paris and Bermuda stock exchanges, shares in HSBC Holdings plc are held by about 216,000 in 131 countries and territories.

To learn more, visit us at:

J.P. Morgan careers


About J.P. Morgan

Working with a team committed to being the best. Earning the trust of our clients. Demanding excellence of yourself. That’s what it means to be part of J.P. Morgan. Join us and you’ll help shape the future of one of the most respected financial institutions in the world. We play a leading role in helping markets grow and companies develop in more than 100 countries.

We are looking for team players and future leaders with exceptional drive, creativity and interpersonal skills. Impeccable academic credentials are important, but so are your achievements outside the classroom.

J.P. Morgan careers website

Opportunities and deadlines

Start early and get yourself noticed.
Career opportunities are available firm-wide, so it pays to find out as much as possible about the industry, our business areas, the roles we offer and what we are looking for before you apply.

For those graduating in 2020, we have multiple spring week programmes across our various lines of businesses, please visit our careers website.

Where do you fit in?

Summer internship opportunities are available in the following areas
• Asset and Wealth Management
• Finance
• Human Resources
• Investment Banking
• Investor Services
• Markets
• Operations
• Quantitative Research
• Risk
• Technology
• Treasury Services


Morgan Stanley


The business

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.

Our people

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

Internship opportunities

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.

Careers website URL:

Application Deadlines:

Deadlines for our Analyst Programmes, Summer Internships, Industrial Placements and Spring Insight Programme vary – please visit our website for further details:



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 10 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.

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

Royal Bank of Canada


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 recent financial crisis.

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.

Approx. Hiring numbers:

100 +

Application details:

For further details of our programmes and how to apply, please visit our website 


Bank of America Merrill Lynch


About Bank of America Merrill Lynch

With a presence in Europe, the Middle East and Africa for more than 90 years and offices in 21 countries, Bank of America Merrill Lynch combines local knowledge and global expertise to offer products and services to Global Corporate and Investment Banking, and Global Markets clients.

We know that our inclusive culture and diverse range of employees, make us stronger and are critical to our company’s sustainability. Our efforts start with young people helping to provide them with the inspiration, tools and confidence to make the transition from school to sustainable employment.


Bank of America Merrill Lynch Careers website



We offer a variety of opportunities including apprenticeships, insight programmes, summer internships, industrial placements/attachments and full time roles.

If you’re at the early stage of your first university degree, an insight programme offers you a general introduction to our businesses. Tailored programming and events help you develop new skills and learn more about opportunities with us in advance of applying for a summer internship.

Summer internships typically last for 10 weeks and attract students in their penultimate year at university who aim to start work full time the following year. The summer internship class is our primary source of hiring into our full time programmes. It is a great way to get a taste of what a full time role in your team of interest would be like and to hone your skills through structured performance evaluations, training, development, and social and volunteering opportunities offered throughout the programme.

In some locations, fixed-term placements such as off-cycle internships or industrial placements take place at various times throughout the year. These range in length according to business need.

Full time analyst and associate programmes are designed for candidates who are ready to start work upon university graduation. The programmes’ format and offering vary by business but all offer formal, ongoing training and development opportunities, structured performance evaluations, mentoring support and networking opportunities to supplement participants’ on the job learning and experiences.

We’re committed to offering the scope and opportunities the very best of graduate talent deserves. Full-time and internship programmes are available in many of the following areas, though it is always best to check our website for the most up to date opportunities: Compliance, Corporate Audit, Corporate Treasury, Global Banking and Markets Wholesale Credit, Global Corporate & Investment Banking, Global Markets, Global Research, Global Transaction Services, Market Risk, Quantitative Management and Technology.


Application Deadlines

Assessments will begin before the deadlines listed on our website we strongly encourage you to submit your application early to avoid disappointment.


Inside & Out is an investment banking insight event for LGBTQ+ of all degree disciplines finishing studies in 2022 and 2023.

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 on on Friday 16th October in Central London.

Reasonable travel expenses within the UK will be reimbursed.

Our stories

Take a look at some of the past attendees who have gone on to secure places with one of the participating banks, on their internship or graduate programmes.

Click on Nick, Michal or Simon’s photo to find out more about their Inside & Out experiences.



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.

Attend the event

If you’re keen to attend, please do so by filling out the form below.

If you have any questions at all, simply email

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. Below is a brief outline of why we need that data and what we do with it when we have it.

There are also a few options for you to decide what data you share with us. If you feel comfortable doing so, we’d really appreciate it as it helps us focus our diversity effort to ensure we engage with under-represented groups and a wider pool of talent.

You can view our full Privacy Policy  here.

When you apply, your CV and covering letter will be viewed and stored by our Diversity Solutions team. Firstly, so we can see if Inside and Out is the right event for you. And secondly, so we can let you know if your application has been successful.

If we offer you a place at the event and you agree to attend, we’ll need to share your CV, contact details and any dietary or accessibility requirements with the participating companies so they know who’s attending on the day. It’s also so they can let you know about future career opportunities that might be of interest.

The participating firms are:

• BNP Paribas

• Citi

• Deutsche Bank

• Goldman Sachs

• J.P. Morgan

• Morgan Stanley

• Nomura

• Royal Bank of Canada

• Bank of America Merrill Lynch

To help us understand how well we’re attracting different demographics of students, we may ask for more details about your ethnicity, sexual orientation and any disabilities you consider yourself to have.

If you’d rather not share this information, that’s absolutely fine. Simply tick the ‘prefer not to say’ box in the relevant sections. But rest assured, anything you do tell us will stored and processed anonymously, and won’t form part of your application.

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.

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