UK Global Research Industrial Placement

Give yourself the edge over the competition and get a taste for life in one of the largest banking and financial services organisations in the world. With our Global Research Industrial Placement, you can spend 13 months in the UK learning how research affects our global operations and our diverse customer base.

For: Candidates who have a placement year as part of their university degree
Duration: 13 months
Areas: Global Banking & Markets
Start date: June 2021 onwards
Location: UK
Requirements: You will have obtained at least 300 UCAS points pre-September 2017 and 120 post September 2017 in accordance with UCAS Tariff changes across your top three A-Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies (AS Levels and GCSEs are not considered). You will have achieved or will be on track to achieve a minimum of a 2:1 Degree classification / 3.2 GPA or higher or overseas equivalent to this. You will be UK nationally mobile. Be fluent in English.
Applications open: 22 September 2020
Applications close: 27 October 2020
Start date: June 2021 onwards

We encourage you to apply for your programme of choice as soon as possible, as we recruit on a rolling basis and may close applications before the advertised date, if all vacancies are filled.

What you can expect

On our paid 13 month industrial placement, you will learn how research is used to help our corporate and institutional customers. The research we do in Global Banking & Markets is important because of the confidence it gives our customers in our advice and services. You can expect to gain a better understanding of how we build client relationships using research to back up everything we do for customers. You’ll work with a team of professionals who are keen to share knowledge and help you develop your understanding of how Global Research works, and will encourage you to question what you don’t know and teach you how to respond to questions from customers.

What you will do

No matter what degree you’re doing, you’ll become part of the team. You’ll realise the importance of keeping on top of market news, economic data releases and day-to-day news flows, and learn about macroeconomic, sector and company-specific research, and how these affect the services we offer our clients. We will also help you understand our trade strategies, business targets and analytical methods by working with research analysts and economists, and expand your professional network through meetings with international teams in the US and the Asia-Pacific region.

Who does this suit?

We welcome people from different disciplines and backgrounds who bring the following qualities:

  • Inquisitive learners. You should never be afraid to ask if you don’t know. Being inquisitive and hungry for knowledge will help you become a successful researcher with a strong understanding of our business
  • Motivated researchers. Having a determination to learn from those around you and to further your own career will be admired. We’re international and we are looking for people who want to take advantage of our global network
  • Analytical thinkers. Having a good eye for detail and a mind for analysing data will help you thrive from the start. But it’s equally important that you understand your clients so that you can help them make the best decisions
  • Opportunity takers. By completing extra training, working with new teams or taking on new and exciting projects, you’ll get noticed by our senior leaders

What can this lead to?

At the completion of the industrial placement, you will have the opportunity to be considered for a graduate role within our Markets & Securities Services business.

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