Banking and investment careers

One of the most popular graduate destinations for LSE students, banking and investment professionals aim to make profit for firms, governments and wealthy individuals through the financial markets. It is a highly competitive market, but there are opportunities within large, midsize and boutique companies.

Banking and investment employers value students who have gained an internship or some relevant work experience. Within the major banks and financial services institutions the majority of internship positions translate to offers of permanent graduate contracts.

Typically a graduate training contract will last three years, and you would study towards professional qualifications while working. Mid-size or boutique firms offer graduate schemes rarely, so students would be advised to apply for their trainee or analyst positions which tend to be advertised as and when the business needs require it.

Salaries can be extremely high - particularly with bonuses - though the hours can be long and the environment is highly pressurised.

You do not need a related degree, but should be able to demonstrate numeracy, analytical ability, communication skills, and the ability to work well under pressure.

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Case study masterclasses with former Bain consultant

Starts: 1 Nov 2019, 9:30 am
Finishes: 7 Feb 2020, 11:30 am
A series of masterclasses with an Ana Hernandez Rubio (an experienced management consultant) to help you improve your case study performance. You must have a case study interview coming up in order to book a place.

Philosophy: careers Q&A, food and drinks

Starts: 11 Dec 2019, 6:00 pm
Finishes: 11 Dec 2019, 8:00 pm
Remaining places: 9
This informal Q&A for Department of Philosophy students will be led by Viki Chinn from LSE Careers and Anna Mahtani from PLSM.

Skills seminar: Ashurst - How to Stand Out from The Crowd

Starts: 22 Jan 2020, 3:00 pm
Finishes: 22 Jan 2020, 5:00 pm
Remaining places: 96
This workshop will provide guidance on applications and interview techniques for vacation scheme and training contracts

One-off volunteering: Transcribe anti-slavery manuscripts

Starts: 27 Jan 2020, 12:00 pm
Finishes: 27 Jan 2020, 2:00 pm
Remaining places: 80
Try something different and develop a new skills at a one-off volunteering session! Transcribe correspondence between anti-slavery activists in the 19th century is waiting to be discovered in collections of handwritten pages.

Discover ID: how to get into international development

Starts: 28 Jan 2020, 1:00 pm
Finishes: 28 Jan 2020, 2:00 pm
Remaining places: 90
This seminar is a practical guide to the key things you need to know about careers in the international development sector. It includes who the major players are, job opportunities and where to find them, and how to get valuable development experience.

Department of Government - Alumni Networking Evening

Starts: 6 Feb 2020, 6:00 pm
Finishes: 6 Feb 2020, 9:00 pm
Remaining places: 90
LSE Careers and the Department of Government are delighted to invite government students to an alumni networking evening. This event offers you the opportunity enjoy some refreshments while speaking informally with alumni at various stages in their careers.

Coffee Morning: Careers in International Development, NGO's and Charities

Starts: 12 Feb 2020, 8:30 am
Finishes: 12 Feb 2020, 10:00 am
Remaining places: 160
This coffee morning is for students aspiring to work in International Development Consultancies, Charities and NGOs, and is open to all degree disciplines. Come and learn what it takes to succeed in this sector from those in the know.

On-campus promotion - come and meet Deloitte

Starts: 12 Feb 2020, 10:00 am
Finishes: 12 Feb 2020, 4:00 pm
Come and meet Deloitte and take part in our Curiosity Wall challenge and meet our representatives.

One-off volunteering: Post Pals

Starts: 12 Feb 2020, 12:00 pm
Finishes: 12 Feb 2020, 2:00 pm
Remaining places: 80
Help ‘post a smile on a child’s face’ by sending a card or letter to seriously ill children and their siblings. You can read a bit about the children, choose to whom you’ll write, and then make a card or write a letter to help make them smile and feel less isolated.

Coffee morning: Careers in Impact Investment

Starts: 14 Feb 2020, 8:30 am
Finishes: 14 Feb 2020, 10:00 am
Remaining places: 120
This coffee morning is for students aspiring to work in Impact Investment, and is open to all degree disciplines. Come and learn what it takes to succeed in this sector from those in the know.

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Graduate Analyst - Strategy and Corporate Development

27 Mar 2020
London Greater London United Kingdom
As an Graduate within Strategy and Corporate Development you will work as an internal consultant in a fast-paced environment, supporting the senior leadership team.

Summer Internship - Strategy and Corporate Development (10 weeks)

27 Mar 2020
London Greater London United Kingdom
As an Intern within Strategy and Corporate Development you will work as an internal consultant in a fast-paced environment, supporting the senior leadership team.

Trader Internship HK | Summer 2020 Intake

31 Jan 2020
Hong Kong
Eclipse Trading is looking for a summer intern, who is passionate and decisive, and desire to work in a fast paced trading environment.

Graduate Trainee Trader 2020

31 Dec 2019
Hong Kong Hong Kong
Do trading and the markets excite you? Are you a risk taker who enjoys problem solving? Eclipse Trading is looking for upcoming campus graduates, who are passionate and decisive, and desire to work in a fast paced trading environment.

M&A Energy Analyst and Consultant

19 Dec 2019
London Greater London United Kingdom
This is an exciting opportunity for an analyst who is interested in working on an M&A team that will be advising an FTSE 100 company on their business restructuring and M&A strategy for 2020

Intern Position (Short Term Temporary)

19 Dec 2019
London Greater London United Kingdom
International Finance Corporation (IFC), part of the World Bank Group is seeking a final-year student pursuing a Bachelor’s degree with specialization in Finance, Business Administration, or Economics and with a strong interest in private sector development and emerging markets.

Home Tutors Required

30 Mar 2020
London United Kingdom
Home tutors required throughout London. All subjects & levels. Applicants must be graduates.

Become a Cultural Ambassador in China COPY

1 Feb 2020
Beijing China
Seeking students for a 3 to 12 months cultural exchange placement in China!
Live with a Chinese family & help improve the English skills of their children.
Free Flights! Free Room & Board! Free Mandarin lessons & Chinese cultural experiences! Even free wifi!

Shell Graduate Programme - Finance

20 Dec 2019
Greater London United Kingdom
As a graduate in one of Shell’s Finance teams you will help drive profit and shape new financial processes to ensure our continued success. You’ll experience the end-to-end value chain from financial planning, mergers and acquisitions to treasury and sales promotions.

Shell Graduate Programme - Commercial Downstream

20 Dec 2019
Greater London United Kingdom
You’ll join friendly and supportive teams where you will collaborate with world-leading professionals. Your curiosity and problem-solving skills will be applied to projects that will impact on the future of energy.

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