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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Career Check UP! For PhDs, Fellows and Research Staff

Starts: 26 Jun 2019 12:30 PM
Finishes: 26 Jun 2019 2:00 PM
Remaining places: 28
​This interactive workshop, facilitated by an experienced Careers Consultant, will give you time to review your career progression to date, help you establish priorities for your future, and identify the best ways to present your experience and skills to potential employers.

CVs in and outside academia: PhDs, Fellows and Research Staff

Starts: 1 Jul 2019 12:30 PM
Finishes: 1 Jul 2019 1:30 PM
Remaining places: 32
In this seminar we will look at how PhD students, Fellows and researchers can put together strong applications for jobs inside and outside of academia, including what employers expect to see in applications and how you can present yourself successfully at this stage of the recruitment process.

Careers Plus – Career changers day for alumni 2-5 years

Starts: 6 Jul 2019 10:00 AM
Finishes: 6 Jul 2019 4:00 PM
Remaining places: 14
This career changer day, for LSE alumni (2-5 years after graduation), will allow you to explore your key strengths and career motivators for a role and the possible barriers preventing you from taking the next step.

Results resilience

Starts: 16 Jul 2019 10:30 AM
Finishes: 16 Jul 2019 12:00 PM
Remaining places: 30
Were you disappointed by your exam results? Are you worried or feeling stressed about the impact this may have on your future? If you’re unsure how to present your results positively to employers, friends and family, come along to this open Q&A session and learn how to move forward effectively.

Graduating - what next?

Starts: 17 Jul 2019 11:00 AM
Finishes: 17 Jul 2019 12:00 PM
Remaining places: 24
Graduating this summer? Join us, either in person or remotely, to start thinking about what you would like to do next and begin planning your next steps.

Results resilience

Starts: 18 Jul 2019 10:30 AM
Finishes: 18 Jul 2019 12:00 PM
Remaining places: 30
Were you disappointed by your exam results? Are you worried or feeling stressed about the impact this may have on your future? If you’re unsure how to present your results positively to employers, friends and family, come along to this open Q&A session and learn how to move forward effectively.

Huawei 'Seeds for the Future' Programme 2019

Starts: 22 Jul 2019
Finishes: 22 Jul 2019 11:59 PM
We are offering UK undergraduates – studying STEM or related disciplines (e.g. Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Computing) the opportunity to travel to China on a 4-week programme in July and August 2019.

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Graduate Trading Program

8 Jul 2019
Amsterdam Noord-Holland Netherlands
Interested in executing trades, developing innovative strategies and applying AI or machine learning techniques to the financial markets? Looking for a career that allows you to be on the edge of your seat while making decisions? Keep on reading!

Multichannel Data Analyst

19 Jul 2019
London Greater London United Kingdom
A fantastic opportunity to define and shape data strategies for leading enterprises. Plenty of variety on a range of projects from Implementation to Optimisation. We are looking for aptitude and ambition and provide training. A range of benefits available and hope you'll develop with us as we grow.

Student Marketing and Recruitment Assistant

7 Jul 2019
Holborn Greater London United Kingdom
Student Marketing and Recruitment (SMR) offers a dynamic and exciting working environment with a strong emphasis on the provision of excellent customer service. SMR is responsible for the development and delivery of marketing and promotional activities to prospective applicants around the world.

Intern | Private equity

18 Sep 2019
Hamburg Germany
Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners GmbH is looking for an intern – Private Equity (m/f) starting in October 2019, for a time frame of 3 months, to support their team of investment professionals in the analysis of investment opportunities.

Intern | Advisory

18 Sep 2019
Hamburg Germany
Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners GmbH is looking for an Intern – Strategic Investments (m/f) for a period of 6 months in their Hamburg office.

Strategy Internship

30 Aug 2019
London Greater London United Kingdom
This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious graduate to work for an AI startup reporting directly to our Co-CEO and regularly work with senior management. Arkera finds previously inaccessible market-intelligence for hedge funds, fund managers and banks.

Summer Internship: Venture Capital Portfolio Assistant

13 Jul 2019
London, Mayfair Greater London United Kingdom
Spire Ventures is a venture capital firm investing in real estate related start-ups and proptech. We have a vision to back the next generation of property entrepreneurs and have a portfolio of 40+ companies.

Trainee Company Secretarial Assistant

4 Jul 2019
London Greater London United Kingdom
The Company Secretarial Assistant will be responsible for providing support to the Company Secretary and the UK General Counsel to ensure all secretariat and corporate governance responsibilities are completed effectively and efficiently.

Investment Management Associate

4 Jul 2019
London Greater London United Kingdom
Due to more expansion, a great new opportunity has arisen for an intellectually curious individual with a proven interest in investments to join the established leader in multi-manager investing

VC Data Science Analyst Intern

4 Jul 2019
London Greater London United Kingdom
Venture capital, technology, finance,

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