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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Virtual Meet an Alum - China - Han Yang, Beijing Alumni Chapter

Starts: 26 Mar 2019 10:00 AM
Finishes: 26 Mar 2019 11:00 AM
Remaining places: 6
Meet an Alum brings together alumni and current students so you can find out what it’s really like to work in a particular field or organisation. Meet Han Yang, Director of Strategic Development, China Association of Rehabilitation Technology Transformation and Promotion (MSc Management 2013)

Managing Innovation: Opportunities and Challenges in FinTech

Starts: 26 Mar 2019 6:30 PM
Finishes: 26 Mar 2019 8:30 PM
Remaining places: 10
Hear about the latest developments and opportunities in FinTech from some Europe's most exciting FinTech companies, specialists and collaborators - Ebury, Goldex, HSBC, Hulgrave.

Working in the UK after studies – Options for International Students

Starts: 27 Mar 2019 2:00 PM
Finishes: 27 Mar 2019 3:00 PM
Remaining places: 1
The International Student Visa Advice Team (ISVAT) will be running the event 'Working in the UK after studies – Options for International Students'. The session will consist of a presentation covering various types of work visas and Q&A at the end.

*Department of Management MSc students only* Intapp strategic consulting workshop and networking

Starts: 28 Mar 2019 6:00 PM
Finishes: 28 Mar 2019 8:00 PM
Remaining places: 27
Management consultant and LSE alumna Ambika Kapur (MSc Management & Strategy, 2015) will take you through a case study and share experiences of working in consulting

Advocacy Day

Starts: 30 Mar 2019 12:45 PM
Finishes: 30 Mar 2019 7:30 PM
This Advocacy day is a unique opportunity for university students who are interested in a career at the bar are not yet members of an Inn of court.

Insight Day 2019

Starts: 9 Apr 2019 9:00 AM
Finishes: 9 Apr 2019 5:00 PM
Covington & Burling LLP was founded in Washington, D.C. nearly a century ago. Today,
the firm has over 1000 lawyers globally across offices in Beijing, Brussels, Dubai, Johannesburg, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, Silicon Valley and Washington.

Mars China employer presentation and interview day

Starts: 10 Apr 2019 9:00 AM
Finishes: 10 Apr 2019 12:00 PM
Remaining places: 62
Mars China are on campus to meet with Chinese final year students interested in their graduate trainee program

London Job Show W12 - 26th & 27th April 2019

Starts: 26 Apr 2019 11:00 AM
Finishes: 27 Apr 2019 5:00 PM
Over 60 organisations will be taking part, promoting hundreds of employment and training opportunities, ranging from part time to full time and entry level to senior executive, as well as apprenticeships and graduate positions.

Dubai Business Associates Company Presentation

Starts: 1 May 2019 6:15 PM
Finishes: 1 May 2019 9:00 PM
Remaining places: 80
Dubai Business Associates is an elite graduate management training programme, the brainchild of its patron, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

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

Starts: 8 May 2019 1:00 PM
Finishes: 8 May 2019 2:00 PM
Remaining places: 37
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.

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ICAMAP Advisory London – Long-Term Internship Opportunity Starting April 2019

19 Apr 2019
London Greater London United Kingdom
- ICAMAP is an independent real estate fund manager with offices in London and Luxembourg

Pricing Analyst Intern

22 Apr 2019
SWINDON South West England United Kingdom
Plastic is a fantastic material but at the end of its life, only 10% is recycled. The rest is burnt, buried, or lost into the environment. Recycling Technologies is changing the story of plastics by enabling more plastic waste to be recycled into valuable resources, keeping it in a circular economy.

Fast Track Program

30 Jun 2019
Have you ever heard of Whirlpool’s Fast Track Management Program?
Whirlpool's Fast Track Management Program is an international graduate program aimed at developing the future leaders of the company.

Marketing and Sales - Associate

10 May 2019
Berlin Berlin Germany
Marketing and Distribution Associate in Berlin. Focus on German and US Real Estate markets.

Trainee Analyst - Operational Risk

31 Jul 2019
City of London Greater London United Kingdom
As a trainee Operational Risk Analyst you will gain exposure to all related activities such as risk event capture, analysis and reporting, Key Risk Indicator analysis, and Risk & Control Self-Assessment.

Internship Private Equity

30 Apr 2019
London Greater London United Kingdom
You will support the Private Equity team in the evaluation, filtering, execution and monitoring of equity transactions in Europe.

Internship Private Debt

30 Apr 2019
London Greater London United Kingdom
You will support the Private Debt team in the evaluation, screening, execution and monitoring of direct lending transactions in Europe.

Operational Due Diligence Analyst

1 Nov 2019
London Greater London United Kingdom
Operational Due Diligence professionals at the company are responsible for: Hedge fund operational due diligence, drafting reports for the company’s clients, liaising with clients and prospects about our process and findings on managers

Global Sourcing Director

17 Jun 2019
Our Global Sourcing Director will lead a 50+ person team to deliver high quality, well-priced inputs to our clients while preparing our systems for scale.

Investment Analyst

12 Apr 2019
London United Kingdom
This permanent vacancy as an entry-level Analyst offers hands-on financial experience in credit analysis, comprising fundamental company, market and industry analysis that underscores the underwriting of new investments and monitoring the performance of existing portfolio investments.

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