Financial service careers

The financial services industry is populated by organisations who manage money, including actuarial firms, accountancies, insurance companies and pension organisations.

First year spring weeks, insight programmes, and alternatives 2017/18

With Michaelmas Term now well underway many LSE students are already focusing on the holidays, exams and beyond! LSE Careers is open to all students of any year group and at any stage in your career. We’re always very happy to speak with first year students and have been seeing some of you over the past few weeks. Question topics […]


Five biotech career options for non-scientists

Guest post by LSE MSc in International Management alumnus, Yannick Skop: It has been a booming decade for biotech, not just in the stock market, but also in real, impactful advances in human knowledge. Just as I started writing this blog post, we learn that for the very first time, scientists have managed to edit the faulty DNA of embryos, preventing […]


Finance careers in the charity sector

Guest blog by David Thorp, FP&A Assistant Analyst at VSO International: Having a job or a career that works towards the end goal of helping people and contributing to society is something that has always been important to me. But not having a clear ‘dream job’ coming out of school and university, exactly how I would be able to do […]


An interview with Ashish Thakkar

When invited to review Ashish Thakkar’s book, The Lion Awakes, I was also asked to do a Q&A with him about some of the topics that he explores in the book. Thank you to Ashish for taking the time to answer my questions so fully! How do you view the importance of aid versus trade (or both) in the development of […]


Calculating accountancy recruitment success

Here’s the first of our 2014 series of occupational insight posts.  This week is about accountancy and is written by Jo Carrington, a member of the careers consultant team. Accountancy is one of the most popular destinations for graduates. With diverse sector options and a range of roles available, this prestigious career has seen a 7.2% (High Fliers report 2013/14) increase in […]


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CVs in and out of Academia for PhDs and Research Staff

Starts: 16 Jul 2018 12:30 PM
Finishes: 16 Jul 2018 1:30 PM
Remaining places: 35
In this seminar we will look at how PhD students 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.

​APAC | 2019 Summer Internship Info Session at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Singapore

Starts: 17 Jul 2018 4:00 PM
Finishes: 17 Jul 2018 7:00 PM
Come and meet us to find out more about our different divisions, and what we look for in our recruitment process.

Meet McKinsey Greater China in London 2018

Starts: 21 Jul 2018 11:00 AM
Finishes: 21 Jul 2018 1:00 PM
Meet McKinsey Greater China.

Inside the Industry

Starts: 23 Jul 2018 9:00 AM
Finishes: 24 Jul 2018 5:00 PM
If you’re currently studying abroad and thinking about starting your career in Asia, check out our Inside the Industry program, held over the summer in Hong Kong & Singapore.

Intensive one-day Mock Assessment Centre

Starts: 24 Jul 2018 10:00 AM
Finishes: 24 Jul 2018 4:00 PM
Fully booked. Join the waiting list to be notified if places become available.
Assessment centres are a critical part of the recruitment process for many employers. This intensive one-day workshop is structured to simulate a typical assessment day and will provide practical experience of the tasks involved.

FreshLook Banking

Starts: 24 Jul 2018 3:00 PM
Finishes: 24 Jul 2018 7:00 PM
​FreshLook is a profile-raising event specifically designed to introduce first-year female students (or second year if on a two year course) to the wide range of careers in investment and corporate banking,held on 24th July 2018.

​APAC | 2019 Summer Internship Info Session at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Hong Kong

Starts: 26 Jul 2018 4:00 PM
Finishes: 26 Jul 2018 7:00 PM
Come and meet us to find out more about our different divisions, and what we look for in our recruitment process.

Summer School in Cyprus “Global Finance and the Banking System”

Starts: 29 Jul 2018
Finishes: 6 Aug 2018 11:59 PM

Heading the curriculum will be Sir Christopher A. Pissarides, Regius Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and Nobel Laureate in Economic Science in 2010.

Huawei 'Seeds for the Future' Programme 2018

Starts: 1 Aug 2018 9:00 AM
Finishes: 1 Aug 2018 5:00 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 August 2018.

Beijing Careers Fair 2018

Starts: 13 Aug 2018 2:30 PM
Finishes: 13 Aug 2018 5:00 PM
LSE Careers will be hosting three careers fairs in Asia this summer. Attend the careers fair in Beijing to learn more about graduate opportunities in the region.

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Graduate Actuarial Associate

17 Aug 2018
Edinburgh Scotland United Kingdom
Trainee Actuary (Graduate Actuarial Associate) Autumn 2018

Financial Analyst

24 Aug 2018
Beijing China
Program: Global Future Leaders



Job Category:Finance


Investment Manager

24 Aug 2018
Beijing China
Program: Global Future Leaders



Job Category:Finance


Insurance Investment Solutions Group (IISG) – Graduate Programme

3 Aug 2018
Greater London United Kingdom
As consultants, it is not enough to have the technical skillset. The ability to communicate complex concepts to audiences from a variety of backgrounds is fundamental. We deal with actuaries, accountants, senior executives and other Board members.

Risk Analyst Intern

1 Aug 2018
Greater London United Kingdom
Our Risk department is looking for a strong Risk Analyst intern to join the team on a 12 month internship. The team is responsible for the complete and accurate representation of all risks associated with trading.

Financial Analyst Intern

31 Oct 2018
Berlin Berlin Germany
At we are looking for a Financial Analyst to assist in research of our newly launched venture Kintaro Capital SICAV p.l.c. The role is primarily associated with assisting the Portfolio Manager and Investment Committee by conducting extensive crypto and equity research.

Accounts Assistant

31 Jul 2018
Basingstoke United Kingdom
Hawk-Eye Innovations develops, markets and delivers the most sophisticated officiating tools in sport. We are seeking an exceptional person to take on this Accounts Assistant role within our small, dynamic and growing Basingstoke-based team

Graduate Credit Analyst

31 Jul 2018
London Greater London United Kingdom
Graduate Credit Analyst


27 Sep 2018
London Greater London United Kingdom
We are offering a 2-3 year training contract in order to become a fully qualified ICAEW Chartered Accountant which will serve as a platform for the next step of your career and beyond.

This is a full time role (35 hours per week), based in London. Competitive salary.

International Graduate Leadership Programme

15 Sep 2018
Join us at TUI, the global market leader in travel.
On behalf of TUI Group, we are looking for outstanding graduates for the International Commercial Graduate Leadership Programme to start in March 2019 with an application closing date in September 2018.

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