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© Ernst & Young 2011. Ernst & Young is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. The UK firm Ernst & Young LLP is a limited liability partnership and a member firm of Ernst & Young Global Limited.

Use what

you’ve got

to get where

you want

At Ernst & Young we know your natural

strengths can get you further, faster.

We’ll help you identify, develop and use

them to achieve your full potential.

We have graduate and undergraduate

opportunities available now in Advisory,

Assurance, Corporate Finance and Tax.

Go from strength to strength

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Bank of America Merrill Lynch


Number of vacancies: approx. 250 Method of application: online

Application deadline: Full-time: Friday 6 November 2009;

Summer Internship: 11 November 2011

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is part of Bank of America, one of the world’s largest financial institutions serving individuals, small and middle market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk-management products and services.

The company is a long-established participant in the European marketplace, with a presence since 1922. With offices throughout Europe and CEEMEA (Central Eastern Europe, the Middle East & Africa), Bank of America Merrill Lynch combines the best of local knowledge and international expertise, to offer its clients bespoke solutions no matter their location.

Full-time and internship programmes are offered in the following areas: Global Markets, Corporate & Investment Banking, Capital Markets, Global Treasury Solutions, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Research, International Corporate Treasury, Risk, Compliance, Operations & Middle Office, Technology, Quantitative Management, Human Resources and Europe Card Services.

Bank of England


Number of vacancies: no fixed quota in central services, monetary

analysis, financial stability, internal audit, and finance

Method of application: online Application deadline: see online

Few organisations play a more influential role in the UK’s economy than the Bank of England. As the country’s central bank, we are involved in activities that underpin the monetary and financial stability of the country – from setting interest rates, meeting the liquidity needs of the banking system, managing the circulation of notes, to mitigating threats to the whole financial system. Because our work is demanding and often high profile, we look for graduates with high levels of intellectual ability who can also demonstrate strong analytical and numeracy skills. The area of the Bank you will join as a graduate depends on your academic background and skills. Some areas of the Bank require specialist economics or technology knowledge, for example, but others are open to people from a broad range of academic backgrounds - including maths, finance, history, science and engineering subjects.

Barclays Wealth


Number of vacancies: 100 in private wealth management Method of application: online

Application deadline: 15 November 2011

Barclays Wealth is the wealth management division of Barclays Bank PLC and is one of the leading wealth managers in the UK. We serve affluent and high-net-worth personal and corporate clients with a complete end-to-end wealth management service on a global basis. Wealth is increasingly globally and creating more affluent individuals and families than ever before. As one of the first financial organisations to bring all the major wealth management services under one umbrella, we’re working towards our mission of becoming the premier Global Wealth manager.



Number of vacancies: 150+ in audit, tax, investment management,

forensics (including forensic account and specialist computing, tax investigations, risk advisory services) and business restructuring

Method of application: online Application deadline: ongoing

Not all big accountancy firms are the same. At BDO we’re building a strikingly different business, focused on exceptional client service. We employ exceptional people – and help them get on with the job, without needless bureaucracy. Our systems work to support our people, not the other way around. We offer opportunities in a range of exciting areas from tax to forensic services, with the chance to take real responsibility on projects alongside partners and colleagues. Refreshingly, our partners are known for their hands-on involvement, and mutual support is an essential part of our culture. You could also spend time abroad: we’re a global accountancy network with more than 1,000 offices in over 100 countries. What else? We’ve figured repeatedly in The Sunday Times and FT best places to work lists, and The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers. And there’s more at




At Barclays Capital, your unleashed potential is our most powerful

asset. That’s why we look to your drive, ideas, ambition and talent

to become the future of our business. And whatever you put

in, we will match with unparalleled training, support and global

opportunities. We understand that cultivating top talent is a critical

business priority, not just a nice to have.

So expect to be stretched. Expect to go further, faster and higher.

And expect to have your potential fulfilled.

Exceed your expectations at


Issued by Barclays Bank PLC, authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority and a member of the London Stock Exchange, Barclays Capital is the investment banking division of Barclays Bank PLC, which undertakes US securities business in the name of its wholly-owned subsidiary Barclays Capital Inc., a FINRA and SIPC member. © 2011 Barclays Bank PLC. All rights reserved. Barclays and Barclays Capital are trademarks of Barclays Bank PLC and its affi liates.

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Graduate careers in accountancy


Valued by us, important to our clients

We are different because our people are. By empowering people just like you, we’re able to provide our clients with the exceptional service that makes our fi rm unique.

At BDO your individuality will be valued. We’ll give you the training and opportunity to develop your talents and achieve your goals.

Apply online at

BP Integrated Supply & Trading


Number of vacancies: 50 in integrated supply & trading Method of application: online

Application deadline: 21 November 2011

BP is one of the largest marketers and traders of oil and gas in the world. Integrated Supply and Trading (IST) is BP’s face to the traded markets, including oil, gas & power, and has a dedicated financial markets trading team that manages our daily exposure to global currency and interest rate fluctuations. We work with other energy companies and financial institutions such as investment banks and hedge funds, as well as companies looking to reduce their exposure to changing commodity prices. Each day, BP physically moves massive quantities of oil, gas and refined products around the world through supply chains of immense complexity. A large part of our success rests on the value we create at every link in the chain. We work in some of the most dynamic market environments, applying trading, supply, risk management and information technology skills to what we do, all supported by a world-class control infrastructure.



Number of vacancies: 1,500 in audit, tax, consulting, corporate finance

and technology

Method of application: online Application deadline: ongoing

Deloitte relies on the highest quality of fresh talent to provide innovative thinking, diverse insight and to help realise our one straightforward goal: to be recognised as the most trusted professional services firm. Given our breadth and depth across all major industries, from Financial Services, Technology, Media & Telecommunications, through to Consumer Business and Travel & Tourism, we can offer the kind of clients, complexity and challenges you need to continue your personal growth. And we believe in giving people real responsibility early on, so there is plenty of scope for rapid career progression in any one of our service areas – management consultancy, tax, accountancy and IT. Whichever path you choose, we will provide training and development programmes tailored to your needs, allowing you to work towards achieving whichever prestigious professional qualification you desire.

It’s your future. How far will you take it? Visit our website at

Deutsche Bank AG

Website: Number of vacancies: approx. 200 Method of application: online

Application deadline: 11 November 2011

A Passion to Perform. It’s what drives us. More than a claim, this describes the way we do business. We compete to be the leading global provider of financial services, balancing passion with precision to deliver superior solutions for our clients. This is made possible by our people: agile minds, able to see beyond the obvious and act effectively in an ever-changing global business landscape. As you’ll discover, our culture supports this. Diverse, international and shaped by a variety of different perspectives, we’re driven by a shared sense of purpose. And at every level agile minds are rewarded with competitive pay, support and the opportunity to excel. Deutsche Bank was named IFR “Bank of the Year” for 2010 and “Best Global Bank” for 2011 in Euromoney Magazine’s annual Awards for Excellence. See more at

Evercore Partners Limited

Website: Number of vacancies: 10

Method of application: online Application deadline: 2 December 2011

Evercore is the world’s largest investment banking boutique by transaction volume, having advised on over $1 trillion of M&A transactions since 2000 and over $200 billion in 2011.

Evercore’s investment banking business provides advisory services to prominent multinational corporations and financial sponsors on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, financings, public offerings, private placements and other strategic transactions.

Evercore’s Analyst Programme is designed to provide highly motivated individuals with a broad range of experience in advisory services. Candidates applying should be in their final year of university study and on course to receive at least a 2:1 degree or equivalent.

Goldman Sachs International


Number of vacancies: approx. 300 Method of application: online Application deadline: see online

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in London, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Hong Kong and other major financial centres around the world. Goldman Sachs offer new analyst positions, summer internships, spring internships and work placements. The summer analyst programme runs for ten weeks, the spring programme runs for two weeks and the work placement programmes run from six to twelve months.

Opportunities exist in: finance, global compliance, global investment research, human capital management, internal audit, investment banking, investment management, legal, merchant banking, operations, securities, services and technology.

Grant Thornton


Number of vacancies: approximately 300 in accountancy –

audit, tax and advisory

Method of application: online Application deadline: ongoing

What makes Grant Thornton stand out as an accountancy firm? They are big enough to take on any challenge, but small enough to take a genuine and personal interest in their clients and people. They are agile enough to respond quickly, excited by business and all its possibilities.

Grant Thornton is one of the world’s leading names in accounting and consulting with a presence in over 100 countries. In the UK, they have more than 4,000 people and over 40,000 clients. They take on graduates, placements and interns in audit, tax and advisory in over 20 of their offices around the country.

What is Grant Thornton looking for? People with a genuine interest in business who listen critically, dig beneath the surface, challenge assumptions and are credible and confident enough to make suggestions right from the start.

The training programme gives people the experience and qualifications they need to kick start a fast-moving career at the heart of business.



Deutsche Bank

A Passion to Perform. It’s what drives us. More than a claim, this describes the way we do business. We have recently been recognized by the International Financing Review (IFR) magazine as Bank of the Year 2010, the financial industry’s most coveted award. This achievement has been made possible by our people: agile minds, able to see beyond the obvious and act effectively in an ever-changing global business landscape. Secure a place on one of our first year, internship or graduate programs and it will change the way you look at the world. Applications for 2012 programs open 1 September 2011. See more at





Houlihan Lokey


Number of vacancies: 60-70 in investment banking Method of application: online

Application deadline: see online

Houlihan Lokey is an international investment bank with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial restructuring, and valuation. The firm is ranked globally as the No. 1 restructuring advisor, the No. 1 M&A fairness opinion advisor over the past 10 years, and the No. 1 M&A advisor for U.S. transactions under $1 billion, according to Thomson Reuters. Houlihan Lokey has 14 offices and more than 800 employees in the United States, Europe and Asia. The firm serves more than 1,000 clients each year, ranging from closely held companies to Global 500 corporations. For more information, visit


Website: Number of vacancies: 250+

Method of application: online Application deadline: see online

HSBC is one of the few truly global banking organisations with an international network, a strong balance sheet and a powerful position in the world’s growth markets across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Asia-Pacific and The Americas.

HSBC’s strategic goal is to become the world’s leading international bank. Our strength in both emerging markets and more developed economies means we are well positioned to succeed.

HSBC offer the chance to begin a future with one of the few truly global banks. We are looking for high calibre, creative and motivated individuals with a genuine interest in global finance, the willingness to take on real responsibility and the desire to join us at this exciting time in our business. We offer a wide range of global Analyst and Summer Analyst opportunities in the following business areas: Global Banking and Markets, Global Asset Management, Global Private Banking, Global Transaction Banking, HSBC Technology Services and HSBC Amanah.


Website: Number of vacancies: 75 in financial services

Method of application: online

Application deadline: 27 November 2011 (graduates);

29 January 2012 (internships)

HERE’S THE DEAL. ICAP is the world’s premier interdealer broker, connecting buyers and sellers in the world’s financial markets. Fast-moving. Innovative. Meritocratic. It’s an exciting business, a growing business, a hub of innovation. A place where talent and ambition thrive – and where each day brings another opportunity, another challenge, another chance to prove your potential. We have a range of full-time and internship opportunities in Broking (voice, electronic, shipping), Accounting, Business Services, Human Resources, Post Trade Risk and Information Services, Research and Risk. To find out more about ICAP, our global range of opportunities, the kind of people we’re looking for, and to apply, visit



Number of vacancies: 14 analysts, 14 internships in M&A and

investment banking

Method of application: online

Application deadline: 26 October 2011 (analysts),

16 November 2011 (interns)

Lazard, one of the world’s premier financial advisory and asset management firms, operates from 42 cities across 27 countries in North America, Europe, Australia, Asia, Central and South America. With origins dating back to 1848, the firm provides advice on mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and capital raising, as well as asset management services, to corporations, partnerships, institutions, governments and individuals. The core of Lazard’s success is its simple business model of financial advisory and asset management, with a focus on excellence, intellectual rigour, integrity and creativity.

Analysts at Lazard possess a passion for business and a genuine interest in the investment-banking sector, particularly M&A. In addition, they demonstrate well-developed communication and interpersonal skills together with a sense of individualism and identity. Their primary purpose is to support transaction teams by performing financial and statistical analysis, conducting research, preparing client presentations and assisting in due diligence efforts.

Lloyds Banking Group


Number of vacancies: c. 45 vacancies across Corporate Markets

Business Units

Method of application: online Application deadline: see online

Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets is part of the Group’s Wholesale division; Corporate Markets provides expert advice and comprehensive financial services to businesses with annual turnovers from £15m to £1bn+. Dealing with clients ranging from privately-owned firms to multinational corporations and financial institutions, we combine local understanding and global expertise to support them throughout the economic cycle.

This year we are launching a new 2-year Graduate Programme which offers schemes in two areas within Corporate Markets: Corporate Banking and Wholesale Markets, Treasury & Trading. Whether you aim is to manage relationships with Major Corporates or be a highly trained market specialist our programmes provide many opportunities for personal growth and development, including a market leading induction training programme, coaching, mentoring and an opportunity to work closely with senior leaders across our business. If you’re driven, focused and talented with the desire to become highly successful then Corporate Markets is for you.

Markit Group Ltd


Number of vacancies: 20 in financial services

Method of application: online, sending a CV and cover letter via email Application deadline: 25 February 2012

Markit is a leading, global financial information services company with over 2300 employees. The company provides independent data, valuations and trade processing across all asset classes in order to enhance transparency, reduce risk and improve operational efficiency. Its client base includes the most significant institutional participants in the financial marketplace.

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Royal Bank of Scotland –

Global Banking and Markets


Number of vacancies: 240 graduate vacancies, 150 internships in

banking, markets, operations and technology

Method of application: online

Application deadline: please see the website

This is an exciting time to join RBS. Graduates and interns now find themselves at the centre of our regeneration, redefining RBS and delivering solutions that will shape not only our business, but the future of banking. With career-building responsibilities from day one, you’ll influence the strategic decisions we make going forward. In Global Banking & Markets (GBM) we are looking for talented graduates to join us in GBM Markets, GBM Banking, GBM Technology and GBM Operations. We also offer a number of intern programmes which are a great way to gain an insight into the world of GBM, gain valuable work experience, technical training and could help you secure a place on our graduate programme in the future. For penultimate year students, we offer ten week summer internships, and in Continental Europe, we have six month internships throughout the year. For students in their first year, we also have an Easter Insight programme.

Société Générale

Website: Number of vacancies: 1000+ in all business areas Method of application: online

Application deadline: ongoing (except: mid-January for General

Inspection Graduate Programme; beginning-November for SGCIB Graduate Programme; mid-December for Summer Internships Programme)

Société Générale is a leading financial services provider in the euro zone. Professionalism, team spirit and innovation are our corporate values, reflected in all of our actions and within the diversity of our 157,000 employees around the world. Our career opportunities (graduate programmes in Corporate and Investment Banking and in General Inspection, VIE and summer and long-term internships) represent the possibility to gain significant international exposure while assuming responsibilities in a team and improving your knowledge and skills of the industry.

People who count for us are strong academic performers with an analytical spirit able to adapt to an evolving environment. Team spirit, curiosity and languages are key to succeed. Join us to build the career that you strive for!

Morgan Stanley


Number of vacancies: 550-700 full time roles & internships Method of application: online – CV and cover letter Application deadline: see online

Morgan Stanley has a distinguished history of serving clients for over 75 years. Since its founding in 1935, the Firm has been known for the important clients it serves, its innovative approach to solving complex problems, and its agility in embracing change. From the firm’s founders to today’s leaders, Morgan Stanley has enjoyed a remarkable continuity of leadership. Throughout its history, Morgan Stanley’s business principles have stayed constant. Integrity and client service, the spirit of partnership and the free exchange of views, being open to innovation – the firm has succeeded by sticking to these. Morgan Stanley is a Firm that inspires people to be their best – and always finds new opportunities to offer them.

Oliver Wyman

Website: Number of vacancies: no fixed quota Method of application: online

Application deadline: first deadline: 2 November 2011. Second deadline:

18 December 2012

Oliver Wyman is a leading global management consulting firm. We combine deep industry knowledge with specialised expertise in strategy, operations, risk management, organisational transformation and leadership development. Consulting candidates can apply to either or both of our distinctive career tracks:

• Financial Services Management Consulting • General Management Consulting

Distinguished by the calibre of our people and our creative and collegial culture, we offer a stimulating work environment, a meaningful professional experience and an opportunity to shape and develop the firm. From day one, you will be part of a project team, working closely with clients and taking responsibility for discrete elements of our work.

Outstanding students of any discipline are welcome to apply, although strong analytical skills and a passion for applying them to real world problem-solving are a must. Successful candidates will combine intellectual curiosity and self-confidence with entrepreneurship and a desire to contribute fully to shaping the firm’s future.

Standard Chartered

Website: Number of vacancies: 100+ globally in wholesale banking, HR, audit Method of application: online

Application deadline: 1 January 2012

With 1,700 offices in 71 markets, Standard Chartered is a leading international bank offering exciting and challenging international career opportunities for over 75,000 staff. We are committed to building a sustainable business over the long term and are trusted worldwide for upholding high standards of corporate governance, social responsibility, environmental protection and employee diversity. The Bank’s heritage and values are expressed in our brand promise, “Here for good”. We are committed to creating an engaging, inclusive work environment, where people can make a difference, as individuals and as part of a team. The Bank places great emphasis on continuous improvement to increase productivity, enhance customer service and reduce administrative tasks, so that employees can spend more time in rewarding activities that add value to the Group. Join us, you’ll learn faster, go further and contribute more.

State Street


Number of vacancies: multiple in financial services Method of application: online

Application deadline: 28 October 2011

State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT) is the world’s leading provider of financial services to institutional investors. We offer three core capabilities – investment servicing, investment management and investment research and trading – that can be used independently or together to fuel our clients’ business strategies. With $21.5 trillion in assets under custody and $2.0 trillion in assets under management, State Street employs more over 27,000 people and operates in 27 countries and more than 100 geographic markets worldwide.



Number of vacancies: 25 in financial services and information


Method of application: online Application deadline: 29 February 2012

A Fortune 500 company with annual revenue exceeding $5 billion, SunGard is a global leader in software and processing solutions for financial services, higher education and the public sector. We serve more than 25,000 customers in more than 70 countries worldwide, including the world’s 50 largest financial services companies. SunGard Financial Systems provides software and IT services to institutions in virtually every segment of the financial services industry. We are at the forefront of this demanding industry and our technology accounts for and manages more than $25 trillion in investment assets and processes more than five million trades a day! Working across financial services our clients include asset managers, traders, custodians, compliance officers, treasurers, insurers, risk, hedge fund managers, plan administrators and clearing agents. We are currently recruiting for our Graduate and Summer Intern Programmes starting in 2012.



Number of vacancies: no fixed quota in investments, distribution, I.T

services, risk, service management and investment reporting and information services

Method of application: online Application deadline: see online

Threadneedle is a leading international investment manager with a strong track record of outperformance across asset classes. We actively manage £66.6bn of assets, investing on behalf of individuals, pension funds, insurers and corporations. We are a top 10 UK fund manager by AUM, and the 4th largest UK retail fund manager.

Threadneedle’s distinctive investment approach is based on creative thinking, sharing of ideas and rigorous debate. As a graduate trainee, you will join a structured programme which will give you considerable exposure within your chosen business area.

What we look for

We look for the equivalent of a 2:1 with high-quality A-level and G.C.S.E grades or equivalent qualifications. We welcome both undergraduates and postgraduate applicants from all disciplines and look for the most talented individuals regardless of their background, circumstances, age or nationality. At the end of your programme, we will help develop your career and will reward your success. We will also be running an Internship Programme for the summer of 2012; applications for the summer internships will be open in December 2011.


Join us for a short presentation and the opportunity to meet with our consultants and partners over drinks and canapés to discuss careers at Oliver Wyman

oliver wyman, 55 baker street, london, w1u 8ew

thursday 20th october, 6.30pm for a 7pm start

To pre-register for the event please email

Now accepting applications for full-time and intern positions Please apply online at Oliver Wyman is a leading global management consulting firm that

combines deep industry knowledge with specialised expertise in strategy, operations, risk management, organisational transformation, and leadership development. With offices in 50+ cities across 25 countries, Oliver Wyman works with the CEOs and executive teams of Global 1000 companies.

An equal opportunity employer.


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Website: Number of vacancies: 100-150

Method of application: online Application deadline: ongoing

UniCredit is one of Europe’s leading financial institutions with more than 161.000 employees in 22 countries. Our core competencies are Family and Small and Medium Enterprises, Corporate & Investment Banking and Private Banking. Diversity of employees isn’t just a fact of life for UniCredit, it is one of our key strengths. We, UniCredit people, have created a spirit of openness and accountability which facilitates the sharing of knowledge, using the potential of a unique range of backgrounds. We believe that everyone has the right and responsibility to choose their own way of development. We are looking for people who share our can-do approach, who never stop learning and who are what they call in IT “user friendly”, in our culture language “easy to deal with”. Take a moment to browse through our career site and find out more about our international graduate program as well as current opportunities at UniCredit.


Website: Number of vacancies: 25 in insurance Method of application: online

Application deadline: 30 December 2011

Willis is one of the world’s largest Global Insurance Brokers. Willis was the broker for the Titanic, the “Moon Buggy” and Ugly Betty’s smile. We are huge in Kidnap and Ransom Insurance, Fine Art & Jewellery, Aerospace, Transport, Marine and so much more! Willis has more than 400 offices in nearly 120 countries, with a global team of approximately 17,000 employees serving clients in virtually every part of the world. If you are in your final year at University and looking for an exciting and challenging career in London then look no further than Willis. We have opportunities for intelligent, ambitious and talented Graduates across several aspects of our business. We offer a 2 year Graduate Programme which starts with a one week intense induction. You will then join your team for on the job training which is complemented by ongoing learning sessions.

Wolverine Trading, UK, Ltd.


Number of vacancies: 1 in financial services Method of application: email to Application deadline: ongoing

Founded in 1994, Wolverine is a diversified financial institution specializing in proprietary trading, asset management, order execution services and technology solutions. We are recognized as a market leader in derivatives valuation, trading, and value-added order execution across global equity, options and futures markets. With a focus on innovation, achievement, and integrity, we take pride in serving the interests of both our clients and colleagues. Wolverine is headquartered in Chicago, with branch offices in New York, San Francisco & London.

For more details visit our website

you have talents. we have options.




Morgan Stanley is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity. (M/F/D/V) © 2011 Morgan Stanley

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13 October 2011: Banking and Financial Services Fair

Senior Dining Room and Senior Common Room

A1 Ernst & Young

A2 BlackRock

A3 P&G

A4 Bloomberg

A5 Financial Services Authority

A6 Blackstone A7 JP Morgan A8 Barclays Capital A9 Mitsubishi Securities A10 Citi A11 Macquarie A12 Rothschild A13 Optiver A14 Swiss Re

A15 Grisons Peak

A16 Norges Bank

A17 Standard Bank

B1 Barclays Retail B2 Mazars B3 Credit Suisse B4 Fidelity Worldwide B5 Dixon Wilson B6 Nomura B7 Commerzbank B8 Jefferies B9 UBS B10 BNP Paribas B11 PWC A7 A8 A1 A2 A3 A4 A5 A6 A10

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Barclays Capital


Number of vacancies: 500+ in front office and infrastructure Method of application: online

Application deadline: 31 December 2011

Barclays Capital is a leading global investment bank. With a distinctive business model, Barclays Capital provides large corporate, government and institutional clients with a comprehensive set of solutions to their strategic advisory, financing and risk management needs. Barclays Capital has offices worldwide, employs over 20,000 people and has the global reach, advisory services and distribution power to meet the needs of issuers and investors worldwide.

Barclays Retail & Business Banking


Number of vacancies: 100+ in retail banking, HR, marketing, finance,

technology, operations, credit risk and tax

Method of application: online

Application deadline: 31 December 2011

Barclays is best known as one of the world’s leading banks; a far-reaching global financial services organisation, with 147,000 colleagues in over 50 countries serving more than 48 million customers. Barclays Retail and Business Banking provides banking and credit card solutions and services to personal and small business customers. We want you to make tomorrow even more exciting than today, combining the strategic vision to conceive our future with the strength of character to go about creating it so we’re looking to recruit inventive, invigorating, inspiring graduates across all business areas in 2010-11. Graduates who share our international mindset and are prepared to move wherever the demands of the business and our clients needs take them. The question is, could you be one of them?



Number of vacancies: 100+ in asset management Method of application: online

Application deadline: see online

BlackRock is one of the world’s preeminent asset management firms and a premier provider of global investment management, risk management and advisory services to institutional, intermediary and individual investors around the world. BlackRock offers a range of solutions – from rigorous fundamental and quantitative active management approaches aimed at maximizing outperformance to highly efficient indexing strategies designed to gain broad exposure to the world’s capital markets. Our clients can access our investment solutions through a variety of product structures, including individual and institutional separate accounts, mutual funds and other pooled investment vehicles, and the industry-leading iShares(r) ETFs.

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The Blackstone Group

Website: Number of vacancies: 8 Method of application: online Application deadline: see online

Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment and advisory firms. Founded in 1985, the firm employs approximately 1,500 people across its various business lines worldwide, with 21 global offices including New York, Boston, Menlo Park, Hong Kong, and London. We seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for our investors, the companies we invest in, the companies we advise and the broader global economy. We do this through the commitment of our extraordinary people and flexible capital. Blackstone provides various financial advisory services, including financial and strategic advisory, restructuring and reorganization advisory and fund placement services. Our alternative asset management businesses include the management of private equity funds, real estate funds, funds of hedge funds, credit-oriented funds and closed-end mutual funds. The London office is looking for graduates to join us in Financial Advisory, Real Estate Private Equity and Corporate Private Equity.


Wanted: people to

help shape the future.

Risky place, Planet Earth. But as one of the world’s leading reinsurers, risk is our business.

Risk in every shape and form, in every walk of life. As a graduate at Swiss Re, your job will mean

coming to grips with all those global issues that make life today so risky − and so challenging.

Whether your discipline is natural science, mathematics, business administration, medicine,

law, finance, or just about anything else for that matter, we’re looking for exceptional people who

are up for spending 18 months of their life on our graduates@swissre programme. At Swiss Re,

risk is the raw material we work with, but what our clients value are the opportunities we create.

And − hey − this could be yours.

Seize your opportunity at

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Website: Number of vacancies: 300+ in finance Method of application: online Application deadline: ongoing

Bloomberg leads the knowledge economy, delivering the competitive edge through critical information. We connect influential decision makers across business, finance and government to a thriving network of news, data, people and ideas. The Bloomberg Professional service sits at the core of our network. With over 280,000 active subscribers, we provide unmatched visibility into global and local financial markets and the world of business. Bloomberg’s media services-television, print, radio and online-support and enhance our core offerings, with more than 2,200 news and multimedia professionals at 152 bureaus in 72 countries. Industry solutions covering law, government and sports leverage Bloomberg’s expertise in data and news to offer clients information critical to their work.

BNP Paribas


Number of vacancies: + 200 globally across Investment Banking, Capital

Markets and functions. We also have pre-internship schemes available

Method of application: online

Application deadline: 30 November 2011

BNP Paribas Corporate & Investment Banking (CIB) is a leading investment bank with global leadership in many of our businesses. With over 19,000 employees in 53 countries, we are one of the strongest banks in the world and can offer you an exciting and truly global start to your career. We have a diverse business with great opportunities for bright and ambitious individuals. Once we have identified the best fit for your skills and ambitions, you will be hired directly to a specific desk in a full-time position. You’ll receive first-class training, form a global network and join a culture that rewards performance but takes a realistic approach to work life balance.

At BNP Paribas CIB, we’re committed to early and rapid career

development. If you are analytical and entrepreneurial, if you are numerate, have ideas and are ready to learn, we want to hear from you.



Number of vacancies: approx. 250 in global transaction services,

investment banking, corporate banking, risk management, capital markets origination, sales and trading, human resources, technology, operations and private banking

Method of application: online

Application deadline: 4 November 2011 (graduates), 6 January 2012

(summer internships), 3 February 2012 (first year programmes)

Citi, the leading global financial services company, has approximately 200-million customer accounts and does business in more than 140 countries. Driven by a desire for entrepreneurship and creativity, Citi is helping to shape the future of banking. It is not progress at any price, however, we strongly believe in a commitment to responsible growth that benefits clients, colleagues and communities alike. For more information, please visit for all the details on the divisions we hire into, applications will open in September 2011 for 2012 roles.

Achieving more together

Commerzbank AG


Number of vacancies: various in corporates & markets Method of application: online

Application deadline: see online

Commerzbank Corporates & Markets (C&M) is the corporate and investment banking segment of Commerzbank AG, providing a broad range of products and services to corporate and institutional clients in Europe and beyond. The business incorporates advisory and capital markets activities in debt, equities, commodities, fixed income and currencies with a strong focus on derivatives and structured products. C&M aspires to be clients’ partner of choice when it comes to the development and execution of smart solutions for all their financing and capital market needs. The Graduate Programme begins with several weeks’ training which will familiarise you with the bank’s structure, products and services. Here you will also meet other members of the Graduate Programme, so you can start networking early on. Our training programme will give you the opportunity to experience what international business is like within an investment bank.

Equities | Fixed Income | Commodities | Investment Banking | Wealth & Asset Management

Member SIPC. © 2011 Jefferies & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. UK & Europe: Jefferies International Limited. Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Services Authority.

In a time of unparalleled business opportunity,

Jefferies is seeking global talent to join our team. As a leading global

investment banking firm with offices in more than 30 cities worldwide

and 3,800 employee-partners, Jefferies provides insight, expertise and

execution to investors, companies and government entities.

Our mission is to help every single member of our team – and every

client we represent – to fulfill their maximum potential. As we build

upon our expertise in investment banking, fixed income, equity,

currency, commodities and wealth and asset management, we invite

motivated individuals to become a part of our client focused, idea-driven

professional environment.



“One of the World’s Most Admired Companies”

– Fortune Magazine

“The Best Place to Work”

– Here Is the City News

Learn more about

our Analyst and

Internship Programs.

Apply now at

Opportunity Begins

at Jefferies



Not all careers in Capital Markets are the same, and a career with MUSI offers you a unique opportunity to get ahead in the investment banking world and make an impact in a fast-moving organisation. We are a focused, specialist firm that benefits from the strength and support of being part of a larger group. Due to our size we look for a relatively small number of talented graduates and interns each year. You therefore won’t get lost in a large trainee intake; you’ll feel involved and be an integral part of our team from your very first day.



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Credit Suisse


Number of vacancies: no fixed quota, in equities, fixed income, investment

banking, alternative investments, IT, operations and finance

Method of application: online

Application deadline: 30 November 2011 (graduates), 11 January 2012

(spring and summer internships)

Credit Suisse is a forward-thinking financial services firm serving clients around the globe. As a stable company with a long banking tradition, we are one of the most respected banks in the world. Indeed, we are a leading player in many key markets – recognized by industry publications for our continued excellence. Our three primary businesses – Private Banking, Investment Banking and Asset Management – partner with our Shared Services, Information Technology and Operations teams. Together, they work around the world, around the clock, providing seamless solutions to our global clients and employees.

Our entry-level programs give you the chance to make a difference from day one, and provide world-class training and support to enable you to develop into a future business leader. And throughout your career with us, you will benefit from cross-business and international mobility opportunities.

Our vision is to become the world’s most admired bank. A career with us means that you can help shape our future.

To learn more, visit our website at

Dixon Wilson

Website: Number of vacancies: 12-16 in accountancy Method of application: online

Application deadline: ongoing

Dixon Wilson is one of the leading accountancy firms in the UK with offices in London and Paris, specialising in providing accountancy, audit, and tax advice and strategy planning to private clients, companies, entrepreneurs and their businesses. We offer a three-year training contract with support from external tutors, who provide training designed to enable our students to pass the ACA examinations first time. We also provide in-house training designed to help students on a wider range of technical and soft skills and management topics. A training contract with Dixon Wilson offers: a mix of private client and corporate work; an interesting variety of accountancy, work, taxation, audit assignments; involvement with assignments from start to finish and no excessive lengthy assignments; the opportunity to meet clients at a senior level; the opportunity to work directly with Managers and Partners.

Ernst & Young LLP

Website: Number of vacancies: 750 in professional services Method of application: online

Application deadline: ongoing

Go from strength to strength. Ernst & Young is 144,000 people in 700 locations across 140 countries. Our Advisory, Assurance, Corporate Finance and Tax teams work with some of the best-known names in business and industry to realise their full potential. It takes ingenuity, creativity and hard work. There’s no need for your background or your degree to decide your direction. At Ernst & Young, it’s your choices that influence the path you take, not your past. Graduate opportunities are available across the UK and undergraduates can join one of our elite EY FastTracks programmes. Find out more:

Fidelity Worldwide Investment


Number of vacancies: approx. 20 graduates and 10 interns in

investment management

Method of application: online

Application deadline: 4 November 2011 (Investment graduate

programme), 31 December 2011 (other graduate programmes), 31 December 2011 (investment internships) and 30 April 2012 (European internship programme)

At Fidelity Worldwide Investment, it’s our investment intelligence and our attention to detail that set us apart. We make considered judgments about which organisations to invest in around the world, to benefit our clients. In fact, we manage assets worth over US$255.5 billion on behalf of clients including corporations, governments, charities, advisors, financial institutions and individuals around the globe. To put it simply we invest money in equities, bonds, funds and property companies on behalf of our clients. And by using our judgment, knowledge and market expertise, we aim to enable our clients’ money to grow. Join us and you’ll discover that our business reflects the qualities of our people – intelligent, entrepreneurial, forward-thinking and self-reliant. So, discover your investment intelligence.


Elizabeth developed

her skills on our emerging markets team and was looking for the next step. We gave her uncharted territory, and she gave us new clients in

Africa. She took on more responsibility – and she took her career to new heights. Read her story at

Credit Suisse is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of any protected category. © 2011 CREDIT SUISSE GROUP AG and/or its affi liates, subsidiaries and branches. All rights reserved.

Elizabeth, Associate, Emerging Markets Coverage, London


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The Financial Services Authority


Number of vacancies: 50+ in finance and regulation Method of application: online

Application deadline: November 2011

The FSA is the primary regulator for financial services in the UK, our remit is broad and encompasses the full spectrum of the 27,000 financial firms – from the UK operations of global investment banks, through to sole traders and independent financial advisors. Working for a financial regulator means that you are personally contributing to safeguarding the interests of consumers, having the remit and the scope to influence policy and the way financial institutions operate, to ensure stability of the financial system, and to facilitate and champion fair and orderly markets.

Typical work includes:

• Policy: Determines the principles of regulation in the UK.

• Supervision: Monitors firms to ensure they are complying with regulation, challenges firms on the outcomes of their actions.

• Authorisation: Controls new entrants and people into the market to ensure they meet minimum standards.

• Risk: Identifies and monitors specific risks to the financial system. • Enforcement: Investigates and penalises firms and individuals who break

the rules.

Grisons Peak

Website: Number of vacancies: 2 in finance

Method of application: CV and cover letter to jillbradford@

Application deadline: 30 November 2011

Established in 2003, Grisons Peak is a London-based merchant bank focussed on providing independent advice across a number of product lines and geographic regions. We have historically focussed within the financial services industry; however, since our geographic partners possess industry expertise in automotive, manufacturing, alternative energy and pharmaceuticals, we have responded to meet their cross border needs by expanding into these sectors.

The firm now operates via partnerships into over 20 countries. Our geographic footprint covers virtually all of Europe, the Middle East and North Asia.

We now operate across five product lines. In four of these product lines (all except M&A), we have either proprietary or copyrighted technology, which differs us from our competitors.

J.P. Morgan


Number of vacancies: 300+ in investment banking Method of application: online

Application deadline: online

J.P. Morgan has a long-standing reputation for doing first-class business in a first-class way. Combining a proud legacy with innovative and strategic thinking, we help companies grow and markets develop. We have an exceptional team of employees collaborating globally to deliver the best solutions and advice to meet our clients’ needs.

We operate in 100 countries, and hold global leadership positions across our businesses. This is why we are the most respected financial institution in the world – and why we can offer you an outstanding career. Be part of it. Learn more at

Jefferies International

Website: Number of vacancies: 15-20 in investment banking Method of application: online

Application deadline: January 2012

Jefferies, a global securities and investment banking group, has served companies and their investors for nearly 50 years and operates in 30 cities around the world. We provide world-class investment banking, sales & trading, research and asset management to a diverse range of corporate clients, institutional investors and high net worth individuals. Jefferies is the largest independent full service investment bank with 3600 partner employees in 31 cities worldwide. Jefferies has $8 billion in capital base, and $45 billion in balance sheet. Jefferies has been named one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune magazine in the publication’s 2011 ranking of Most Admired Companies.

Mitsubishi UFJ Securities International



Number of vacancies: 10-12 in financial services Method of application: online

Application deadline: 4 November 2011 for graduates;

6 January 2011 for interns

Mitsubishi UFJ Securities International plc (MUSI) is the European capital markets hub of one of the largest financial institutions in the world, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG). MUSI is headquartered in London and is active throughout the international capital markets, focusing on fixed income, debt, equity, derivatives and structured products.

Following a number of record breaking years, MUSI is well positioned in the Financial Services market. We are a focused, smaller, specialist firm but we benefit from the strength and support that comes from being part of a larger group. Due to our size we are looking for a relatively small number of talented graduates and interns, so you won’t get lost in a large trainee intake. You’ll feel involved and be an integral part of our team from your very first day. This really is an opportunity for you to launch your career. For more information regarding the opportunities available, our career events and how to apply please go to

Nomura International Plc


Number of vacancies: various in investment banking, global markets,

corporate infrastructure

Method of application: online Application deadline: 1 January 2012

Nomura is a leading financial services group and the preeminent Asian-based investment bank with worldwide reach. Nomura provides a broad range of innovative solutions tailored to the specific requirements of individual, institutional, corporate and government clients through an international network in over 30 countries. Based in Tokyo and with regional headquarters in Hong Kong, London, and New York, Nomura employs approximately 27,000 staff worldwide. Nomura’s unique understanding of Asia enables the company to make a difference for clients through three business divisions: retail, asset management, and wholesale (global markets and investment banking).

Macquarie Group

Website: Number of vacancies: approx. 80

Method of application: submit CV & covering letter online Application deadline: 7 November 2011 (graduates),

4 January 2012 (internships)

Macquarie is a global provider of banking, financial, advisory, investment and funds management services, employing more than 15,500 people across 28 countries. The diversity of our business and our commitment to managing career development ensures that the people we recruit have the ability to find their niche and excel in a challenging environment. We look for people who want to drive their own success. High calibre, motivated individuals from diverse backgrounds who can demonstrate flexibility and think creatively. At Macquarie you’ll have the freedom to find your own career path and be successfully different.

We’re committed to the ongoing development of our people. That’s why we’ve created specifically tailored programmes to accelerate your career and ensure you reach your full potential.



Number of vacancies: 80-100 in accounting, tax, audit Method of application: online

Application deadline: ongoing

Mazars is an International Accounting and Business Advisory Group. We have 18 offices in the UK and are not only ranked as the eight largest UK partnership by audit fee income, but we are also one of Europe’s largest accounting firms with a huge global presence. We work a wide range of clients - from individuals to local business to large corporate companies and global organisations – across many sectors.