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£32,500 (+£5,000 sign on bonus) plus benefitsNationwideAug-2016
Competitive plus benefitsJul-2016
£29,000 pa plus a £500 welcome bonus plus benefits plus Bonus salary reviewSouth East, London, East Midlands, North EastSep-2016
£24000.00 per annum plus OTE plus BonusCentral
£19,000 plus benefits pro rataNationwideJun-2016
£19,500 plus benefits pro rataNationwideJun-2016
£23,000 to £35,000 OTE plus benefitsInternational (Europe), InternationalOngoing
£19,500 plus benefits pro rataNationwideJul-2016
Competitive plus benefitsNationwideOngoing
Competitive plus benefitsLeicester, Milton KeynesOngoing
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Working in Banking
Jobs in Banking are in high demand - and applicants should be prepared to put in the hard work to prove themselves. The financial sector is fast-paced, and the work is extremely demanding - twelve hour days are standard for entry-level positions - but if a graduate is willing to put in the time and the effort, the rewards can be substantial.
The financial sector covers Investment Banking, Corporate Banking and Markets. All areas require candidates to have a solid academic grounding, but require different approaches to conducting business in the field.
The majority of work in the financial sector is in London and the City, meaning graduates from other areas should be prepared to relocate.
How to Get a Job in Banking
The biggest area in Banking is Investment Banking. There are several different departments within this area, and each requires a different set of skills, but all require candidates able to work under pressure and willing to work long hours.
The three key areas in Investment Banking are:
- Research and Analysis
Research and Analysis roles require employees to conduct research and deliver reports on businesses, stocks, shares and varying sorts of equity. Analysts give their opinions on how much a company's shares are worth and draw comparisons to what they are currently selling at, finally offering a buy or sell verdict to the Sales team. The role is vital to the success of the Traders and Sales teams.
Graduates applying for this department need to demonstrate meticulous research skills, in-depth knowledge of the industry and an understanding of market trends.
Sales Teams take the reports from the Researchers and Analysts and contact clients with findings and recommendations, which means that employers look for Sales applicants with the ability to form long-term relationships with clients. Members of the Sales Teams must be able to gain client trust and convince them to trade with the bank.
Candidates for Sales should be able to provide evidence of excellent communication skills, as well as confidence and drive. Sales Teams in banks can spend all day on the phone with clients, so a good telephone manner is imperative.
Trading relies on making the right deal at the right time; buying shares before they rocket and selling before they plummet. Traders work closely with the Sales and Research teams to understand and implement their findings.
Graduates interested in become Traders must be quick and decisive thinkers, able to keep up with developments and with client demands.
- Academic Excellence
Banking recruits the best of the best. Classifications of 2:1 or higher are usually required; banks rarely accept anything lower without excellent work experience. Applicants will usually require a degree in a related field such as Maths, Economics, PPE or Computing, though banks will occasionally accept applicants with more traditional academic degrees in the Humanities.
Graduates should be aware that banks look for a history of academic excellence and will ask for A Level results, and possibly GCSEs.
- Commitment and drive
The long hours and hard work associated with Banking require commitment and persistence. Candidates should expect to undergo a rigorous application process to prove that they are up to the task.
Most banks will require several online applications, tests, psychometric tests and interviews. Candidates should brush up on their technique, and practice as much as possible since competition is fierce. Banks thrive on dynamic employees and driven, ambitious candidates.
- Interpersonal skills
Banking requires working closely with other departments in a high-pressure environment. Candidates need to be people focused, with excellent communication skills. Teamwork is essential, and candidates should do their best to showcase any experience which may display their interpersonal skills.
- Excellent Numeracy Skills
It should come as no surprise that graduates wanting to go into Banking should have a head for numbers, and be able to juggle figures quickly and efficiently. Candidates should be able to provide evidence of their numeracy skills such as experience working a part time job which included cashing up in a shop, or serving as a treasurer for a university society or sports team.
Regardless of the specific skills required for each department, candidates for any position in Banking should display the following:
Banking Interview Ratings
Founded in 1983, Allegis Group is a serious global player, with over 350 offices and a turnover in excess of $8.3 billion. We are the largest privately owned recruitment company and the 4th largest staffing firm in the world.
Banking, Sales, Recruitment
Sixty seven million clients… operations across Western Europe, North America and the Asia/Pacific region… the 15th largest company in the world by revenue.
Banking, Human Resources, Computing & IT, Insurance, Marketing, Finance
The impact of the Bank of Englandâ??s work is uniquely far-reaching. As the countryâ??s central bank, we promote the good of the people of the UK by maintaining monetary and financial stability. The work we do, and the decisions we make, influences the daily lives of millions of people.
Banking, Computing & IT, Science & Technology, Finance
Barclays is a major financial services provider that operates in over 50 countries and employs over 140,000 people. Our global business has a history that spans 300 years and touches every area of finance and investment including retail banking, corporate and investment banking, wealth and investment management.
Accounting, Banking, Computing & IT, Science & Technology, Finance
We recruit ambitious graduates like you at every stage of the energy life cycle - from geoscientists sending shock waves through the earth to find new oil and gas reserves and engineers building platforms in the ocean to extract them, to traders anticipating and reacting to changes in the markets around them.
Accounting, Banking, Engineering, Management, Science & Technology, Finance
Graduate careers for adventurous minds
If you’re someone who thinks beyond the obvious, a fulfilling, fast-paced career could be yours at Deutsche Bank. We look for more than excellent academic achievement. We want original, collaborative, passionate people ready to challenge and adapt. People who are open to new ideas, eager to learn and keen to grow their long-term careers.
Accounting, Banking, Science & Technology, Finance
The deVere Group was launched in 2002 and we are now the world’s largest independent financial consultancy.
Banking, Consultancy, Management, Marketing, Sales, Finance
FDM Group is an international IT services provider, with over 200 blue-chip clients in various sectors and offices in the UK, Germany, Luxemburg, New York, Zurich and Hong Kong.
Banking, Consultancy, Engineering, Computing & IT, Science & Technology, Finance
Isban is part of the Santander Group, one of the world’s largest retail and commercial banks. As Santander’s specialist technology arm, we develop software and digital applications to give customers a great banking experience. We number more than 1,500 colleagues in the UK and a further 10,000 people across Isban’s global offices.
Banking, Consultancy, Engineering, Computing & IT, Management, Science & Technology, Finance
At Lloyds Banking Group, we’re looking for people with personal passions, independent ideas and open minds. It’s not about your degree subject. It’s about your desire to help Britain prosper.
All the things that are different about you will help us to be different from the rest. With a role that matters, you’ll help us achieve our goal to be the best bank for customers.
Banking, Computing & IT, Management, Retail, Science & Technology