What does Bloomberg do?
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.
What can you expect from Bloomberg?
Immediate responsibility and the opportunity to reach the peak of sales, software, data, technology, finance, news and beyond. You’ll focus on building and defining your career, rather than climbing a predefined ladder. Entry-level hires receive immersive training, following by immediate challenge. You’ll present ideas in a truly flat organization: one that places you on par with experienced colleagues.
Internships offer an unparalleled combination of learning, networking and project responsibilities. Through training, seminars, internal job fairs, our senior speaker series, philanthropic events and more, you’ll gain firsthand exposure into life at Bloomberg.
Are you the New Type B?
- Name: James Nelson
- Role: Spanish Sales Representative
- University: Bristol University
- Degree: BA Spanish and Portuguese
Spanish Sales Representative
I wanted to find a job where I could use my language skills on a daily basis and also further my interest and knowledge in the financial markets. Bloomberg is the perfect fit.
Starting as an intern in the Sales team, I got a fantastic overview of the company and decided that Sales would allow me to pursue an exciting career in the industry. I began a full time role in the Global Customer Support Team (GCUS) providing customer support to clients worldwide.
Soon I progressed into our Analytics department where I assisted clients in solving more complex financial questions. I became an expert on the BLOOMBERG TERMINAL™ and gained the necessary knowledge to join the Sales team. My training was extensive and our in-house experts were on hand for any questions I had.
I now work on a team looking after Spanish clients. This means I travel to Spain two or three times a month to develop existing relationships and prospect for new clients. It is vital I keep up-to-date with financial news and communicate enhancements on the BLOOMBERG PROFESSIONAL® service to my clients. This is a highly customer facing role and I feel I am making a real contribution to the business.
- Name: Niamh McMahon
- Role: Global Customer Support Team Leader
- University: Trinity College Dublin
- Degree: BA Economics
I joined Bloomberg in August just after graduating from Trinity College in Dublin. I had studied Economics and was keen to get exposure to the financial markets in a client facing role. The Bloomberg Sales training program immediately appealed to me due to the great training opportunities and international diversity the company offered. I began in our global Customer support department fielding calls from around the world and helping our clients resolve their business needs. It was a great way to develop my knowledge of the company, our clients and the Bloomberg Professional service. Immediately I loved the vibrant atmosphere in the department and really felt that my opinion and input was valued.
After 3 months I was taking control of our front desk and after 5 months I became a Team Leader in GCUS! It has been so amazing to get management experience in such a large and vibrant company especially so soon out of university. I am still looking to go to sales but in a company like Bloomberg with so many opportunities along the way- what's the rush?
- Name: Ahmed Hassan
- Role: Equity Researcher - Middle East Earnings & Fundamentals
- University: University of Kingston, London
- Degree: BA (Honors) Business Management (Specialized in Finance)
I joined Bloomberg in February 2006 after working for HSBC Bank plc. Prior to that I had graduated from the University Of Kingston where I studied Business Management and specialized in Finance for my final year. This triggered my hunger for the world of finance and its diversity. The Bloomberg Middle East equity research position immediately appealed to me as it enabled me to exploit my language skills and finance knowledge/experience to develop the product and Bloomberg' s coverage in the Middle East.
The diversity of the role is excellent, one hour I could be analyzing the financial reports of a bank in Dubai and the other I could be calculating a selection of Bahraini company's period earnings. There is always a variety of things to do, learn or people to contact or meet.
After 4 months I have developed tremendously, through attending a variety of seminars, training sessions and workshops I have improved my product knowledge greatly and have increased my skill base. Bloomberg stimulates you to always move forward and achieve, so why not take advantage of this opportunity and develop?
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Are you looking for a rewarding career in finance?
Then Bloomberg is looking for you!
At Bloomberg, each of our 8,000 employees embodies the excellence and intellectual curiosity that we are known for. We demand much of our people; they are treated with the respect that they have earned by building us into a world leader in our industry. We give them every advantage in their careers, with top-flight education and windows for advancement. All this means that we create an environment in which you have unparalleled opportunity to excel.
We have many arenas in which you can shine. You can work for our core business, the Bloomberg Professional service, to the teams of any of our media products. We have a reputation for excellence worldwide, and our employees are the key to maintaining our reputation.
We are currently recruiting graduates from all disciplines into different areas within the London office. We're looking for broad-minded individuals with a passion for finance or IT. Languages are desirable but not essential.
So if you think you've got what it takes, take a look at who we are. The challenges. The rewards. The opportunities. We know you'll like what you see.
Please refer to our website.
Please refer to our website.
- How many vacancies are there?
Bloomberg is a successful and growing company. Teams across the business are recruiting currently, including Sales, News, Programming and Data departments. This year we will bring in hundreds of graduates. We look forward to your application!
- When is the deadline for applications?
Our recruitment is on-going with a number of start dates throughout the year.
- Do you have minimum educational requirements?
We will consider applications from candidates with any educational backgrounds. We are more interested in finding out about the real you!
- Do I have to be a Finance or Business graduate to apply?
Not at all. We recruit graduates from all backgrounds. All we ask for is a passion for working at Bloomberg and within the financial markets.
- May I send my CV to a Bloomberg email address?
No, it is requested that you submit your application via the website.
- What is the recruitment process?
You'll find that at Bloomberg, we recruit differently than any other company. It's about who you are, not just what's on your resume. Attracting and hiring the best people is a top priority, so when we receive your resume the department managers will review it. Qualified candidates will receive an invitation to one of our recruitment events or to a panel interview. The rest is up to you. Show us who you are and why you're ready for the challenges and rewards of a career at Bloomberg.
- Do you use Assessment Centres and psychometric testing?
We do not use Assessment Centres or psychometric testing in the recruitment process. The number of interview stages varies between departments.
- Will there be training and development possibilities in my new role?
You will receive comprehensive training from the start to ensure that you are well equipped for a career within your business function. You will learn about the Bloomberg Professional service, the financial markets, as well as the necessary skills required to flourish in your career. Through Bloomberg University, employees can search for additional instructor-led training, self-study courses and interactive multimedia training.
- Will there be opportunities for career progression?
At Bloomberg we will provide you with the training and development required to shape your career. There is no set career path and we encourage all our employees to take advantage of all the opportunities we offer. Within a short space of time you could be a team leader within your department or in charge of initiating recruitment events to name but a few. All you have to do is show us what you're made of!
- Are there opportunities to pursue external study/qualifications?
We encourage employees to undertake external study programmes or qualifications if they are relevant to their career development. These will be subsidised by the company once approval is obtained from your department manager.
- Do you have a graduate 'scheme'?
Each Bloomberg department recruits graduates into different roles. All posts marked as entry level are open to graduates. We do not have a specific graduate 'scheme'. All new-starters receive extensive training and responsibility from day one. The area we take most Graduates into is Global Customer Support which feeds through into Sales.
- Will I be able to use my language skills?
We actively recruit candidates with a second language, however it is not essential. Our international diversity ensures that you will continuously be liaising with clients around the world, in all different languages.
- Will there be an opportunity to travel?
This will depend on which area of the business you apply to. Bloomberg has a presence in 127 countries, so our dedicated Sales teams travel around the globe to ensure our client relationships are sustained and our service maintains its market leadership. In any role at Bloomberg you will have daily contact with colleagues all over the globe.
- What salary do you offer?
You can expect a highly competitive salary with an extensive benefits package.
- Do you run a Summer Internship scheme?
Yes, we take hundreds of interns globally each year into various business functions. Please visit the Student section of the website for more information.
- Where can I find further information about Bloomberg?
Our website is the best source for company information and career opportunities.