11 financial services firms that are STILL recruiting graduates this year
Most banks completed their graduate recruitment for 2013 at the tail end of last year, so anyone who hasn’t got a place yet has severely limited options. However, these firms are still hiring graduates.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch:
The bank’s remaining full-time graduate positions are in Asia-Pacific, with risk roles available in Hong Kong and China and sales and trading positions, risk and treasury jobs available in Australia.
The world’s biggest asset manager is still going strong on graduate recruitment for 2013. On the investments side, fixed income, equities and client solutions roles are available in both London and Edinburgh. There are also support function full-time positions still available.
The German bank has one full-time programme in the UK still open for applications – within its asset and wealth management division. However, there are also opportunities further afield – transaction banking in Dubai is open for applications (Arabic is a must, though) and there are still graduate roles for its corporate banking and securities division in the Netherlands.
Henderson Global Investors:
This is not a graduate position per se, since it’s a 12-month trainee scheme with no guarantee of a full time role at the end. However, the majority (78%) to undertake the scheme have secured a job within Henderson after its completion. Applications for the current intake end on 27 March, but it has seven intakes each year.
The world’s biggest interdealer broker is still hiring graduates in London for support functions. There’s a full time programme for post trade risk, and a one-year placement for technology graduates. However, there are full-time broking roles in Sydney and Singapore that are pen to applications until the end of March.
South African bank and asset manager Investec only opened to applications for its 2013 graduate programme on 8 March. These are for support functions on a rotational basis for six months at a time before new recruits are settled into a particular business area. There are 4-6 positions available.
J.P. Morgan has a couple of graduate positions open, but you’ll need to be quick – applications close today. There’s a private bank solutions analyst role in London, and an asset management sales support analyst, also in the UK.
This Prudential-owned asset manager has most of its graduate schemes open for applications until the end of March. There’s the commercial management programme – which gives graduates a rotational tour of all the different front office functions, IT and compliance places available.
Unfortunately, the only positions left at Morgan Stanley are for technology and back office roles. There’s a full-time analyst programme for its operations divisions in Glasgow to start in February 2014, or the more adventurous graduates can apply for IT jobs based in its Budapest office.
Nomura is already recruiting for its 2014 analyst programme in Sydney, and is closing applications for a Japanese speaking graduate to work in sales on 31 March.
UBS has just one open full-time position in EMEA left currently – a project support roles for wealth management, based in Luxembourg.