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.
If you want a job in finance today, follow the blood trail. Look at banks in the U.K., which created at least 20,000 new jobs last year to deal with claims over mis-sold payment protection insurance (PPI) and interest rate swaps. Banks like Barclays and Lloyds plan to continue hiring aggressively in 2013.