Investing in Talent
The world of investment banking is changing rapidly and the City’s leading banks are looking for fresh and innovative minds regardless of disability or degree, to join their diverse workforce.
“We are committed to hiring the best people for our roles and we do not believe that any disability or long-term health conditions should be a barrier to that.”
This is the message that Citi’s recruitment team, along with many other recruitment managers at the City’s leading banks are sending out to university talent.
If you are an ambitious undergraduate with a disability or long term health condition who wants to pursue exciting career opportunities in banking, Investing in Talent is not to be missed. Meet global employers like Citi, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Barclays, UBS and J.P. Morgan and gain a real insight into investment banking; join interactive, skills sessions led by recruiters on managing a disability and get tips on performing your best in the recruitment process.
Get to know the industry and where you fit in. From capital markets to the trading floor, you will get an overview of the key concepts in investment banking; and learn what key skills and experiences recruiters are looking for in a standout application.
Discover the benefits of being open about your disability in the recruitment process, and what support and adjustments can be provided to level the playing field and enable you to perform at your full potential.
Expand your professional network. Connect with potential employers and engage in a panel discussion with senior industry professionals as they share their experiences of working with a disability.
“Finding out about disability confident employers and being able to connect with recruiters that dealt with reasonable adjustments didn’t just give me the confidence to be open, I believe it truly levelled the playing field. I was able to apply to sponsored firms and the support I have gotten has been amazing.” – Mubariz Mujtaba from the University of Nottingham.
Who can register?
This event is open to undergraduate students with a disability or long term condition, including but not limited to: visual and hearing impairments, mobility impairments, Asperger’s Syndrome, diabetes, epilepsy, dyslexia, dyspraxia, mental health conditions, speech impairments and major illnesses such as cancer and MS.
You will ideally be:
- A first, second year student graduating from university in 2020 or 2021
- Good academic track record, achieving 300+ UCAS points or equivalent* at A level
If you have mitigating circumstances which have prevented you from achieving these grades, do inform us and we will take this into account.
- Have a passion / interest in investment banking and desire to explore a career in this sector.
“Attending the event showed me the supportive environment for people with disabilities in investment banking. The detailed introduction to investment banking as well as the session dedicated to understanding the recruitment process was an invaluable introduction to the banking world.” – Sheena Loeffel
Barclays aims to be an employer of choice for talent. We are committed to providing the support that you may need to be successful at Barclays – be it equipment, flexible working, line manager support and vibrant colleague disability network, Reach.
“I am very lucky in that my current line manager (the Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion for Barclays) knows a lot about the characteristics of Aspergers Syndrome and so is able to manage my disability really well without me having to manage it.” – Paolo Zeppetelli is a Business Diversity Analyst. Read Paolo’s case study.
To find out more about Barclays’ approach to disability and recruitment, visit their profile here:
As an employer of choice, Citi aims to attract and retain the best people. We look for applicants who are innovative and motivated and who wish to make a meaningful contribution to our business. In return we offer outstanding opportunities for professional growth and exciting career prospects. We encourage and embrace applications regardless of disability or any other difference.
“Citi has a strong culture of inclusion which I was drawn to. My disability has made me stand out, and I have used every opportunity it has provided me with to enhance my career.” – Patrick Moran is the Head of Information Security Enterprise Systems and he works with a visual impairment. Read Patrick’s case study.
To find out more about Citi’s approach to disability and recruitment, visit their profile here
J.P. Morgan looks at the whole employee when they join the firm. We look first at what the individual can contribute to both our firm and clients. The firm makes it clear that we want people for their intellectual capacity and talent and we will do everything we can to accommodate them in a reasonable manner.
“During my career with J.P. Morgan I have realized that it is only by being open that we step fully into who we are, and we inspire others to do the same. During the interview process the company will offer any assistance needed and will ask you far in advance what kind of support you would need to feel comfortable at every stage of the interview.” – Andrey is an EMEA Fixed Income Sales Assistant and Client Service Senior Associate and he has a hearing impairment. Read Andrey’s case study.
To find out more about J.P.Morgan’s approach to disability and recruitment, visit their profile here
There is no typical person at Morgan Stanley. Our people come from a wide variety of backgrounds and interests but they are all high achievers who share integrity, intellectual curiosity and the desire to work in a collegial environment. Individuality is prized and people are encouraged to be themselves.
“Morgan Stanley is very supportive of applicants with disabilities. My dyslexia was no exception. The firm was keen to make the application process accessible to everyone, and so they went to every effort to support me with my dyslexia throughout the process.” – Kathy Goodwin is a Treasury Analyst. Read Kathy’s case study.
To find out more about Morgan Stanley’s approach to disability and recruitment, visit their profile here
Diversity and inclusion are not just feel-good corporate buzz words at UBS. Our global workforce is already diverse in many ways, and we consider this a competitive strength. At the same time, we want to further increase our diversity and ensure an inclusive workplace, because both are key to achieving our goals.
“At UBS, disability is no barrier to ability, performance and success, regardless of any type of incapacity if either visual or hidden.” – Larry Hughes is the Executive Director and Head of Corporate Services and he has chronic heart disease. Read Larry’s case study.
To find out more about UBS’ approach to disability and recruitment, visit their profile here
Goldman Sachs is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in job application procedures.
“Diversity is at the very core of our ability to serve our clients well and to maximize return for our shareholders. Diversity supports and strengthens the firm’s culture, and it reinforces our reputation as the employer of choice in our industry and beyond.” – Lloyd C. Blankfein, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
To find out more about Goldman Sachs’ approach to disability and recruitment, visit their profile here
What to expect?
You will have the opportunity to participate in various skills sessions on the day which are designed to equip you with the skills and confidence to make an application and secure an internship / graduate job in investment banking.
- An introduction to investment banking
- Recruiter-led skills sessions
- How to be open and request adjustments
- Panel discussions with senior bank representatives
- Networking over drinks and canapes
“The event was useful because I was able to directly discuss adjustments with recruiters of several banks. It also gave me a unique opportunity to network with current employees at the banks and learn about their work and professional paths.” – William Desmas, ESSEC Business School
Register to attend
The next Investing in Talent event will take place on Friday 25th October 2019, please register your interest to attend here.