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 talents.
If you are an ambitious undergraduate with a disability or long term health condition who wants to pursue exciting career opportunities in banking, Investment Banking Careers Event is not to be missed. Meet global employers like UBS, Citi, Morgan Stanley, Barclays, Goldman Sachs 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
Have a passion / interest in investment banking and desire to explore a career in this sector
If you have mitigating circumstances which have prevented you from achieving these grades, do inform us and we will take this into account.
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 his case study.
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 his case study.
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 his case study.
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 her case study.
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 his case study.
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.
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
Understanding the recruitment process
Recruiter-led skills sessions
How to be open and request adjustments
Panel discussions with senior bank representatives
Networking over drinks and canapes
Apply to attend
Investing in Talent will be held on the 19th of October in Central London. The event is free to attend and we will reimburse your travel expenses up to £50.