HSBC Bank run a 1 week structured programme for 14-18 year olds. It is aimed at providing an exposure to the financial services industry. You'll experience what its like to work in retail, commercial, operational or head office areas. Applications open in January.
HSBC also take part in the Open Doors event which is an Annual event for Year 12 and Year 13 female students from state schools in and around London, studying any subjects, interested in exploring internship opportunities within the investment banking industry.
JP Morgan is the world’s largest investment Bank. They offer a number of work experience programmes:
- School/A Level Insight days - 1 day for final year A level students in London
- Work experience for 1-2 weeks in Bournemouth - aimed at GCSE or A level students. Learn the inner workings of a financial services company in a practical setting while developing your own employability skills.
- Aspiring Professional programme - 2 weeks in London for first year A level students from low income backgrounds
They JP Morgan Schools Programme is a 1 day programme for A’ level students learning about the various facets of a global investment bank, run at Canary Wharf in London.
They run two programmes for A-Level students. The general Schools Programme, which is open to everyone and the “Winning Women” Schools Programme open to female applicants only. You can only apply to one programme.
During both programmes, successful applicants will participate in the following:
- Classroom-based presentations
- Case studies
- Interactive seminars
- Skills sessions
- Work shadowing on our trading floors
The Work Experience in Bournemouth is a chance for you to meet many of the employees at J.P. Morgan in Bournemouth and find out what it's like to work at a global investment bank. You will take part in seminars, interactive presentations, case studies and group exercises. Be inspired by their people and start to form invaluable networks for your future career. Bournemouth is a centre for technology and operational processing with global reach, supporting activity in more than 90 markets across more than 40 countries. They take 40 students per week - students currently studying towards your GCSE or A-Levels are eligible to apply - you do not need to be studying maths A Level to apply. When you apply you’ll be able to select whether you want to go for a 1 or 2 week placement. If you select 2 weeks then you will spend a week in 2 different departments.
The Aspiring Professional Programme is based in London and is a year-long suport programme for high-achieving sixth-form students from low-income backgrounds across the UK with an interest in pursuing a career in banking/finance. The programme consists of skills development and university awareness workshops; mentoring and a two week work placement in one of the many lines of business in London. The programme is open to first year A-level students who meet the criteria set by the Social Mobility Foundation.
Open Doors Interbank Event.
OPEN DOORS is an annual event for Year 12 and Year 13 female state school students, studying any subjects, interested in exploring internship opportunities within the investment banking industry.
Through informative presentations, panel discussions and informal networking, the event offers attendees the chance to learn from professionals working at six of the world’s top investment banks. It is a unique opportunity for students and their Heads of Sixth Form/Careers Advisors to come along and find out what it is all about and the opportunities available between sixth form to finishing a degree.
All attendees should:
1. Be on track to leave school with 300+ UCAS points, from ANY subjects
2. Have a CV that outlines extra-curricular activities/achievements
3. Be open to exploring an internship within investment banking
4. Be enthusiastic about the prospect of attending the event
OPEN DOORS will be held on Tuesday 1st July 2014 between 10:00 - 14:30 at one of the participating bank’s offices in Canary Wharf, London.