UP - Uncovering Prospects in the city
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About us

UP – Uncovering Prospects – is an annual event for high potential students of black heritage, which will be held virtually on Thursday 22nd October 2020. Students will be graduating in 2021, 2022 or 2023 and will be interested in exploring internship opportunities in the City of London. Through informative presentations, panel discussions and informal networking, the virtual event offers attendees the chance to learn from professionals working at the world’s top City firms. It is a unique opportunity for students to come along and find out what it is all about and discover the graduate programmes and penultimate year internship opportunities available.

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Who should attend

Graduate and internship opportunities are competitive and extremely challenging; in order to attend this event you must have a strong academic background. All attendees should:

1. Be on track to leave university with a 2.1 (or equivalent)

2. Be open and enthusiastic about exploring an internship in the City of London

 

 

 

Collecting and protecting your data

UP – Uncovering Prospects is organised by our parent company Stafford Long & Partners. In the run up to the event, we’ll be collecting certain data about the people attending. To register for the event all we need is your name and email so we can let you know when applications are open. We’d also love to keep you posted about other events that might be of interest. So make sure you tick the box that says you’re happy for us to stay in touch.

If you want to find out more about how we hold and process your personal data you can view our full Privacy Policy here.

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Meet the firms

UP gives you the chances to engage with experienced individuals at renowned firms and begin to form an idea of where your potential careers may take you.

Every firm participating is a globally recognised organisation. Together, they work to make a positive impact and actively strive for equality and diversity in their respective fields.

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BlackRock

We bring together financial leadership and state-of-the-art technology to deliver investment strategies that make a difference for our clients. That’s why investors – and the businesses they work for – entrust us with trillions of dollars, and why global governments come to us for help navigating the world’s toughest economic climates. Join us, and you’ll be joining a firm that was built for these times.

The unrivaled breadth of our global platform—with more than 10,500 “feet on the street” in 6 continents—gives us better information and sharper insight into today’s rapidly changing and interconnected markets. And our ability to share and compare the information across teams and time zones helps us translate local insight in on part of the world into foresight—and action—in another. It’s part of what makes our people—and our clients—better, smarter investors.

We are One BlackRock. We challenge ourselves—and each other—to collectively raise our game. Diversity strengthens us; our best solutions come from the contributions of a group of talented and smart people, each playing a unique—and critical—role.

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Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base, including corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals.

At Goldman Sachs, you will have many opportunities to make an impact. The unique perspectives that our people bring to the firm and their shared passion for working on projects of great global, economic and social significance, help drive progress and create results.

Goldman Sachs is structured in a series of divisions: Executive Office, Finance, Global Compliance, Global Investment Research, GS Bank, Human Capital Management, Internal Audit, Investment Banking, Investment Management, Legal, Merchant Banking, Operations, Realty Management, Securities, Services and Technology.

About our programmes

From your first day, you will be immersed in a collaborative environment with people of all levels who share the firm’s values. Nearly everyone – from our junior analysts to our most senior leaders – is actively involved in recruiting talented people from a variety of backgrounds, because we recognise that a diverse workforce enables us to serve our clients most effectively and in the most innovative ways.

The diversity of talents and educational backgrounds in our people is crucial to our performance and business success. To that end, we are committed to an environment that values diversity, promotes inclusion and encourages teamwork.

Whatever your background or area of academic study, we value the intellect, personality and integrity of an individual. While an interest in and appreciation for finance is important, one’s personal qualities are key.

Number of employees

c. 30,000

Opportunities

Spring Programme
Students two years from graduation interested in Finance, GIR, IBD, IMD, Operations, Securities, Technology
Summer Analyst Programme
Penultimate year students primarily interested in all business areas

Work Placement Programme
Penultimate year students primarily interested in Finance, HCM, GIR, Internal Audit, IMD, Operations, Technology

Off Cycle Internships
Students needing to complete a placement as part of their degree interested in IBD in European Offices (not London), IMD, MBD, Securities

Careers Website

www.goldmansachs.com/careers

Opportunities:

Citi offers full-time, placement and internship opportunities across a number of its business areas, including Banking Capital Markets & Advisory (Investment Banking, Corporate Banking & Capital Markets), Consumer Banking, Markets and Securities Services, Treasury and Trade Solutions (TTS), Private Bank, Operations and Technology. Citi also offers a week spring insight programme enabling first year undergraduates (or 2nd year of a four year course) the opportunity to experience first-hand the Citi culture and environment.

University students interested in this industry with drive, commitment and a passion for learning are encouraged to apply. This is the opportunity to be part of an exciting period in the development of the global financial services industry, working with the brightest minds to drive what’s next within Citi and beyond.

 

Number of Employees:

190,000+

Careers website URL:

www.oncampus.citi.com

Company profile:

At Citi, we’ve always been focused on what’s next. It’s one of the reasons why we’ve built a world famous, trusted brand over 200 years of continuously evolving financial services. At the same time, we provide consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.

By harnessing the power of our people – we’ll continue to move forward and shape what’s next. After all, it’s our commitment to delivering growth, development and support to our people that makes Citi such a great choice for an outstanding career. It’s also why we were recently ranked as “Best Bank” for corporate citizenship by 3blmedia.

To discover more about Citi, visit www.oncampus.citi.com

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Royal Bank of Canada

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Royal Bank of Canada is a premier investment bank that provides a focused set of products and services to institutions, corporations, governments and high net worth clients in over 100 countries.

We understand that the first steps in any career in finance are critical. With that in mind, we have the right formula to provide you with the opportunities and professional development you need to turn those first steps into a rewarding career.

You’ll be part of a company with a superior financial track record, credit rating and reputation. In fact, we maintained a high credit rating throughout the recent financial crisis.

Working at one of the world’s leading investment banks means you will benefit from the breadth of opportunity, depth of resources and quality of training that comes from our size, experience and strength. It will also give you the chance to work regularly with world-class clients and colleagues.

In short, we provide the essential components to get your career off to a great start.

Approx. Hiring numbers:

100 +

Application details:

For further details of our programmes and how to apply, please visit our website www.campus.rbccm.com 

HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations. With more than 6,300 offices in both established and emerging markets, we aim to be where the growth is, connecting customers to opportunities, enabling businesses to thrive and economies to prosper, and, ultimately, helping people to fulfil their hopes and realise their ambitions.

We serve around 54 million customers through our four Global Businesses: Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Commercial Banking, Global Banking and Markets, and Global Private Banking. Our network covers 75 countries and territories in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, the Middle East, Africa, North America and Latin America.

Listed on the London, Hong Kong, New York, Paris and Bermuda stock exchanges, shares in HSBC Holdings plc are held by about 216,000 in 131 countries and territories.

To learn more, visit us at:
hsbc.com/careers/studentsandgraduates

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Sessions

UP, Uncovering Prospects, will take place virtually on Thursday 22nd October 2020 . The event is for students of black heritage finishing studies in 2021, 2022 or 2023, who are interested in exploring internship in the City of London. More information on the event platform and specific agenda are confirmed to attendees once they have applied and been accepted on to the event. With an interactive and informative mixture of presentations, panel discussions and networking – this is a great chance to meet and learn from business representatives who are already working at some of the world’s top firms. It’s a unique opportunity to discover what it’s really like to work in the City, ask any questions you might have, and explore how you can apply to future insight days and internships before you finish your degree.

 

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Our Stories

Year attended Uncovering Prospects:

2016

University & course studied:

Economics with Japanese at the University of Birmingham

Which firm did you complete an internship with?

Lazard, Barclays, J.P. Morgan, BNP Paribas and Berenberg Bank

Why did you find Uncovering Prospects useful? 

Uncovering Prospects is a really good event, it allows students to learn first-hand from people in the firms. Not only people who had been working for a while but also the new comers too and how they entered into the firm. Having firms from different sectors gave a direct insight into the different opportunities available within the City and helped me gain clarity into the direction I want my career to go.

What advice would you give students looking to attend the event in the future?

Forget everything you know, that way you will leave the event having learned more than you thought you would. Be humble and ask questions. Make sure you ask different people the same question to get a range of perspectives.

 

Year attended Uncovering Prospects:

2016

University & course studied:

Business Management at Aston University

Which firm did you complete an internship with?

J.P. Morgan (Spring Insight)

Why did you find Uncovering Prospects useful? 

I felt like the event gave students a platform to engage with firms and see representatives in career paths they want. Uncovering Prospects was a chance to understand which career I, or any other individual wanted to learn more about and go into.

What advice would you give students looking to attend the event in the future?

I would tell them to be open to opportunities and capitalise on the opportunities available at the event. If you are given someone’s contact details, follow up with them and build a relationship.

Year attended Uncovering Prospects:

2016

University & course studied:

Business Management at Aston University

Which firm did you complete an internship with?

J.P. Morgan (Spring Insight)

Why did you find Uncovering Prospects useful? 

I enjoyed hearing from people who had similar backgrounds to myself. The way the speakers conducted themselves and spoke inspired me to want to be a part of an investment bank.

What advice would you give students looking to attend the event in the future?

Be open-minded. Do not arrive thinking you know everything, but arrive with the expectation to learn. Don’t limit yourself to one career path, as there are a range of different firms from different sectors at the event.. As an undergraduate, this event is your opportunity to find out more and figure out what you want to do. The more questions you ask, the more you will understand about the firms and their sectors. Make sure that you network effectively, follow up with any contact details you are given, connect with other attendees and business reps on LinkedIn and build those relationships.