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.

Click on a logo to view a firm profile.

BlackRock

BlackRock’s purpose is to help more and more people experience financial well-being. As a global investment manager and a leading provider of financial technology, our clients—from grandparents, doctors, and teachers to large institutions—turn to us for the solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. We are building a culture of innovation, curiosity, and compassion, one that enables every employee to make an impact.

Being a part of BlackRock means being a part of a community of smart, ambitious people. We value diversity of thought and background and believe everyone has a voice at the table. But it’s not enough to focus solely on building a diverse workforce. We take it one step further and ensure that each and every employee feels included – that they belong.

No matter what your level, you’ll be given real responsibility from day one – and we’ll be looking to you to help us challenge the status quo.

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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

With over 325 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 40 countries and employs approximately 83,500 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide.

 

Barclays was the first bank to appoint a female bank manager, introduce ATMs, and launch credit cards and contactless payment. From the products and services they develop to the partnerships they build, they seek to improve lives and drive growth that benefits everyone.

 

Those joining can expect immediate responsibility. Collective challenges and inspiring collaborations will expand their minds, while ongoing training will turn fledgling ideas into ground-breaking concepts, providing the expertise that drives the bank and profession as a whole.

 

Barclays offers a wealth of opportunities for students from all degree disciplines. All they need is a commercial outlook, curious nature, and the ambition to help Barclays become the best bank it can be. In a positive, supportive environment, graduates will have the freedom to create smarter solutions every day.

 

Because with us, there’s more to discover. There’s more to become.

 

https://joinus.barclays

Royal Bank of Canada

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 financial crisis, and ranked #4 in the global “Top 25 Most Diverse & Inclusive Companies” in the 2020 Refinitiv Diversity & Inclusion Index.

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.

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

You want a career with opportunities? HSBC has a world of them. They’re looking for new students and graduates who are collaborative and curious thinkers, with the courage to challenge the status quo and the motivation to make a positive impact for customers worldwide.

HSBC is one of the world’s largest, most diverse international banking and financial service organisations. With 3,800 offices in 64 countries and territories, HSBC serves 40 million customers in both established and emerging markets. They aim to be where the growth is, enabling businesses to thrive and economies to prosper, and helping people to fulfil their hopes and realise their ambitions.

HSBC is focussed on building a sustainable future and serving the needs of a changing world. They put diversity at the heart of their business, and want a connected and international workforce of unique thinkers who are open to a range of perspectives that reflect the communities and markets in which they serve.

HSBC provides an open, supportive, and inclusive working environment, providing tailored training and support to help employees thrive in their chosen career path. No matter what your interests and skills are, a career at HSBC will give you the opportunities, experiences, networks and training you need – so there’s no limit to how far you’ll go.

Students and graduates can apply to join intern and graduate programmes across the bank in the following areas: Commercial Banking, Global Banking & Markets, Wealth and Personal Banking (including Global Asset Management) or HSBC Operations, Services and Technology.

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.