Technology in investment Banking
Computing and technology graduates don’t always realise how significant a role technology plays within an investment bank, yet it’s vital to all parts of our business. It enables us to interact with clients, facilitate trading activities, execute multi-billion dollar transactions, manage risks, gather the latest market information, and maintain 24/7 operations.
Graduate technology jobs in investment banking
Some investment banks recruit graduates directly into specific IT roles, while others run rotational programmes where graduates experience working in different areas of technology. There are a whole range of entry-level roles, where you can cut your teeth and gain experience – in application development, web development and infrastructure areas.
Although investment banks don’t recruit entirely from internship programmes, they are an important recruitment route and a safe way to get a taste for the work, gain valuable experience and see if you like the industry.
Search for graduate jobs and internships in investment banking technology via the job search box on the TARGETjobs Investment Banking & Investment homepage.
The skills banking employers want from IT graduates
Typically, investment banks seek IT candidates with a good academic background and a technology-related degree (computer science, engineering, maths, etc), a joint honours with computing or masters in IT. We look for enthusiastic, energetic people who are willing to learn, but can also bring fresh ideas. Good communication and interpersonal skills, as well as teamworking and problem-solving abilities are essential.
Technically-minded students shouldn’t be put off by not knowing about finance – technologists aren’t recruited for their financial wizardry. However, technologists that ultimately do well are those who form strong relationships with their business clients and develop credibility by gaining relevant business knowledge.