Bright Network Black Talent in Banking

3 Mar 2022, noon
Application deadline is 24th February 2022, 11:59pm

This March, we're inviting 75+ of our brightest black heritage members to discover a career in banking and decide whether it's the sector for you. The event will take place in the heart of the capital in the City of London, making it the perfect location to kick-start your career in banking.

We'll help you explore the industry by introducing you to six leading firms with different specialisms so you can get a feel for what it would be like to join as an intern or graduate.

Whether you've already decided on the sector or are still on the fence, this event is an excellent opportunity to expand your network and gain top tips for succeeding in the application processes. Most importantly, the employer partners will be sharing their commitments to championing diversity, equality and inclusion so you can make an informed decision about what firms are right for you and your goals.

Why attend

Connect with six top banking firms

Receive unique and valuable guidance on starting a career in banking, and learn about each firm's initiatives for championing diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.

Learn how to ace your applications

Gain top tips from each firm for succeeding in the application process, including CVs, written applications, interviews and assessment centres. They'll be sharing key insights for making yourself stand out from the crowd and making a positive impact in your first role.

Hear from industry leaders

Changemakers in the sector, who were once in your shoes, will be joining the event to share their career journeys and key learnings so you can start your career with tangible advice for entering the industry and workforce.

Who can attend

Undergraduate black heritage students at university in the UK, graduating in 2022, 2023, 2024 (or 2025 if already at university and on a four-year course)

On track for at least a 2:1 and have demonstrated academic excellence throughout their education

Additional skills gained from extracurricular activities/work experience will be viewed favourably

Employers joining us


3 Mar 2022

noon - 12:30 p.m.

Student arrival, registration & optional member networking

12:30 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Introduction and keynote

1 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Skills session

1:45 p.m. - 2 p.m.


2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Open networking

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Panel session

4 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Event wrap up, takeaways and next steps


What people say about this event

I was able to gain an insight into how the banks such as Morgan Stanley, HSBC and Rothschild & Co are tackling the issue of diversity within the workplace. I was able to hear first hand from employees about what their firm has to offer, their personal experiences within their job roles and the opportunities available to students in particular. I want to thank Bright Network for the opportunity to network with other students, attend panel sessions and have discussions with individuals from different banks.

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Marie Ntem

It was fantastic to be able to listen to and learn about the unique career paths of many successful BAME speakers and interact with business leaders at the event. I gained several invaluable insights into the banking industry and was able to understand more about each firm’s commitment to celebrating inclusion and diversity in the workplace and beyond. A special thanks to Bright Network and all of its supporting partner firms for putting on this insightful event.

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Nicole Cunliffe

Frequently asked questions

Please note all timings on the agenda for Bright Network Black Talent in Banking correspond with Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

If you have any questions about Black Talent in Banking, we have gathered all the most frequently asked questions here. If you have any other questions please get in touch with our Events Team -

Apply today

Application deadline is 24th February 2022, 11:59pm

This is a popular event, so we recommend getting your application in as soon as you can to increase your chances of securing a place. We're looking forward to meeting you on 3rd March - make sure to reach out if you have any questions about the event.