Bright Network Black Talent in Banking 2024

4 Mar 2024, 11:30 a.m. — Banking Hall, 14 Cornhill, EC3V 3ND
Application deadline was 27th February 2024, 11:59 p.m.

Thank you for your interest in Black Talent in Banking, in-person applications are now closed, however you can still apply for a virtual place.

Discover your future career at Black Talent in Banking! 🚀

Date: 4th March 2024 l  Location: Banking Hall, 14 Cornhill | Nearest Tube Station: Bank

Join us on 4th March for Black Talent in Banking. Designed to support 100 of our Black Heritage members discover nuanced insights into the Banking sector and gain tailored advice on shaping their future career path.  

The event is running in a hybrid format, so you can attend virtually or in-person. However, virtual attendees will not have the opportunity to network with the employers, so we recommend attending in person.

Top reasons to attend:

  • Explore a variety of avaliable opportunities at 10 leading Banking firms - including HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group, Rothschild & Co and more!
  • Speak directly to top employers who put diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging initiatives at the forefront of their organisation
  • Find out what it takes to become a stand-out candidate and secure your next role in this highly competitve sector

We are committed to running fully inclusive events. For more details on this, check our our support page for this event and get in touch if you have any further questions.

Why attend

Engage in authentic conversations

Learn how current banking professionals launched their careers and ask them your questions to gain top tips for forging your own pathway in this sector

Boost your skillset

Gain the tools you need to ace your applications, interviews and assessment centres from early careers experts in employer-led sessions

Feel inspired

Learn about the career journeys of Black senior leaders - celebrate their successes, hear what challenges they overcame and understand how you can follow in their footsteps

Who can attend

You're an undergraduate or full-time postgraduate student who identifies as Black Heritage

You're graduating in 2024, 2025 or 2026 (or 2027 if already at university and on a four-year course)

You're on track for at least a 2:1 and can demonstrate academic excellence

You're attending university in the UK (if you'll be attending in person)

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

Employers joining us


4 Mar 2024

11:30 a.m. - noon

Registration and networking

For in-person attendees, this involves chatting to other members in the main exhibition room (standing and walking).

noon - 12:30 p.m.

Welcome and keynote talk

For in-person attendees, this is a seated session in the main presentation room.

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

Panel: Diversity in Banking

For in-person attendees, this is a seated session in the main presentation room.

1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.


For in-person attendees, light bites (not lunch) will be provided. This part of the event involves talking to other members and employers at their exhibition stands (standing and walking).

2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Skills session

For in-person attendees, this is a seated session in the main presentation room.

3:15 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Panel: Top tips for getting into banking

For in-person attendees, this is a seated session in the main presentation room.

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

Takeaways and next steps

For in-person attendees, this is a seated session in the main presentation room.


What people say about this event

This event has really helped me gain confidence in my self when it comes to my applications. It is ok to be rejected but that should not stop me from applying to jobs that may be out of my comfort zone.

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Past Attendee

This experience was extremely helpful. I have learnt the importance of being commercially aware, resilient and to always take opportunities as it could lead to greater ones.

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Past Attendee

Overall I found the experience extremely enriching. Hearing from the early recruiters and panellists was extremely inspiring and I have found myself largely motivated after the event. Seeing those from similar backgrounds overcome discrimination and reach such prominent positions has demonstrated to me how far I would be able to go in my own career.

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Past Attendee


Banking Hall, 14 Cornhill, EC3V 3ND


Frequently asked questions

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

Please refer to our FAQs here if you have any queries about attending a Bright Network event in-person.

If you have any questions about attending Bright Network Black Talent in Banking as a virtual attendee, we have gathered all the most frequently asked questions here. Please note that for this event, if you attend virtually you wlll not to be able to join the networking sessions. 

For information on inclusivity measures at the event, take a look at the Black Talent in Banking 2024 resource hub.

You can also take a look at our Support Hub for further questions. If you require anything else, please get in touch with our Events Team -

To confirm your place at the event, you may be contacted by call or text by the Bright Network team. Please make sure your details are all correct and up-to-date on your profile.

Photography and videography will be taken at the event.


Travel reimbursement:

We would really like all our students to be able to have the opportunity to attend our events and we want to support where possible. Anyone attending our spring events in-person is eligible for a reimbursement of up to £30. To request a reimbursement, complete and submit this application form. You will then be sent a form to complete reimbursement payment details and upload your travel reciepts. Full instructions will be given on the forms. 

You need to attend the event in full to receive the reimbursement. Reimbursements will be sent out after the event you are attending. You need to have submitted the application form by 03/03/24, 11:59pm, and the payment details form by 11/03/24 11:59pm, in order to be eligible.