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Discover the leading graduate employers in Investment Banking

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There's a vast number of opportunities for bright graduates in investment banking. We've pulled together our list of top firms in this coveted sector.

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The first bank to launch contactless debit cards, Barclays works to make customers’ lives easier. Graduate roles at the company are diverse across retail, corporate and wealth business areas, and their Future Leaders Development Programme fast-tracks leadership development.


One of the oldest private banks in the world, with this heritage comes fantastic opportunities for bright graduates. Berenberg offers its clients tailored and individual services across private banking, investment banking, asset management and corporate banking.


From securing pension benefits to advancing the goals of charitable organisations, Blackstone provides outstanding results to clients. They’re also known for their varied philanthropic ventures, ensuring graduates a rewarding place to start their career.


Innovating in commercial and corporate banking and always finding new ways to improve their clients’ experience, Citi offers powerful solutions to pressing problems.

Close Brothers

A leading independent merchant bank, Close Brothers works to help businesses grow and evolve, with tailored funding solutions. Graduates join specific business departments for bespoke training from business experts.

Credit Suisse

A global leader in private banking & wealth management and investment banking, Credit Suisse is a multinational bank that believes in growing and developing the future careers of graduates who want to put their knowledge to work.

Deutsche Bank

Building a diverse, dynamic workforce to mirror their wide range of operations, Deutsche Bank is a leader in investment banking in the City. Become part of their mission to be the premier clientcentric global bank.

Gleacher Shacklock

An independent corporate financial advisory firm, Gleacher Shacklock specialises in top quality advice and solutions. This firm offers tremendous opportunities for junior professionals, supporting and developing them in a collaborative and stimulating environment.

Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs provides an array of investment banking, investment management and securities services for their clients. This bank seeks people from a range of academic backgrounds to help them meet and go beyond the expectations of clients and communities.

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Focused on providing financial advice globally, Greenhill is looking for academic individuals with an independent spirit to work in a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment.

Houlihan Lokey

This advisory-focused, international investment bank is committed to helping its clients achieve superior success. Houlihan Lokey graduates join a team-orientated company with an entrepreneurial culture, built on a passion for excellence.


A household name but far more than just a household bank, HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations. Graduates can choose from several graduate programmes to build a bright future.

J.P. Morgan

J.P. Morgan has fully earned its credentials, operating in nearly every sector. With 15 graduate programmes available, new starters can be assured they will receive tailored training and worldwide opportunities.


Jefferies distinguishes itself through its entrepreneurial environment, giving all employees the chance to make an impact. The Analyst & Associate Programme acts as a valuable springboard to propel graduates into the role most suited to them.


With a global network reflected in their diverse workforce, Lazard offers investment and asset management advice. Distinguishing itself with an open, collaborative environment – new starters learn directly from senior management.


Macquarie is a global financial services provider with a breadth of expertise. They believe the best investment you can make is in yourself – develop your skills and build a career with them.

Moelis & Company

Teamwork and passion for the business are what set Moelis & Company apart from other investment banks. Here you’ll deliver exceptional client service in an exciting work environment.


A Japanese investment bank with expertise in building financial markets across the globe, Nomura is looking for the next generation of entrepreneurs and leaders to join them in their dexterous and diverse workforce.

Royal Bank of Canada

RBC’s reputation is built on a supportive and diverse culture, generating industry leading results. Investing in graduate training allows them to continue to instil their successful values.


RBS puts its customers at the heart of everything it does. With the aim of becoming the number one bank for customer service by 2020, they seek fresh-minded graduates to shape their future success.


Rothschild provides strategic, M&A, wealth management and fundraising advice and services to governments, companies and individuals worldwide, building on their 200-year history and independence. Be a bright mind in their global network.


Involved in nearly all major financial activities, UBS has long been regarded as a market leader. Their tailored graduate programme gives graduates the skills to make their mark in international finance

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