3i Graduate Programme 2021
3i is an investment company with complementary businesses, Private Equity and Infrastructure, specialising in core investment markets in northern Europe, the UK and North America.
Our mid-market Private Equity business focuses on four core sectors:
- Business & Technology Services
What makes us unique
With over 75 years of investment experience across multiple asset classes, sectors and geographies, we have a strong long-term track record.
We offer the opportunity to learn from some of the best investors in the mid- market Private Equity and Infrastructure industries.
With fewer than 250 people globally, we have a strong collegiate culture; you will be an important member of our team.
We will support you throughout the scheme with industry training, as well as mentoring from our senior investment professionals.
We have operations in seven offices across Europe, Asia and North America which work together to ensure all of our teams are international in experience and mind-set.
What we can offer you
The 3i Graduate Programme offers a unique opportunity to fast-track directly into a career at a leading international investor and FTSE 100 company.
Our Graduate Programme is designed to develop world-class investment professionals and business leaders. The programme will involve rotations across our mid-market Private Equity and Infrastructure businesses, as well as the opportunity to work with senior management in our Strategy and Investor Relations teams. You will also work alongside the management teams who run our portfolio companies on projects which will make a real difference to their businesses. As a result, you will acquire an excellent grounding in the investment world as well as in strategy and finance. You will enjoy a great deal of early responsibility and be expected to contribute to a number of exciting projects.
You will benefit from best-in-class technical training courses in corporate finance, valuation, financial modelling and accounting, coupled with practical business experience gained from working alongside our investment professionals, senior management and portfolio management teams.
Depending on your language skills, there will also be the potential to work in one or more of our European offices. The top performers on the Graduate Programme will be offered the opportunity to be fast- tracked directly into our business.
Our Private Equity portfolio includes Action, the leading general merchandise discount retailer in Europe with over 1,596 stores and approximately 40,000 employees; Evernex, a leading international provider of third party maintenance services for data centre infrastructure; and Q Holding, a manufacturer of precision engineered elastomeric components headquartered in the US.
Our Infrastructure portfolio includes France-based Ionisos, the third largest cold sterilisation provider globally with a network of 11 facilities across Europe; Tampnet, the leading independent offshore communications network operator in the North Sea and the Gulf of Mexico; and Valorem, a leading independent renewable energy development and operating company based in France.
What we are looking for
We are looking for people who share our values, will thrive in our culture and can help our international teams to succeed.
- Minimum 2:1 degree (or international equivalent) attained or expected from a top university.
- A minimum of 320 UCAS points (or international equivalent).
- Strong academic and extracurricular performance to demonstrate excellence in all areas.
- Relevant and impressive undergraduate work experience or involvement in community projects or business ventures.
- An analytical mind, strong numerical ability and commercial acumen, together with strong leadership, interpersonal and communication skills.
- The ambition, talent and entrepreneurial flair to succeed in the investment world.
- A strong work ethic, an eye for detail and the ability to perform well under pressure.
- A genuine interest in the business world and the investment industry in particular.
- In addition to English fluency, the ability to speak one or more of Dutch, French or German is preferred.
We offer a competitive salary, a variable performance-related bonus and benefits.
Best-in-class training to develop your technical, leadership and interpersonal skills will be provided throughout the programme, together with a senior 3i executive as a personal mentor.
Ongoing career development is offered throughout your time at 3i, as well as opportunities to work in our European offices, depending on your language skills.
We are looking for top graduates to join our 2021 Graduate Programme, starting in September 2021.
As part of the selection process, you will have several touch points with 3i, enabling you and ourselves to ensure there is a good fit. This will include an online application form, inductive and numeric reasoning assessments, interviews and an assessment centre.
We will be closing applications on 11 September 2020; however, we would encourage you to complete your application as early as possible, as we reserve the right to close the application process early at our own discretion.