What is Corporate Banking?
Citi’s Corporate Banking teams service the needs of the world’s largest corporations, financial institutions and governments. Corporate bankers build close relationships with their clients in order to develop a comprehensive understanding of the complex financial issues they face. As a result they can deliver a full array of tailored solutions, from capital markets, loans and derivatives to cash management, foreign exchange and trade finance. We solve clients’ domestic and cross-border needs using our global network to deliver solutions right down to local levels.
What skills do you need to work in Corporate Banking?
Corporate bankers routinely work with confidential and complex financial in a client-facing environment. Therefore, attention to detail, intellectual curiosity, problem solving skills, confidence, interpersonal skills and the ability to build credibility from the outside are all crucial attributes. If you have a natural business curiosity, are proactive in completing your work and can communicate with confidence, you may have all the foundations for becoming an excellent corporate banker. Excel and PowerPoint familiarity are also highly desirable and will aid you in your role.
What opportunities do you have?
There are a number of ways to join our Corporate Banking team.
One of the primary ways in which we identify the very best talent is through internships. These are paid programmes aimed at penultimate-year students (we will also consider finalists) which run for 10 weeks during summer. You’ll be exposed to a mixture of training, social events and professional experiences. At the end of the internship, we offer the best people a place on the full time graduate programme. Internships are available for analysts (undergraduate and master’s students) and associates (MBA students).
Full Time Analyst
Open to finalists and graduates our analyst programme provides the best training in the sector to help you become an active member of the team you join in the shortest time possible. The invaluable business, technical and leadership skills you’ll develop will help you thrive in the fast, multinational, dynamic environment that is Citi.
Similar to our summer programmes, our placements are long-term internships (anything from three to twelve months) that really put you at the heart of the business. Graduates who impress us over the course of their placements can expect to be offered a full time opportunity.
If you’re in your first year of a three-year undergraduate course or your second year of a four-year course, consider our Spring Insight programme. This one week paid work experience programme is designed to give you maximum exposure to Citi’s culture, business divisions, people and networks. Through class room based training, business specific work shadowing, social events and development challenges, you will get a taste of what a career at Citi looks like. Successful Spring participants will have the chance to be fast tracked to our summer internship programme.
What qualifications do I need?
At Citi, we value diverse thinking and encourage students from all degree disciplines to consider our opportunities and provide full training to new joiners. We do require you to be academically high performing, and you can find more details on our job vacancy website.