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Summer Analyst - Global Markets

Financial Services, Investment Banking
25th February 2019

Application Deadline: Rolling; early application recommended.

Royal Bank of Canada is a premier investment bank that provides a focused set of products and services to institutions, corporations, governments and high net worth clients in over 100 countries.

We understand that the first steps in any career in finance are critical. With that in mind, we have the right formula to provide you with the opportunities and professional development you need to turn those first steps into a rewarding career.

You'll be part of a company with a superior financial track record, credit rating and reputation. In fact, we maintained a high credit rating throughout the financial crisis.

Interns will gain hands-on experience within Global Markets and receive career-building mentorship. Every year we recruit successful applicants into our London Global Markets business within many areas suited to the interests of driven and focused students. We are committed to hiring the best students as we understand the value of growing talent from within the Summer Intern Programme and the significance that this diversity brings to our workforce.

Programme details

As a Summer Intern you will rotate through key areas of our Global Markets function to develop an insight into the responsibilities of a full-time Global Markets Analyst in areas such as Debt Capital Markets, Sales and Trading. You will gain valuable exposure to the operations of a major international investment bank, as well as the hands-on experience you need to kick-start your career.

Learning from experience

During the course of the programme, Summer Interns are given various projects to complete which may include:

  • Analysing client and market data
  • Conducting research to formulate trade ideas
  • Presenting your market views and investment solutions
  • Shadowing team members to understand how various products and roles work together
  • Developing and editing reports and presentations for senior management
  • Supporting the area that keeps the firm functioning at industry-leading levels

Training and development

You will be supported and developed in numerous ways throughout the programme including:

  1. Classroom based training covering commercial and industry knowledge
  2. Speaker Series - regular information sessions delivered by our leading market professionals
  3. On the job training
  4. Buddy programme
  5. Networking and shadowing opportunities
  6. Social events with the wider 2019 Capital Markets cohort

You will receive mid and end-of-summer reviews as well as constructive feedback from your business manager throughout your placement.

Great care and resources have been devoted to ensure that at the end of the programme you have a solid understanding of the elements necessary for a successful career in the Finance function.

What do we look for?

We are not prescriptive on the subject of your degree. Whether you’re a philosophy student or an engineer, we’re more interested in an agile intellect, strong numerical and analytical skills, an awareness of global economic issues and a genuine interest in the international financial markets. Creativity, logic, interpersonal skills and inner drive all come into the equation.

Any additional languages, especially European, are a strong advantage but by no means a pre-requisite when applying.

Application Details:

For further details of our programmes and how to apply, please visit our website.