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Explore More Banking & IB Employers

Follow the links in the table below to learn more about the application and selection process of some known employers.

ADIA Admiral American Express ANZ
AON Aviva AXA Bank of England
Barclays BNP Paribas Capital One Catlin
Citi Commonwealth Credit Agricole Credit Suisse
Deutche Bank ECB EIB Fidelity
Goldman Sachs Hiscox HSBC RBS
iCAP Santander JP Morgan Societe General
Standard Chartered Lloyds UBS Lloyds Market
Macquarie Merrill Lynch Morgan Stanley NAB
Nomura RACV World Bank  

 

Finance & Banking Industry Preparation
Abbey National Treasury Services Plc ABC International Bank Plc Access Bank UK Limited, The
Adam & Company Plc ADIB (UK) Ltd Ahli United Bank (UK) PLC
AIB Group (UK) Plc Airdrie Savings Bank Al Rayan Bank PLC
Aldermore Bank Plc Alliance Trust Savings Limited Alpha Bank London Limited
ANZ Bank (Europe) Limited Arbuthnot Latham & Co Limited Atom Bank PLC
Axis Bank UK Limited Bank and Clients PLC Bank Leumi (UK) plc
Bank Mandiri (Europe) Limited Bank of America Merrill Lynch International Limited Bank of Baroda
Bank of Beirut (UK) Ltd Bank of Ceylon (UK) Ltd Bank of China (UK) Ltd
Bank of Communications (UK) Limited Bank of Cyprus UK Limited Bank of India
Bank of Ireland (UK) Plc Bank of London and The Middle East plc Bank of New York Mellon (International) Limited, The
Bank of Scotland plc Bank of the Philippine Islands (Europe) PLC Bank Saderat Plc
Bank Sepah International Plc Barclays Bank Plc BFC Exchange Ltd
BIRA Bank Ltd BMCE Bank International plc British Arab Commercial Bank Plc
Brown Shipley & Co Limited C Hoare & Co CAF Bank Ltd
Cambridge & Counties Bank Limited Cater Allen Limited Charity Bank Limited, The
Charter Court Financial Services Limited China Construction Bank (London) Limited CIBC World Markets Plc
ClearBank Ltd Close Brothers Limited Clydesdale Bank Plc
Co-operative Bank Plc, The Coutts & Company Credit Suisse (UK) Limited
Credit Suisse International Crown Agents Bank Limited DB UK Bank Limited
Diamond Bank (UK) Plc Duncan Lawrie Limited EFG Private Bank Limited
Europe Arab Bank plc FBN Bank (UK) Ltd FCE Bank Plc
FCMB Bank (UK) Limited Gatehouse Bank Plc GE Capital Bank Limited
Ghana International Bank Plc Goldman Sachs International Bank Guaranty Trust Bank (UK) Limited
Gulf International Bank (UK) Limited Habib Bank Zurich Plc Habibsons Bank Limited
Hampden & Co Plc Hampshire Trust Bank Plc Harrods Bank Ltd
Havin Bank Ltd HSBC Bank Plc HSBC Private Bank (UK) Limited
HSBC Trust Company (UK) Ltd ICBC (London) plc ICBC Standard Bank Plc
ICICI Bank UK Plc Investec Bank PLC Itau BBA International PLC
J.P. Morgan Europe Limited J.P. Morgan International Bank Limited J.P. Morgan Securities plc
Jordan International Bank Plc Julian Hodge Bank Limited Kexim Bank (UK) Ltd
Kingdom Bank Ltd Kleinwort Benson Bank Ltd Kookmin Bank International Limited
Lloyds Bank Plc Lloyds Bank Private Banking Limited Macquarie Bank International Ltd
Marks & Spencer Financial Services Plc Masthaven Bank Limited Melli Bank plc
Methodist Chapel Aid Limited Metro Bank PLC Mizuho International Plc
Monzo Bank Ltd Morgan Stanley Bank International Limited National Bank of Egypt (UK) Limited
National Bank of Kuwait (International) Plc National Westminster Bank Plc Nomura Bank International Plc
Northern Bank Limited Northern Trust Global Services Ltd OakNorth Bank Limited
OneSavings Bank Plc Paragon Bank Plc PCF Group Holdings Ltd
Persia International Bank Plc Philippine National Bank (Europe) Plc Punjab National Bank (International) Limited
QIB (UK) Plc R. Raphael & Sons Plc Rathbone Investment Management Limited
RBC Europe Limited Reliance Bank Ltd Revolut
Royal Bank of Scotland Plc, The Sainsbury’s Bank Plc Santander UK Plc
Schroder & Co Ltd Scotiabank Europe Plc Scottish Widows Bank Plc
Secure Trust Bank Plc SG Hambros Bank Limited Shawbrook Bank Limited
Smith & Williamson Investment Services Limited Sonali Bank (UK) Limited Standard Chartered Bank
Starling Bank Limited State Bank of India Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe Limited
Tandem Bank Limited TD Bank Europe Limited Tesco Personal Finance Plc
TSB Bank plc Turkish Bank (UK) Ltd UBS Limited
Ulster Bank Ltd Union Bank of India (UK) Limited Union Bank UK Plc
United National Bank Limited United Trust Bank Limited Unity Trust Bank Plc
Vanquis Bank Limited Virgin Money plc VTB Capital plc
Weatherbys Bank Limited Wesleyan Bank Limited Westpac Europe Ltd
Wyelands Bank Plc Zenith Bank (UK) Limited Other Bank or Financial Firm

If the company that you are looking for doesn't appear on the list, please contact us and we will do our best to ensure you get the right preparation you need for your upcoming assessments.


 

What Is the Hiring Process for Banking and Investment Banking Employers?

Online application form: Fill in an online application form detailing your educational and work history. You may also need to answer some competency-based questions. Be sure to check all of your documents to make sure that your contact information is correct and that you don't have any spelling errors before submitting them. This is the first part of the pre-employment screening, so be sure to start off on the right foot.

Telephone interview: You will be asked about your work-related skills as well as why you want to work for the specific company to which you are applying. You should prepare a list of relevant examples that can help you demonstrate that you have the necessary abilities and experience for the position. Before your interview, contact your references and let them know that you are in the process of looking for a new job in case you are asked to provide references at the end of your interview.  

Assessment centre: At the assessment centre you will participate in a variety of exercises. These exercises may include a role play task, a presentation, a written test, or a group exercise. You will be assessed based on how well you complete each exercise as well as how you interact with your fellow candidates. Be sure to maintain a positive and professional attitude throughout the day, and to be friendly in your interactions with fellow candidates as well as interviewers. 

Online test: The assessment that you will complete depends on the position for which you are applying, and there are also various tests by different assessment companies. Some common test types include situational judgment tests, which evaluate your problem-solving and decision-making capabilities, and numerical reasoning tests, which assess your ability to comprehend and use information in the form of equations, tables, and graphs. No matter what psychometric test you have to take, you should practice in advance so that you won't be caught off guard by the more difficult questions. Keep in mind that there is usually a time limit for these tests as well, so it is useful to know how to budget your time.

Interview, group exercise, and presentation: The final stage of the hiring process requires you to complete another interview as well as a group exercise and a presentation if you did not complete these tasks at the assessment centre. The group exercise is designed to allow the interviewers a glimpse into your teamwork and leadership skills. The presentation is your chance to shine—show off your creativity and your public speaking skills by delivering an excellent presentation. Be sure to practise at home so you can go in to your interview feeling confident.


Common Interview Questions at Banks

Before your answer, prepare answers to these common interview questions so you won't be caught off guard.

  • Why do you want to work for our company?
  • How did the exam go?
  • Why are you interested in a career in the financial sector?
  • Tell me about a time that you demonstrated leadership qualities.
  • What was a conflict that you faced at work and how did you resolve it?
  • What is your greatest strength? What is your greatest weakness?