The Young Investment Banker Autumn Internship

London • Ages 15-18

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Internship Overview

The Young Investment Banker Autumn Internship gives students aged 15-18 a 360-degree work experience in Investment Banking, from the comfort of their own home. Over the course of 5 days, you will be working with top Investment Bankers ‘Live Online’ via our state-of-the-art interactive platform.

You will experience the real-life work of an Investment Banker, including designing investment strategies with Private Equity Investment Managers and competing against traders in a global financial market simulation.

You will also have the opportunity to network with our Investment Bankers and ask them all your burning questions, just as you would in-person.

Join us for a truly unique experience that will serve as an outstanding differentiator on your university and job applications and set you up for a future as a successful investment banker.

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Internship Highlights

Immersive Investment Banking Experiences:

  • Design an investment strategy and participate in a strategic negotiation at a multibillion-dollar Private Equity firm
  • Price and trade stocks in a trading simulation used by top-10 global investment banks to recruit its most valuable people 
  • Discover a live Mergers & Acquisitions deal: value FTSE 100 companies and go through dramatic rounds of negotiation
  • Build your own Hedge Fund portfolio and have it reviewed by senior London Hedge Fund managers

    Senior Investment Bankers From Iconic Global Brands:

    • Be coached through the immersive experiences with investment bankers from world-renowned firms such as Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan, UBS, Credit Suisse and large private equity and hedge funds
    • Private virtual networking/panel Q&A sessions with these professionals, who can become vital connections for your future careers

      Personalised Career Coaching:

      • Experience real-life recruitment methods used by top investment banks
      • Training on how you can get one of the most desirable jobs in investment banking, starting now: A-level/IB, university and degree choices; extra-curricular activities; work experience; application and interview techniques
      • Personalised development plan: create a personalised development plan based on the advice you are given, which identifies your strengths and weaknesses and shows you which areas you need to develop further

      Competitive Advantage In Your University Applications:

      • Attending the internship demonstrates that you’ve gained key skills such as problem-solving, innovation and commercial awareness, which are highly-valued by top universities
      • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your UCAS/College applications

          Internship Format & Options:

          The programme involves a mixture of interactive simulations, exercises and Q&A sessions delivered via our state-of-the-art, interactive online platform. The internship is delivered LIVE by experienced professionals.

          Internship Fee:

          £595/student. Places are limited. If 2 or more places are booked students receive a 10% discount. Enter code GROUP10 at checkout to benefit from this.

          For a full list of terms and conditions, please click here.

            Day 1: THE TRADING FLOOR

            Day 2: MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS




            Day 1: THE TRADING FLOOR

            11.00amThe World of a Trader

            - The thrill of the trading floor
            - The key products
            - Interacting with clients

            11.30amJoining the Trading Floor

            - Finding your niche on the trading floor
            - How to become a top trader
            - Starting to understand market moves

            12.15pmYou Become the Trader: Trading Major Historical Events

            - Use your new skills to compete against other participants to trade currencies during one of the defining events of our generation. See how your profit and loss account ranks against other up and coming traders

            1.00pmLunch Break

            1.30pmThe Journey of a Trader

            - Your path to Managing Director
            - Finding your niche
            - Beating the competition

            2.00pmTrading Analysis: Predicting the Moves

            - How do traders analyse volatile markets
            - Using fundamental and technical analysis to focus your decisions
            - Applying the theories to real trading situations

            2.45pmBuilding Your Portfolio

            - Create your own portfolio
            - Applying the right strategy
            - Live feedback from hedge fund executives


            *exact programme subject to change without notice

            Day 2: MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

            11.00amThe World of M&A

            - Mergers & Acquisitions
            - How do deals actually occur?
            - Pitching clients to represent them in transactions
            - Choosing your career path

            11.30amEnter a Live Deal

            - Enter a live deal scenario as you hear breaking news about a game-changing tech acquisition - Pitch to win business
            - Convince your client to follow your advice
            - Respond to live updates from the client as the pressure mounts
            - Choose a winning strategy to make sure you earn your deal fees

            1.00pmLunch Break

            1.45pmStarting Valuation

            - The art of valuing a company
            - Using valuation in a negotiation
            - Capital structures
            - Interpreting financial statements

            2.30pmRelative Valuation

            - Comparables analysis
            - Using precedent transactions analysis to figure out what a company is worth
            - Creating a strategy to value companies in different industries

            3.00pmYou Become the Investment Banker: Value a Leading Entertainment Brand

            - You will use real-life data that investment bankers use to work alongside professionals to figure out the value of a major merger between two industry giants. Defend your valuation in the face of conflicting information and get live feedback on your results from top executives


            *exact programme subject to change without notice


            11.00amPrivate Equity

            - The World of Private Equity
            - Private Equity strategies
            - Becoming a ‘rainmaker’

            11.45amEnter a Live Deal

            - Negotiating with different parties
            - Powerful deal-making techniques
            - Live, interactive competitive negotiation
            - Using your entrepreneurial flair

            1.00pmLunch Break

            2.00pmYou Become the Private Equity Dealmaker

            - An exclusive opportunity to meet a global financial powerhouse
            - Strategy discussion with the heavyweights of the investment world
            - Participate in a heated negotiation with turnaround experts
            - See the world of global finance in action


            *exact programme subject to change without notice


            11.00amTrade Global Markets

            - Competitive live portfolio management of global FX, Commodity, Equity and Bond Markets
            - Gain insider access to the simulation that is now used by top 10 global investment banks to recruit their traders
            - Use the risk management techniques gained on day 2

            1.00pmLunch Break

            1.30pmBreaking Into Investment Banking: Part 1

            - Coaching on A-level, degree and university choices
            - Extra/Super-Curricular activities
            - Panel, pressure and competency interviews
            - Analysing the recruitment process

            2.15pmBreaking Into Investment Banking: Part 2

            - Building and leveraging a powerful network
            - Strategies to use LinkedIn to your advantage

            3.00pmPanel & Networking with a Group of High-Ranking Investment Bankers

            - A unique opportunity to meet some of the most accomplished bankers in The City
            - Gain personal advice and build a powerful network for your success
            - Receive personal advice
            - Guidance from those on the inside



            11.00amApplying for top investment banking jobs

            In advance of the Internship you will be asked to create a CV and cover letter for a job as a top investment banker. You will also do some personal reflection on your achievements and ambitions. You will then work with investment banking recruitment experts all day to edit this based on the advice you are given, to create your own personal development plan – highlighting your strengths and areas for improvement
            - CVs, cover letters and application forms for top investment banks
            - Ensuring you have both the style and substance to make it to the interview stage

            11.45amWork experience

            - Coaching on how to get the work experience that top employers are looking for – both traditional forms of work experience and other relevant experience that will make your application stand out, including extra-curricular activities
            - How to make the most of work experience once you get it – impressing employers and using this as a gold star on your CV


            - Coaching on how to excel at the interview stage
            - Preparation; style; body language; understanding what you are really being asked; answering difficult questions and more
            - Interactive interview exercises for you to participate in

            1.30pmLunch Break

            2.00pmAssessment Centres

            - How to impress during assessment centres
            - Experience mock assessment centre activities used by investment banks receive feedback on your performance

            3.00pmYour Development Plan

            - Building and finalising your plan under the guidance of investment banking recruitment experts

            4.00pmWrap up

            - Next steps as you move toward your future as a successful investment banker


            Dates & Locations

            Live Online:

            24th October - 28th October 2020

            You can attend this programme via our state-of-the-art, interactive online platform from anywhere in the world. All the content will be delivered in a live, interactive manner and you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions of our experienced professionals. All you need is an internet connection; we will send you full details of how to access the programme well in advance.

            Who Can Attend

            The Internship is for students aged 15-18 who have the passion and ambition to both learn about this career and start boosting their university/college applications & CVs. If you are a student who is slightly older or younger than our guidelines, then please do get in touch with us to discuss your specific situation.

            You can secure your place simply by clicking “Register Now”.

            There is no application process. We operate on a first-come first-served basis and programme places are highly limited. We expect to be fully-booked for our Autumn Internships several months in advance so advise you to register as soon as possible.

            No prior knowledge or experience is required to join this programme as we build your knowledge from the basics up to more advanced concepts.


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