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Registration for our 2024 Summer Experiences has now opened! Book now to secure your place.

Registration for our 2024 Summer Experiences has now opened! Book now to secure your place.

The Young Investment Banker Weekend


The Young Investment Banker Weekend


The Young Investment Banker Weekend gives students aged 15-18 a chance to test-drive life in the world of finance. Learn from top investment bankers as they guide you through a series of interactive activities: make deals, value companies and trade the markets. You will also get expert advice on how to become a successful banker, with guidance on university choices, extra-curricular activities, work experience and more.

You can attend either in-person in London or live online. Register now to gain an edge over other aspiring investment bankers, and a super-curricular experience to add to your university application.


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An Interactive Masterclass:
  • Top investment bankers will coach you through a range of interactive activities:
  • Compete to trade currencies, stock and commodities during a major historical event
  • Value a leading global company on behalf of your client
  • Negotiate in an M&A deal under mounting pressure
Expert Career Coaching:
  • You will be trained on how to fulfil your ambitions of becoming a top investment banker
  • An action plan of how to break into finance, starting now
  • Coaching by experts on: A-level/IB choices, university and degree selection; extra-curricular activities; work experience; application and interview techniques
An Audience With Top Investment Bankers:
  • Hear from successful investment bankers and ask them all your burning questions
  • Q&A panel with professionals from investment banks, hedge funds, private equity houses and more
Boost Your Career Potential:
  • Attendance demonstrates you’ve gained key investment banking skills such as communication, problem-solving, commercial awareness and the ability to handle pressure
  • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your applications
A Whole Year of Career Development:
  • Included in your programme fee is one year’s access to our work experience platform, AmbitionX
  • Over 100 hours of live and interactive online sessions with professionals from 15 different industries
  • Gain experience points and certificates for every session you complete

The World of an Investment Banker

  • What investment banks do and how they make money
  • The pressure and expectations
  • Targets and career progression 

Join the Trading Floor

  • Discover the thrill of the trading floor
  • Learn how to trade the markets
  • Top trading strategies

Trading Major Historical Events

  • You become the trader: Compete against other participants to trade currencies during a defining historical event 
  • See how your profit and loss account ranks against other up-and-coming traders on a live leader board




Valuing Companies

  • Understand the importance of valuation 
  • Calculate the fundamental value of a company 
  • Identify the key factors that drive fundamental value such as cash flow, risk, and growth
  • Analyse and create a strategy to value companies in different industries

Enter a Live Deal

  • Enter a live deal and respond to breaking news
  • 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

You Become the Investment Banker: Value a Leading Global Company

  • Use real-life data and work alongside industry professionals to figure out the value of a merger between two industry giants. 
  • Defend your valuation in the face of conflicting information 
  • Receive live feedback on your results from top executives

Career Coaching - Breaking Into Investment Banking

  • The ideal path to your dream role in investment banking 
  • Coaching on A-level, degree and university choices
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • How to ace internship applications 
  • Pressure interviews
  • The importance of body language, tone, and delivery in interviews

Panel Discussion

  • Panel made up of high-ranking trading floor and hedge fund professionals
  • Top investment bankers answer your questions
  • Receive valuable advice
  • Guidance from those on the inside



This programme is for students aged 15-18. No prior knowledge or experience is required. The programme involves a mixture of interactive simulations, exercises and Q&A sessions. You can choose to attend the programme either in-person in London or ‘Live Online’; the content is the same for both.

Programme Fee:

In-Person: £195/student for full day

'Live Online’: £165/student for full day

There is no application process, and you can secure your place simply by clicking “Register Now”. We operate on a first-come first-served basis and programme places are limited.

Choose a location below:

In Person

Available dates:

  • 19th November 2023


  • University College London (UCL)

Accommodation location:

  • University College London (UCL),

Included in your programme fee is one year’s access to our work experience platform, AmbitionX. This gives you access to 100+ hours of live and interactive online sessions with professionals from 15 different industries. This is an excellent opportunity to gain a huge variety of professional experience to include in university and job applications. For each session you attend, you will receive experience points and a certificate!



In the unlikely event that the in-person programme is completely cancelled because of Covid-19 then students will receive a refund. We have never yet had to cancel a London summer experience, having successfully delivered programmes during the summers of 2020 and 2021, with strict social distancing and excellent feedback. We shall of course adhere to all Covid-related government guidelines in place at the time of the programme and keep student safety as the highest priority.

If you pay via credit because you postponed a previous booking then the credit note will be reissued to you in full.



If you are trying to register and the registration box is not appearing it is likely because of firewall restrictions on your desktop device.

You may wish to try on your mobile device instead. Alternatively, please email with details of the programme you want to register for. We will reserve your place immediately and send you a link to pay by card online.