Event - The Young Investment Banker Programme

The Young Investment Banker Programme (Manchester)

Manchester • Ages 15-18

17th November 2019
University of Manchester

The Young Investment Banker Programme transports students aged 15-18 directly into the heart of fast-paced global finance.

You will be coached by a group of high-ranking investment bankers. This experience will not only be a fantastic addition to your UCAS form but will give you a competitive edge when applying for the most sought-after investment banking roles.

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You will be coached through a series of interactive role-plays, seminars, case studies, and Q&A sessions by a group of high-ranking investment bankers. Learn about Sales & Trading, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, and Hedge Funds

Programme Outcomes and Highlights

You will gain a 360-degree experience of investment banking, with live, interactive simulations including:

  • Pricing and trading stocks
  • Valuing companies
  • Negotiating in a live deal
  • Building a portfolio

You will be trained on how to secure a front-office position at a bulge-bracket investment bank:

  • An action plan of how to get a top investment banking job, starting now.
  • Coaching by experts on A-level, university and degree choices; extra-curricular activities; work experience; and application and interview techniques. 

You will have access to established investment bankers from a variety of disciplines:

  • Q&A time with a panel of investment bankers, covering areas such as Sales & Trading, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity and Hedge Funds.
  • Unlimited lifetime access to our depth of expertise. Students can contact us for further advice at any time and the most-relevant investment banker will respond to your questions. 

Boost your UCAS form and job applications:

  • Attendance demonstrates you’ve gained key skills such as teamwork, problem-solving, negotiating and commercial awareness.
  • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your applications.


Programme Fee

£135/student for the full day. Places are limited. If 2 or more places are booked students receive a 10% discount. Enter code GROUP10 at checkout to benefit from this. (included within the day’s programme will be a guided tour of parts of the university campus which is available to all programme attendees).

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

    Programme Timetable*
    10.30am The World of an Investment Banker - Choosing a career path in investment banking
    - Products banks work with
    - How do banks work with clients?
    - Case study: Capital choices to grow a company
    11.15am Joining the Trading Floor - The thrill of the trading floor
    - Terminology used
    - Winning trading strategies
    - How to become a top trader
    - Live, interactive trading game
    12.15pm Trading a Portfolio - Risk-reward
    - How the pros analyse trades
    - Fundamental analysis
    - Technical analysis
    - Competitive trading simulation of a major world event
    1.00pm Lunch Break
    2.00pm Investment Banking M&A - Mergers & Acquisitions
    - How do deals actually occur?
    - The art of valuing a company
    - Career paths & study areas
    2.45pm Enter a Live Deal - Enter a live deal scenario as you hear breaking news about a game-changing tech acquisition
    - Pitch to win business
    - Respond to live updates from the client
    - Choose a winning strategy
    4.00pm Career Coaching – How To Become A Top Investment Banker - Impactful cover letters/CVs
    - University choices
    - How to get work experience
    - Interview techniques
    - How to build your network
    - What you can do to stand out from now
    4.45pm Panel Discussion - Panel made up of high-ranking investment bankers
    - Top professionals answer your questions
    - Receive personal advice
    - Guidance from those on the inside
    5.30pm Close

    *exact programme format subject to change without notice. Please note that included within the day’s programme will be a guided tour of parts of the university campus which is available to all programme attendees.


    Programme Location

    University of Manchester
    Renold Building
    Altrincham Street
    M1 7JA
    United Kingdom

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    This programme is for students aged 15-18 who have the passion and ambition to both learn about this career, and start boosting their UCAS/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.

    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; we are usually full a couple of months in advance of the programme date. No prior knowledge or experience is required to join this programme as we build your knowledge from the basics up to more advanced concepts.


    We exist to give students a life-changing experience. We are proud to report that we have an overall rating of 4.8 out of 5 on Google Reviews. Our Google reviews can be read in full here, and some highlights are below.


    Please feel free to get in touch with us with any questions! You may also find our FAQ section useful.

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