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The Young Investment Banker Summer Experience

Ages 15-18 London OR Live Online

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Overview

The in-person experience is fully sold out. You can now only register for the Live Online version of this experience which begins on 12th August.

 

The Young Investment Banker Summer Experience gives students aged 15-18 a 360-degree, fully immersive experience of working as an investment banker in London.

Over the course of 15 days, students aged 15-18 will have some of the most prestigious experiences of investment banking that one can imagine: networking with high-ranking professionals from leading global investment banks, participating in a live trading simulation utilised by some of the industry’s biggest names and building your own equities portfolio alongside senior asset managers.

Also available on the experience are immersive visits to the University of Oxford, exclusive visits to boutique banks as well as a bespoke masterclass in algorithmic trading.

Join us for a life-changing experience that will serve as an outstanding differentiator on your university application form and set you up for a future as a successful investment banker.

Highlights


Immersive Investment Banking Experiences:

  • Trade the London stock market live, in an iconic skyscraper
  • Participate 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 equities portfolio and have it reviewed by senior asset managers
  • Undertake a bespoke masterclass in algorithmic trading
  • Attend an exclusive networking event inside One Canada Square

Senior Investment Bankers from a Variety of Backgrounds:

  • Be coached through the immersive experiences with investment bankers from world-renowned firms specialising in sales, trading, corporate finance and more
  • Private networking sessions with these professionals, who can become vital connections for your future career

Personalised Career Coaching: 

  • Bespoke career coaching: receive training on how to land the most desirable jobs in investment banking and a dynamic, personalised development plan to reach the height of your career ambitions
  • Securing a place at a top-tier university: work alongside admissions officers from the UK’s leading educational institutions to map out your university and degree choices, extra-curricular activities, and work experience; and receive expert coaching on the art of personal statement writing
  • Excelling at university: take part in a private tour of the University of Oxford; attend a thought-provoking lecture; discuss your insights with like-minded individuals; and network with leading academics
  • Master the recruitment process: crack the code to the perfect CV with industry recruitment experts and hear from senior hiring managers on what they are looking for in candidate applications, interviews, and assessment centers

    Competitive Advantage In Your University Applications:

    • Attending the experience demonstrates that you’ve gained key skills such as commercial awareness, decision making, and teamwork, 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.

    World-Class Universities And World-Class People:

    • Experience two of the best universities on the planet: Oxford and University College London (UCL).
    • Meet talented and ambitious students from around the world who fly in for the experience, creating an invaluable lifetime network.

    Design Your Own Summer Experience:

    • Choose to attend the 15-Day, 10-Day or 5-Day Summer Experience. You can also opt to attend this Summer Experience "Live Online" choosing between the 10-Day or 5-Day Summer Experience.
    • Accommodation, meals, guardianship and airport pick-up are available if required and can be added at checkout. London accommodation is provided at University of London’s halls of residence. Evening social activities will also be provided for students booking with accommodation. 

    DAY 1 – ENTER THE EXPERIENCE

    DAY 2 – THE WORLD OF SALES AND TRADING

    DAY 3 – UNCOVERING CORPORATE FINANCE

    DAY 4 – STEP INTO THE SHOES OF AN ASSET MANAGER

    DAY 5 – ENTER THE TRADING FLOOR

    DAY 6 – A LOOK TO THE FUTURE

    DAY 7 – The Boutique vs the Big four

    DAY 8 – ADVANCED TRADING STRATEGIES

    DAY 9 – EXPLORE LONDON

    DAY 10 – INVESTIN PRESENTS THE FINTECH FORUM

    DAY 11 – CAREERMAX WEEK

    DAY 12 – ENTER THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

    DAY 13 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: APPLICATIONS & INTERVIEWS

    DAY 14 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: ASSESSMENT CENTRES

    DAY 15 – PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN: YOUR NEXT STEPS

    DAY 1 – ENTER THE EXPERIENCE

    2.00pmStart

    Start your journey to becoming a highly successful investment banker. Over the next 5 days you will be fully immersed in a series of practical activities and workshops, and understand the fundamental steps to becoming an investment banker: i) you will work on a multitude of high-level banking simulations ii) cover all major aspects of investment banking including sales & trading, corporate finance and asset management iii) compete to become the top trader in an iconic London skyscraper. Throughout the experience you will work with, and receive high level feedback from, experienced professionals in the investment banking industry.

    AfternoonThe Experience Begins

    - Your journey starts here: step into the shoes of a top investment banking
    - Keynote speech by the Programme Director: discover what the experience has in store and how to make the most of this unique experience
    - Immersive group activities: develop crucial investment banking skills for the experience ahead, including analysis, teamwork and negotiation
    - Interactive networking session: meet your fellow students – talented and ambitious students from around the world who can act as powerful contacts for your future career

    5.00pmClose

    *exact programme subject to change without notice

    DAY 2 – THE WORLD OF SALES AND TRADING

    11.00amStart

    Today you will take your first steps into the high-octane world of investment banking: understand the services that banks offer, learn the key terminology required to excel in this highly competitive industry and enter the world of sales & trading

    MorningInside a Global Investment Bank

    - Work alongside industry experts to identify the potential pathways for you as a future investment banker
    - Trade your way to the top: discover the winning trading strategies employed by the world’s top investment bankers
    - All about analysis: understand how traders analyse volatile markets and discover the different types of analysis used to help generate a healthy return on investment

    AfternoonBuild Your Own Equities Portfolio

    - Step into the shoes of an equity research analyst and produce detailed financial analysis on a collection of potential investments
    - Become the portfolio manager: construct your own equities portfolio comprised of a range of stocks selected based on criteria such as risk tolerance
    - Work in teams to compete against your fellow investment bankers and apply the right strategies to generate the highest return
    - Present your portfolio to leading hedge fund managers and receive bespoke feedback on your investment

    5.30pmClose

    DAY 3 – UNCOVERING CORPORATE FINANCE

    11.00amStart

    With a range of avenues to explore in investment banking, today you will delve into the world of corporate finance as you explore what roles in M&A and capital markets have to offer

    MorningValuation and M&A

    - Discover the fast-paced life of an M&A analyst at a global investment bank
    - The art of valuation: learn how to calculate the value of any business using fundamental formulae
    - Lead effective decision making by analysing, evaluating and interpreting financial statements
    - Enter a live deal: become a real-life investment banker as you compete to win a multi-million-pound merger and respond to live updates from your client as the pressure mounts

    AfternoonCapital Markets and Panel Q&A

    - Capital markets: uncover the area of an investment bank that works to raise capital by dealing in shares, bonds and other investments
    - Work alongside senior capital markets professionals as you explore the exhilarating, high-powered world of IPOs
    - What is ESG? Discover the future of responsible investment as you investigate the three central factors that are used to measure the sustainability and societal impact of investment in a business
    - Attend a private networking event and panel Q&A made up of high-ranking investment banking professionals and have your burning questions answered

    5.30pmClose

    DAY 4 – STEP INTO THE SHOES OF AN ASSET MANAGER

    11.00amStart

    Now you have experienced what life in a front-office role at bulge-bracket investment bank has to offer, it is time to explore some of the most lucrative exit opportunities within asset management

    MorningAsset Management Simulation

    - The world of a hedge fund: demystify the lucrative hedge fund industry as you rub shoulders with senior asset management professionals
    - Gain insider access to a state-of-the-art asset management simulation that is currently used by top 10 global investment banks to recruit their traders
    - Compete against your peers as you expertly manage a live portfolio of global FX, commodity, equity and bond markets
    - Discuss high-level trading strategies with senior portfolio managers and acquire exclusive industry knowledge to help you excel in your financial career

    AfternoonDelve Into Private Equity

    - Pursuing Private Equity: discover what it takes to climb the investment banking career ladder and land a role in one of the most desirable areas of business and finance
    - Learn the standout strategies and techniques required to excel in the prestigious realm of Private Equity
    - Develop your entrepreneurial flair and powers of negotiation as you tackle a thrilling Private Equity case study
    - Network with seasoned Asset Management professionals and discover their secrets to becoming a rainmaker

    5.30pmClose

    DAY 5 – ENTER THE TRADING FLOOR

    11.00amStart

    The pressure is on: it is time to put the skills you have learnt over the past few days to the test as you participate in a live trading competition

    MorningThe InvestIN Live Trading Competition

    - Experience first-hand the thrill and excitement of the trading floor as you are fully immersed in the world of investment banking
    - Compete against your fellow students and trade the stock market live in an iconic London skyscraper
    - Put the trading strategies and analysis you learnt on day 2 into practice as you race against time to navigate the market and generate a profit
    - Receive bespoke, personalised feedback on your performance from traders who work for the world’s leading investment banks

    AfternoonCareer Coaching: How to Become a Top Banker

    - Your path to success: understanding the key decisions ahead and how to maximise your chances of success
    - Subject choices at A-level/IB/university and more
    - Securing work experience, designing impactful CVs/resumes and powerful interview techniques
    - Coaching from experienced investment bankers on what you can do now to stand out in the future

    5.30pmClose

    DAY 6 – A LOOK TO THE FUTURE

    11.00amStart

    Now you have discovered the fundamental aspects of the industry, and the steps you need to take to become a high-flying investment banker, it is time for you to enter the corporate world and: i) experience a range of visits to top financial institutions, ii) take a glimpse into the future of the financial industry with a bespoke coding workshop, iii) explore London’s world-famous financial hub: Canary Wharf. Throughout the next five days, you will be working alongside and networking professionals from bulge-bracket investment banks, boutique investment banks and Big Four firms.
    Today you will be exploring how emerging technologies are impacting the industry and participating in a bespoke coding workshop that will introduce you to the key programming languages used in investment banking

    MorningEmerging Technologies

    - The future of the finance: explore how economic shifts and emerging technologies are forcing banks to rethink their operational structures
    - Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Cybersecurity: explore the up-and-coming technological trends and the impact they are having on the everyday life of investment bankers
    - Attend keynote speeches from professionals in the industry and hear their insight into the changing face of finance
    - Participate in a live ‘Future of Finance forum’ and have your questions answered by industry experts

    AfternoonCoding and Algorithmic Trading

    - The world’s top global investment banks are rapidly replacing old school traders with graduates who know how to code: gain a head start on the competition in a bespoke introduction to coding workshop
    - Algorithmic trading: network with traders working in quantitative finance and understand the nature of their role
    - Learn the basics of Python for finance and understand how it is used in investment banking and asset management
    - Explore some of the other programming languages used by top-10 global investment banks such as Java, C-Sharp and C++

    5.30pmClose

    DAY 7 – The Boutique vs the Big four

    11.00amStart

    Now you have experienced life at a global investment bank it is time to explore other potential avenues: deal advisory and M&A transactions, alongside other exciting Big Four career opportunities

    MorningExperiencing the Big Four

    - Understand how the Big Four has come to dominate the financial world and the role the city of London has had in its development
    - Experience the inner workings of a Big Four and see where the world’s largest financial decisions are made everyday
    - Step into the shoes of an investment banker working in M&A for a Big Four firm and discover the multi-million-pound deals they tackle on a daily basis
    - Rub shoulders with industry experts and discover the exciting deals they have worked on throughout their career

    AfternoonBoutique Investment Banks

    - Explore the world of boutique investment banks and the career prospects available beyond the big name, bulge-brackets
    - Discover the financial services that boutique banks offer
    - Understand the different type of deal experience you can acquire at a boutique and the attractive exit opportunities available
    - Network with investment bankers working at a boutique investment bank and have your career-specific questions answered

    5.30pmClose

    DAY 8 – ADVANCED TRADING STRATEGIES

    08.00amStart

    You have explored the big names, now it is time to enter the boutique investment bank. Understand how their approaches to deals differ and the employment opportunities on offer

    MorningA Private Trading Experience: Advanced Trading Strategies

    - Gain private access to a state-of-the-art trading floor in the city
    - Build on the skills you have developed throughout the programme and learn advanced trading strategies that will set you apart from the rest
    - Put the advanced trading strategies and instruments into practice on your very own live trading account
    - Receive feedback on your performance from top-level traders

    AfternoonEquality Diversity and Inclusion

    - Understand the global complexities of working for an investment bank
    - Develop your skillset to work alongside all stakeholders from all backgrounds
    - Work in groups to recognise the power in diversity in collaborative thinking
    - Learn from top level diversity coshes working in some of the worlds biggest banks

    5.30pmClose

    DAY 9 – EXPLORE LONDON

    11.40amStart

    Today we will be exploring the financial district of London, one of the global powerhouses for investment banking

    MorningThe Financial Powerhouse: Exploring Canary Wharf

    - Every aspiring investment banker dreams of working in London, home to one of the world’s most iconic financial districts
    - Understand how the towering financial powerhouse went from an underdeveloped area of the city to the most dazzling area of London
    - Come face to face with breath taking skyscrapers that have been home to some of the world’s most iconic firms and industry leaders
    - Realise your dreams and experience a day in the life of a young professional taking on a region of economic, industrial and cultural influence

    AfternoonNetworking with Aspiring Bankers


    - Meet with high flying students who have secured spring weeks and internships with leading banks
    - Take time to understand their top tips for success
    - Ask burning questions to set you on the right path to securing experience with industry giants
    - See how they balance university studies with their lofty career ambitions

    5.30pmClose

    DAY 10 – INVESTIN PRESENTS THE FINTECH FORUM

    11.00amStart

    Today you will become a fintech expert as you tackle a complex assignment alongside experts from a range of professional backgrounds including finance, software engineering and marketing

    MorningLife Inside a Fintech

    - Experience a series of talks from formidable Fintech experts on their experiences within the field, and receive the hotly anticipated brief for your collaborative fintech assignment
    - Work in teams comprised of the fastest growing industries in the modern world and assign project roles that reflect individuals’ areas of expertise
    - Display your team’s project at an exclusive Fintech fair attended by industry leading professionals
    - Receive live feedback on your work from the experts and reflect on your team’s performance

    AfternoonPrivate Networking Event

    - Put your newfound knowledge to the test
    - Take part in a private networking session with top investment banking professionals
    - Have your burning questions answered by those in the know
    - Receive valuable advice from experts in the field

    5.30pmClose

    DAY 11 – CAREERMAX WEEK

    11.00amStart

    Over the next five days, you will receive personalised coaching on how to succeed in each of the major milestones on the road to landing your dream job:
    i) securing a place at a top-tier university
    ii) excelling in your studies
    iii) mastering every aspect of the recruitment process and procuring a top job in investment banking post-university. In addition, you will receive inspirational coaching on key employability skills from high-profile figures including politicians and Olympic athletes

    MorningEnter CareerMax

    Your future starts now: discover the essential skills needed to thrive in investment banking
    - Personal development plan: work with a career’s expert in small focus groups to plan the next steps in your journey
    - ‘Big results require big ambitions’: hear from a world-class Olympic athlete on the importance of being a self-starting, ambitious individual in today’s increasingly competitive climate
    - ‘The art of communication is the language of leadership’: hear from a high-ranking politician on how best to improve your communication skills and captivate a large audience

    AfternoonUniversity Applications

    You’re in your final year of school and it is time to start thinking about what comes next
    - Inside UCAS: an interactive session with a university admissions expert, with guidance on how to ace your applications and bag your first-choice university
    - University and degree choices: making the right decisions to maximise your career potential
    - Eye-catching extracurriculars: using extracurricular activities to boost your application
    - Personal statement workshop: expert coaching on the art of personal statement writing
    - Interview training: a masterclass with senior admissions tutors from top UK universities
    - You become the admissions officer: step into the shoes of a university admissions tutor; review a collection of personal statements and interview prospective students for a place at a world-renowned educational institution

    5.30pmClose

    DAY 12 – ENTER THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

    11.00amStart

    Congratulations! You have been accepted into your first-choice university – it’s time to start preparing

    MorningWelcome to University!

    - University tour: tour the city of Oxford, visit academic landmarks and experience life as a student in this vibrant city
    - Academic lecture: experience a university-style lecture led by an industry professional
    - Meet the university team: network with current university students and gain a better understanding of life as an economics student

    AfternoonStep into the Shoes of a Student

    - The academic seminar: discuss the contents of the morning lecture in a seminar group with likeminded individuals
    - Problem based learning: work effectively as part of a team to complete a research project and plan for a knock-out group presentation
    - The group presentation: present your team’s finding to your peers and academics

    5.30pmClose

    DAY 13 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: APPLICATIONS & INTERVIEWS

    11.00amStart

    You’re in your final year of study and it is time to start thinking about life after university

    MorningGraduate Applications

    - Standout work experience: learn the importance of securing relevant work experience within investment banking and the impetus it can add to your graduate job applications
    - Killer CVs: crack the code to the perfect CV with industry recruitment experts and hear from hiring managers from the investment banking industry on what they are looking for in candidate resumes
    - You become the hiring manager: step into the shoes of a senior hiring manager working at a top global investment bank as you screen a set of graduate CVs and select which candidates you would like to interview

    AfternoonGraduate Interviews

    The graduate recruiter was impressed by your knockout CV and you have now been invited to interview for the role…
    - Interview workshop: receive bespoke public speaking training on how best to articulate yourself during high-pressure, professional situations such as interviews and presentations
    - You become the graduate interviewer: interview candidates for a graduate role alongside senior recruitment managers and put them through their paces with a series of challenging scenario-based questions
    - Reflection: return to your focus groups and review the goals you set for InvestIN’s CareerMax week. What have you achieved so far? What would you like to work on over the final two days? What questions do you need answering?

    5.30pmClose

    DAY 14 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: ASSESSMENT CENTRES

    11.00amStart

    Congratulations! You have nailed the initial interview for a graduate role at a top global investment bank and are among the top-ranked candidates invited to the final stage assessment centre

    MorningEnter the Assessment Centre

    - Graduate assessments: discover the different types of activities you will be faced with during an assessment centre and the core competencies that recruiters are looking for
    - Psychometric tests: experience a series of psychometric tests that will gauge your suitability for your dream role and receive feedback on your performance
    - In tray exercise: tackle a series of challenging in tray exercises and impress your prospective employer with your calm and organised approach to work

    AfternoonThe Group Exercise

    - The task: receive an exciting group exercise brief, meet your team and establish members’ individual strengths and areas of expertise
    - Group discussion: master the art of managing discussions during group assessment centre activities as you collaborate with your team and evaluate one another’s contributions
    - Key skills: manage your time effectively and wow the assessors with your outstanding approach to teamwork and leadership
    - The assessment interview: keep a cool head as you tackle a series of challenging group interview questions and impress your prospective employer with your responses

    5.30pmClose

    DAY 15 – PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN: YOUR NEXT STEPS

    11.00amStart

    Reflect on your experiences and summarise all you have achieved across the experience whilst planning your next steps

    MorningPersonal Development Plan

    - Personalised feedback: receive a bespoke summary of your performance during the day 14 assessment centre, including your strengths and areas for development
    - Group reflection: return to your focus groups and reflect on what you have achieved throughout InvestIN’s CareerMax week
    - Personal development plan: work with a recruitment expert to establish your next steps and create your very own personal development plan
    - Farewell speech: a review of what you have gained from the Experience, with closing remarks from the Programme Director Morning

    1.00pmClose

    DAY 1 – THE WORLD OF SALES AND TRADING

    DAY 2 – UNCOVERING CORPORATE FINANCE

    DAY 3 – STEP INTO THE SHOES OF AN ASSET MANAGER

    DAY 4 – A LOOK TO THE FUTURE

    DAY 5 – ENTER THE TRADING FLOOR

    DAY 6 – CAREERMAX

    DAY 7 – ENTER UNIVERSITY

    DAY 8 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: APPLICATIONS & INTERVIEWS

    DAY 9 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: ASSESSMENT CENTRES

    DAY 10 – PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN: YOUR NEXT STEPS

    DAY 1 – THE WORLD OF SALES AND TRADING

    11.00amStart

    Start your journey to becoming a highly successful investment banker. Over the next 5 days you will be fully immersed in a series of practical activities and workshops, and understand the fundamental steps to becoming an investment banker: i) you will work on a multitude of high-level banking simulations ii) cover all major aspects of investment banking including sales & trading, corporate finance and asset management iii) compete to become the top trader. Throughout the experience you will work with, and receive high level feedback from, experienced professionals in the investment banking industry.
    Today you will take your first steps into the high-octane world of investment banking: understand the services that banks offer, learn the key terminology required to excel in this highly competitive industry and enter the world of sales & trading

    MorningInside a Global Investment Bank

    - Work alongside industry experts to identify the potential pathways for you as a future investment banker
    - Trade your way to the top: discover the winning trading strategies employed by the world’s top investment bankers
    - All about analysis: understand how traders analyse volatile markets and discover the different types of analysis used to help generate a healthy return on investment

    AfternoonBuild Your Own Equities Portfolio

    - Step into the shoes of an equity research analyst and produce detailed financial analysis on a collection of potential investments
    - Become the portfolio manager: construct your own equities portfolio comprised of a range of stocks selected based on criteria such as risk tolerance
    - Work in teams to compete against your fellow investment bankers and apply the right strategies to generate the highest return
    - Present your portfolio to leading hedge fund managers and receive bespoke feedback on your investment

    4.30pmClose

    *exact programme subject to change without notice

    DAY 2 – UNCOVERING CORPORATE FINANCE

    11.00amStart

    With a range of avenues to explore in investment banking, today you will delve into the world of corporate finance as you explore what roles in M&A and capital markets have to offer

    MorningValuation and M&A

    - Discover the fast-paced life of an M&A analyst at a global investment bank
    - The art of valuation: learn how to calculate the value of any business using fundamental formulae
    - Lead effective decision making by analysing, evaluating and interpreting financial statements
    - Enter a live deal: become a real-life investment banker as you compete to win a multi-million-pound merger and respond to live updates from your client as the pressure mounts

    AfternoonCapital Markets and Panel Q&A

    - Capital markets: uncover the area of an investment bank that works to raise capital by dealing in shares, bonds and other investments
    - Work alongside senior capital markets professionals as you explore the exhilarating, high-powered world of IPOs
    - What is ESG? Discover the future of responsible investment as you investigate the three central factors that are used to measure the sustainability and societal impact of investment in a business
    - Attend a private networking event and panel Q&A made up of high-ranking investment banking professionals and have your burning questions answered

    4.30pmClose

    DAY 3 – STEP INTO THE SHOES OF AN ASSET MANAGER

    11.00amStart

    Now you have experienced what life in a front-office role at bulge-bracket investment bank has to offer, it is time to explore some of the most lucrative exit opportunities within asset management

    MorningAsset Management Simulation

    - The world of a hedge fund: demystify the lucrative hedge fund industry as you rub shoulders with senior asset management professionals
    - Gain insider access to a state-of-the-art asset management simulation that is currently used by top 10 global investment banks to recruit their traders
    - Compete against your peers as you expertly manage a live portfolio of global FX, commodity, equity and bond markets
    - Discuss high-level trading strategies with senior portfolio managers and acquire exclusive industry knowledge to help you excel in your financial career

    AfternoonDelve Into Private Equity

    - Pursuing Private Equity: discover what it takes to climb the investment banking career ladder and land a role in one of the most desirable areas of business and finance
    - Learn the standout strategies and techniques required to excel in the prestigious realm of Private Equity
    - Develop your entrepreneurial flair and powers of negotiation as you tackle a thrilling Private Equity case study
    - Network with seasoned Asset Management professionals and discover their secrets to becoming a rainmaker

    4.30pmClose

    DAY 4 – A LOOK TO THE FUTURE

    11.00amStart

    Despite being one of the world’s oldest industries, banking is constantly looking to the future. Understand how banking has changed by looking at emerging technologies

    MorningEmerging Technologies

    - The future of the finance: explore how economic shifts and emerging technologies are forcing banks to rethink their operational structures
    - Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Cybersecurity: explore the up-and-coming technological trends and the impact they are having on the everyday life of investment bankers
    - Attend keynote speeches from professionals in the industry and hear their insight into the changing face of finance
    - Participate in a live ‘Future of Finance forum’ and have your questions answered by industry experts

    AfternoonCoding and Algorithmic Trading

    - The world’s top global investment banks are rapidly replacing old school traders with graduates who know how to code: gain a head start on the competition in a bespoke introduction to coding workshop
    - Algorithmic trading: network with traders working in quantitative finance and understand the nature of their role
    - Learn the basics of Python for finance and understand how it is used in investment banking and asset management
    - Explore some of the other programming languages used by top-10 global investment banks such as Java, C-Sharp and C++

    4.30pmClose

    DAY 5 – ENTER THE TRADING FLOOR

    11.00amStart

    The pressure is on: it is time to put the skills you have learnt over the past few days to the test as you participate in a live trading competition

    MorningThe InvestIN Live Trading Competition

    - Experience first-hand the thrill and excitement of the trading floor as you are fully immersed in the world of investment banking
    - Compete against your fellow students and trade the stock market live
    - Put the trading strategies and analysis you learnt on day 2 into practice as you race against time to navigate the market and generate a profit
    - Receive bespoke, personalised feedback on your performance from traders who work for the world’s leading investment banks

    AfternoonCareer Coaching and Private Networking

    - Your path to success: understanding the key decisions ahead and how to maximise your chances of success
    - Subject choices at A-level/IB/university and more
    - Securing work experience, designing impactful CVs/resumes and powerful interview techniques
    - Coaching from experienced investment bankers on what you can do now to stand out in the future
    - Exclusive private networking session with top investment bankers

    4.30pmClose

    DAY 6 – CAREERMAX

    11.00amStart

    Your future starts now: discover the essential skills needed to thrive in investment banking

    MorningEnter CareerMax

    - Personal development plan: work with a career’s expert in small focus groups to plan the next steps in your journey
    - ‘Big results require big ambitions’: hear from a world-class Olympic athlete on the importance of being a self-starting, ambitious individual in today’s increasingly competitive climate
    - ‘The art of communication is the language of leadership’: hear from a high-ranking politician on how best to improve your communication skills and captivate a large audience

    AfternoonUniversity Applications

    You’re in your final year of school and it is time to start thinking about what comes next
    - Inside UCAS: an interactive session with a university admissions expert, with guidance on how to ace your applications and bag your first-choice university
    - University and degree choices: making the right decisions to maximise your career potential
    - Eye-catching extracurriculars: using extracurricular activities to boost your application
    - Personal statement workshop: expert coaching on the art of personal statement writing
    - Interview training: a masterclass with senior admissions tutors from top UK universities
    - You become the admissions officer: step into the shoes of a university admissions tutor; review a collection of personal statements and interview prospective students for a place at a world-renowned educational institution

    4.30pmClose

    DAY 7 – ENTER UNIVERSITY

    11.00amStart

    Congratulations! You have been accepted into your first-choice university – it’s time to start preparing

    MorningWelcome to University!

    - University life: experience a day in the life of a university student and be guided through the array of opportunities available to you at university
    - University forum: attend an exclusive networking session with students from a range of top-tier universities and have all your burning questions answered
    - Academic lecture: meet academics from various departments and experience a university-style lecture

    AfternoonStep into the Shoes of a Student

    - The academic seminar: discuss the contents of the morning lecture in a seminar group led by an academic, reflect on the topics raised with likeminded individuals and begin to generate your initial hypotheses
    - The research project: work effectively as part of a team to research and plan for a knock-out group presentation
    - The group presentation: present your team’s finding to your peers and academics
    - The feedback: receive feedback on your presentation and reflect on your team’s performance

    4.30pmClose

    DAY 8 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: APPLICATIONS & INTERVIEWS

    11.00amStart

    You’re in your final year of study and it is time to start thinking about life after university

    MorningGraduate Applications

    - Standout work experience: learn the importance of securing relevant work experience within investment banking and the impetus it can add to your graduate job applications
    - Killer CVs: crack the code to the perfect CV with industry recruitment experts and hear from hiring managers from the investment banking industry on what they are looking for in candidate resumes
    - You become the hiring manager: step into the shoes of a senior hiring manager working at a top global investment bank as you screen a set of graduate CVs and select which candidates you would like to interview

    AfternoonGraduate Interviews

    The graduate recruiter was impressed by your knockout CV and you have now been invited to interview for the role
    - Interview workshop: receive bespoke public speaking training on how best to articulate yourself during high-pressure, professional situations such as interviews and presentations
    - You become the graduate interviewer: interview candidates for a graduate role alongside senior recruitment managers and put them through their paces with a series of challenging scenario-based questions
    - Reflection: return to your focus groups and review the goals you set for InvestIN’s CareerMax week. What have you achieved so far? What would you like to work on over the final two days? What questions do you need answering?

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    DAY 9 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: ASSESSMENT CENTRES

    11.00amStart

    Congratulations! You have nailed the initial interview for a graduate role at a top global investment bank and are among the top-ranked candidates invited to the final stage assessment centre

    MorningEnter the Assessment Centre

    - Graduate assessments: discover the different types of activities you will be faced with during an assessment centre and the core competencies that recruiters are looking for
    - Psychometric tests: experience a series of psychometric tests that will gauge your suitability for your dream role and receive feedback on your performance
    - In tray exercise: tackle a series of challenging in tray exercises and impress your prospective employer with your calm and organised approach to work

    AfternoonThe Group Exercise

    - The task: receive an exciting group exercise brief, meet your team and establish members’ individual strengths and areas of expertise
    - Group discussion: master the art of managing discussions during group assessment centre activities as you collaborate with your team and evaluate one another’s contributions
    - Key skills: manage your time effectively and wow the assessors with your outstanding approach to teamwork and leadership
    - The assessment interview: keep a cool head as you tackle a series of challenging group interview questions and impress your prospective employer with your responses

    4.30pmClose

    DAY 10 – PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN: YOUR NEXT STEPS

    11.00amStart

    MorningPersonal Development Plan

    - Personalised feedback: receive a bespoke summary of your performance during the day 9 assessment centre, including your strengths and areas for development
    - Group reflection: return to your focus groups and reflect on what you have achieved throughout InvestIN’s CareerMax week
    - Personal development plan: work with a recruitment expert to establish your next steps and create your very own personal development plan

    AfternoonProject Launchpad

    - Take off into your future: choose between five bespoke challenges designed to develop core skills in investment banking, building on your time with InvestIN and taking crucial steps on your path to becoming a top investment banker
    - The project launchpad competition: take on your peers in order to win an exclusive prize, attend an awards ceremony in central London and embellish your CV with a standout extra-curricular experience
    - Farewell speech: a review of what you have gained from the Summer Experience, with closing remarks from the programme director

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    Fees, Eligibility and Options

    You can now only book this experience for the date commencing 19th August. There are only a handful of spaces remaining and we shall be closing registration in the next few days.

     

    The Summer Experience is for students aged 15-18 and you do not require any prior knowledge. It will take place three times – first beginning 8th July 2022, second beginning 22nd July 2022 and the third beginning 19th August 2022. You can choose to attend on any of these dates, for either days 1-5, days 1-10 or days 1-15. You can add accommodation, meals and transfers if you wish to. Listed on the table below is a breakdown of the pricing options and what is included. (There is an alternative ‘Live Online’ version of the experience which you can attend for either 5 or 10 days which will begin on 12th August 2022.)

    Click “Register Now” to book your place. Alternatively, if you wish to pay by instalments please email us at info@investin.org with the following information and we shall send you an invoice for a 50% deposit: student’s name; date and length of summer experience; whether you want accommodation or not.

    Summer Experience Type London 5-Day London 10-Day London 15-Day
    Length Days 1-5 Days 1-10 Days 1-15
    Trade the London stock market live. Discover a live Mergers & Acquisitions deal: value FTSE 100 companies and go through dramatic rounds of negotiation
    Explore emerging technologies in banking and undertake a bespoke masterclass in algorithmic trading. Explore the world of boutique investment banks and the career prospects available beyond the big name, bulge bracket banks
    Take part in an exclusive ‘Big Four’ experience attended by professionals from KPMG, Deloitte, EY and PWC
    5 days dedicated to coaching you on how to get the best jobs in investment banking
    Summer Experience fee
    £1350

    £2600

    £3750
    Optional fee for University of London accommodation (private single rooms) with all meals and guardianship included
    £600

    £1350

    £2100
    Optional fee for London airport pick-up and drop-off (each way)
    £100

    £100

    £100
    Alternative ‘Live Online’ version of the Summer Experience (choose 5 or 10 day)
    £595

    £995

    n/a
    Venues, Dates & Locations

    London, UK

    In-Person

    19th August - 2nd September 2022

    UCL, University of Oxford, and other locations

    Accommodation Location

    Garden Halls (University of London)
    London, WC1H 9EN

    OR 

    College Hall (University of London)
    London, WC1E 7HZ

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    Download Digital Brochure - College Hall >>

    Register Now

    Live Online

    In-Person

    12th August - 21st August 2022

    11am - 4:30pm (UK time)

    Register Now

    In-Person

    19th August - 2nd September 2022

    UCL, University of Oxford, and other locations

    Accommodation Location

    Garden Halls (University of London)
    London, WC1H 9EN

    OR 

    College Hall (University of London)
    London, WC1E 7HZ

    Download Digital Brochure - Garden Halls >>

    Download Digital Brochure - College Hall >>

    Register Now

    Online

    12th August - 21st August 2022

    11am - 4:30pm (UK time)

    Register Now

    AmbitionX

    As part of your booking, you will receive 12 months’ access to our state-of-the-art tech platform, AmbitionX. Here you will find all of your programme materials and complete post-programme assessments to gain coveted ‘experience points’ to demonstrate your levels of professional development. You will also be able to access any of InvestIN’s Live Online weekend and evening programmes through AmbitionX at no extra cost.

    COVID-19 Group

    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.

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