The Young Investment Banker Summer Internship

London • Ages 15-18

July OR August 2021
University College London (UCL)

OUR SUMMER 2020 INTERNSHIPS ARE NOW FULL. YOU CAN REGISTER BELOW FOR 2021.

The Young Investment Banker Summer Internship is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for aspiring bankers to undertake the ultimate work experience in investment banking in London.

Over the course of 10 days, students aged 15-18 will have some of the most prestigious experiences of investment banking that one can imagine: competing in an interactive stock market trading session with the London Stock Exchange; and private visits to the iconic multibillion-dollar financial corporations in London.

Also available on the internship are immersive visits to the European Central Bank (in Germany), the University of Oxford, and a FinTech company revolutionising the way financial services are delivered across the world.

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.

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HIGHLIGHTS


Immersive Investment Banking Experiences:

  • An experiential session with the London Stock Exchange – the epicentre of global stock markets
  • Discuss international finance at the European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters in Frankfurt
  • 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 networking sessions with these professionals, who can become vital connections for your future careers

      Personalised Career Coaching:

      • Bespoke career coaching: have your credentials reviewed by an investment banking recruitment expert and receive a dynamic, personalised development plan to reach the height of your career ambitions
      • 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

      Competitive Advantage In Your University Applications:

      • Attending the internship demonstrates that you’ve gained key skills such as teamwork, 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

      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 internship, creating an invaluable lifetime network.

      Design Your Own Internship:

      • Choose to attend the Full Internship (10 days), Half Internship (5 days) or Weekend Internship (2 days)
      • Students who attend the Full Internship can opt for the European Stream (Investment Banking Trip to Frankfurt, Germany) or the UK stream (visits to the University of Oxford, FinTech companies and famous finance landmarks in London) for days 7 and 8
      • Accommodation, meals, guardianship and airport pick-up are available if required and can be added at checkout. London accommodation is provided at UCL’s halls of residence. Evening social activities will also be provided for students booking with accommodation

      TIMETABLE
      Day 1 - Enter The Internship
      3pm The Internship Begins - Keynote speech by the Internship Director
      - Immersive group activities to give you crucial skills for the internship ahead: teamwork, commercial awareness, public speaking, working under pressure, time management and attention to detail
      - Interactive networking session: meet your fellow interns – talented and ambitious students from around the world who can be powerful contacts for your career ahead
      7pm Close

      *exact programme subject to change without notice

      Day 2 - Trading
      10.30am The World of a Trader - The thrill of the trading floor
      - The key products
      - Interacting with clients
      11.00am Making Large Profits - Winning trading strategies
      - Pricing products for profit
      - Live, competitive trading games
      12.15pm The Journey of a Trader - Your path to Managing Director
      - Finding your niche
      - Beating the competition
      1.15pm Lunch Break
      2.00pm Hedge Funds - The world of a hedge fund
      - Winning hedge fund strategies
      - Fundamental Analysis
      - Technical Analysis
      2.30pm Building Your Portfolio - Create your own portfolio
      - Applying the right strategy
      - Live feedback from hedge fund executives
      4.00pm Breaking Into Investment Banking: Part 1 - Coaching on A-level, degree and university choices
      - Extra/Super-Curricular activities
      - Internship applications
      - Impactful cover letters/CVs
      - Tackling aptitude tests
      - Trading & pressure interviews
      - Body language, tone, and delivery
      5.00pm Close
      Day 3 - Mergers & Acquisitions
      10.30am The World of Mergers & Acquisitions - The key players
      - The 'pitch'
      - Winning work from clients
      - The deal: from start to finish
      11.15am Valuation - The art of valuing a company
      - Using valuation in a negotiation
      - Capital structures
      - Interpreting financial statements
      12.15pm Enter a Live M&A Deal - Valuing a major company
      - Using real-life financial data
      - Choosing a winning strategy for your client
      1.00pm Lunch Break
      2.00pm Private Equity - The World of Private Equity
      - Private Equity strategies
      - Becoming a ‘rainmaker’
      2.30pm Negotiation - Negotiating with different parties
      - Powerful deal-making techniques
      - Live, interactive competitive negotiation
      - Using your entrepreneurial flair
      3.45pm Breaking Into Investment Banking: Part 2 - Building and leveraging a powerful network
      -Strategies to use LinkedIn to your advantage
      - The art of cold-calling
      - How to gain work experience
      4.30pm Panel & Networking Reception 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
      6.30pm Close
      Day 4 – Enter the Hedge Fund
      Morning Trade 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
      - Observed and lead by hedge fund managers
      Afternoon The Hedge Fund - Private visit with a top hedge fund backed by Goldman Sachs
      - Discuss high level trading strategies with senior portfolio managers
      - Economic influencers on trading activity; interest rates, inflation, money supply and more
      5pm Close
      Day 5 - Enter The Financial Powerhouse
      Morning Private experience with the London Stock Exchange - Learn about the epicentre of global stock market activity
      - Discover first-hand how billions of dollars are traded hands every day
      - Be coached on how to trade by experienced professionals and participate in a market auction
      Afternoon Private Visit with a Multibillion-Dollar Financial Corporation - Strategy discussion with the heavyweights of the investment world
      - Participate in a heated negotiation with turnaround experts
      - Understand how the world of global finance works
      5.00pm Close - Half (5-day) Interns leave
      Days 6-8 - Young Investment Bankers On Tour
      3 Full Days Young Investment Bankers On Tour: Embark on a journey of banking in action. Choose our European or UK Stream
      European Stream Investment Banking Trip to Frankfurt - Return flights to Frankfurt with 2 nights' accommodation
      - Visits to some of the most important institutions in European Investment Banking: The European Central Bank (ECB)
      Tailored experience on the critical role the Bank plays in the world of finance
      - Visit leading finance companies in Frankfurt
      - Discover Frankfurt: visits to the financial district, the Klassikstadt and a tour of the city
      UK Stream University of Oxford & FinTech - Experience some of Oxford’s most iconic colleges and buildings. Meet Oxford students and get their advice on how to gain a place there for yourself
      - Experience-session with a leading FinTech start-up
      - Understand first-hand how technology is changing the world of finance
      - Discover the institutions that make London the world's most famous city for investment banking: Lloyd’s of London, the Royal Exchange and more
      - Understand how London became the global hub for international finance
      - Cultural activities at some of London's most renowned landmarks
      Day 9 - Personal Career Coaching
      Morning & Afternoon Your Future as an Investment Banker - Personal career coaching: have your CV and background reviewed by investment banking recruitment experts
      - Receive a dynamic, personalised development plan to reach the height of your career ambitions
      - A day for professionals help you focus on your personal aspirations and your future as a successful investment banker
      - Live recruitment sessions: experience actual assessment tasks that top investment banks use and get feedback on your performance
      Evening End of Internship Party - Celebrate your successes over the internship
      - Make valuable contacts for life with talented, like-minded students from across the world
      Day 10 - Personal Branding and Wrap Up
      Morning The Internship Review - A review of what you have gained during the internship
      - How to use this once-in-a-lifetime experience as a springboard for your future
      - Farewell speech by Internship Director
      2pm Interns Depart
      VENUE & ACCOMMODATION

      Programme Location

      UCL, University of Oxford, London-based hedge funds, iconic London financial buildings (including The Shard skyscraper) and other University of London premises. 

      Optional Finance trip to Frankfurt also available.

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      Accommodation Location

      Garden Halls (University of London)
      1 Cartwright Gardens
      King's Cross
      London
      WC1H 9EN

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      You can download a full digital brochure of Garden Halls, by clicking below:

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      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 Summer 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.

      OPTIONS & FEES

      The internship will take place on 2 occasions in 2020 and 2 occasions in 2021. You can choose any of:

      24th July – 2nd August 2020
      21st – 30th August 2020

      23rd July – 1st August 2021
      20th – 29th August 2021

      Students can book for either 2, 5 or 10 days of the Internship. For 10-day Interns, there is an optional International trip to Europe (Frankfurt, Germany). A full breakdown of options and pricing can be found below:

      Please see the highlights below

        Highlights Weekend Internship (London Only) Half Internship (London Only) Full Internship (UK Only) Full Internship (UK and Europe)
        Days of Timetable Days 2 & 3 Days 1-5 Days 1-10 Days 1-10
        Immersive 2-day Investment Banking experience: pricing and trading commodities and securities in a competitive trading game; negotiating a live merger deal and valuing real-life companies; building a hedge fund portfolio under the guidance of Portfolio Managers; coaching on how to become a top investment banker, starting now.
        Private Experience with the London Stock Exchange: compete in a live trading game with the world’s most famous stock market
        Cutting-edge trading simulation used by top 10 global investment banks to recruit and assess junior traders
        Private networking session with top London investment bankers.
        Exclusive visit to a global multibillion-dollar Private Equity firm. Strategy discussions with senior deal makers
        3-day Investment Banking experience-trip to Frankfurt. Visits to the European Central Bank and a leading Frankfurt-based financial institution. Return flights to Frankfurt, meals and 2 nights’ accommodation there.
        Experiences at the University of Oxford, a pioneering FinTech company and some of London’s leading finance landmarks.
        Price
        Internship (without accommodation or meals)
        £395

        £1350

        £2600

        £3550
        Additional price for London accommodation on UCL’s campus with all meals and guardianship included
        Not available

        £600

        £1350

        £1350
        Additional price for London airport pick-up and drop-off (each way)
        Not available

        £100

        £100

        £100
        Immersive 2-day Investment Banking experience: pricing and trading commodities and securities in a competitive trading game; negotiating a live merger deal and valuing real-life companies; building a hedge fund portfolio under the guidance of Portfolio Managers; coaching on how to become a top investment banker, starting now.

        Internship (without accommodation or meals)


        £395

        Additional price for London accommodation on UCL’s campus with all meals and guardianship included


        Not available

        Additional price for London airport pick-up and drop-off (each way)


        Not available

        Immersive 2-day Investment Banking experience: pricing and trading commodities and securities in a competitive trading game; negotiating a live merger deal and valuing real-life companies; building a hedge fund portfolio under the guidance of Portfolio Managers; coaching on how to become a top investment banker, starting now.
        Private Experience with the London Stock Exchange: compete in a live trading game with the world’s most famous stock market
        Cutting-edge trading simulation used by top 10 global investment banks to recruit and assess junior traders
        Private networking session with top London investment bankers.

        Internship (without accommodation or meals)


        £1350

        Additional price for London accommodation on UCL’s campus with all meals and guardianship included


        £600

        Additional price for London airport pick-up and drop-off (each way)


        £100

        Immersive 2-day Investment Banking experience: pricing and trading commodities and securities in a competitive trading game; negotiating a live merger deal and valuing real-life companies; building a hedge fund portfolio under the guidance of Portfolio Managers; coaching on how to become a top investment banker, starting now.
        Private Experience with the London Stock Exchange: compete in a live trading game with the world’s most famous stock market
        Cutting-edge trading simulation used by top 10 global investment banks to recruit and assess junior traders
        Private networking session with top London investment bankers.
        Exclusive visit to a global multibillion-dollar Private Equity firm. Strategy discussions with senior deal makers
        Experiences at the University of Oxford, a pioneering FinTech company and some of London’s leading finance landmarks.

        Internship (without accommodation or meals)


        £2600

        Additional price for London accommodation on UCL’s campus with all meals and guardianship included


        £1350

        Additional price for London airport pick-up and drop-off (each way)


        £100

        Immersive 2-day Investment Banking experience: pricing and trading commodities and securities in a competitive trading game; negotiating a live merger deal and valuing real-life companies; building a hedge fund portfolio under the guidance of Portfolio Managers; coaching on how to become a top investment banker, starting now.
        Private Experience with the London Stock Exchange: compete in a live trading game with the world’s most famous stock market
        Cutting-edge trading simulation used by top 10 global investment banks to recruit and assess junior traders
        Private networking session with top London investment bankers.
        Exclusive visit to a global multibillion-dollar Private Equity firm. Strategy discussions with senior deal makers
        3-day Investment Banking experience-trip to Frankfurt. Visits to the European Central Bank and a leading Frankfurt-based financial institution. Return flights to Frankfurt, meals and 2 nights’ accommodation there.

        Internship (without accommodation or meals)


        £3550

        Additional price for London accommodation on UCL’s campus with all meals and guardianship included


        £1350

        Additional price for London airport pick-up and drop-off (each way)


        £100

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