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Overview

Nomura is a financial services group with an integrated global network in over 30 countries. By connecting markets East & West, we work to service the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through our four business divisions: Retail, Asset Management, Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking), and Merchant Banking.

Founded in 1925 and headquartered in Asia, Nomura offers an inclusive, supportive and diverse working environment. Driven by the insights of over 27,000 people worldwide, we continuously put our clients at the centre of everything we do and deliver unparalleled access to, from and within Asia.

If you are keen to make an impact as part of a highly passionate, driven and diverse workforce, then Nomura could be a perfect fit for you. We offer numerous opportunities to support you in building a lasting career as a graduate in one of our three programmes:

  • Global Markets
  • Investment Banking
  • Corporate Infrastructure (i.e. Compliance, Finance, Operations, Risk and Technology)

Graduate Jobs

We are committed to creating long-term opportunities for all our graduates at Nomura and as such strive to ensure that you feel supported in developing your career with us.

The route onto the Nomura Graduate programme is only available through completing our 9 week Summer Internship, Off-Cycle Internship or One Year Business Placement.

For Global Markets and Investment Banking, we look for students in their penultimate or final year of studying. For Corporate Infrastructure, all applicants must be in their penultimate year to complete our Internship programmes.

For students enrolled in a sandwich degree, there is a one year business placement programme within Corporate Infrastructure with the opportunity to be fast-tracked onto our graduate programme.

For more information on our application process, please visit our website

Internships & Placements

We aim to provide interns with the same level of exposure as full-time Analysts. Interns are expected to form effective working relationships and demonstrate their commitment to Nomura’s goals and values. During the course of the internship, interns will benefit from working closely with a buddy and interacting with a mentor. We also ensure they gain exposure with Nomura professionals at all levels through training, seminars and informal networking events.

All Summer Analyst, Regional Analyst and Industrial Placement Programmes offer the opportunity to be considered for our Graduate Programmes.

Analyst entry level requirements: Bachelor or Master’s students. All students must be on track to achieve a 2:1 or equivalent.

The Global Markets internship programme in London take place each summer for Analyst interns.Your internship programme will consist of two or three placements across different functions of the Global Markets division. The teams you are placed in will depend on our organizational needs at the time but we will also take into account your preferences and skills you demonstrate at interview.

The Investment Banking internship programme in London is open twice a year in January & June for a 6 month London & Paris rotational programme and in June for 10 week summer interns. Our continental offices in Europe offer 3 to 6 month Analyst internships year round in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Paris, Milan, Madrid. Internships are designed as a spring-board to a career in investment banking. We will give you exposure to the challenges and opportunities a full-time Analyst will have in their first year with us.

Our Compliance summer Analyst program is a 10 week program for students in their penultimate and final year. As a summer Analyst, you will be trained, placed in a business and encouraged to develop your skills. We will give you the opportunity to see how our Compliance division functions and the role it plays in our business as a whole. You will take on responsibility from day one, building strong working relationships and facing challenges as a full member of the team. As you progress in your internship, you will have the opportunity to take on extra responsibility, which will help you gain knowledge and experience, which will be vital to your career.

Our Finance summer Analyst programme is a 10 week programme for students in their penultimate and final year. As a summer Analyst, you will be trained, placed in a business and encouraged to develop your skills. We will give you the opportunity to see how our Finance division functions and the role it plays in our business as a whole. You will take on responsibility from day one, building strong working relationships and facing challenges as a full member of the team. As you progress in your internship, you will have the opportunity to take on extra responsibility, which will help you gain knowledge and experience, which will be vital to your career.

Our Operations programmes include a 10 week summer internship for penultimate year students or a 12 month Industrial Placement. You will be trained, placed in a business and encouraged to develop your skills. We will give you the opportunity to see how our Operations division functions and the role it plays in our business as a whole. You will take on responsibility from day one, building strong working relationships and facing challenges as a full member of the team. As you progress in your internship, you will have the opportunity to take on extra responsibility, which will help you gain knowledge and experience, which will be vital to your career. 

Our Risk programmes include a 10 week summer internship for penultimate year studetns or a 12 month Industrial Placement. You will be trained, placed in a business and encouraged to develop your skills. We will give you the opportunity to see how our Risk division functions and the role it plays in our business as a whole. You will take on responsibility from day one, building strong working relationships and facing challenges as a full member of the team. As you progress in your internship, you will have the opportunity to take on extra responsibility, which will help you gain knowledge and experience, which will be vital to your career.

Our Technology programmes include a 10 week summer internship for penultimate year students or a 12 month Industrial Placement. You will be trained, placed in a business and encouraged to develop your skills. We will give you the opportunity to see how our Technology division functions and the role it plays in our business as a whole. You will take on responsibility from day one, building strong working relationships and facing challenges as a full member of the team. As you progress in your internship, you will have the opportunity to take on extra responsibility, which will help you gain knowledge and experience, which will be vital to your career.

Apprenticeships

Nomura offers apprenticeships on an ad-hoc basis between 12-24 months, working within one of their teams in the following areas:

  • Human Resources
  • Multimedia
  • Operations
  • Real Estate
  • Technology

Available roles will be advertised on the Apply Now section.

What to expect

 In your first year you’ll spend time gaining a relevant NVQ qualification in partnership with one of Nomura’s training providers. If successful you’ll then go on to study for further qualifications in your second year whilst having the opportunity to progress your career in a wide range of roles. Alongside this, you’ll have your own personal development plan to ensure you are ready for the challenges ahead. Throughout the scheme you will get lots of support and encouragement from the HR team, your line manager, buddy, and the team around you.

HR

The Human Resources department provides comprehensive human resource manager services for the company. Its main functions include recruitment, payroll, learning and development, employee training and development programmes as well as a range of advisory services.

Multimedia

The primary role of Multimedia is to provide in-house Audio Visual & Multimedia support with event management. This function is vital in enabling Nomura to communicate globally over video conference both internally and with clients. It also provides powerful internal communications support and the facilities are used extensively by Nomura’s clients to support their roadshows and results presentations.

Operations Apprenticeship

The Corporate Infrastructure Division is what underpins the success of the entire organization. These are the functions that support the business, helping us deliver innovative financial solutions that set Nomura apart in the global marketplace. In the highly competitive and fast-paced industry, strong infrastructure teams are fundamental to Nomura’s success. The Operations teams work closely with Sales, Trading and Technology teams and develop innovative and efficient approaches to clients' investment, liquidity and risk management needs. You will also work with a training provider towards your Level 3 Investment Operations qualification.

Real Estate

The main activities of the Real Estate & Services department include property acquisition, disposal and space utilisation, general operations, administration, maintenance and repair, corporate travel and services, and health and safety. The current role is based within the Health, Safety & Environmental team, providing support and assistance in delivering environmental services across the Nomura EMEA region.

Technology Apprenticeship

Technology programme will provide you with opportunities to develop your skills and the knowledge you need to progress your career within one of the industry leading technology teams. Nomura offers roles within Development, Support and Infrastructure. Within the Development team, you’ll be working on cutting edge applications across a number of business lines. In Support you could be responsible for a number of systems that are critical to the running of the bank. If you prefer the Infrastructure side, you’ll be working on the infrastructure that supports all major applications across the bank, from web applications to staff email and messaging.

School Leaver Programmes

Nomura don't run a school leaver programme, but they do offer apprenticeship opportunities. Please see the apprenticeship tab for more information.

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Salary & Benefits

Nomura is proud of its people, and rewards employees for their contribution to the business, and offers a competitive salary.

Benefits form an integral part of your reward package, alongside your salary and other elements of cash compensation. Our Nomura Select programme delivers a variety of benefits designed to offer value and relevance to our employees’ lifestyles and life choices.

The benefits on offer include:

- Bonus scheme

- Pension plan

- Private medical insurance

- Life assurance

- Income protection

- Maternity and paternity leave

- Flexible working policy

- Dental insurance

- Season ticket loans

- Employee discount programme

- Gym membership at our onsite gym at Angel Lane or memberships at external gyms

- Extra vacation days

Requirements

The graduate programme is open to recent/fresh graduates with little or no experience; summer internships are open to undergraduates in their penultimate year of degree studies; and industrial placements are open to penultimate year students enrolled in a sandwich degree programme.

The minimum academic requirements across all programmes include a 2:1 or higher degree (earned or predicted) in any discipline; a strong foundation in quantitative reasoning and analysis; and a genuine interest in building a career in the finance industry. Candidates must demonstrate outstanding communication, interpersonal, organisational and leadership skills, a methodical and results-driven approach to work, creative and logical thought process, commercial awareness and excellent intellectual capabilities.

Ranking

School Leaver Awards 2018 - Overall Ranking

9th in the UK

 

Apply

Applications for all graduate, apprentice and internship programmes should be submitted through our online application system. We recruit on a rolling basis so it’s advised that you apply as soon as possible.

For application deadlines on each programme, please check the Nomura website