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How to Research Banking Graduate Schemes

It’s really getting towards the crunch period if you’re reading this, and employment is only round the corner. Don’t panic! This is the most important part and you need to keep your wits about you in order that you can get to where you want to be as efficiently as you can! Here are our tips for getting that all-important research in.

Use Your Experiences

So whether you’ve had as many internships as you can shake a fist out or just done the odd insight day here and there, chances are that your experiences will help you decide what field it is that you want to explore further during your career. Use this to navigate in the right direction – if there is a sector you really didn’t enjoy, you probably won’t want to apply to work there on a scheme.

Similarly, if there’s a company that you loved working for but don’t have your exact specialisations, why not have a look and see if there are any other schemes they offer which appeal to you? Use your common sense to find things that work for you and make sure what you’re applying to is something that fits the bill in terms of your personal preference.

Spread The Net

Equally, it’s important to keep your mind and your options open. Even if you loved your internship at one company, you should be looking at similar schemes across the industry in order to give yourself the best possible chance of breaking the specific sector that you want!

Think About It

Make sure you’ve fully researched the companies you’re applying to and have completed bespoke applications to them – you’re much better to put the effort in now and make sure each application is tailored to what you’re applying for than just sending off as many generic ones as possible – trust us. If you show why the company and you are a good fit, they’re much more likely to progress you to the next stage.

By Jack J Collins, Editor, AllAboutFinanceCareers.com