Placement and duration

The Finance Industrial Placement Program is aimed at students with a year in industry as a complusary or optional element of their degree program. It runs annually, beginning in June, and is based in London. Industrial Placement students are placed in roles based on interview feedback, their interests and current business needs.

Training program

Training begins with a Firmwide induction alongside your peers from other areas of the Firm. This is followed by two days of classroom-based training covering product and industry knowledge, personal effectiveness and technical training, as well as a team-building activity. Industrial Placement students will also receive considerable on-the-job training, a series of  “Lunch & Learn” presentations, networking events, mentoring and work-shadowing opportunities.

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As an Industrial Placement Program participant, your responsibilities may include:

  • Calculating the daily profit and loss (P&L) tallies of traders.
  • Writing market commentaries for management reports.
  • Conducting re-engineering projects to review and enhance processes.
  • Using analytical tools to determine current and potential exposure to risk.
  • Preparing monthly financial and management reports.

*Salary is competitive with excellent benefits.

Qualifications/ Skills/ Requirements

  • You are an undergraduate student with a year in industry as a compulsory or optional element of your degree program, who has outstanding academic achievements, and are on track for a 2.1 honours degree or equivalent.
  • You are a team player and excellent communicator.
  • You have advanced technical, quantitative and project management skills.
  • You are able to multi-task with close attention to detail.
  • You are client-service oriented.


Morgan Stanley London

In 1977, Morgan Stanley opened its European headquarters in London, where it now has over 5,000 staff. Morgan Stanley is one of the preeminent financial services firms in the UK, with longstanding client relationships and a leading role in many landmark transactions. Our professionals value individual intellect as much as teamwork. We offer nimble, innovative services and products tailored to our clients’ needs.

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Application Process & Deadlines

The deadline for applications is Sunday 25 November 2018.

Candidates must apply online at and are encouraged to apply early as we recruit on an ongoing basis. Applicants will be required to complete online tests within 48 hours of submitting an application. Please note we may also have some additional Off-cycle positions available throughout the year, depending on business needs.

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