Placement and duration

The Summer Analyst Program is a 10-week program beginning in June. Placements are based on relevant core competencies, current business needs, Analyst's preferences and feedback throughout the interview process. As a Summer Analyst, you have an opportunity to be considered for the following year's Full Time Analyst Program.

Training program

The Program begins with a Firmwide induction with peers from other divisions. This is followed by two days of classroom-based training covering product and industry knowledge, personal effectiveness, technical training and team-building activities. Summer Analysts also receive considerable on-the-job training, a series of “Lunch & Learns,” networking events and work-shadowing opportunities.

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Responsibilities will vary depending on your role, and may include the following:

  • Develop a working knowledge of business terms and products.
  • Demonstrate awareness of basic accounting principles and auditing standards.
  • Attend audit meetings, and document meeting minutes and walkthroughs.
  • Upload and maintain documentation within the audit work paper tool.
  • Interface with the Firm's risk and time tracking systems.
  • Gain an understanding of the business units under review (e.g., policies and procedures, roles and responsibilities, systems and processes, organization and controls).
  • Participate in Fraud Brainstorming meetings and assist in completion of the fraud questionnaire.
  • Participate in audit planning and scoping, and assist in drafting audit planning memorandums.
  • Understand risks and controls that require testing and aid in the construction of the Risk and Control Matrix.
  • Create narratives, flowcharts and lead sheets.
  • Assist in creating and executing control tests and clearly document test results.
  • Conduct follow-ups to determine the client's understanding of implemented system controls.
  • Have a working knowledge of Visio, Excel and Word.
  • Keep managers informed of assignment status.


*Salary is competitive with excellent benefits.

Qualifications/ Skills/ Requirements

  • You are a penultimate-year undergraduate student with 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

Candidates are encouraged to apply early. 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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