Placement and duration

The Operations Division at Morgan Stanley is the front line of defense for the Firm’s financial and operational well-being, and works closely with almost all departments in order to safeguard the Firm’s reputation and franchise. Operations partners with Sales & Trading, Finance, Legal, and Technology to execute the Firm’s institutional, retail, and asset management businesses – via supporting and settling daily transactions, devising and implementing effective controls, developing strong client relationships, and partnering with its business partners to enable to development of new structures, businesses, and markets.

The Operations Industrial Placement Program is for students with a year in industry as a compulsory or optional element of their degree course. The program gives an introduction to the Financial Services industry and the Operations Division, as well as an opportunity to develop the personal and professional competencies necessary to be successful within the Division. You be will be placed within a team best aligned to your skills, and will be provided with classroom and on-the-job training to develop a thorough understanding of the business, as well as project work as directed and guided by your manager. Supervision and guidance will be provided by experienced Operations professionals to all Industrial Placements throughout the program, to ensure the best and most meaningful experience.

The program runs annually beginning in June in our Glasgow office.

Training program

Industrial Placements start their Internship Program with participation in a Firmwide Induction Day covering the overview of Morgan Stanley’s businesses, structure, and strategy. This is followed by two days of classroom-based training covering product and industry knowledge, soft skills, and teambuilding activities. Throughout the program, in addition to on-the-job training, Industrial Placements will also take part in networking events, training sessions hosted by different teams and work-shadowing.

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Responsibilities

  • Trade Support & Reconciliation- Learn key processes in the life cycle of a trade, from deal capture to final settlement, to identifying and resolving breaks and discrepancies.
  • Data Analysis & Reporting - Preparation, compilation, and analysis of regular metrics and dashboards to support business decision and strategy.
  • Projects & Systems Testing -Take part in projects and initiatives, and use systems to efficiently mitigate risk, whilst developing relationships with Technology to design, develop, and implement solutions to business requirements.
  • Team Collaboration - Work with team members of all levels to complete daily tasks, share market and systems knowledge, issue follow-ups and escalations, and create best practices.
  • Client Relationship Development - Understand the priorities of stakeholders to ensure business needs are met, adhere to and protect client confidentiality, and ensure top quality client experience.

 

*Salary is competitive with excellent benefits.

Qualifications/ Skills/ Requirements

  • You have or are on track to obtain a minimum 2.1 honors degree or equivalent.
  • You have excellent leadership, inter-personal, and strong verbal and written communications skills.
  • You pay close attention to detail, have analytical and problem-solving skills, and are able to understand and evaluate complex information quickly.
  • You have strong project management skills.
  • You are a team player and are client-service oriented.

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Morgan Stanley Glasgow

In 2000, we founded our Glasgow office with just six employees. Since then, it has grown to more than 1,300 people, making it our second largest location in Europe after London—it’s also 5th largest globally. Our Glasgow office has an ever-expanding range of roles and functions, including Technology, Finance, Operations, and Fund Services. In each department, you’ll find professionals that value individual intellect as much as teamwork.

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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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