Placement and duration

Technology Industrial Placement Interns are recruited for 4, 6 or 12 months in London and for 12 months in Glasgow. Placements typically start in June, and alternative start dates will also be considered in line with your course requirements. Students are placed into specific development or infrastructure teams. These programs are designed to offer a real-world, project-based experience that will demonstrate firsthand what it is like to be a technologist for a top financial firm. Industrial Placement Interns who excel in the Program may receive an offer to join the Full-time Technology Training Program.

Training program

Industrial Placement Interns will participate in an induction process that provides an overview of the Firm and the Technology division. In addition to working on a live project, highlights include senior management networking events, team-building opportunities and a technical speaker series.

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Based on their skills, Industrial Placements will be matched to available projects within a Development or Infrastructure team:

  • Development Teams: Our development teams design, develop and maintain applications used by our business units. Daily activities include meeting with clients to gather and analyse requirements. They make system design decisions, evaluate, integrate and develop necessary software, and then test and deploy applications to production. Developing high-performing, low-latency electronic trading systems, and evolving complex workflows and life cycle management capabilities are just some of the projects available for developers.
  • Infrastructure Teams: Our infrastructure-facing teams develop cutting-edge systems to run our business. Our engineers provide tools, applications and platforms such as the Firm’s networks, computing hardware, operating systems and databases for the Firm’s trading applications, mobile applications and other end-user applications. Engineering the Firm’s websites, managing the Windows plant and developing a client reporting delivery system are some of the projects available for infrastructure engineers in our organisations.

*Salary is competitive with excellent benefits.

Qualifications/ Skills/ Requirements

  • You must be currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Computer Science, Computer or Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or a related technology/science/engineering /discipline.
  • You have outstanding academic achievements and are on track for at least a 2.1 honours degree or equivalent.
  • You are familiar with the foundations of at least one programming language: e.g., Java, C++ or C#.
  • You have a good understanding of operating systems (Windows or Unix), data structures, databases and algorithms.
  • You have excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • You are an excellent communicator and team player.
  • You are fluent in English.
  • You have a demonstrated interest in technology.