Banking and investment covers two distinct areas. One is retail banking, which is the kind of banking most people know from their current accounts, credit cards or mortgage. The other is investment banking.
When searching for employers follow these two simple principles: (1) go beyond Google. (2) Consider smaller or medium size employers that are not top brand. You can start your search here:
- Asset Management Companies
- "Proprietary trading” firms
- Building Society Association - for retail banks look also for 'Building Societies'. For Investment, look also for small, “boutique” banks, investment consultancies, central banks.
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Retail banks are concerned with product development, marketing, operation, and growing and maintaining a loyal customer base e.g. current accounts, saving accounts, mortgages, and credit cards.
Graduates working in retail banking roles deal with personal finances in a fast-paced environment that's all about excellent customer service. If you're a natural innovator and people person with managerial aspirations, you'll fit right in here.