Working in Banking and Finance

This page tells you all about what the day-to-day reality of working in Banking and Finance really involves. All the information is taken directly from Banking and Finance graduate employee reviews

"The day-to-day responsibilities vary depending on the rotation. Sales-trading rotations require a daily review of the news, movements in overnight markets and assisting in the production of a summary for both the desk and clients. You will typically be assigned a longer-term project where you will do in-depth analysis of relevant markets. There is the opportunity to shadow senior sales and trading people."
Analyst, at MUFG
"Varies hugely by desk."
Analyst, at MUFG
"Completing audits of various departments, meeting with managers of each department to catch up on the latest developments, which is a good opportunity to network and know the mechanics of the whole bank rather than one single department."
Analyst, Middle Office Graduate Scheme at MUFG
"The rotational programme allows me to learn about the work of different departments within the bank. So far I have spent one month in Risk and one month on the exotic derivatives trading desk. My roles in each have been very different, depending on the needs of the business. "
Analyst, Compliance & Audit at MUFG
"From researching trade ideas, to analysing data, the business revolves around creating opportunities for clients to manage their risks. I not only work on building presentations for clients but also keep myself on top of news as it is extremely important to be aware of information which has a direct impact to the industry and financial markets. There are also a series of routine tasks which need to be completed as they are significant factors in managing and keeping the desk's business moving forward. "
Analyst, Derivatives Solutions Group at MUFG
"Shadowing, research, preparing presentations. Due to the size of the company, in my first week I already got to interact with several Executive and Managing Directors and Heads of Desks, and so far everybody has been extremely helpful and patient."
Analyst, at MUFG
"Problem solving, programming (SQL, unix, etc), communicating with other departments internally. "
Analyst, Technology at MUFG
"FactSet is a US company. So, we have to interact a lot with the employees in US through video conference. "
Software Engineer, Software Engineering at FactSet
"Coach the counter team to provide good service to customers. Ensure that the branch is in compliance with financial regulation and internal audit."
Retail Management Graduate, Branch at Santander
"On a typical day I attend meetings both with other members of the team or with other areas. I conduct root cause analysis to clearly define any problems and put forward proposals for ideas. The role also involves keeping stakeholders updated through emails and preparing business cases to successfully mobilise projects. "
General Leadership Graduate, at Nationwide