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American Express

Technology Analyst, Technology at American Express

Application Advice: Honesty, passionate, willingness to learn, approachable.

Interview Advice: Research the company beforehand and be prepared to discuss what you are interested in.

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Services Operations

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American Express

Graduate UX Designer, Technology at American Express

Application Advice: We are a people centred company, and want our employees to grow professionally in their roles. So it doesn't matter if you don't hit all the requirements even if you only have 40% of the skills in the job spec, apply and see what happens. And as cheesy as it sounds applying is one step closer to getting the job.

Interview Advice: Although assessment centres are stressful all the assessors want you to do well, go in with a open mind and try to enjoy it.

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Services Operations

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American Express

Marketing Executive, Marketing at American Express

Application Advice: Be natural and conversational.

Interview Advice: Be friendly.

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Services Operations

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American Express

Marketing Executive, Marketing at American Express

Application Advice: Ensure that you research American Express beforehand and demonstrate this in your cover letter.

Interview Advice: Case study questions will be given as well as a group question and individual interviews. The interviews are not too tough - some of the friendliest I have had. Just make sure you do plenty of preparation to match the experience you have to the competencies that American Express looks for.

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Services Operations

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American Express

Marketing Executive, Marketing at American Express

Application Advice: Research the company thoroughly. American Express should be viewed as a service brand, not 'just a credit card company', and you should be able to understand the different aspects of this. Also understand how they make money - 'the closed loop' - and what differentiates them from competitors. Really think through competency questions and research the idea of growth mindset.

Interview Advice: Competency questions! Think practically about the value Amex can offer to cardmembers, corporations, and merchants and be prepared to answer questions on this.

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Services Operations

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Thomson Reuters

, at Thomson Reuters

Application Advice: - Research the company beforehand - Be authentic

Interview Advice: Be YOURself.

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Services Operations

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Curve

Marketing and Community Champion, Growth at Curve

Application Advice: Show that you want to learn, to stand up and be counted - application for this kind of role demands (I believe) the yearning to get involved in a number of different, often discrete areas and aim to provide value, not just bandwidth.

Interview Advice: Be curious - ask questions, ask about opportunities to learn. Present the ability to look at things analytically with an eye to solving problems, not just taking out-of-box solutions. Seek to understand before being understood in the interview - treat it as a co-creational process.

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Services Operations

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American Express

Graduate analyst, Strategic Planning Group at American Express

Interview Advice: Be concise in your answers and have a consistent answer to why you want to join American Express.

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Services Operations

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Curve

Customer Champion, Customer Support at Curve

Application Advice: Be yourself.

Interview Advice: Be open minded.

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Services Operations

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Curve

Customer Support and Operations Champion, Customer Support and Operations at Curve

Application Advice: Be yourself; this is not a company that likes receiving applicants with no personality.

Interview Advice: Be open, honest and read up! It's important to do your research and be prepared to answer questions about the product and why you find it interesting.

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Services Operations

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American Express

American Express

Application Advice: Demonstrate that you have an understanding of the company values and goals. Use examples or experience that make you unique and set you apart.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and be honest with yourself as to whether it feels like a good fit for you - it's particularly important with American Express because we are a people business and relationships/networks are key.

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Services Operations

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American Express

Project Analyst, Travel & Lifestyle Services at American Express

Application Advice: The collaborative working environment at Amex is very important so during the application process and especially during interviews and assessment centres, applicants need to be genuine, friendly and demonstrate the ability to work with others. Alongside relevant skills, competencies and qualifications, being personable and co-operative is a necessity to succeed at American Express.

Interview Advice: Know the products - I was asked to present on a previously un-seen business challenge at the assessment centre which turned out to be a discontinued product that I had researched. As such I was able to go above and beyond in that particular challenge. Be positive and personable - once you've made it to the interview, being friendly and positive is just as important as being knowledgeable and qualified.

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Services Operations

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Allianz Insurance

Claims Graduate, Insurance Claims at Allianz Insurance

Application Advice: Really try and put across why you are applying for the role that you are applying for. Why did it catch your eye? What specifically about it was appealing to you and why? Why do you think that it is the right role for you? Further to this, what attracted you to the company? Do you identify with the company values etc.? Trying to get passion across in an application is difficult but have a real think before putting your pen to paper.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and ask questions. Try and draw from examples from lots of different areas of your life in competency interviews, not just school or university.

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Services Operations

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FactSet

FactSet

Application Advice: Show your ambitions.

Interview Advice: Research the products provided by the company and any recent company's activities and deals made.

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Services Operations

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FactSet

Nordic Investment Management Consultant, Nordic Investment Management at FactSet

Application Advice: Know the company and the clients well. Know what is on the website and a bit about finance. But in the end relax and be yourself because people skills are also very important at FactSet.

Interview Advice: Know what the clients do well and talk about other interests and hobbies than just work and studying.

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Services Operations

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FactSet

Consultant, UK Investment Management at FactSet

Application Advice: Express your interest in technology/finance.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, not who you think the interviewer wants you to be.

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Services Operations

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Curve

Software Engineer, IT at Curve

Application Advice: Just say what you like to do!

Interview Advice: Techinical questions about the job and general analysis of the market of the company.

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Services Operations

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GE

Finance Intern, at GE

Application Advice: Personality is just as important, if not more important, than your ability to do the job - GE can train you to do the job but your personality goes beyond that. GE likes people who are enthusiastic, open to change and accept failure but learn from it. You are encouraged to speak up about problems or inefficiencies in your processes but come up with ideas for solutions and be prepared to follow through with them.

Interview Advice: Questions asked are related to the GE beliefs and how you demonstrate your ability to follow them. My advice would be to do some research on the company and its culture.

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Services Operations

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HSBC Bank Plc

Graduate Management Trainee, at HSBC Bank Plc

Application Advice: Just be yourself, show your strengths and your ability to overcome weaknesses.

Interview Advice: Relax and have a natural conversation. Ask the right questions to show your genuine interest in the company and Job. Give answers in STAR format and from different areas like personal, university, work and volunteering.

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Services Operations

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HSBC Bank Plc

Graduate Analyst, Securities Services at HSBC Bank Plc

Application Advice: Show leadership qualities. In the end the purpose of the scheme is to shape future leaders so show you can be a future leader.

Interview Advice: Be prepared. Be confident and focus on answering the given questions.

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Services Operations

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FactSet

Consultant, at FactSet

Application Advice: Application involves Excel, Maths, and Finance Test. If you do not have a Finance background, make sure to do some research on basic Finance terminology.

Interview Advice: Make sure to understand the difference between Investment Banking and Investment Management.

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Services Operations

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FactSet

Consultant, UK Investment Management at FactSet

Application Advice: Make sure you know what FactSet is/what services we provide. Know the difference between Investment Management and Investment Banking. Understand the competitive landscape and who we come up against, plus what our USP is. Be able to explain the role of a consultant and what kinds of queries we receive.

Interview Advice: What is the difference between IB/IM? What kind of datasets do IB/IM use?

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Services Operations

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American Express

Operations Analyst, Corporate Credit at American Express

Application Advice: Be genuine. Look at how you can change things- come with fresh perspective. Be dynamic (inside and outside of work).

Interview Advice: Interviews are a personality test, and an assurance that you are competent/smart.

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Services Operations

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PayPal

Partnership Manager, Business Development at PayPal

Application Advice: Decent knowledge level of PayPal's technology. What does the company stand for and what's its vision?

Interview Advice: Be confident to sell yourself at the highest price; try to think about personal facts you can tell your future employer.

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Services Operations

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Hargreaves Lansdown

Junior Systems Analyst, IT at Hargreaves Lansdown

Application Advice: We place great weight on the covering letter and so make sure to really articulate your passion for the company and the role. This maybe the only opportunity to differentiate yourself from other candidates and so really think about how to convince us that you want the job, and why we should want you.

Interview Advice: Be sure to really understand Hargreaves Lansdown before coming for interview. Almost above all else, it is vital that our employees really want to work at the company and this must shine through. Equally the scheme is somewhat unusual in it's sheer breadth of experiences and therefore not right for everyone. Make sure to find out how the scheme works and be able to articulate why you want to join it.

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Services Operations

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American Express

Operations Analyst, Network Engineering & Optimisation at American Express

Application Advice: Stress your experience communicating and working in teams rather than just academic achievement. Collaboration is a crucial aspect of working here, so if you seem to individual (no matter how strong) you will struggle.

Interview Advice: Have examples from your life/study to backup your answers, even if the question doesn't directly ask you for it.

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Services Operations

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American Express

Analyst, at American Express

Application Advice: Interpersonal skills are very important to do well at American Express.

Interview Advice: Demonstrate you have an ability to build and leverage relationships.

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Services Operations

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American Express

Project Analyst, World Service at American Express

Application Advice: Be yourself - you must be a people person and get energy from working collaboratively.

Interview Advice: You like problem solving and working with others. Give examples of this.

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Services Operations

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American Express

Project Analyst, Operations at American Express

Application Advice: Be confident that you would be happy working in a company where everything is a group effort - nothing will get done without speaking with and working with others. You need to demonstrate that you are a 'people person'.

Interview Advice: Just be yourself and have a good understanding of the business model. Also, be ready to demonstrate real life examples and have a sound understanding of what operations is.

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Services Operations

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American Express

Manager, Internal Consulting at American Express

Application Advice: Clearly articulate in your cover letter that you understand the functioning of the team and you consider American Express for a long-term career.

Interview Advice: To join the internal consulting team, prepare for case studies similar to the recruitment process in external consulting firms.

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Services Operations

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Siemens

Business Graduate, Risk at Siemens

Application Advice: Ask as many questions as possible at all times! Make the effort to meet people in the business.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. Do not try and be someone you are not. They know!

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Services Operations

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American Express

Graduate Analyst, World Service at American Express

Application Advice: - Understand and know the brand. - Understand current trends and how it affects American Express. - Be yourself !

Interview Advice: Interviewing questions are normally the in house competency questions. There are no trick questions but really take your time to think before answering. The case study is not too difficult but take your time when answering the questions and presenting back to your interviewer. They will ask you some questions but if you have read through the case study properly you should be able to answer them.

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Services Operations

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Capita

Finance Graduate, at Capita

Application Advice: Make sure that you are very strong on Excel, especially if applying for a finance role, as you will be using this every day.

Interview Advice: Ensure that you take the time to introduce yourself at the assessment centre to as many people as possible and also ensure you leave a good impression from working well with the other candidates. Try not to come across as overbearing.

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Services Operations

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FactSet

Software Engineer, Factset Market Aggregates at FactSet

Application Advice: Have a fair amount of projects that you are confident in talking about (both Uni projects and personal projects).

Interview Advice: Know your programming theory with emphasis on the datastructures.

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Services Operations

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RBS

Controls Reporting Analyst, Corporate & institutional Banking Controls Reporting at RBS

Application Advice: Research the company as much as possible beforehand. Have a clear set of goals and objectives to achieve within your placements, and articulate these early.

Interview Advice: Don't get stressed! Don't try to dominate conversation in any group work exercises. Be yourself, relax and also structure your answers. Taking time to compile your thoughts and deliver a well thought out answer comes across much better than simply talking for the sake of doing so.

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Services Operations

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FactSet

Senior Consultant, Consulting at FactSet

Application Advice: Research the role - you are not working solely in finance there are some technical aspects.

Interview Advice: Think outside of the box for your assessment day!

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Services Operations

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RBS

Analyst, Operations at RBS

Application Advice: Read the website and practice your STAR examples!

Interview Advice: The usual STAR questions as well as why RBS and why my chosen graduate program?

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Services Operations

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RBS

Senior Solutions Analyst, Business Operations at RBS

Application Advice: Outline your key strengths.

Interview Advice: Be rational and think outside the box.

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Services Operations

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RBS

Technology Graduate, Technology Graduate Scheme at RBS

Application Advice: Apply early to have a better chance of choosing role/location etc.

Interview Advice: People skills are valued more than technical skills.

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Services Operations

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RBS

Project Analyst, Technology at RBS

Application Advice: Do your research on the role and make sure it is the right one for you.

Interview Advice: Make sure you portray yourself in the best light and show why they should be hiring you.

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Services Operations

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RBS

Innovation Consultation, Solutions at RBS

Application Advice: Be yourself and let your personality show through, don't get bogged down on all the technical jargon just be yourself and show you have vision.

Interview Advice: Why join RBS? Tell us about a time you had to act without your managers guidelines? Just be honest give examples but make sure you have a look at the company values as if you can slip these in to your examples it will look very good. The company want to live their values so if you can demonstrate that you have done in the past it would be beneficial.

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Services Operations

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Thomson Reuters

Sales Graduate, Risk Sales – FATCA and Client On-boarding at Thomson Reuters

Application Advice: Ensure you know why you want the role - if your reasons would not be accepted by an interviewer, then find some that are, and convince yourself of those reasons!

Interview Advice: Know the firm and our culture - esp. the firms four values. Show drive and ambition. Have a good understanding of the division you're applying to, and the industry/ies it services. Have a good understanding of who Thomson Reuters are, and what we do.

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Services Operations

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Thomson Reuters

Partnerships Development Manager, Partnerships & Alliances at Thomson Reuters

Application Advice: Focus on achievement/results rather than listing responsibilities.

Interview Advice: Demonstrate knowledge of company (markets served, key products, recent news). Articulate not just why you're a good fit for the company, but why the company is a good fit for you.

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Services Operations

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Procter & Gamble

Finance Team Leader, at Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: Take time when filling out the application and plan your answers to fit the CAR format - context, action, results. Also make sure to focus on your contribution to results by saying "I did X" and "we delivered X"

Interview Advice: It's a competency based interview. Always practice and even write out your examples beforehand... it can be tough in your first interview to think of a time when showed leadership and then answer it in a CAR format so your make sure you're prepared!

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Services Operations

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Fidessa

Trading Support Analyst, Service Desk at Fidessa

Application Advice: Read on finance industry - equities and derivatives electronic trading, major players in the space, what the company does.

Interview Advice: There will be mock problem solving scenario, some TCL script interpretation.

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Services Operations

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Reed Global

Graduate, at Reed Global

Application Advice: Consider carefully which of the initial roles you would like to put yourself forward for as they can have a huge effect on your experience and enjoyment during Year One.

Interview Advice: Relax and be yourself - if you get to interview stage you will almost certainly be well-qualified enough for the role you're applying for, so all that's left is to demonstrate that your personality will be a good fit.

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Services Operations

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HSBC Bank Plc

Operations Management Trainee, Opertions at HSBC Bank Plc

Application Advice: Be yourself

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Services Operations

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HSBC Bank Plc

Graduate Trainee, HTS at HSBC Bank Plc

Application Advice: Have a good understanding of the banks values

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Capital One

Technology Graduate, Technology Graduate Scheme at Capital One

Application Advice: Be calm, don't over think it, and don't be too formal. Show that you have an interest in technology, it's not all about your degree but what you are passionate about.

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Services Operations

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Hays

Business Director, Investment Management Operations at Hays

Application Advice: This is an exciting career requiring an array of skills and aptitudes. It is a people business working with clients and candidates alike offering huge variety.

Interview Advice: Sell yourself and demonstrate a genuine interest in helping candidates achieve their career goals and for clients, demonstrate a difference to our service from our competitors and strong ability to identify talented individuals for their business.

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FactSet

Consultant, at FactSet

Application Advice: Before applying, BE SURE YOU WANT TO WORK HERE!! There can be times when the work is tough and if you don't have the conviction to persevere through it, you will start to slack. The CFA is not enough of a reason to take the job. No time-off internally so be sure to have a good schedule in place.

Interview Advice: Be honest... FactSet recruiters are some of the best, they can tell that you are lying.

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Services Operations

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Galliford Try

Finance Graduate, Information Services at Galliford Try

Application Advice: A strong CV is important, make sure it is up to date, proof-read and informative. Don't include information that isn't relevant.

Interview Advice: Be a people's person. Listen to others but also voice your opinion. Be confident and ask questions, show you're interested in the company and the people you will be working with.

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Services Operations

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Nationwide

Corporate Graduate, Customer Services and Operations at Nationwide

Application Advice: Use the PRIDE values to shape you responses and to put across your qualities and how they allign with the organisation. Link in your experience to the job description and illustrate what you can bring to the role.

Interview Advice: Esnure you show how you fit with the culture of Nationwide and what experience you can bring to the role.

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Services Operations

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Nationwide

Risk Consultant, Business Assurance at Nationwide

Application Advice: Nationwide is a people orientated organisation and not a monster investment bank. Make sure you are an approachable 'people person' and can work well in large teams. Ensure you have some previous retail experience.

Interview Advice: Be yourself - as tempting as glorifying your CV is, don't try and make things up to sound better. Nationwide will take you for who you are.

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HSBC Bank Plc

Operations Management Trainee, Operations at HSBC Bank Plc

Application Advice: Be yourself and be clear what are your main key attributes.

Interview Advice: Be yourself.

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Services Operations

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AXA

Actuarial Analyst, Commercial Finance at AXA

Application Advice: Be passionate in your application, an employer will be impressed by a strong desire to work in this field. Also, research what actuaries do on a day to day basis. How you'll answer this question and what you'll actually end up doing are likely to be completely different, but an employer will want to see you've done your research. I'd recommend trying to get an understanding of the basics of actuarial calculations. For example, if you were looking at calculating health insurance prices over the next 10 years for customers, what considerations would need to be made? An employer wouldn't expect you to be able to give them the price of health insurance in 10 years time, however they may expect you to show you would consider relevant information (for example, the risk of getting some disease, or inflation rates etc.). There is often a lot of information available in the news about these types of things (I heard on the radio last week that insurance companies pay out more on motor claims than they charge), show that you take an interest in the market.

Interview Advice: In my experience, after an initial interview, you'll be called into an assessment day. In the actuarial world, this often consists of the following: Individual interview Individual and/or group presentation. A team exercise A written test A maths test The individual interviews are usually pretty standard and practice questions can be found online. Make sure you've done your research on the company and the market. Presentations and team exercises may expect you to have some knowledge of the market or the company, but usually these look at your leadership skills, reasoning skills and team work. Organise your team or it runs the risk of falling apart when it comes to presenting to the group. You will be marked on your preparation and presentation. You may be given a choice of situations which you have to persuade your manager to go with. There is no wrong choice, provided you can back it up and explain your choice over the others. The written test may be to test your knowledge or application of the available information, it will also look at how you time yourself to complete the questions and your writing skills. The maths test may test your knowledge of actuarial maths. The ones I've done test discounting and compounding (look this up if it hasn't been covered in your degree). I didn't have a maths test at AXA as we were all from actuarial, mathematical or related backgrounds.

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Thomson Reuters

Client Specialist, Sales at Thomson Reuters

Application Advice: Tweak your resume so that the most relevant things to the position are highlighted.

Interview Advice: Be passionate and up to date on the financial markets. Sell yourself during your two on site interview days. Focus on being creative for your skill on your superday as opposed to trying to act like you have mastered finance - unless you have really mastered it.

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HSBC Bank Plc

Operational Leadership Graduate, HTS at HSBC Bank Plc

Application Advice: Do the practice tests before you attempt the real ones. Be calm and select the answer that first comes in your mind while doing the personality test.

Interview Advice: Just be yourself and make sure you prepare before assessment. Bar is very high and keep in mind all those who made it through to the assessment centre are the top 5% applicants. You have 6 hours to sell yourself in the right way and be bold but polite.

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HSBC Bank Plc

Operations Graduate, HTS UK at HSBC Bank Plc

Application Advice: Make sure you research the company values of: Open, Connected and Dependable. Understand what they mean for you as a person and how they fit on a larger scale within HSBC. Make sure that these values are reflective of you as a person as these will be the key areas that HSBC will address during the telephone values-led interview and during the assessment centre interview itself. At the assessment centre be courteous and friendly to other potential applicants. In one sense they are your competitors, but on the other, there will be more than one place up for grabs. Being friendly, helpful and respectful to the other applicants during the group exercises will put you in good stead with the Assessors.

Interview Advice: Make sure you can relate the three values to your own experiences in life as they will ask you questions like "Tell me about a time you helped someone with a problem". These questions spread over several of the values, so make sure you have a few in-depth examples up your sleeve. Be interested in what the interviewer is asking you and don’t be afraid to ask some questions back regarding clarification or anything relating to the job that you would like a little more detail about (particularly do this at the assessment centre interview as this will done by an HSBC employee unlike the telephone interview which is conducted by a third party).

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HSBC Bank Plc

Operations Management Trainee, Operations at HSBC Bank Plc

Application Advice: Part of the application process involves completing online psychometric tests. I cannot emphasise the importance of practicing these enough. Although these are not too hard, if you try to wing it without practice you will probably fail.

Interview Advice: I know it sounds clichéd, but be yourself. HSBC employ individuals for their personality and competencies rather than their knowledge. You can be taught how to do a job, but you cannot be taught to be a decent person, and that’s the most important thing. Banking is a people business

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HSBC Bank Plc

Operations Management Trainee, at HSBC Bank Plc

Application Advice: Of all the applications, HSBC was the fairest and friendliest. So be yourself! The Assessment Centre wasn't too daunting and the facilitators and assessors were genuinely friendly. Focus on values that are important to you, and how you reflect these on a professional level.

Interview Advice: Practise on values & competencies. Be yourself. They are looking for potential, not an ability to run a bank already.

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HSBC Bank Plc

HTS Management Trainee, HTS programme at HSBC Bank Plc

Application Advice: Look through the values that HSBC talk about on their website and match up your personality and achievements to those values - HSBC puts a huge amount of weight on employing people who fit the values!

Interview Advice: Lots of example based questions and an assessment centre - really think about all of your achievements to date and how they came about.

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HSBC Bank Plc

Graduate rotation, at HSBC Bank Plc

Application Advice: You don't need to have any particular background in finance or banking. Everyone on the scheme is so different and they just need to be themselves.

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HSBC Bank Plc

Operations Management Trainee, Wealth Europe – Service Delivery at HSBC Bank Plc

Application Advice: Be yourself - whilst it sounds corny, the recruitment process at HSBC is not designed to find the best 'bankers' with sound technical and industry knowledge. Instead, HSBC look to employ the right kind of person to join the Bank in line with its core values of being Open, Dependable and Connected; this values can only be displayed if you act openly and honestly throughout the application process. Understand the schemes - each of the graduate programmes offered by HSBC is different, and whilst they may overlap with other schemes, their overall purpose is different in terms of the skills and development they inculcate in trainees. Make sure you fully understand which scheme is right for you. Ask yourself what you want - HSBC will not pay you the highest salary on the market. If money is your driver, you are better off applying elsewhere. But it will provide you with unparalleled opportunities, if you are willing to make the most of them.

Interview Advice: It would not be fair to provide full answers to the assessment centre questions. However, it is important to keep in mind, technical knowledge is not the focus of the interview - it is about understanding the values that you as an individual hold, and the ways in which you work as an individual and with others.

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HSBC Bank Plc

Operations Management Trainee, at HSBC Bank Plc

Application Advice: Know the companies core values and principles.

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HSBC Bank Plc

Executive Management Trainee, Marketing at HSBC Bank Plc

Application Advice: Transferable skills are key.

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HSBC Bank Plc

Operations Management Trainee, HSBC Expat at HSBC Bank Plc

Application Advice: Be prepared to work hard and be flexible in your location. Challenge and push for additional work/responsibilities if you feel you have capacity.

Interview Advice: The interview forms part of the assessment centre day, consisting of teamwork excercises, a role play and the formal interview.

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Thomson Reuters

Business Graduate, Business Graduate Scheme at Thomson Reuters

Application Advice: Make sure that the financial industry is what you are passionate about, do not underestimate the complexity of the industry and company. Learn the basics Excel, word, outlook. Key to success here.

Interview Advice: Ask as many questions as possible. Prepare, go above and beyond the basic protocol of knowing the company show the interviewer that this is the company for you.

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HSBC Bank Plc

Operations Management Trainee, at HSBC Bank Plc

Application Advice: They should know what they are going for. This scheme is excellent if you like operations, however there's no scope for front line exposure hence it's very difficult to change once having started.

Interview Advice: Standard interview.

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HSBC Bank Plc

Operational Leadership Managment Trainee, at HSBC Bank Plc

Application Advice: Find out as much about the company values as possible. They genuinely do influence the way we work and if you find that the values don't match your own then HSBC might not be the best fit for you.

Interview Advice: Be expected to have to evidence the values that you hold dear and how you demonstrate that in your daily life. Do you make connections with people. Are you receptive to change, etc.

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HSBC Bank Plc

, at HSBC Bank Plc

Application Advice: Take your time, with the questions and revisit your answers before submitting your application.

Interview Advice: Just be yourself and relax.

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NHS

NHS Graduate Scheme Trainee, Finance at NHS

Application Advice: Research Finance and the NHS

Interview Advice: Understand the NHS and why you wish to join the service

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Services Operations

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Sales Graduate Trainee, at Thomson Reuters

Application Advice: Make stuff happen on your own. That being said, people in this company are very supportive.

Interview Advice: Prepare thoroughly and prepare 3 questions to ask (at least). Demonstrate what you learnt at university.

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Services Operations

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Intern, Project Finance at GE

Application Advice: Research the company and division you are selected to interview at in depth and research online for the likely interview questions.

Interview Advice: What does power conversion do? How do you deal with challenges? How do you deal with difficult people and situations? Do you enjoy working in teams or independently? Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Services Operations

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Finance Intern, Project Finance at GE

Application Advice: Ensure that you research the GE business that you are applying for. GE contains many different businesses so knowing about the specific one you are applying for is essential.

Interview Advice: Be confident in your own abilities and research what sort of questions may come up. A company of this size often uses similar interview processes, particularly the video interviews. The questions can sometimes be found online.

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Services Operations

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Client Operations, Pensions at Fidelity International

Application Advice: -Be prepared for an interview/assessment day. -Have your CV proof read by others, make sure everything on your CV is correct

Interview Advice: -Don't over prepare as you will stress trying to remember your 'rehearsed' answers. -Have your outfit prepared, so you do not stress on the day. -Plan your route beforehand.

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Services Operations

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