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01 Jan 2017

  • Job Type: Internship
  • Profession: Investment Banking
  • Duration: 8 weeks
  • Start Date: Unspecified
  • Location: London
  • UCAS Points: Finance – Summer Intern 2017
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Degree Required: 2:1

Royal Bank of Canada is a premier investment bank that provides a focused set of products and services to institutions, corporations, governments and high net worth clients in over 100 countries.

We understand that the first steps in any career in finance are critical. With that in mind, we have the right formula to provide you with the opportunities and professional development you need to turn those first steps into a rewarding career.

You’ll be part of a company with a superior financial track record, credit rating and reputation. In fact, we maintained a high credit rating throughout the recent financial crisis.

The European component of our Finance function is run out of our London office in the heart of the City, overlooking the Thames.

Interns will gain hands-on experience within our Finance function and career-building mentorship. Every year we recruit successful applicants into our London office for many of our teams within Finance. There are opportunities in many areas to suit the interests of driven and focused students.

Programme Details

As a Summer Intern you will be placed within a key area of our Finance function, providing valuable insights into how a major international investment bank works, as well as giving you the experience you need to kick-start your career.

Learning from experience

During the course of the programme, Summer Interns are given various projects to complete which may include:

  • Key research for new initiatives
  • Market analysis
  • Assist with presentations
  • Developing and editing reports for senior management
  • Supporting the area that keeps the firm functioning at industry-leading levels

Providing a solid understanding:

You will receive mid and end-of-summer reviews as well as constructive feedback from your business manager throughout your placement.

The programme also features a Speaker Series – regular information sessions given by our leading market professionals as well as trading simulation activities. There are also several educational and social events throughout the programme.

Great care and resources have been devoted to ensure that at the end of the programme you have a solid understanding of the elements necessary for a successful career in the Finance function.

What do we look for?

We are not prescriptive on the subject of your degree; however, we will be looking for a minimum 2.1 degree (expected). Whether you’re a philosophy student or an engineer, we’re more interested in an agile intellect, strong numerical and analytical skills, an awareness of global economic issues and a genuine interest in the international financial markets. Creativity, logic, interpersonal skills and inner drive all come into the equation.

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