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  • Job Type: Placement
  • Profession: Technology in Finance & Consultancy
  • Duration: 6 or 12 months
  • Start Date: Unspecified
  • Number of Positions: Various
  • Location: London
  • UCAS Points: Information Technology Industrial Placement Program
  • Disciplines Recruited From: Any
  • Salary: Competitive

About Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse is a global financial services company providing Private Banking & Wealth Management services, and Investment Banking services and expertise to companies, institutions and high-net-worth clients. We are active in more than 50 countries and employ over 46,000 people.

It’s our aim to build the bank of the future at Credit Suisse—working as one integrated bank, servicing our clients across regions and businesses. It also means fulfilling our responsibility to help shape the global economy, and to make a difference in people’s lives.

We offer entry-level hiring programs in a variety of business areas. Our programs give you the chance to make an impact, and provide world-class training and support to help you develop into a future leader. Throughout your career with us, you will benefit from cross-business and international mobility opportunities.

We look for people with a wide range of experiences, interests and degrees who will add fresh perspectives to our business.

A career with us means that you can help shape our future.

About Information Technology

Information Technology (IT) is part of the Finance, Operations and IT division. With its global operations, Credit Suisse requires first-class technology to operate efficiently and competitively, and relies on thousands of the best IT people to carry it forward. Approximately 17,000 IT professionals work for Credit Suisse across a diverse range of technology, from complex programming and client relationship management to information architecture. We hire interns in each of these areas, which are organized as follows:

  • Investment Banking (IB) & Client Channels Technology (CCT) IT

IBIT partners with the Investment Bank to deliver integrated and innovative front-to-back technology solutions, drawing on expertise across the full spectrum of products. CCT leverages bank-wide synergies and industry best practices to provide tools, frameworks and expertise that improve our clients’ technology experience across divisions and use cases, thus differentiating Credit Suisse from the competition.

  • Private Banking, Wealth Management & Shared Services IT

Supports Private Banking & Wealth Management and all Shared Services divisions to provide front-to-back aligned high-quality IT services to our businesses. Key objectives include supporting the bank’s growth and profitability, ensuring regulatory compliance and operational stability, drive efficiency, and reducing complexity and cost.

  • Technology Infrastructure Services

Provides global business partners standardized information technology infrastructure and systems that are reliable, sustainable, financially optimized and secure.

Interns will have the opportunity to work within a variety of job families within these groups, including:

  • Software/Application Architecture and Development
  • Business Analysis & Engineering
  • User and Production Support
  • Quality Management and Testing

About the Program

The industrial placement program provides training in formal financial markets, as well as the opportunity to add value to a desk by working on a real life business project. The placement offers a unique opportunity to put theoretical coursework and studies into practice in a real-life commercial, business environment

You will work as an analyst-level resource for one dedicated desk within IT for the duration of your placement

We will evaluate your preferences prior to your start date and take them into consideration when making desk allocation decisions. You will be assigned a Credit Suisse buddy who will provide you with additional support prior to, during, and after your placement

The program offers opportunities to meet with senior managers, colleagues and peers at all levels across the bank. This will ensure you gain an insight into the bank and its culture, as well as the chance for you to start building your professional network.

Your managers will work with you on an objective and review process, which provides structure to your placement and gives you an outline of placement requirements and goals. This practice also gives us a tangible framework for assessing you for a full-time graduate position, as the industrial placement program is one of our core hiring channels for our full-time Analyst class.

Degree Requirements

To be eligible, you will have completed or be due to complete a Bachelors, Masters or PhD qualification (or equivalent). We will accept applications of degrees in any discipline, although a relevant degree or major is preferred for most careers in IT. Subjects include: Computer Science, Financial Computing, Information Management for Business, Mathematics, Physics (and any other related science, technology, engineering or mathematics subject).

You will need to be available for the duration of your Industrial Placement. You must be graduating in 2016 if you want to be considered for a 6 month industrial placement, or graduating in 2017 if you want to be considered for a 12 month industrial placement (you will be considered for a full-time graduate position to start the year you graduate).

What We Look For

While our employees have a wide range of experiences and interests, they share an intellectual curiosity, a desire to achieve and a pattern of excellence and achievement. Whatever your background, you’ll need to be:

  • Client-focused and committed to developing creative solutions
  • Able to display leadership skills
  • An analytical thinker with excellent problem-solving skills
  • A self-starter who is able to envision long-term goals and ways to attain them
  • A collaborative team member who builds excellent relationships
  • An articulate communicator, who also recognizes the importance of listening
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