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12 Dec 2014

  • Job Type: Internship
  • Profession: Technology in Finance & Consultancy
  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Start Date: Unspecified
  • Number of Positions: Various
  • Location: London
  • UCAS Points: Information Technology Summer Internship 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 is our aim to build the bank of the future at Credit Suisse—working as one integrated bank, servicing our clients across regions and businesses. This 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) IT & Client Channels Technology (CCT)

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, and differentiates Credit Suisse from our competition.

  • Private Banking, Wealth Management & Shared Services IT

This group 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, driving efficiency, and reducing complexity and cost.

  • Technology Infrastructure Services

This group provides global business partners with 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

Our 10 week summer internship program will provide you with formal financial markets training, as well as on the job practice and mentoring. You will work as an analyst-level resource for one dedicated desk within IT for the 10 weeks of your internship. 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 internship. As well as undertaking an assigned desk-specific project during your internship, you will also be working on a group project with other interns. This will help you build upon your project management, team collaboration and presentation skills

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

Your managers will work with you on objectives and a review process. This 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 after your graduation in 2016. The summer internship is our core hiring channel 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. Preferred subjects include: Computer Science, Financial Computing, Information Management for Business, Mathematics, Physics, and any other related science, technology, engineering or mathematics subject.

All applicants must be in their penultimate year of study, be available for the full 10 weeks, and be able to start full-time employment in July 2016.

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 history of excellence. Whatever your background, you’ll need to be:

  • Client-focused and committed to developing creative solutions
  • A leader who naturaly attracts followers
  • 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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