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12 Dec 2014

  • Job Type: Internship
  • Profession: Investment Banking
  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Start Date: Unspecified
  • Number of Positions: Various
  • Location: London
  • UCAS Points: Investment Banking Department and Global Market Solutions Group 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’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 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 Investment Banking Department (IBD) and Global Markets Solutions Group (GMSG)

Credit Suisse’s Investment Banking Division offers securities products and financial advisory services to corporations, governments and institutional investors. Credit Suisse’s IB business specializes in innovative solutions, drawing on our global expertise from across the full spectrum of products: debt and equity underwriting, sales and trading, mergers and acquisitions, derivative structured solutions, investment research and prime brokerage services.

The groups within IBD and GMSG are broadly categorized as:

  • Industry-focused Coverage Groups

These groups are based in London and cover clients in the following sectors: Industrials, European Energy Group, Consumer and Retail, Real Estate, Healthcare, Technology, Media and Telecoms, Financial Institutions Group.

  • Country Coverage Groups

In London, we have a dedicated team focused on coverage of our UK clients (UK IB). This team provides country coverage services and advice to our clients. Teams based in many of our European offices–for example, Paris, Frankfurt, Milan, Madrid and Amsterdam–are focused on covering clients in those locations/regions.

  •  Leveraged Finance and Sponsors Group (LFSG)

Responsible for delivering Credit Suisse’s Leveraged Finance, Equity Capital Markets (ECM) and M&A expertise to our European Sponsor clients (and their portfolio companies), and our corporate leveraged finance clients.

  •  Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)

As one of the leading M&A advisory groups, we provide services to clients across a range of industries and countries. Our M&A team has extensive expertise in acquisitions, corporate sales, divestitures, joint ventures, leveraged buyouts, mergers, privatizations, proxy contests, recapitalizations, shareholder activism, spin-offs/split-offs, takeover defense and tax-advantaged structures.

  •  Global Market Solutions Group (GMSG)

GMSG product bankers work in teams and coordinate with industry and country bankers to provide a single interface for all of the bank’s capital markets, funding and structured products in order to address credit financing and advisory needs. GMSG consists of four main groups of product origination and structuring bankers:

  • Equity Capital Markets (ECM) and includes Equity Corporate Finance
  •  Equity Linked Solutions Group (“ELSG) and includes convertible bonds
  • Debt Capital Markets and Derivatives Solutions Group (DCMDS)
  • Leveraged Finance (LFSG)

About the Program

Our Summer Internship Program is a paid internship that runs for 10 weeks from the end of June to August, and is open to penultimate-year students graduating in 2016 who are interested in gaining an insight into Investment Banking. Interns are assigned to a business group throughout the 10 weeks and are integrated as a regular member of the staff.

The first week consists of hands-on training, and throughout the program interns receive ongoing training and support including formal learning, on-the-job practice and mentoring. The program offers opportunities to meet with senior managers, colleagues and peers at all levels across the bank. So you may gain insights into the bank, its culture, and build a 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 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) in any discipline.

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 pattern of excellence and achievement. Whatever your background, you’ll need to be:

  • Client-focused and committed to developing creative solutions
  • A leader who naturally attracts followers
  • A critical 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
  • Analytical and logical, with raw intellectual ability
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