Graduates interested in banking have a wide range of roles available to them, catering to different skills, interests, and areas of expertise within the banking sector.
Here are some common roles that graduates might consider when entering the banking industry:
1. Investment Banking: Investment bankers work on mergers and acquisitions, financial modeling, due diligence, and other activities related to corporate finance. They often work long hours and deal with complex financial transactions.
2. Retail Banking: Graduates can start in entry-level roles within retail banking, such as customer service representatives or tellers, handling day-to-day banking transactions, assisting customers, and promoting bank products.
3. Risk Analyst: Risk analysts assess and manage various types of risks within a bank, such as credit risk, market risk, and operational risk. They analyze data and market trends to make informed risk management decisions.
4. Asset Management: Graduates interested in managing investment portfolios can work as asset managers, responsible for making investment decisions to maximise returns for clients.
5. Private Banking/Wealth Management: Private bankers and wealth managers work with high-net-worth individuals to provide personalized financial advice, investment strategies, and wealth preservation solutions.
If any of the above options is of interest to you, be sure to check out the related banking jobs we have on the job board above. There’s something for everyone – from investment banking graduate schemes to trainee asset manager roles – take a look!