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Banking and Investment: Tips for Applications

Careers in financial investments, hedgefunds, and banking

Banking & Investment

Tips for Applying

How to get work in this sector

Useful Skills

The following skills and personal qualities are sought after by companies looking to hire graduates

  1. Interest in the field of work
  2. Verbal and written communication skills
  3. Attention to detail
  4. Analytical skills
  5. Interpersonal skills
  6. Ability to work wioth people from other disciplines
  7. Client service skills
  8. Responsibility
  9. Time management skills
  10. Problem solving skills
  11. Ability to negotiate
  12. Leadership

    Writing About Your Skills


    2.1 qualifications are often required to work in this field, through there are schemes open to people with 2.2s

    Many banks and investment organisations are keen to hire people who have had previous experience of their companies through internships, work experience, and insight days

    Your Skills

    During your degree, you will have learnt useful skills that can be used to apply for work in this field

    Use these links to identify skills you may already have

    CVs and Applications



    Most recruiters in this sector will require applicants to go through some kind of selection test. Here are some links to help you practice

    Current Awareness

    Keeping up with financial news can help you prepare to work in this sector. Here are some websites you might want to use

    Commercial Awareness

    UCAS defines commercial awareness as understanding "...the economics of the business. Understands the business benefits and commercial realities from both the organisation's and the customer's perspectives"