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Analyst Programme - Analytics & Risk - Risk & Quantitative Analysis


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The Analyst Programme is for candidates who have graduated or will be graduating from a Bachelor's or Master's degree programme between July 2022 - July 2023.

The Analyst Programme is a multi-year experiential journey designed to empower and support Analysts in connecting their personal passions and strengths to BlackRock’s mission, principles and purpose. The programme begins with an orientation to learn about our purpose, business and strategic priorities – all while gaining insights into the day-to-day life of an Analyst at BlackRock.

Life at BlackRock

Wonder what it’s really like to work at BlackRock? Our employees from offices all over the world share their thoughts on what makes our culture so special and unlike any other financial services firm – and what’s kept them here.

Following orientation, Analysts join their team and stay connected with colleagues across the globe through ongoing training and professional development. This programme offers Analysts the chance to have a lasting impact on the firm and contribute to our greater collective purpose to help more and more people experience financial well-being.

Risk & Quantitative Analysis

The Risk & Quantitative Analysis (RQA) group provides independent oversight of BlackRock’s fiduciary and enterprise risks by crafting and delivering risk management, tailored advice and analytics. We promote BlackRock as a leader in risk management by advancing the firm’s risk management practices and delivering top-down and bottom-up oversight and independent risk expertise to drive better business and investment outcomes. RQA’s risk managers play a meaningful role in BlackRock’s investment process, using quantitative analysis and a multi-disciplinary skillset to tackle real-world problems and provide tangible solutions in the investment management process. We also work with other businesses across the organisation to help portfolio managers build risk-aware portfolios and develop analytics used for risk and portfolio management using the capabilities of Aladdin.

What will you do as an analyst?

Investment Risk:

  • Apply statistical techniques to real financial data and live portfolios to aid portfolio managers’ real-time decision making
  • Learn to critique risk models using experience and judgment to interpret the output and suggest model improvements
  • Learn to communicate sophisticated ideas to key partners in a high impact manner
  • Use R or Python to query data, run statistical analyses and build data visualisations to optimally communicate insights
  • Provide independent and consultative risk management services on a range of key projects including risk identification and evaluation of corresponding controls
  • Get a deep understanding of financial markets and portfolio construction

Enterprise Risk:

  • Learn to communicate complex topics to key partners in a high impact manner
  • Provide independent and consultative risk management services on a range of key projects including risk identification and evaluation of corresponding controls
  • Identify, measure and manage risks by supporting the implementation and maintenance of risk management policies, procedures and systems
  • Manage operating events and risk and control issues
  • Get a deep understanding of financial markets 

What capabilities are we looking for?

  • Strong communication skills and an ability to explain complex ideas in simple but impactful terms
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • A passion for applying quantitative techniques to real-world problems
  • Being a passionate student of the financial markets
  • Intermediate coding & programming skills in R and/or Python


  • Employee Assistance Programme – free, confidential counselling
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Discretionary annual bonus
  • Flexible Time Off

Next steps:

Once you submit your application you will immediately be invited to submit a Virtual Cover Letter and/or take a CodeVue assessment depending on the vacancy or vacancies you apply to. You must submit your Virtual Cover Letter and/or the CodeVue assessment within 5 calendar days, as failure to do so will result in your application being automatically withdrawn.


The recruitment process takes place throughout the autumn semester. In some businesses, certain teams may recruit through to early next year. Please note, we recruit on a rolling basis and encourage you to apply as soon as you’re ready.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: November 11th, 2022
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Starting Salary: Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • London and Edinburgh
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Analytics
  • Data Science
  • Finance
  • Maths
  • Statistics

Also Accepting...

  • All STEM disciplines

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