Financial Services

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J.P. Morgan
Financial Services – Investment Banking
J.P. Morgan is a global leader in financial services, offering solutions to corporations, governments and institutions worldwide.
  • We provide solutions to clients in more than 100 countries with one of the most comprehensive global product platforms available. 
  • In a fast-moving and increasingly complex global economy, our success depends on how faithfully we adhere to our core principles: delivering exceptional client service; acting with integrity and responsibility; and supporting the growth of our employees.
  • We’re one of the oldest, largest and best-known financial institutions in the United States with a history dating back over 200 years.

Your start to something big

Our top team of global technologists is always working to keep the company ahead of the curve, and they’d like you to join them in designing, building and deploying tomorrow’s innovative technology.

Code your own career

When you join our tech team, you’ll thrive in a workplace that encourages innovation through collaboration. You’ll work on everything from advancing blockchain protocols to breakthroughs in machine learning, and with 50,000 technologists globally, you’ll be able to draw on diverse expertise and experience. And your code could be used by 80% of Fortune 500 companies, and help support clients in more than 100 countries!

Innovate every day

Our opportunities are designed to constantly challenge you to learn and develop, so you can build the career you want. If you’re looking for  the chance to innovate and lead in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, then join J.P. Morgan and make this ‘your start to something big’. 

Capital One
Financial Services – Credit cards
Powered by technology, financial services company Capital One is one of the UK’s top ten card providers.
  • We are the only card provider with a 4-star rated credit card from Fairbanking.
  • We pioneered the use of predictive modelling in the industry, and are still driving positive change across the finance sector today through innovative tools such as QuickCheck eligibility checker. 
  • We’re on a mission to help our customers succeed by bringing ingenuity, simplicity and humanity to banking. We were founded on the belief that the banking industry would be revolutionised by information and technology, beginning with credit cards.

Join us and grow

We’re on a mission to change banking for good. And that means we look for people who are as committed to shaping the future as we are. People who want to take on new challenges, grow their skills and stretch their potential like never before. 

An inspiring place to launch your career

At Capital One, you’ll be set up for career growth with one of the best employers in the UK (we’ve picked up our fair share of awards to prove it).  We offer people with proven ability and bags of potential brilliant career progression, investing heavily in developing great leaders through our training programmes. We’ll give you all the support you need to thrive in your role. Yes, it’s challenging. But it’s also very rewarding. 

Your potential is what makes us great

A career with us is a chance to learn, challenge, grow and take your abilities much, much further. You’ll develop all sorts of new skills as part of a business that’s always pushing boundaries. If this sounds like you, bring your potential and we’ll give you everything you need to grow. 

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Zurich is a leading multi-line insurer with over 56,000 employees worldwide, serving customers in global and local markets.
  • We provide insurance products and services covering business, casualty, motor, property and travel insurance, life insurance and pensions products across 215 countries and territories.
  • We have over 4,500 employees in the UK and are based across a number of locations.
  • Our customers are at the heart of everything we do and we’re there for them in the moments that matter. 
  • We aspire to be one of the most responsible and impactful businesses in the world and to create a brighter future for our customers, our people and our planet.


Insurance is so much more than you think

Looking for a career that will excite, challenge and inspire you? If so, you should look at our popular intern and graduate schemes. With a range of opportunities in areas such as Actuarial, Change  & Technology, Data, Risk Engineering and Business Insurance, there really is something for everyone.

A rich and rewarding career

At Zurich, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to develop your skills, build your career and gain industry-recognised qualifications. Many of our graduate schemes have rotations which is a great way for you to find a role that’s just right for you. You’ll be made to feel welcomed and will be supported as you take on new challenges  – we’ve got your back!

More than just another insurance company

If you’re interested in working in a dynamic and challenging environment, for a company that recognises and rewards your creativity, initiative and contributions – then Zurich could be just the place for you. Be part of something great. 

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One of the world’s leading professional services organisations, PwC specialises in assurance, tax and advisory services.
  • We’re a network of firms in 157 countries with more than 223,000 people.
  • We’re a hugely diverse business, bound together by our purpose – to build trust in society and solve important problems for our clients and our communities. 
  • From building teams with diverse perspectives, experiences and expertise to investing in our skills and technologies, we take a human-led, tech-powered approach.
  • We have 19 offices across the UK.

The future – let’s build it together

At PwC, we focus on your skills and passions,  not just your degree and education. Join us and we’ll help you to reimagine the possible whilst developing an inspiring career and helping  solve important problems with technology. 

An accelerated pathway

PwC’s technology programmes provide an accelerated pathway for you to learn vital technical skills and develop expertise that  will place you at the heart of helping our clients innovate and use technology to make their business truly digital. 

Throughout your career with us, you will be supported and encouraged to take ownership of your own personal development, gain recognised technical certifications and continually learn through feedback from different projects and roles. 

Join us at the forefront of change

With tech roles in everything from cyber security and digital audit to forensic technology, there’s something for everyone at PwC, so come and help us shape the future.  

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Financial Services – Insurance
Admiral is an innovative financial services company and one of the largest car insurance providers in the UK.
  • Admiral offers a variety of products including MultiCover, MultiCar, home insurance and travel insurance.
  • We’ve been voted Best Car Insurance Provider 9 years in a row (Personal Finance Awards 2013 to 2022).
  • We’re Wales’ only FTSE 100 company.
  • Set up in 1993 to specialise in car insurance, we’ve grown  from 57 employees in Cardiff to a team of over 11,000 people in seven countries.
  • We’re continuously launching new brands and products – both here in the UK and overseas. 

Early careers at Admiral

Here at Admiral, we’ve been running graduate programmes since 2006, so we have plenty of experience in training and developing grads  into successful and long-term colleagues. 

Your future starts here

Our Data/Analytics Graduate Programme is tailored for students of STEM subjects, in particular Mathematics, Physics, Economics and Engineering. You’ll need to be a logical thinker with strong data analysis and mathematical skills for this role.

If you’ve got skills and experience in data analysis, project work and/or research, our Emerging Talent Programme may be for you. And we also have many direct entry roles for STEM graduates who prefer to go straight into a data-oriented role, rather than do rotations.

We invest in you

Right from the start we’ll invest heavily in your training and development to bring you up to  speed with Admiral and the insurance world, helping to pave the way for you to have  a successful, rewarding and exciting career with us. 

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People, Risk & Capital
WTW provides data-driven, insight-led solutions in the areas of people, risk and capital.
  • Our work propels the world’s leading businesses forward by increasing their resilience, motivating their workforces and maximising their performance.
  • We have decades of experience with organisations across all sectors from Aviation & Space to Life Sciences, Manufacturing, Natural Resources and Private Equity.
  • Our investment practice has pioneered many of the asset/liability modelling techniques used today.
  • Over 300 multinational companies trust WTW as their global actuary.

Difference makers

Join one of our early careers programmes and you’ll go into a role with real responsibilities, exposure to client assignments and the opportunity to build up valuable experience.  With WTW behind you, you’ll learn and develop  the skills to succeed in your chosen role.

Where you means all of us

We’re proud of our culture and committed to making a real impact for our clients and colleagues. That’s why we constantly challenge ourselves to grow our inclusive culture and create a place where we’re bolder together. Our inclusion networks help us to live our values and our defined inclusion and diversity commitments improve and measure our progress. For you, this means joining a company where you can bring your whole self to work.

Your future in sharp focus

Our 44,000 colleagues serve 140 countries and markets to transform tomorrows. At WTW, you’ll tackle challenges with the help of a diverse, expert global team and identify strategic solutions that move us – and  the world’s most powerful organisations – forward. 

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Hymans Robertson
Digital & Innovation
With a 100+ year history, Hymans Robertson is one of the leading consultancies in its field in the UK.
  • We work alongside employers, trustees and financial services institutions, offering independent pensions, investments, and benefits and risk consulting services, as well as data and technology solutions. 
  • With over 1,200 employees across our four offices, we’re at the forefront of our industry, and play an active role in shaping the way it works. 
  • Our insights and analytics, innovation and digital teams are powered by close to 200 industry experts from actuaries and data scientists to modellers and technical architects, and developers to UX designers.


Make your career count

Our graduate and student programmes give you the chance to work alongside and learn from some of our industry’s sharpest minds. From day one you’ll be encouraged to think freely and challenge the way things are done. 

Flexibility and choice 

While we offer a range of structured early careers programmes, you will have a variety of paths available to you. You’ll be in control of your career progression, and you can develop how and when you want to with our award-winning online learning platform, Aspire. Throughout your time with us, you’ll grow your skills and experience with exposure to a wide variety of projects and clients.

The best job you’ll ever have

We want to make working at Hymans Robertson the best job you’ll ever have! We offer hybrid working so you can enjoy the benefits of both working from home and meeting your colleagues in our sociable, modern offices. And we’ve got a great range of flexible benefits so you can choose the ones that suit you best.  

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Engineering & Technology
Bloomberg is the world’s primary distributor of financial data and a top news provider of the 21st century.
  • A global information and technology company, we use our dynamic network of data, ideas and analysis to solve difficult problems every day. 
  • Our customers around the world rely on us to deliver accurate, real-time business and market information that helps them make important financial decisions. 
  • From our industry-leading financial solutions to market-moving news, sector-framing research and planet-changing philanthropy, we innovate constantly. We’re a leader in applying artificial intelligence, machine learning and natural language processing.

Make it happen here

If you’re passionate about the financial markets, solving complex problems and challenging the status quo, we want to hear from you, whether you’re a student looking for an internship or  a graduate seeking a full-time position. Take  your first step toward a career at Bloomberg  – who knows where it may take you next. 

Face the data, change the world

We’ll give you the opportunity to do amazing work you couldn’t do anywhere else. Our systems make an immediate impact on leading global financial markets, and our engineers and technologists are dedicated to building and advancing them. We roll out new software daily that integrates seamlessly  – and immediately – into our clients’ workflows. And we’re looking for the brightest minds to  come and work with us. Could that be you?

A job that grows with you

No two career paths are the same. We understand that each employee is unique, and we’re dedicated to providing a range of opportunities that makes sense for every individual.  So at Bloomberg, you’ll  never stop growing. 

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