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2021 Global Markets - Summer Internship Programme

Internship London, GB
Posted 28 Aug 2020

Degree level


Job function


Required language

English (Fluent)

Work experience

0 to 2 years


1 Dec 2020 22:59

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Global Markets overview:

Nomura’s Global Markets division handles client transactions for financial institutions, corporates, governments and investment funds around the world. We act as market makers, trading in fixed income and equity securities, including currencies, interest rates and credit in cash, derivatives and structured products. We have taken market-leading positions across the globe by leveraging the strength of our talent, client relationships and technology.

Programme overview:

Through our nine-week Internship Programme you will have the opportunity to experience first-hand the possibilities of a career in banking. It is your chance to get a feel for our culture, create new networks and gain valuable on-the- job training. Internships are also the perfect preparation for a subsequent full time role. Nomura will extend full time offers to strong performers. Global Markets Summer Analysts are provided with the opportunity to rotate across Trading, Structuring, Sales and Research.


Summer Analysts will receive extensive training to enhance the skills that they need to perform well during their internship. The programme includes training in Financial Markets, Bloomberg, Excel, Conduct Risk and a variety of division specific activities.Throughout the Internship Programme you will be supported both by a buddy, mentor and dedicated programme management team.

What’s your role?

Sales: Developing and maintaining strong relationships with institutional clients, including pension funds, hedge funds, insurance companies and other corporate clients.

Trading: Assisting traders in buying and selling securities in the secondary market on behalf of clients or the firm; market making and capital commitment.

Structuring: Designing and developing innovative products and strategies for Nomura’s clients, in partnership with the trading function, to create a risk management strategy for structured transactions and, together with sales, to create a marketing strategy for our products.

Research: Collecting, analysing and assessing industry and company information to assist the research analysts in providing market insight and investment ideas for institutional investors and internal clients.

What are we looking for?

At Nomura, our goal is to attract and develop exceptionally talented people who share our passion for individual excellence and our commitment to teamwork. We recruit graduates and interns with a high level of academic and extra-curricular achievement, who will be able to withstand the rigours of a rapidly changing, demanding but ultimately rewarding environment. As an intern, you should be in your penultimate/final year at university and on track to achieve a 2:1 or equivalent.

How to apply

Please note that you can only submit one application per recruitment year (Sep 2020 – August 2021).

To apply for a 2021 summer internship position, candidates should be available for full time employment in July 2021 or 2022. We accept applications for this programme from penultimate year students (Graduating 2022) and final year students graduating 2021.

We recruit on a rolling basis and encourage applicants to apply early.

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Nomura is an Asia-based financial services group with an integrated global network spanning over 30 countries. By ‘Connecting Markets East & West’, Nomura services the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through its three business divisions: Retail, Asset Management, and Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking). Founded in 1925, the firm is built on a tradition of disciplined entrepreneurship, serving clients with creative solutions and considered thought leadership.

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28,000 employees

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Natalie Smith

Analyst - Technology

Natalie Smith

I graduated from Loughborough University with a BSc in Information Management and Computing in 2019.I completed an industrial placement at Nomura from June 2017 to July 2018 in Technology, specifically working as a Project Management in the Wholesale Production Services (WPS) department.

Karina Parekh

Analyst - Finance

Karina Parekh

I graduated from LSE with a BSc in Mathematics and Economics. I was first introduced to the Finance industry during a 10 week summer internship at Nomura in 2018 where I worked in the Treasury Planning and Analysis team.
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