Nomura is an Nomura is an Asia-headquartered 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.
At Nomura you will discover a unique spirit and proud heritage. Since 1925, Nomura has built on a commitment to deliver unique value to clients by connecting markets East & West. We continue to service our clients in a differentiated way, providing creative and entrepreneurial solutions.
If you are keen to be a part of a highly nimble and diverse workforce that offers opportunities for you to build a long term career, then come and discover more about Nomura. This could be a perfect fit for you.
Since our founding we have accumulated an unparalled depth and breadth of experience throughout Asia and the rest of the world. We are a highly integrated global network of 27,000+ people in over 30 countries across our retail, asset management and wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking) divisions.
Help us realize our strategy and ambition by joining us in one of our three wholesale businesses:
- Global Markets
- Investment Banking
- Corporate Infrastructure (i.e. Compliance, Finance, Operations, Risk and Technology)
Nomura in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA)
Our EMEA headquarters are at 1 Angel Lane in London with further offices in 18 countries across EMEA. We celebrated 50 years in London in 2014, a commitment to our people, clients and the region. Nomura employees come from all over the world and in London alone, over 70 different nationalities are represented.
Getting a full time role at Nomura is a great achievement and a unique platform to launch your career. As an organization, we are committed to creating long-term opportunities for top talent in this industry and as such invest significantly in your assimilation into Nomura, performance management and career mapping. An intensive training course and continuous on-the-job training and support are designed to accelerate your learning curve and the amount of responsibility you can assume at Nomura.
Once you have chosen the programme and region you would like to apply to, please complete our online application to launch the process. We recognize that many people are flexible in their thinking about geographic location, so please note that you can apply to more than one region. You will be contacted shortly about the next steps in the process.
Analyst: Apply to this programme if you are a recent Bachelors, Masters or Ph.D. student
Our training programme builds Nomura's pipeline of future leaders and functional experts through the successful integration and development of early tenured professionals. The global nature of our programmes is a key differentiator and our graduates begin their career with us in London with participants from EMEA, US and Asia offices. We will also provide you with ongoing learning and development opportunities throughout your career.
Our training programme covers various modules, which include:
- An introduction to Nomura, its strategy, platform and businesses
- Providing a comprehensive understanding of the Analyst role in their respective division
- Equipping our Analysts with the finance/technical skills essential for their career
- Promote networks for collaboration amongst global colleagues
When new Global Markets Analysts start at Nomura, they will join the Global Markets Global Training programme.
The Global Training programme is designed to provide our Analysts with the knowledge and the skills required to make an immediate contribution to their team. The global course is the first step in the graduates' assimilation into Nomura and the development of their career.
The 4 week curriculum combines a broad Global Markets overview, financial fundamentals and specific divisional and functional content. Participants are exposed to senior leadership through integrated business speakers, success panels and networking events. The programme also emphasizes Nomura's commitment to giving back to the community through an organized philanthropic activity. In 2015, the EMEA, US and AEJ classes came together in London and Tokyo to take part in the Global Training programme.
After Global training, the delivery of the Continuous Education Programme takes place via a broad means, including classroom sessions, senior speaker series, e-Learning, subject matter experts, mentoring programmes and team-building events.
The training programme is designed to provide a solid foundation in preparation for a smooth transition into investment banking at Nomura.
The programme comprehensively covers: accounting, corporate finance/valuation, financial modelling, fixed income and equity product analytics and banking group overviews. Complementing the classroom learning, Analysts complete assignments, deliver presentations on financial news and attend social events arranged to facilitate teamwork and peer interaction.
Our continuing education series comprises of sessions delivered by bankers on a variety of topics such as DCM, ECM, M&A process, LBO modelling. In addition, all Analysts have the opportunity to attend soft skills training, which focus on presentation, communication skills, personal impact, negotiation skills and relationship management skills.
Nomura's Corporate Infrastructure training programme comprises of online resources, classroom based technical and product training and a soft skills curriculum. Before our graduates join the firm, they are able to access our Global Learning site, an online learning library.
The two weeks of intensive training when graduates join offers a comprehensive introduction to banking in general, along with financial products and concepts. The training is delivered by external trainers and senior internal subject matter experts. During the initial training graduates will participate in classroom based seminars, trading simulations, business overviews and networking events.
Our continuous education series focuses on skills development, which includes presentation skills, presence and impact, assertiveness, project management, networking and MBTI effective communication and personality preferences, all delivered by an engaging and knowledgeable trainer.
Graduates joining the Corporate Infrastructure Finance programme will also have the opportunity to study for the CIMA or ACCA qualifications, while those in Operations will be able to study for the IOC. Graduates on the Technology and Risk programme benefit from a wide range of software, development and technical training.
Whatever division you join, you will benefit from ongoing performance feedback. At Nomura, our managers spend time focusing on your career development. They will dedicate considerable amounts of time to coach and mentor you, helping you to realize your full potential.
Nomura is proud of its people, and rewards employees for their contribution to the business. Benefits form an integral part of your reward package, alongside your salary and other elements of cash compensation. Our Nomura Select programme delivers a variety of benefits designed to offer value and relevance to our employees lifestyles and life choices.
The benefits on offer include:
- Bonus scheme
- Pension plan
- Private medical insurance
- Life assurance
- Income protection
- Maternity and paternity leave
- Flexible working policy
- Dental insurance
- Season ticket loans
- Employee discount programme
- Gym membership at our onsite gym at Angel Lane or memberships at external gyms
- Extra vacation days
Internships & Placements
We aim to provide interns with the same level of exposure as full-time Analysts. Interns are expected to form effective working relationships and demonstrate their commitment to Nomura’s goals and values. During the course of the internship, interns will benefit from working closely with a buddy and interacting with a mentor. We also ensure they gain exposure with Nomura professionals at all levels through training, seminars and informal networking events.
All Summer Analyst, Regional Analyst and Industrial Placement Programmes offer the opportunity to be considered for our Graduate Programmes.
Analyst entry level requirements: Bachelor or Master’s students. All students must be on track to achieve a 2:1 or equivalent.
The Global Markets internship programme in London take place each summer for Analyst interns.Your internship programme will consist of two or three placements across different functions of the Global Markets division. The teams you are placed in will depend on our organizational needs at the time but we will also take into account your preferences and skills you demonstrate at interview.
The Investment Banking internship programme in London is open twice a year in January & June for a 6 month London & Paris rotational programme and in June for 10 week summer interns. Our continental offices in Europe offer 3 to 6 month Analyst internships year round in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Paris, Milan, Madrid. Internships are designed as a spring-board to a career in investment banking. We will give you exposure to the challenges and opportunities a full-time Analyst will have in their first year with us.
Our Compliance summer Analyst program is a 10 week program for students in their penultimate and final year. As a summer Analyst, you will be trained, placed in a business and encouraged to develop your skills. We will give you the opportunity to see how our Compliance division functions and the role it plays in our business as a whole. You will take on responsibility from day one, building strong working relationships and facing challenges as a full member of the team. As you progress in your internship, you will have the opportunity to take on extra responsibility, which will help you gain knowledge and experience, which will be vital to your career.
Our Finance summer Analyst programme is a 10 week programme for students in their penultimate and final year. As a summer Analyst, you will be trained, placed in a business and encouraged to develop your skills. We will give you the opportunity to see how our Finance division functions and the role it plays in our business as a whole. You will take on responsibility from day one, building strong working relationships and facing challenges as a full member of the team. As you progress in your internship, you will have the opportunity to take on extra responsibility, which will help you gain knowledge and experience, which will be vital to your career.
Our Operations programmes include a 10 week summer internship for penultimate year students or a 12 month Industrial Placement. You will be trained, placed in a business and encouraged to develop your skills. We will give you the opportunity to see how our Operations division functions and the role it plays in our business as a whole. You will take on responsibility from day one, building strong working relationships and facing challenges as a full member of the team. As you progress in your internship, you will have the opportunity to take on extra responsibility, which will help you gain knowledge and experience, which will be vital to your career.
Our Risk programmes include a 10 week summer internship for penultimate year studetns or a 12 month Industrial Placement. You will be trained, placed in a business and encouraged to develop your skills. We will give you the opportunity to see how our Risk division functions and the role it plays in our business as a whole. You will take on responsibility from day one, building strong working relationships and facing challenges as a full member of the team. As you progress in your internship, you will have the opportunity to take on extra responsibility, which will help you gain knowledge and experience, which will be vital to your career.
Our Technology programmes include a 10 week summer internship for penultimate year students or a 12 month Industrial Placement. You will be trained, placed in a business and encouraged to develop your skills. We will give you the opportunity to see how our Technology division functions and the role it plays in our business as a whole. You will take on responsibility from day one, building strong working relationships and facing challenges as a full member of the team. As you progress in your internship, you will have the opportunity to take on extra responsibility, which will help you gain knowledge and experience, which will be vital to your career.
Our apprenticeships will see you working within one of our industry leading teams. In their first year you’ll spend time gaining a relevant NVQ qualification in partnership with one of our training providers. If successful you’ll then go on to study for further qualifications in your second year whilst having the opportunity to progress your career with us in a wide range of roles. Alongside this, you’ll have your own personal development plan to ensure you are ready for the challenges ahead. Throughout the scheme you will get lots of support and encouragement from the HR team, your line manager, buddy, mentor and the team around you.
We offer apprenticeships on an ad-hoc basis across Technology, Operations, Multimedia, Human Resources and Real Estate for periods of between 12-24 months. Available roles will be advertised on the Apply Now section.
Our Human Resources department provides comprehensive human resource manager services for the company. Its main functions include recruitment, payroll, learning and development, employee training and development programmes as well as a range of advisory services.
The primary role of Multimedia is to provide in-house Audio Visual & Multimedia support with event management. This function is vital in enabling Nomura to communicate globally over video conference both internally and with clients. It also provides powerful internal communications support and the facilities are used extensively by Nomura’s clients to support their roadshows and results presentations.
Our Corporate Infrastructure Division is what underpins the success of the entire organization. These are the functions that support the business, helping us deliver innovative financial solutions that set Nomura apart in the global marketplace. In our highly competitive and fast-paced industry, strong infrastructure teams are fundamental to our success. Our Operations teams work closely with Sales, Trading and Technology teams and develop innovative and efficient approaches to our clients' investment, liquidity and risk management needs. You will also work with our training provider towards your Level 3 Investment Operations qualification.
The main activities of the Real Estate & Services department include property acquisition, disposal and space utilisation, general operations, administration, maintenance and repair, corporate travel and services, and health and safety. Our current role is based within the Health, Safety & Environmental team, providing support and assistance in delivering environmental services across the Nomura EMEA region.
Our programme will provide you with opportunities to develop your skills and the knowledge you need to progress your career within one of our industry leading technology teams. We offer roles within Development, Support and Infrastructure. Within the Development team, you’ll be working on cutting edge applications across a number of business lines. In Support you could be responsible for a number of systems that are critical to the running of the bank. If you prefer the Infrastructure side, you’ll be working on the infrastructure that supports all our major applications across the bank, from our web applications to staff email and messaging.
School Leaver Programmes
Nomura run both an intermediate and advanced apprenticeship. You can find out more on our sister site for school leavers, www.AllAboutSchoolLeavers.co.uk.
Salary & Benefits
The company offers competitive salaries, favourably comparable with other leading financial companies and banks. Annual benefits include private health insurance through AXA PPP Healthcare; free health screening after three months of service; life assurance for all permanent employees; onsite gym facilities; personal accident insurance as a voluntary benefit; and an interest-free season ticket or other travel loans up to £5,000.
The graduate programme is open to recent/fresh graduates with little or no experience; summer internships are open to undergraduates in their penultimate year of degree studies; and industrial placements are open to penultimate year students enrolled in a sandwich degree programme.
The minimum academic requirements across all programmes include a 2:1 or higher degree (earned or predicted) in any discipline; a strong foundation in quantitative reasoning and analysis; and a genuine interest in building a career in the finance industry. Candidates must demonstrate outstanding communication, interpersonal, organisational and leadership skills, a methodical and results-driven approach to work, creative and logical thought process, commercial awareness and excellent intellectual capabilities.
How To Apply
Applications for all graduate and internship programmes should be submitted through the online application system here. For application deadlines on each programme, please check the Nomura website. Nomura recruits on a rolling basis so it’s advised that candidates apply as soon as possible. The application process for graduate roles and internships in Investment Banking and Global Markets consists of two (for internships) and three (for graduates) face-to-face interviews in the first round, including a case study. Shortlisted candidates are invited to attend final round of interviews, which consists of four face-to-face interviews, each lasting for 30 minutes and conducted by senior managers who are typically vice president level or above.
For graduate, internship and industrial placements in Corporate Infrastructure (Finance, Operations and Information Technology), the first round is an assessment centre, which includes two face-to-face, 30-minute, competency-related interviews, and group exercises.
We accept applications from all degree disciplines - although you will need a minimum 2.1 degree (or equivalent). While your degree subject doesn't matter, you must be numerate, have an interest in finance and a desire to work in the investment banking industry.
The structure of your recruitment process will vary depending on the division and region you have applied for. Our diagram below shows the process flow for our various programmes.