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Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Full-time Analyst and Associate Programme Opportunities

Company profile

Bank of America is one of the world's leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small- and middle-market businesses, large corporations and governments with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is the marketing name for the global banking and global markets businesses of Bank of America Corporation. With a presence in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) for more than 90 years, we have offices in 19 countries across three continents serving the needs of corporate, institutional and government clients.

At Bank of America Merrill Lynch we are guided by a common purpose to help make financial lives better. We deliver on this through responsible growth, our commitment to shared success, and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) leadership. Through our own experience and our global research, we know that sound ESG policies drive economic growth in sustainable ways – helping to create jobs, transform communities and foster economic mobility.

We know that our inclusive culture and diverse range of employees, make us stronger and are critical to our company’s sustainability. Our efforts start with young people helping to provide them with the inspiration, tools and confidence to make the transition from school to sustainable employment.

We have a long heritage of supporting women’s economic empowerment, advancement and leadership both within our own business and in our communities. In 2017 we signed the Women in Finance Charter and since then have taken further critical steps to help us progress towards our 2021 object to increase female representation at senior levels.


At Bank of America Merrill Lynch, we offer a variety of exciting opportunities for anyone looking to start a career in banking.  From apprenticeships to internships, industrial placements to full time roles, there’s something for anyone who’s looking for a challenging and fulfilling career.

Our full time analyst and associate programmes are perfect for anyone ready to start work after graduating from University. The programmes’ content and structure varies by business but all offer formal, ongoing training and development opportunities, performance evaluations, mentoring support and networking opportunities to supplement your on the job learning and experiences.

We offer two levels of entry:

  • Analyst - Typically you will be studying towards a bachelor or master’s degree.
  • Associate – Suitable for those who have a MBA, or in some instances, a PhD or other equivalent advanced degree. 

We’re committed to offering opportunities to the very best of graduate talent across a huge range of areas - Compliance, Corporate Audit, Corporate Treasury, Global Banking and Markets Wholesale Credit, Global Corporate & Investment Banking, Global Markets, Global Research, Global Transaction Services, Market Risk, Quantitative Management and Technology.

How to apply and what to expect

  • Apply online: when applications open in August
  • Assessments for Analyst Internship and Full Time programmes take place on a rolling basis throughout the year
  • The online process for most programmes has two stages and both must be completed before the application deadline.

Stage 1: Complete an online application form, competency questions and upload your CV
Stage 2: Take the online situational judgment test 

Successful candidates will then be invited to an assessment centre for competency-based exercises

If you are applying for a place on a full time programme, the assessment may include an initial telephone interview

When to apply by

We start assessing applications early, so we recommend you apply well before the deadline.

  • Full-time: 4 February 2019
  • Full-time Technology: 30 November 2018


Chester, London and various other European locations. See website for details.

Salary and Benefits

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package

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