Technology Industrial Placement Program
About Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse is a leading global wealth manager with strong investment banking capabilities and a top-tier asset management business. Founded in 1856, Credit Suisse has expanded to be a global force employing over 45,000 people in 50 countries.
With new leadership, a new strategy and a streamlined global organization, we are set for growth. We partner across businesses, divisions and regions to create innovative solutions to meet the needs of our clients—and to help our employees grow.
We will invest in your development with ongoing opportunities for training, networking and mobility. Join us and let's shape the future of Credit Suisse together.
About Technology (IT)
Technology (IT) is part of the Corporate Functions division, within the Chief Operating Office, as well as being embedded into various business divisions to support critical daily activity. With its global operations, Credit Suisse requires first-class technology to operate efficiently and competitively, and relies on thousands of the best technology people to carry it forward. Our Credit Suisse Technology professionals work across a diverse range of technology - from complex programming and client relationship management to information architecture. We hire interns in each of these areas, which are organized as follows:
Our Technology team partners with the Investment Bank to deliver integrated and innovative front-to-back technology solutions, drawing on expertise across the full spectrum of products. Our Client and Content Technology team leverages bank-wide synergies and industry best practices to provide tools, frameworks and expertise that improve our clients’ technology experience across divisions and use cases, and differentiates Credit Suisse from our competition.
Our Technology team also supports our International Wealth Management business, as well as all of our Corporate Functions departments to provide front-to-back, aligned, high-quality IT services to our businesses. Key objectives include supporting the bank’s growth and profitability, ensuring regulatory compliance and operational stability, driving efficiency, and reducing complexity and cost.
Our Technology Group CTO team also provides business partners with standardized information technology infrastructure and systems that are reliable, sustainable, financially optimized, and secure.
Interns will have the opportunity to work within a variety of job families within these groups, including:
- Application Architecture & Development
- Business Analysis & Engineering
- User & Production Support
- Quality Management & Testing
- Service Delivery
About the Program
The industrial placement program provides training in formal financial markets, as well as the opportunity to add value to a team by working on a real life business project. The placement offers a unique opportunity to put theoretical coursework and studies into practice in a real-life commercial, business environment.
You will work as an analyst-level resource for one dedicated team within Technology for the duration of your placement. We will evaluate your preferences prior to your start date and take them into consideration when making team allocation decisions.
As well as undertaking an assigned team-specific project during your internship, you will also be working on a group project with other interns. This will help you build upon your project management, team collaboration and presentation skills.
You will be assigned a Credit Suisse buddy who will provide you with additional support prior to, during, and after your placement.
The program offers opportunities to meet with senior managers, colleagues and peers at all levels across the bank. This will ensure you gain an insight into the bank and its culture, as well as the chance for you to start building your professional network.
During your internship, you will undergo an objectives and a review process. This provides structure to your placement and gives you an outline of requirements and goals. This practice also gives us a tangible framework for assessing you for a full-time graduate position, as the industrial placement program is one of our core hiring channels for our full-time Technical Analyst class.
To be eligible, you will be completing a Bachelors, Masters or PhD qualification (or equivalent). We will accept applications of degrees in any discipline, although a relevant degree or major is preferred for most careers in IT. Subjects include: Computer Science, Financial Computing, Information Management for Business, Mathematics, Physics and any other related science, technology, engineering or mathematics subject.
You must be graduating in 2018 if you want to be considered for a 6 month industrial placement, or graduating in 2019 if you want to be considered for a 12 month industrial placement. During your placement, you will be assessed for a full-time graduate position to start the year you graduate.
What We Look For
While our employees have a wide range of experiences and interests, they share an intellectual curiosity, a desire to achieve and a pattern of excellence and achievement. Whatever your background, you’ll need to be:
- Client-focused and committed to developing creative solutions
- Able to display leadership skills
- An analytical thinker with excellent problem-solving skills
- A self-starter who is able to envision long-term goals and ways to attain them
- A collaborative team member who builds excellent relationships
- An articulate communicator, who also recognizes the importance of listening
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