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7.1 / 10

(based on 12 ratings in 2018)

2018

"Training seems to fall to those who you actually work closely with rather than there being any standardised company- or office-level training. This works well for some but not for others."
Graduate, Nottingham
"I have received little formal training as it has mostly been learning on the job. We had a week-long induction where we were introduced to the company and then sat a very basic exam. More qualifications and formal training sessions would be appreciated."
Graduate, London
"Informal training varies from graduate to graduate as we all work within different departments and have different managers. Formal training is the CFA foundation exam, having this standardises investment knowledge across the graduate scheme, which I believe is a good thing."
Graduate, London
"There's a two-week global induction with graduates from the USA and across Europe as well as three weeks of intensive sales-specific training. You then also receive on the job training about the specific product or market you are working on."
Graduate, London
"We have a great induction programme at the London office where you get the chance to meet people round the company and all the graduates around the world. There's also the opportunity to see some of the company's products and get a better understanding of the structure."
Graduate, Nottingham
"There are some opportunities for training, but there is room for improvement."
Graduate, Nottingham UK

2016

"Excellent training including a two-week graduate induction, constant training on the job and many courses available via the intranet (Excel, professional development, coding etc)."
Graduate, London
"Lots of soft skills training. Most job training was on the job and from speaking with my manager. Time was given by the company for studying on other schemes that included exams."
Graduate, London
"The training programmes have been good. We had a two-week induction at the start of the graduate scheme that introduced us to the organisation and provided technical and soft skills training that has been beneficial ever since."
Finance, Graduate, London
"CIMA is fully sponsored by the scheme. There are also a number of soft skills and financial markets courses that are given as part of induction. Beyond this, informal on-the-job learning is great – it's a steep learning curve, but worth it."
Midlevel, London
"There is limited formal training through the programme. However, the company has a front-line learning team that runs online and in-person courses. I've done a number of courses in Excel, strategic thinking, presentation skills and introduction to project management."
Graduate, London
"The external provider DBL teaches general skills for employees and we receive graduate training at the start."
Finance, Graduate, London
"The initial handover period is a week with the graduate who was in the position before you where they train you to do the role. Then, after two weeks you have a two-week induction period away from your role with other graduates from all locations. Following this you learn about the company through different presentations, team building sessions and self-development sessions."
Graduate, London
"I haven't undertaken any technical training because I don't feel I need it. However, it is available if required. Soft skills are supported on the graduate scheme and I attend a workshop every two months to develop these skills further."
Graduate, Nottingham

2014

"I have been on several courses including: negotiation Eikon Training, Customer Value Financial Services. I think the company could offer more sales training to sales graduates."
Graduate, London
"The training for new graduates is reasonably strong. While not Wall Street style analyst training, you do get a good overview of financial markets, best practices for feedback, excel and transitioning from a graduate to a professional."
Graduate, New York
"The company doesn't do much 'training' in terms of the things you'll use in the office; however, my line manager is quite happy to help me in anything. They've given us a crash course on financial markets and company products, assisting us with our excel skills and understanding of the financial world."
Graduate, London
"I was given a two week training course when I first joined. I was also given a one week training course on the specific business unit that I was in so I understand the products, focus, and strategy."
Graduate, London
"Not much job specific training. Maybe a public speaking or career workshop class here or there but most of the role specific learning is done on-the-job."
Midlevel, London
"A lot of the training involves learning company culture and company-specific products. These are very useful; however, I would have liked to receive a bit more training on Excel and other program based learning."
Graduate, New York
"The training could be improved to have tailored training according to the area or role you have applied for. However, they provide soft skills training which I found helpful, training on different products such as Eikon, learning about financial markets, etc."
Graduate, London
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