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About American Express

American Express is a global service company, providing customers with exceptional access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. We employ more than 50,000 people across four continents and are proud to be recognised as one of the best places to work. Our impressive scale demonstrates that you can take your career in any direction. This is where innovative thinkers become extraordinary leaders.

Each day, American Express makes it easier, safer and more rewarding for consumers and businesses to purchase the things they need and for merchants to sell their goods and services. An engine of commerce, American Express provides innovative payment, travel and expense management solutions for individuals and businesses of all sizes. Most of all, we help our customers realize their dreams and aspirations through industry-leading benefits, access to unique experiences, business-building insights, and global customer care. We enable our customers to do and achieve more.

What we offer

As a summer intern or a graduate at American Express, you’ll be encouraged to push yourself, generate new ideas, take calculated risks and collaborate across business lines. And you won’t be alone—we’ll support you with the right combination of on-the-job experience, professional mentoring and formal training so you can strengthen your business expertise and enhance your leadership skills.

We offer innovative and world-class programmes for students in the UK who want to develop a career in Financial Services. Our full-time and internship positions are designed to strengthen your skills, hone your natural talents and advance your career journey.

Our 10 week Summer Internship Programme offers a combination of training, networking and mentoring that help you develop both personally and professionally. Interns work on meaningful projects that link to our key business priorities, attend our Executive speaker series and participate in numerous exciting social activities. Our 10 week Summer Internship Programme acts as a pipeline to our Full Time Graduate Programme.

The Full Time Graduate Programme for undergraduate and master’s students start in September. It’s designed to expand your business expertise while helping you to accelerate your career from day one. Depending on the business area, you will experience a 18 or 24 month programme which offer real responsibility, challenging assignments, access to senior management, networking, buddy and mentoring initiatives.

What we look for

We look for creative and analytical graduates with the ability to build strong networks and the potential for future leadership. And those who share our values of trust, security, integrity, quality, good citizenship, respect and commitment to our customers.

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    London, Brighton and Burgess Hill, UK
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