Graduate scheme

Greater London

How should American Express continue innovating to remain a global leader in the dynamic Payments and FinTech industries? 

Our team is at the forefront of pioneering change. 

About Amex Strategy 

Amex Strategy (Strategic Planning Group) is the Company’s enterprise strategy and internal consulting division. Amex Strategy serves as a key partner to senior leaders, the executive team, and the CEO, providing thought leadership and an external view on the most critical strategic initiatives and pressing challenges facing the Company. 

An Analyst role with Amex Strategy offers unparalleled exposure to senior leadership and the unique opportunity to work across all business lines – while developing strategy and leadership skills through individualised coaching and a formal training curriculum. As a member of Amex Strategy, you will be part of a small project team working on the Company’s toughest challenges and biggest opportunities, while seeing first-hand how the impact of your solutions shapes the Company’s growth. You will work on broad range of projects while collaborating with diverse and hardworking colleagues within the close-knit team and broader Company. 

Amex Strategy also serves as a talent-pipeline for future leaders at American Express. We host and encourage frequent networking with our team’s expansive alumni network, featuring many senior executives that began their careers in the Amex Strategy team. 

What can you expect as an Analyst in Amex Strategy? 

Be part of a project team and contribute to all aspects including scoping, problem structuring, analysis, research and presentations 

Perform complex analyses and rigorous research to develop insights and solutions for the Company’s most critical strategic priorities 

Engage business unit leaders and company executives to develop and present implementable solutions, and provide thought partnership and strategic counsel 

Build a strong network and a deeper understanding of the Company through project work and networking events with senior leaders 

Enjoy team-wide social events, trainings, happy hours, and lunches 

Here are the skills and experiences we are looking for. Do these describe you? 

Strong problem-solving abilities and quantitative aptitude; intellectual curiosity 

Ability to inspire change, impact, and be adaptable to a wide range of situations 

Excellent interpersonal skills – ability to collaborate effectively in a team 

Strong professional presence; effective communication and presentation skills 

A track record of results and desire for continual improvement 

Final year of full-time undergraduate program; expected graduation May 2021 or sooner 

Why American Express? 

There’s a difference between having a job and making a difference. 

American Express has been making a difference in people’s lives for over 160 years, backing them in moments big and small, granting access, tools, and resources to take on their biggest challenges and reap the greatest rewards. 

We’ve also made a difference in the lives of our people, providing a culture of learning and collaboration, and helping them with what they need to succeed and thrive. We have their backs as they grow their skills, conquer new challenges, or even take time to spend with their family or community. And when they’re ready to take on a new career path, we’re right there with them, giving them the guidance and momentum into the best future they envision. 

Because we believe that the best way to back our customers is to back our people. 

The powerful backing of American Express. 

Don’t make a difference without it. 

Don’t live life without it. 

Educational Requirements 

  • The program is open to final year and postgraduate students from any degree discipline 

  • Strong academics and a predicted 2:1 degree or international equivalent 

Where will I be based? 


How do I make a successful application? 

In order to make a successful application please upload a CV, additionally please include a cover letter answering the below questions in your cover letter: 

Why American Express? 

Why you are interested in Amex Strategy? 

Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. Please submit as an ‘additional attachment’. 

Equal Opportunities Statement 

Offer of employment with American Express is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background verification check, subject to applicable laws and regulations.

If you require any assistance with the completion of this process – or need any reasonable adjustments to be made – then please contact the Campus Recruitment Team on 

This role may be subject to additional background verification checks. 

Application Deadline 

Please note, applications are reviewed in batches and it is advantageous to apply early. The deadline to apply for this position is Sunday, 31st October 2021. 

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