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The Mizuho Financial Group (“Mizuho”) is headquartered in Japan. Offering a range of financial services, including banking, securities, trust and asset management services, and employing more than 59,132 people throughout 880 offices worldwide. Mizuho holds assets in excess of $1.8 trillion US dollars.

In The UK, Mizuho operates through two entities:

Mizuho International plc (MHI) is the London based securities and investment banking arm of the Mizuho Financial Group, Inc., and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.  With a primary focus on client based activities, its wide range of services includes sales and trading in both debt and equity securities, the underwriting of new issues and M&A advisory services.

Mizuho Bank Ltd. London Branch (MHBK), the UK branch of the Japanese headquartered Mizuho Bank, Ltd. Mizuho Bank Ltd. London Branch (MHBK) is the largest of Mizuho Bank's offices in EMEA with approximately 900 employees. As such, it co-ordinates activities and provides support to other offices in the region. It provides an extensive range of corporate lending and deposit-taking activities. Particular strengths include leveraged, structured, asset-based, trade and project finance. These activities are supported and complemented by a sophisticated treasury operation.


Under project Shard, the consolidated Mizuho Finance team provides support to both MHI and MHBK, encompassing a wide spectrum of clients including the Board and its Sub-Committees, MHSC (as the Shareholder), Senior Management and the business lines. It fulfils the role and responsibility of providing internal and external financial measurement and reporting on business performance to management and all areas of the global organisation.

The Finance Dept. comprises 4 specialist teams:

  1. The Financial Reporting Team produces management accounting information to aid the efficient and effective operation of the business and leads the annual business planning process, coordinates the external audit and produces the published accounts.
  2. The Product Control/Product Accounting area is responsible for the main financial reporting and control functions relating to the trading elements of MHI, including the valuation of the Company’s Balance Sheet. In this capacity it works closely with the business and Risk Management department both in London and Tokyo.
  3. The Regulatory Reporting Team is responsible for monitoring and reporting regulatory capital and liquidity to Senior Management, the business and respective regulatory bodies in the areas the company operates.
  4. The Tax function is responsible for tax policy, compliance, the management of the company’s tax affairs and interaction with tax authorities.

Our interns will gain experience across the intra-Finance divisions over a 10 week period with a view to being offered a position on the Mizuho 2023 Graduate Programme, commencing September 2023.

Applicants to the Mizuho 2022 Intern Programme will ideally be in their penultimate year of undergraduate study and be available for permanent employment from September 2023. (Please note we have now filled all places on our Mizuho 2022 Graduate programme).

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to supporting equality and diversity, and seek to create a workplace that is fully inclusive.

Applicants must have the permanent right to work in the UK.

Mizuho International is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and is a member of the London Stock Exchange and LCH.Clearnet Limited. 

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