Nomura is an Asia-headquartered financial services group with an integrated global network spanning over 30 countries. By ‘Connecting Markets East & West’, Nomura services the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through its three business divisions: Retail, Asset Management, and Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking). Founded in 1925, the firm is built on a tradition of disciplined entrepreneurship, serving clients with creative solutions and considered thought leadership.
Corporate Infrastructure overview
Our Corporate Infrastructure business areas are what underpins the success of the entire organisation. These are the functions that support the business, helping us deliver innovative financial solutions that set Nomura apart in the global marketplace. In our highly competitive and fast-paced industry, strong infrastructure teams are fundamental to our success. Work in these areas with us and you’ll be operating at the forefront of your field, as well as gaining a valuable insight into how Nomura operates on a global scale.
The Technology Industrial Placement Programme aims to give you exposure into one of our Technology departments - Support, Development and Infrastructure.
Industrial placements are a great opportunity to experience first-hand the possibilities of a career in banking. It is your chance to get a feel for our culture, create new networks and gain valuable on-the-job training. Placements are also the perfect preparation for a subsequent full time role. Nomura will extend full time offers to strong performers.
Placement students will receive extensive training to enhance the skills they need to perform well during their internship. As part of the Corporate Infrastructure Placement Programme, you will receive training which will include business overview presentations, structured class room seminars, internal training by business representatives and team- building with colleagues. You will receive ongoing performance feedback and have access to division specific educational sessions designed to aid your professional development. Managers will focus on your career development and dedicate their time to coach and mentor you, helping you realise your full potential.
Throughout your Industrial Placement you will be supported both by a buddy, mentor and a dedicated programme management team.
What’s your role?
Technology at Nomura involves working with, and designing, state-of-the-art information technology and risk management systems. These are the systems that can often give us that crucial, split-second edge over our competitors. Work ranges from infrastructure support and deployment to in-house development of complex modelling software and applications.
There is a wide breadth of roles available in technology. Your role will fit into one of the below:
Business Analysis – To help bridge the gap between the worlds of Technology and the business, Business Analysts are the intermediary through which each side can communicate effectively. Each modification we make to our in-house software requires complete understanding and agreement from both sides as to how things are to be changed, and as a Business Analyst you will facilitate this. You’ll be meeting regularly with business representatives to understand the problems that are currently occurring, and will be translating these problems into concrete requirements for the Development and Support teams. Analytical skills are a must for this role, as well as the ability to express an idea in more than one domain language.
Software Development – Bespoke software is at the heart of everything we do, and as a software developer you will help build out our ecosystem to help our clients and traders create and maintain a competitive advantage over other banks and organisations on the street. We write a large proportion of our software in-house and you could be involved with anything from generating real-time risk measures for our traders, to ensuring that payments to other companies are correctly collated, calculated and executed. As a software developer at Nomura, you will be designing, implementing and deploying solutions to meet rapidly changing business and regulatory needs. Strong coding skills and a logical outlook are a must.
Technical Support – To support the many systems that are written in house, our technical support teams are the first line of communication between our business users and Technology. As a member of one of our dedicated teams you’ll be doing anything from diagnosing and remediating issues in complex system flows to investigating previously unknown issues, all while in contact with traders or other business staff in a fast-paced environment. Excellent communication and technology knowledge are required to get the ‘big picture’ and disseminate information to find a solution to issues.
Bear in mind, that not all jobs fit into one of these categories, and can sometimes span two or all three!
Your role will be in the context of one of our IT divisions:
CTS – Corporate Technology Services is responsible for delivering and supporting business applications to Operations; Finance; Compliance; Investment Banking; and the rest of the Corporate divisions. CTS plays an essential role in servicing the Firm’s business needs and future direction by providing the appropriate solutions and capacity whilst also ensuring the ability of the Firm to report, monitor and supervise this business.
EIS – Enterprise Infrastructure Services are responsible for delivery and architecture of Nomura’s Core IT Infrastructure. Encompassing Cloud and Digital Technology, Systems Monitoring, Orchestration and Automation as well as more traditional enterprise IT Platforms (Storage, Servers, Virtualisation, Networks & Database). EIS offer technology services that underpin the banks application landscape, and provide front to back end user services that operate across technology and business disciplines. Offering an ever broader range of career options, EIS provide not only technology pathways in development, product engineering or technical support, but provide consultative services that form delivery of solutions within the bank spanning Business Analysis, Project Management, and Governance.
GMIT – Global Markets Technology develops and maintains software solutions for the Global Markets division. Our products are used around the globe and include trading, pricing, risk management, analytics, research and sales systems.
Risk IT – Risk IT supports the Risk Management division by developing and maintaining software solutions that calculate market and credit risk exposures and provide group-wide risk management capabilities in line with the firms’ risk appetite and regulatory requirements.
WPS – Wholesale Production Services provides business aligned 1st/2nd line IT Support and has global responsibility for the overall stability of the systems supporting the global wholesale businesses and the supporting functions (e.g. Front Office, Operations, Risk, Finance, Compliance). Wholesale Production Services is responsible and accountable for monitoring the environment to proactively identify issues, incident management, release management, disaster recovery, capacity management and application support.
What are we looking for?
At Nomura our goal is to attract and develop exceptionally talented people who share our passion for individual excellence and our commitment to teamwork. We recruit graduates and interns with a high level of academic and extra-curricular achievement, who will be able to withstand the rigours of a rapidly changing, demanding but ultimately rewarding environment.
As a Placement Student, you should be required to complete a year in industry whilst enrolled at university and on track to achieve a 2:1 or equivalent.
Fluency in English is essential.
How to apply
Please note that you can only submit one application per recruitment year (Sept 2020 - August 2021) and that all applications must be submitted online.
To apply for a 2021 Industrial Placement position, candidates should be available for full time employment in July 2021 or 2022. We accept applications for this programme from penultimate year students (Graduating 2022) and final year students (Graduating 2021)
Application deadline: 1st December 2020
We recruit on a rolling basis and encourage applicants to apply early.
Successful candidates that pass 1st stage telephone interview will be required to attend our Technology Simulation scheduled for November 2020 (Date TBC)
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