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Risk - Industrial Placement

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Nomura overview

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 Risk Industrial Placement Programme aims to give you exposure into Operational Risk, New Business Group, Credit risk and Market Risk.

Programme overview

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?

Working within the Credit Risk department you will be tasked with daily global reporting deliveries and provide support to the firm wide initiative of process automation. In addition to this you will perform ad-hoc analysis on the exposure portfolio and trend.

Through this programme, you will gain in-depth knowledge of Credit Risk Management which will provide the IP with an overview of rating analysis, trading limits, reporting and advice provided by the Credit Risk analysts in managing our counterparty exposure.

The Industrial Placement will offer exposure to risk managers across the firm’s global network and a wide breadth of disciplines, such as: Market Risk, New Business Group and Operational Risk Management.

Depending on the book of work candidates will also have the opportunity to be involved in Market Risk Reporting.

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 requiring to complete a year in industry whilst enrolled at university and on track to achieve a 2:1 or equivalent.

The role requires appreciation of modern data science techniques.

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 via:

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)

Deadline dates

Application Deadline: 1st December 2020

We recruit on a rolling basis and encourage applicants to apply early.

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More about this vacancy

Number of vacancies: 
Up to 5