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About SMBC

SMBC is a core member of SMFG, a Tokyo based bank holding company that is ranked among the largest 25 banks globally by assets.

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SMBC Group of companies provide a range of capital markets, securities and leasing products, thereby providing a universal portfolio of global financial services.

We are united by a sense of purpose towards our customers - to be a trusted partner for the long-term - and our universal banking platform in EMEA delivers a full suite of corporate finance products and solutions to our customers, including corporate, structured and trade finance, leveraged finance, loan market and treasury products.

The global vision for SMBC Group is to be a trusted global solution provider committed to the growth of our customers and advancement of society.

SMBC Group aims to engage and act together with customers and other stakeholders to contribute to the global transformation into a better society. Within that, we have also established “SMBC Group GREEN×GLOBE 2030”, a ten-year plan that promotes the deployment of Sustainable Finance, and supporting our customers in their journey to Sustainability. Our goal is to achieve Net Zero in our financed emissions by 2050 and in our own operations by 2030.

Recruitment Process

You can find a list of our Industrial Placement opportunities on the SMBC Careers Portal by searching “48 Week Placement”.

As part of the recruitment process, you will be required to submit a CV and Cover Letter. If successful, you'll be invited to our two-stage interview process. Interviews will begin late January 2022. Our Industrial Placement programme will begin on the 4th July 2022.

Please note, you must only apply for one role.

Culture and Values

Long term, mutually beneficial relationships define who we are and our approach to business. We are an organisation built on a culture of collaboration, teamwork and purpose, underpinned by our core values. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applicants from all backgrounds. We are committed to supporting employees in different roles, environments and life stages and we offer a competitive benefits package to our employees.

Equality and Diversity

At SMBC Group, we recognise that diversity of background, opinions and perspectives is vital for the sustainable growth of our organisation and benefits of our customers and stakeholders. Our aim is to build an inclusive work environment where each employee feels able to be their authentic self. DRIVE is the umbrella for our employee-led diversity networks and stands for diversity, respect, inclusion, value and equality.

SMBCE and SMBC Nikko are a proud signatories of the HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter. As equal opportunity employers, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds. As inclusive employers, we are open to exploring flexible and agile working patterns as appropriate.

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Facts and figures
  • Number of employees: 10000+
Industry sectors
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Banking, Insurance & Financial Services
  • Investment Banking & Fund Management