Monitors and supports the firm’s technology infrastructure and in addition may act as an on-call support service to the front office users. Both technical and non-technical roles exist within infrastructure and systems engineering. For example, many banks use blade and/or grid computing to automate the trading of securities in e-trading markets such as Eurex and e-CBOT. A competitive speed for executing these transactions is vital and even a few milliseconds slower than the firm’s competitors can result in the company losing trades. Therefore, maintaining and monitoring the performance of the hardware that these systems use is essential.
- Strong academic performance, on track for at least a 2:1 or higher at university
- Minimum 240 UCAS points (equivalent to CCC at A-level)
- Excellent quantitative and analytical skills are required. Some knowledge of at least one programming language is preferred.
- All participating sponsor firms have a diverse hiring policy so applicants from all disciplines are welcome – arts, humanities, languages as well as more numerically focused subjects such as computer science, economics, engineering and mathematics
- Candidates will need to be able to demonstrate drive, initiative and a genuine interest in the financial markets
- Applicants for the summer internship should either be in the penultimate year of their undergraduate degree or in the final year with plans to complete a one year master’s next year. Applicants for the one year industrial placement should be enrolled in a course which allows for one year’s work experience between the penultimate and final years of study