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Bank graduate development programmes

 
#1 Bank graduate development programmes
14/09/2007 14:09

Spyros

Hi all,

Although not too relevant with consulting, I was wondering if any of you has any experience with bank graduate development programmes, e.g. HSBC. Can you share some information about the quality of these programmes and the prospects afterwards?

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#2 RE: Bank graduate development programmes
05/10/2007 10:16

Bloggsy to Spyros (#1)

I joined the Barclays graduate development programme many moons ago (well 6 years). It all depends i which direction you want your career to move. If it's in a bank, then all when and good - you'll probably be sent on a few decent training courses and provided you work the system properly start at a decent level once you come off the programme. It's not a right of passage though, many of the old Barclays grads on my scheme fell by the wayside, didn't really seek out the best departments/ projects/ teams to work in while they were on the programme and ended up in pretty mediocre project positions and then leaving after a year or two. The best thing to do is really network while you're on the programme - speak to recruiting managers and other departments, sell yourself, and position yourself as best you can - being on the barclays programme carried a lot of weight across the business and the most astute grads used its reputation for their own gain.

If you want a career in consulting then the banking scheme route isn't a disaster - quite a lot of the FS consulting firms want banking experience, project based training etc etc which you'll probably have. Saying that, i f you want a career in consulting then just go straight for a consulting firm and don't waste your time.

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