I Want to Work In …The City
The City of London , also known as the “Square Mile”, is a leading international centre for financial services, such as investment banking, stockbroking, trading and accountancy. However, career opportunities in the City cover every area of business from law and IT to property and public relations. There are also opportunities outside the “business” sector, including the City's own police force, regulatory bodies, education and the arts. The links below will help to give some further background to the City and career opportunities within the Square Mile itself and further afield.
Top Reasons for Applying to Finance
|Interested in content of work
|Excellent starting salaries||39%|
|Good long-term career prospects||31%|
|Able to use your degree subject||27%|
|Work is intellectually demanding||23%|
|Opportunities for professional qualifications||22%|
|Chance to work overseas||21%|
|Quality of training and development||20%|
|Availability of jobs||17%|
|Prestige of jobs||16%|
Source: The UK Graduate Careers Survey 2010 AGR/The Times
- City Markets Sector Briefing www.prospects.ac.uk/links/citysb
- Prospects City & Finance Community www.prospects.ac.uk/links/finance
- The City of London www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/Corporation General information about the City and its businesses. You can also access the 2006 report on “Graduate Skills and recruitment in the City” here.
- Chartered Institute for Securities & Investmentwww.cisi.org/bookmark/genericform.aspx?form=29848780&url=index – includes an introduction to the financial services industry, career profiles, case studies, advice on choosing the right qualification etc
- The London Stock Exchange www.londonstockexchange.com
- Here Is The City Careers http://careers.hereisthecity.com "a one-stop shop for careers in financial markets”, with jobs, tips, articles, recruiters and salary surveys
- Careers with Hedge Funds www.alec.co.uk/free-career-assessment/careers-with-hedge-funds.htm this site also includes a feature on stockbroking careers
- Canary Wharf .canarywharf.com Many “City” employers are now based in Docklands. This site includes a list of “who's here” and “who's joining us”
- Efinancial careers www.efinancialcareers.co.uk advice on banking, finance, IT and related graduate jobs
- SEO London www.seo-london.com offers internships for ethnic minority students (who are still under-represented in the City) in investment banking, technology and law.
- The Financial Services Authority www.fsa.gov.uk
- The City of London Police www.cityoflondon.police.uk/citypolice
- ICMA Centre, University of Reading www.icmacentre.ac.uk offers various postgraduate programmes linked to the international finance and capital markets industry
- Cass Business School www.cass.city.ac.uk postgraduate courses in banking, accounting and finance
See also our pages on:
- Accountancy www.kent.ac.uk/careers/workin/accountancy.htm
- Banking www.kent.ac.uk/careers/sitebank.htm
- Insurance www.kent.ac.uk/careers/workin/insurance.htm
- Law www.kent.ac.uk/careers/siteslaw.htm
Some City recruitment agencies:
- City Jobs UK www.cityjobs.com Banking, Accounting & Finance jobs in the City of London and across the UK .
- Cititec IT Recruitment www.cititec.com financial IT recruitment for investment banks
- Harvey John Ltd www.harveyjohn.com agency specialising in financial & accountancy recruitment across the South East
- Randstat www.randstadfp.com financial recruitment specialists
- QuantFinanceJobs.com www.quantfinancejobs.com job board for quantitative finance, financial engineering and risk management.
- VC Jobs www.vc-jobs.com vacancies in the Venture Capital and Private Equity sector
Last fully updated 2012