Our careers programmes

Summer internships

If you are in your penultimate or final year of study, you can gain valuable experience in a distinctive financial services organisation through our internship programme. 

Early career opportunities

We run several career opportunities for entry-level professionals in the UK. You do not need to have studied a finance-related degree to apply.

Return to Work programme

A scheme for talented people who have been out of the workplace for two or more years. Successful applicants are offered a mid- to senior-level role with real responsibility, as well as mentoring and training.

Virtual work experience

Students aged 16 - 21 will join a two-week virtual work experience programme with Springpod. You’ll gain exclusive insight into how to be employable, Investec Bank's business, our belonging, inclusion and diversity initiatives, sustainability and much more. Applications for the February 2025 programme will open in January 2025. 

Summer internships

We are genuinely interested in our people and reward fresh ideas. You don't need to have completed an internship before joining us for a placement that will give you a taste of our business. Many of our interns have gone on to join the dazzle.

We look for candidates eager to learn who have the right attitude and offer structured learning opportunities, a range of networking events and presentations to boost your skills and help you get the most out of the experience. Applications for our 2024 Summer Internship programme have now closed.

Early career opportunities

Investec’s early career opportunities have been designed to develop individuals with outstanding talent. If you reflect our values through your ability to think Out of the Ordinary, your enthusiasm and your integrity, then apply for an opportunity that best suits you.

Return to Work programme

If you're looking to re-start your career after a break of two or more years, this programme could be for you. We have partnered with Women Returners to offer talented individuals of all genders the chance to join our team.

You'll complete a six or nine-month placement with a view to a permanent opportunity at the end of the programme. You'll be fully supported and have access to our wide variety of wellbeing benefits.

Virtual work experience

This two-week programme is aimed at students aged between 16 and 21. You will gain exclusive insight into Investec Bank's businesses, our belonging, inclusion and diversity initiatives, tips on how to be employable and much more. 

The course is made up of reading material and interactive live webinars. We look forward to seeing you on the next programme. Applications for the February 2025 programme will open in January 2025. 

Working at Investec: a different kind of opportunity

The perks of being a zebra

As an Investec colleague, we want you to feel happy, healthy, balanced and fulfilled, at home or beyond. Here are the benefits you can expect:

Be healthy

Being healthy means taking care of yourself, your body and your lifestyle holistically. Eating healthily, keeping active, sleeping well and doing what makes you feel your best.

You will have access to excellent healthcare choices, including private medical insurance, 24-hour GP access, onsite physiotherapists (in London), wellbeing subsidy, dental plans, income protection and regular eye tests.

Be present

Being present means taking care of your mental wellbeing, so you feel empowered to realise your potential and able to cope with the stresses of life.

We have onsite and telephone-based clinical psychologists, as well as a professional and a confidential 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme that is always there to help.

Be you

Being you means bringing your whole self to work. Balancing and integrating your personal, family, financial and work life to create greater harmony and connection.

To ensure you feel valued and rewarded, we will support you with an attractive salary and bonus scheme. We also offer a generous pension scheme, and independent free pension and mortgage advice. Should the worst happen, we also offer a death-in-service benefit.

Also, to support you and your loved ones through the many life stages, we offer generous parental and dependant’s leave policies, and a series of events and activities to help you navigate life changes.

Annual leave starts at 25 days and increases the longer you stay with us. We also offer part-time and flexible working options when possible.

Be connected

Being connected means taking care of and feeling connected to your social wellbeing. It’s a sense of belonging, purpose and relationship in the workplace, your local community and your environment.

If you’re passionate about contributing to the community, you’re in the right place. Here you can take up to two paid days a year to work with our community partners. We also arrange fun and meaningful volunteering opportunities throughout the year.

You can also join one of the many networks at Investec, such as the award-winning group of environmental champions, Team Green, and our diversity and inclusion networks - Gender Balance, LGBTQ+, Multicultural and YoungMinds.

We also recognise the commitment and loyalty of our colleagues with referral schemes and long-service awards.

An icon is born, in the most unlikely of settings: Watch the story of our zebra

Annalisa Ludwinski at Investec
Annalisa Ludwinski, Network Management

Not everybody here has a financial background but they’re all self-starters. Everybody collaborates and drives things forward.

Our approach to belonging, inclusion and diversity

In a high-performance culture, everyone must be able to participate freely. We work to create an environment where it’s easy for people to be themselves. It’s a responsibility we all share.

We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and offer all of our people opportunities for progression within our organisation. We are committed to inclusive practices through a range of networks, initiatives and learning opportunities. Our culture is one of honest conversations.

Case study: a career story

Arjun Chopra at Investec

Arjun Chopra joined Investec more than 14 years ago on our very first graduate programme and now heads up our Private Capital team, which lends money to high-net-worth individuals, business owners and entrepreneurs. During that time he’s worked in different teams, and in different countries, including India. He says: “Being able to move around and learn new skills at Investec has given me different perspectives to draw on. People’s vision often starts to get broader as they spend more time here and it drives entrepreneurial thinking. From day one I’ve never felt restricted or unable to have a point of view.”

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