Early career opportunities in the UK

Stripes in, pinstripes out

Since our beginnings, an entrepreneurial spirit has urged us forward. Learning on the job and developing with every challenge, our UK early career opportunities will see you play an important role in our future.

Summer internships

The Investec summer internship programme gives you the opportunity to gain valuable experience in a distinctive financial services organisation. Applications are now closed for 2023 and will reopen for the 2024 intake. 

Investec apprenticeships

If you’re over 18, not in education and looking to work while training in business, digital and technology, look out for our opportunities on the Multiverse and build on an outstanding alternative to university. 

The perks of being of zebra

As an Investec colleague, we want you to feel happy, healthy, balanced and fulfilled, at home and 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.


A different kind of opportunity

Who we are

Find out more about our business, client groups, values and journey from a small South African finance company to an international organisation with more than 8,200 colleagues.

Giving back

We’re passionate about making a meaningful contribution to the world we live in. Our corporate responsibility programme focuses on education, entrepreneurship and the environment.

Grow with us

As an entrepreneurial learner, you will learn every day, and drive your own learning journey. Find out more about how our development culture works.

Working at Investec: hear from our previous graduates

Take initiative, embrace change, make a difference. Our graduates talk about the unique experience of working at Investec.
Take initiative, embrace change, make a difference. Our graduates talk about the unique experience of working at Investec.

10,000 Black interns partnership

We are proud to support the 10000 Black Interns programme. The programme aims to transform the horizons and prospects of young black people across the UK by offering paid work experience, world-class training and development. Our applications for 2022 are now closed. Applications re-open Autumn 2023.

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Our approach to belonging, inclusion and diversity

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.

Frequently asked questions

  • Do I need to submit a cover letter with my CV when I apply?

    When you apply, you don’t have to submit a cover letter. After you submit your CV, you will receive an invitation to our video application portal. This, along with your CV, will be your full application to our internship or early career opportunity.

  • Is there a deadline to complete my video application?

    The deadlines to complete the video application are stated on the information page of the position you are applying for.

  • What is the start date for these programmes?

    Our summer internships begin in July and run for eight weeks. Other roles will be advertised on an ad-hoc basis with specified start dates.

  • What grades do I need to have to be eligible for this programme?

    We don’t specify minimum grades for our applications. At Investec, we believe that attitude is as important as academic excellence.

  • What are the prerequisites to apply for a graduate scheme at Investec?

    There are no formal prerequisites to apply for our early career opportunities, including internships. We assess what you bring to the table and your attitude in our interactions with you.

  • Does Investec offer students some work experience?

    We hold a formal eight-week Summer Internship Programme for those in their penultimate year of college study. This is specially designed to give you an extraordinary professional experience, so we aim not to take on any interns outside of this programme. Therefore, we encourage you to apply for the Summer Internship Programme when/ if you are eligible, or to keep checking our vacancies page for other available opportunities.

  • Should I get in touch once I’ve submitted my application?

    Once you apply for one of our opportunities, you should receive an automatic confirmation. Due to the high volume of applications, we are unable to respond to individual follow-up emails.

  • How does the internship programme application process work?

    First, you submit your CV on our application portal, when vacancies open in January. You will then receive a link to complete a video application. Selected candidates are then invited to a panel interview, followed by a video application reviewed by team leaders. You’ll be placed in a team or teams for the internship, and begin the internship in July.

  • Are there any upcoming events at my university?

    There might be - if so, we will advertise these directly with your university, so keep an eye out for them.

  • Do I need to have the right to work in the UK to apply?

    The successful candidate must, by the start of their employment, have permission to work in the UK. Unfortunately, we are unable to sponsor applicants at this stage.

  • Does Investec have an apprenticeship scheme?

    Our apprenticeship opportunities are provided by our partner Multiverse, which aims to build an outstanding alternative to university. If you’re over 18, not in education and looking to work while training in business, digital and technology, look out for our opportunities on the Multiverse website.

  • Does Investec offer placement opportunities outside of your internship programme?

    Placement opportunities are only available when there is a specific business need, and not as part of our summer internship programme. Please keep an eye out for any postings that may arise on our vacancies page, as we’ll always advertise them there.


    Due to the high volume of emails we receive, we ask you to please keep checking our site rather than sending us an email. Unfortunately, we’re unable to get back to individual enquiries about available opportunities.

  • What happened to Investec’s rotational graduate programmes?

    While we redefine our early career offerings in the UK, we’ve decided to pause our rotational graduate programmes for now. Summer internships remain as usual, and we will continue to offer early careers opportunities for recent graduates. All opportunities will be advertised on our career portal, where you can also register your interest.

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