Graduate opportunities in the UK

Your frequently asked questions

Applying for one of our UK graduate opportunities? Find the answers to your most common questions here.

  • Do I need to submit a cover letter with my CV when I 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 considered your full application to our internship or graduate programme(s).

  • 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?

    All start dates are stated on the information page of the position you are applying for. All graduate programmes start in September. Our summer internships begin in July and run for eight weeks.

  • 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 graduate schemes. We assess culture fit and the right 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 graduate programmes, 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?

    We don't offer a central apprenticeship programme. Instead, we make individual opportunities available according to business needs. To keep an eye out for these, check our latest Investec vacancies regularly or sign up to our job alerts.

  • 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.


    If your question is not related to available opportunities, and has not been answered above, you can contact the graduate recruitment team on [email protected]

  • What happened to the UK Graduate Programme?

    Our former UK Graduate Programme has been replaced by two different programmes, which give you a more targeted experience of two of our business areas - Private Bank (PB) and Corporate & Investment Banking (CIB).

    Like the previous UK Graduate Programme, both of these opportunities start with a rotation period covering PB, CIB and our Wealth & Investment business. The programmes then move on to a much more in-depth experience at either PB or CIB.

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