Summer internship programme

For the unconventional thinker with an inquisitive mind and a desire to challenge the ordinary, apply for the Investec summer internships. Applications for 2023 are now closed and will reopen for the 2024 intake.

Colleagues in a meeting

What to expect

An opportunity to flourish

Immerse yourself in our business as you work across a diverse range of business areas. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit combined with a passion and energy to succeed, we have an opportunity for you to flourish in an engaging environment.

Real responsibilities

Successful applicants will become part of a team within the business, gaining insight into our culture and exposure to our senior leaders. As an intern you will be given real responsibilities and have an opportunity to contribute and deliver to whichever team you join.

Opportunities to learn

Satisfy your hunger to learn with presentations and talks from experienced Investec employees across our business. There will also be a number of networking opportunities, helping you engage with our business and our people.

The process

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.

2022 Summer interns at London office

Who we're looking for

If you are in your penultimate or final year of study, the Investec Summer Internship Programme gives you the opportunity to gain valuable experience in a distinctive financial services organisation. We are genuinely interested in our people and reward fresh ideas. Many of our interns have been given the opportunity to re-join our business in an early careers role.

We know the best ideas come from having teams with different backgrounds so we are open to applicants studying any degree subject if you’re curious, energetic and keen to join us. Opportunities are available throughout our business (not just in finance) as long as you can demonstrate a passion for your chosen team. This can be your first experience within our industry and you don’t have to have completed an internship before.

Photgraphed are the 2022 cohort of Summer interns at the London office.

 

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.

Quote from previous intern
Elena Katsafadou, 2019 summer intern

I had the opportunity to experience more areas of banking than I even knew existed. In just eight weeks, I felt more confident and ready to pursue my career in teams that I would not have known suited me prior to the internship.’ 

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

We take your privacy very seriously. Please read our Data Protection Notice for candidates.

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. Applications re-open Autumn 2023.

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