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United Kingdom-London-London |   Full-time (FT) |   Job ID 191001

Your program’s highlights

The Steps to Success Scholarship Program is a unique social mobility program for outstanding Year 13 students in the UK, from lower income households, who want to gain practical experience in the Investment Banking Industry before starting university.

The program offers a rare insight into the workings of a large and innovative global bank, consisting of one four-week and one six-week summer internship in London, which will take place in the summer of 2022 and 2023, combined with a financial scholarship for university tuition fees for every year that you are a scholar on the program.

Start date: August

Duration: 4 weeks in 2022 / 6 weeks in 2023

Your field of responsibility

You will have the opportunity to intern in one of three different businesses at Credit Suisse, which could include: Capital Markets & Advisory, Sales, Trading & Structuring, or Equity Research. During the program you will be given Industry training, soft skills training, mentoring, exclusive events, shadowing days, real-world business challenges and demanding tasks to enrich your experience and create valuable networks in the bank and the wider sector. By the end of the program you will gain a rich, varied insight into our work at Credit Suisse, the industry in general and the diverse teams that collaborate to deliver innovative solutions.

Your future colleagues

As an organization we’re looking for diverse and underrepresented voices who are keen to learn about our industry and release their potential. As part of our forward-thinking team you will enjoy a dynamic, exciting working environment. You will contribute to, and benefit from, our strong team spirit, and your colleagues’ expertise guarantees opportunities for professional growth. We are an organization which values Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) and is committed to realizing the firm’s D&I ambition which is an integral part of our culture. As a steps scholar you’ll be joining a large co-hort of alumni as the program has been running since 2012. You will also be paired with buddy, mentor and champion, who will work with through the duration of the program both on the internship and when you’re back on campus.

Your qualification and skill

We select students based on academic excellence, leadership ability and interest in the financial services industry.

In particular, you should:

  •     Be able to demonstrate leadership and teamwork skills
  •     Be currently in Year 13/Gap Year with a minimum AAA (or equivalent) grade prediction
  •     Be in the process of applying through UCAS for a place at University on a three year course
  •     (graduating in 2025)
  •     Have a record of high achievement in and outside of academia
  •     Have an interest in financial services

Program Eligibility:

We review lots of factors with regards to social mobility however to be eligble for the program you must have a combined household income of £30,000 or less.

Our aim is to improve social mobility within the industry, in support of this, we also consider the following when reviewing applications:

  •     Eligiblility for Free School Meals
  •     First generation Unviersity students
  •     Students who attend a state school
  •     Students who attend a state school with a lower than average performance
  •     Students who live in an area which has a high level of financial, social or economic deprivation.  This is defined by home postcode
  •     Any other factors with regards to social mobility that you wish to share with us

The Campus Recruitment team would be delighted to receive your application.

Deadline: 16 January 2022 – 11:59PM

Your new employer

Your growth is our priority. Credit Suisse offers you the ideal environment to start a successful career, attractive benefits, excellent training and managers to support your development.

We are a leading wealth manager with strong global investment banking capabilities founded in 1856. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, and with more than 45,000 employees from over 150 nations, we are always looking for passionate people to make an impact for our clients and communities.

Credit Suisse is committed to providing equal employment opportunities, regardless of ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, civil partnership, marital or family status, pregnancy, disability or any other status that is protected as a matter of local law.

Credit Suisse is an equal opportunity employer. Welcoming diversity gives us a competitive advantage in the global marketplace and drives our success. We are committed to building a culture of inclusion with a deep sense of belonging for all of us. We will consider flexible working opportunities where possible. Our bank provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities, as well as those with other needs or beliefs as may be protected under applicable local law. If you require assistance during the recruitment process, please let your recruiter know.


About Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse is a leading global wealth manager with strong investment banking capabilities. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, our operation has a global reach and extends to about 50 countries worldwide across mature and emerging markets with more than 45,000 employees from over 150 different nations.

We partner across countries, divisions and regions to deliver holistic financial solutions to our clients, including innovative products and specially tailored advice, aligned to our high ethical standards. We strive for quality and excellence in our work and professional relationships, recognizing and rewarding extraordinary performance among our employees and providing opportunities for internal mobility, dedicated training and leadership.

As a global and inclusive community, we benefit from a diverse range of perspectives to create value and drive results for our clients, shareholders and communities. Our values are brought to life through the entrepreneurial spirit of all within our network. We are Credit Suisse.