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Date: 18 Sep 2023

Location: London, GB

Company: Mizuho


Profile Summary

The Banking CIB COO team plays a pivotal role in supporting the Banking Front Office departments (ECFD, ESFD, IAFD, MEA, GIB) and CIB Management in ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of Front Office operations. The Banking COO responsibilities encompass a wide range of activities that are critical to the Banking business success, including Front Office strategy and planning, management of business initiatives, resource allocation and talent development, Front Office analytics including performance management, process management and optimisation, communications and risk and governance activities.

As a Banking COO intern, you will have the opportunity to gain valuable insight into the operations and strategic initiatives of Mizuho’s Banking platform. Under the guidance of the team you will assist in various project and tasks aimed at supporting the Banking business. This learning will be undertaken whilst also building knowledge and understanding of Mizuho, and the culture and behaviours that underpin the organisation.

Our interns will be:

  •  Supporting the COO Analytics team in conducting analysis to identify performance trends, performance metrics and areas for improvement
  •  Supporting the implementation of a key Digital Infrastructure project, delivering a Customer Relationship Management software upgrade across the platform, acting as part of the project team leading the delivery of the project
    •    Assisting in the planning, execution and monitoring of various projects related to strategy, business initiatives, client planning and resource allocation
  •  Assisting in the drafting and preparation of presentation materials for Senior CIB EMEA management across a broad range of topics
  •  Gaining a holistic understanding of Mizuho’s business and services, focussing on Front Office activities across the CIB.
    •    Developing a network across the organisation; building relationships that enhance knowledge and understanding.
    •    Communicating with confidence and demonstrating strong interpersonal skills.
    •    Demonstrating a desire to learn and gain a breadth of knowledge and understanding

The Internship programme is a 10 week programme starting in June 2024.  The aim is that successful interns will be offered a permanent position on the 2025 Mizuho Graduate Programme (commencing September 2025).

Candidates must be in their penultimate year of undergraduate study and be available to start full-time employment from September 2025 and have the permanent right to work in the UK.

To be successful at Mizuho, you must have a passion for financial services and identify with our values of winning spirit, inspiring trust and diversity of thought. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to supporting equality and diversity, and seek to create a workplace that is fully inclusive 


Mizuho Bank is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Agency of Japan.  In the UK, Mizuho Bank is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and subject to regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority and limited regulation by the Prudential Regulation Authority.
Mizuho Bank provides financial and strategic solutions for the increasingly diverse and sophisticated needs of international clients, focusing its efforts on serving major corporations, financial institutions, individuals and public sector entities. A relationship management approach to serving clients enables Mizuho Bank, together with group companies including Mizuho Trust & Banking and Mizuho Securities, to develop customised solutions in areas such as corporate, structured and project finance, transaction banking and risk management.

With 81 offices outside Japan, Mizuho Bank offers both local experience and the ability to progress careers across its global business network. Mizuho Bank is a subsidiary of the Japan-based Mizuho Financial Group, Inc, one of the largest financial services companies in the world, with total assets of approximately US $1.8 trillion (as of March, 2016). Mizuho London Branch has over 850 employees, Mizuho Bank employs over 27,000 employees and is part of the Mizuho Financial

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About Mizuho

This is not your typical financial institution. It’s our people who make us a cut above. Here, every person is respected because of their differences, not in spite of them. We pride ourselves on a culture of purpose, passion and compassion.

At Mizuho, we provide the stability of an international industry leader with the career trajectory of a growing business. Our steady, strategic growth gives our people at all levels rewarding degrees of responsibility and a richer work experience than a boutique firm or an established giant could offer alone.

Working for Mizuho opens doors not just to a rewarding career with excellent prospects, but to lasting friendships with colleagues from diverse cultures. It’s the local expertise of our employees that makes our global network so powerful. By collaborating with colleagues and clients who have your same ambition, you can amplify your sphere of influence and base of knowledge as part of one of the largest—and growing—banks in the world.

We’re all global citizens, and that’s why our company feels compelled to make an impact through more than just drawing up deals. We prove that it’s possible to do well and do good. We do right by our clients, our community and each other.