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Private Banking Qualifications

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    My current train of career thought is going into a private bank after I finish university.

    Now, I know a private banker and he has CeFA qualification and CeMAP qualification. Would I be at an advantage if I did these qualifications before I applied to graduate programs? It says on the bank I've looked at that they expect you to take it during your 2 years in the program. Do you think they'd look on me favourably if I had done it previously?

    Thanks for any info!
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    Yeah, they would - good luck with doing them...
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    That sounds sarcastic. Do you think they'll be too hard?
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    (Original post by Talya)
    That sounds sarcastic. Do you think they'll be too hard?
    It was more: "I swore you were asking a rhetorical question"
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    (Original post by President_Ben)
    It was more: "I swore you were asking a rhetorical question"
    Huh? I was asking for advice...
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    Ah, well - I read

    Do you think they'd look on me favourably if I had done it previously?
    And thought, "err... well, yeah!"
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    LOL how on earth are you planning on doing them so early???? Its like saying, can I do my ACA before joining PwC, or like saying can I complete my 1st year uni exams before joining the uni! lol

    My advice: concentrate on getting a good degree i.e. 1st/2.1 then join the grad programme. hope that helps!
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    (Original post by BAEconyr3)
    LOL how on earth are you planning on doing them so early???? Its like saying, can I do my ACA before joining PwC, or like saying can I complete my 1st year uni exams before joining the uni! lol

    My advice: concentrate on getting a good degree i.e. 1st/2.1 then join the grad programme. hope that helps!
    While I broadly agree with you, it's best to never underestimate people...
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    I'm up for trying for my CFA, actually. Was chatting to the FSA, and they said it's usually done as part of their first placement on the grad programme - wonder if I can do it on the internship. If I'm not doing my thesis research (through not doing a thesis) I should have time
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    I thought I could try over summer. I got an email back form the training company who said I should do a CeMAP first, then a CeFA. Looks expensive, I assume if I was on a grad program, the company would pay for it?
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    (Original post by President_Ben)
    And thought, "err... well, yeah!"
    I thought the companies might think 'well, she doesn't need to be on a grad programme if she's already done that...'

    I stupid
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    what do u need this qualitfication for? do traders or back office people need to do this?
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    (Original post by john williams)
    what do u need this qualitfication for? do traders or back office people need to do this?
    First of all, you must have a degree (or be getting one that year) or 4 years of work experience.

    (sorry Drogue!)

    I think it is predominatly for ass man and research.

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