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    Is it just me or the majority of employers have streamlined the application forms a lot.. Not a lot of open ended questions and some don't even require cover letters (no option to upload one either).


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    Pwc assessment centre (assurance)
    RBS (asset management) telephone interview
    Barclays (compliance) online interview
    Deutsche asset management and corporate finance (passed online test)
    EY completed tests for corporate finance
    Deloitte rejection corporate finance
    Standard chartered rejected after tests ibd
    GS submitted
    Morgan Stanley done tests
    Jp Morgan submitted

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    First in BA Economics and Finance from keele
    Pass in MSc Accounting and Finance from LSE (4 marks off merit)
    1 year internship at KPMG corporate finance

    Think I'm gonna get rejected from everywhere but PWC. Took a huge loan to go LSE all for nothing it seems
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    (Original post by i have no name)
    Think I'm gonna get rejected from everywhere but PWC. Took a huge loan to go LSE all for nothing it seems
    We are in a similar position. I got pass in MSc Financial Risk Management at UCL. Currently at PwC AC, RBS phone interview, BDO AC. Still with a lot of companies to get back to me. Rejections including Deloitte without even invite to do tests etc, EY, RSM without even doing tests, Deutsche rejection where they made a mistake and ignored my argument once I told them.*

    Its tough to secure anything at all. Theres a lot of good candidates. How come you didn't continue at KPMG?*
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    (Original post by josh_v)
    We are in a similar position. I got pass in MSc Financial Risk Management at UCL. Currently at PwC AC, RBS phone interview, BDO AC. Still with a lot of companies to get back to me. Rejections including Deloitte without even invite to do tests etc, EY, RSM without even doing tests, Deutsche rejection where they made a mistake and ignored my argument once I told them.*

    Its tough to secure anything at all. Theres a lot of good candidates. How come you didn't continue at KPMG?*


    What was db's mistake? I'm not looking forward to pwc if I'm honest as it's assurance. *Going to apply to the other of top 10 firms soon. *What was EY's reason?*

    I didn't like KPMG'S atmosphere and culture plus my internship was abroad for one year.
    This is just bad *as graduating in the financial *crisis opportunity wise if not worse
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    What was db's mistake? I'm not looking forward to pwc if I'm honest as it's assurance. *Going to apply to the other of top 10 firms soon. *What was EY's reason?*

    I didn't like KPMG'S atmosphere and culture plus my internship was abroad for one year.
    This is just bad *as graduating in the financial *crisis opportunity wise if not worse
    Deutsche said I didn't graduate between July 2016 and July 2017. My qualification was awarded in November 2015 by which point it was kind of late to start applications, and given that you can only apply once every 12 months, didn't seem worth it. However, my actual graduation event was July 2016. So it could have been argued either way. But they weren't even interested in listening to me and refused to engage over the phone and ignored my emails.*

    EY I sat the tests and didn't get through. Perhaps too slow. I also don't have A-Levels and have all C's at GCSE from 2005 (which seemed to be the reason Deloitte rejected me)*
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    Deutsche asset management and corporate finance (passed online test)
    I thought you could only applied to one program at DB? Otherwise I think it's positive with AC coming up. You didn't apply to boutiques?
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    Although HSBC are displaying a vacancy in Global Banking (IBD) for Graduate positions - I've heard they aren't actually hiring as their summer intern class is really strong. Has anyone else heard the same?
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    (Original post by shandawg)
    Although HSBC are displaying a vacancy in Global Banking (IBD) for Graduate positions - I've heard they aren't actually hiring as their summer intern class is really strong. Has anyone else heard the same?
    No, I've heard the opposite in fact. My friend at HSBC in Research said they're expanding quite a bit in IBD.

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    (Original post by josh_v)
    Deutsche said I didn't graduate between July 2016 and July 2017. My qualification was awarded in November 2015 by which point it was kind of late to start applications, and given that you can only apply once every 12 months, didn't seem worth it. However, my actual graduation event was July 2016. So it could have been argued either way. But they weren't even interested in listening to me and refused to engage over the phone and ignored my emails.*

    EY I sat the tests and didn't get through. Perhaps too slow. I also don't have A-Levels and have all C's at GCSE from 2005 (which seemed to be the reason Deloitte rejected me)*
    Aah fair enough and how long did EY take to get back to you? Deloitte it won't be for gcse or a levels because I had7A* and 3A at gcse and AABB at a level I was shocked at the rejection before tests. *
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    (Original post by MichelT)
    I thought you could only applied to one program at DB? Otherwise I think it's positive with AC coming up. You didn't apply to boutiques?
    that's what I thought until I tried it and the system let me do it. *Yeah but thats in assurance so not exactly the field I want. *Applied at Lazard and Evercore although I plan *to apply for more.*
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    Aah fair enough and how long did EY take to get back to you? Deloitte it won't be for gcse or a levels because I had7A* and 3A at gcse and AABB at a level I was shocked at the rejection before tests. *
    My application was strong imo. It was for risk advisory and I believe it was Bristol, so not as competitive as London. I know someone who is currently third year Deloitte in risk and he said it was strong. Relevant MSc in risk, relevant intern experience at Nomura in risk. Only areas where I didn't hit requirements was GCSEs where I have all Cs and A-Levels where I don't have any.*

    Not sure of the exact time for rejection by EY, but it was within a week of completing the tests. *
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    (Original post by josh_v)
    My application was strong imo. It was for risk advisory and I believe it was Bristol, so not as competitive as London. I know someone who is currently third year Deloitte in risk and he said it was strong. Relevant MSc in risk, relevant intern experience at Nomura in risk. Only areas where I didn't hit requirements was GCSEs where I have all Cs and A-Levels where I don't have any.*

    Not sure of the exact time for rejection by EY, but it was within a week of completing the tests. *
    I'm sure we will *both get somewhere man otherwise I might kill myself and same here I had relevant experience and the right degree just no reason. *What's your strategy if grad schemes don't work out*
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    I'm sure we will *both get somewhere man otherwise I might kill myself and same here I had relevant experience and the right degree just no reason. *What's your strategy if grad schemes don't work out*
    Well so far Ive applied to top 6 accounting firms, and done 12 banks. Got 3 AC/interviews from Wednesday-Monday this week.

    After that I'm either going to look at some of the smaller boutique places, although I don't really know anything about them, different industries such as energy companies or insurance, and then other options such as what I get sent through from UCL careers service or from doing the Bloomberg Aptitude Test.*
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    (Original post by josh_v)
    Well so far Ive applied to top 6 accounting firms, and done 12 banks. Got 3 AC/interviews from Wednesday-Monday this week.

    After that I'm either going to look at some of the smaller boutique places, although I don't really know anything about them, different industries such as energy companies or insurance, and then other options such as what I get sent through from UCL careers service or from doing the Bloomberg Aptitude Test.*
    sounds like a good idea I need to apply for more accounting firms. *Do you feel a pass has held you back substantially compared to a merit?*
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    I also got rejected from deloitte, despite having strong A levels and degree. Got through to next stage of the other 3 big 4, also a handful of banks. I think its because they wanted my AS level grades which weren't great
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    (Original post by Lay-Z)
    I also got rejected from deloitte, despite having strong A levels and degree. Got through to next stage of the other 3 big 4, also a handful of banks. I think its because they wanted my AS level grades which weren't great
    feel like Deloitte are going out of their way to be *******s this year
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    Does anyone know of any websites to practice/get better at logical reasoning assessments?
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    (Original post by sleepinglions)
    Does anyone know of any websites to practice/get better at logical reasoning assessments?
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    Which company is this for?
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    (Original post by shandawg)
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    Which company is this for?
    Nomura

    Thank you!
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    What kind of stuff do top ib firms look for? I got A*A*B at a level and very average gcse s. Will bring at Exeter hold me back much?? What kind of stuff out of education do they want, anyone know?
 
 
 
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