what is the procedure with applying for sales? Do some banks offer a sales internship/grad program? Or are you expected to do rotations at both? it seems like the roles require totally different skills! If that's not the case are you expected to make your preference clear in your initial application, or do they ask at the AC? I feel like I am a great candidate for sales but am not an outstanding applicant for trading.
Thanks, and apologies in advance if this is a stupid question or has already been answered on the forum!
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- Thread Starter
- 28-09-2011 02:15
- 28-09-2011 12:28
Some banks offer a sales internship/grad programme - UBS, BarCap, BNP, HSBC, Nomura - to name just a few. I'm sure there are more, these are the ones off the top of my head.
At banks which offer a general Sales & Trading internship/grad programme, if you state in your interviews and application that you are interested in sales, it is very likely that you will only get sales rotations. HR understand that Salespeople and Traders have totally different skills, and you will find at interview stage that most people have indicated a preference for one or the other.
Don't hesitate in applying if you are worried about rotations. Make it pretty clear on the application form and in the interview/AC stage that you are only interested in sales. The rest will take care of itself.