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    Hey guys! I've got an internship lined up with Procter and Gamble in the summer working in the finance department in the FMCG industry. As the role still involves finance, will it still look okay for investment banks when applying for graduate roles after the following academic year? Thanks for any help and guidance you can provide
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    (Original post by PPEStudent2307)
    Hey guys! I've got an internship lined up with Procter and Gamble in the summer working in the finance department in the FMCG industry. As the role still involves finance, will it still look okay for investment banks when applying for graduate roles after the following academic year? Thanks for any help and guidance you can provide
    To be blunt: don't bother. Apply to internships, I've seen a trend of people joining the same grad intake after undergoing an internship post-uni.

    Banks recruit, almost entirely, from their summer analyst classes or summer analysts from other banks. There's been a recent development of firms 'poaching' summer analysts at other banks to invite only networking events, which inevitably leads on to the interviewing process for full-time. With only an FMCG finance gig behind you, you'd be at a severe disadvantage for grad due to the small numbers. I'm sure a few banks didn't even recruit for grad last year or they did but for like a month.


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    To be blunt: don't bother. Apply to internships, I've seen a trend of people joining the same grad intake after undergoing an internship post-uni.

    Banks recruit, almost entirely, from their summer analyst classes or summer analysts from other banks. There's been a recent development of firms 'poaching' summer analysts at other banks to invite only networking events, which inevitably leads on to the interviewing process for full-time. With only an FMCG finance gig behind you, you'd be at a severe disadvantage for grad due to the small numbers. I'm sure a few banks didn't even recruit for grad last year or they did but for like a month.


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    So you would recommend doing an internship post-university? If that's only in the summer after University, is it really that likely that I'd get a job few months afterwards though?
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    So you would recommend doing an internship post-university? If that's only in the summer after University, is it really that likely that I'd get a job few months afterwards though?
    Yes.

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    So you would recommend doing an internship post-university? If that's only in the summer after University, is it really that likely that I'd get a job few months afterwards though?
    You can even try for Off-Cycle internships too.

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