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    (Original post by Haz313)
    I live in a rural town so the chances of me getting even a weeks work exp at BO(where i get slight insight into how FO/MO work) of a investment bank are VERY slim. i was wondering what the alternatives to this are? i want to try and get slight advantages in before it all starts getting too competitive. would some work experience at a Lloyd/HSBC bank suffice for 6th form exp?
    To be honest it's going to be tough. Best bet is to write a (when I say a I mean a lot ) letter with a CV and see where you get - some smaller Banks may give you some experience. Your best bet is through school links or personal contacts though...
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    Look at local accountancy firms as well, not IB but can give you a basic grasp of finance.
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    are u in year 12? i could give u a contact at an investment bank for next summer. PM.
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    If I was your contact, I would be annoyed that you're giving away my details to a randomer on the internet.
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    (Original post by Haz313)
    so my best chance would be a local accountancy firm? i previously did work experience for a finance law firm, would that help? learnt abotu corporate/debt finance etc
    Going back there would probably be really good
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    (Original post by love2learn)
    Going back there would probably be really good
    they've been doing lay offs, and are cutting back due to the credit crunch adversely effecting the housing market (much of their work) so they won't give me any more work experience until summer
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    At this early stage, anything that gets you a foot in the door is good, if you can learn a lot, even better.
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    (Original post by Jibzy)
    are u in year 12? i could give u a contact at an investment bank for next summer. PM.
    me too please
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    Try stock-broking firms. I managed to secure some w/ex in yr 12 this way (and I too lived in a rural town!) Although not quite the same as IB, if you're interested in markets it will provide an insight and also show early interest on your CV (better than BO - for markets - imo)
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    stock-brokering firms? i take it these were based in your local town then?
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    (Original post by Haz313)
    stock-brokering firms? i take it these were based in your local town then?
    Yup, that's correct. I would suggest going down to the offices of any in your town, instead of just sending random letters (puts a face to a name, and also you're less likely to just be ignored)
 
 
 

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