If you’re a female student with ambitions of working in technology, then you should take a look at financial services. It’s relentlessly innovative. It moves rapidly. And it offers more opportunities than you may have expected. CITYVIEW is your chance to discover more about this world, and what it’s really like to work in the City. It’s open to undergraduates from science, technology, engineering or mathematics subjects – particularly, but not exclusively, computer science, physics, chemistry or electrical engineering.


CityView is taking place virtually in 2021 and is a unique opportunity to gain a new perspective. It might also be your first step towards a rewarding career. Many previous attendees have gone on to be offered internship places. You could be the next. If you’d like to apply to attend, please enter your details via our online form. More details on the virtual platform and the day will be given on application.



An internship or career in financial services is highly competitive and extremely challenging, so it is important that you have a strong academic background. All attendees should:

  • Be studying a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics based degree
  • Finishing studies in 2023 or 2024 (eligible for Spring and Summer internships)
  • Be open and enthusiastic about exploring a technology internship within financial services.

Any queries please email





The Banks



Nomura is an Asia-headquartered financial services group with an integrated global network spanning over 30 countries. By ‘Connecting Markets East & West’, Nomura services the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through its three business divisions: Retail, Asset Management, and Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking). Founded in 1925, the firm is built on a tradition of disciplined entrepreneurship, serving clients with creative solutions and considered thought leadership.


We offer a range of graduate and internship programmes across three key areas; investment banking, global markets and corporate infrastructure.


Internship opportunities can include a 9 week spring or summer internship in London or a 3-6 month internship in one of our regional offices. Internships are the perfect preparation for a subsequent full time role. Nomura will extend full time offers to strong performers to return to the company the following year.


To apply for an internship position with Nomura in 2021, candidates should be available for full time employment by July 2021 or 2022.


The recruitment process for the graduate programme consists of three first round interviews (two competency interviews and one case study interview) with junior representatives. If you are applying for an internship, you will attend two first round interviews (one competency interview and one case study interview). If successful, the final round interviews for both full-time and internship positions will consist of four competency based interviews with senior representatives.

At Nomura our goal is to attract and develop exceptionally talented people who share our passion for individual excellence and our commitment to teamwork. We recruit graduates with a high level of academic and extra-curricular achievement, who will be able to withstand the rigours of a rapidly changing, demanding but ultimately rewarding environment. Fluency in English is essential and fluency in other languages is advantageous.

We assess candidates using a range of key competencies which include; problem solving, analytical skills, teamwork, leadership, communication skills, professional presence and initiative.  All of these competencies are equally weighted and we look for evidence of these in your CV, cover letter and throughout the interview process.  We will also need to be convinced of your interest and commitment to the financial services industry and to Nomura in particular.

For further information about Nomura, please visit

Morgan Stanley


Since 1935, Morgan Stanley has served as the preeminent advisor to companies, governments and investors from around the world. Technology works as a strategic partner with Morgan Stanley business units and the world’s leading technology companies to redefine how we do business in ever more global, complex and dynamic financial markets.

Our business:

Morgan Stanley is more than a leading financial services firm. With 1,200 offices spanning 43 countries and talented, passionate people bringing excellence and integrity to everything we do, the firm is truly global. Throughout the firm’s history, diverse and talented individuals have worked together to develop our new ideas and groundbreaking financial products.

Opportunities in Technology:

Morgan Stanley has Spring Insight, Summer Intern, Industrial Placement and Full-Time Analyst Programme opportunities within Technology.

Total number of employees:

Approximately 60,000

Total number of Technology Employees:

Approximately 8,000

Careers website:

Company profile:

There is no typical person at Morgan Stanley.  Our people come from a wide variety of backgrounds and interests but they are all high achievers who share integrity, intellectual curiosity and the desire to work in a collegial environment. Individuality is prized and people are encouraged to be themselves. What you are interested in and how you approach the world will determine your individual career path at Morgan Stanley.

Our Technology Programmes are designed to develop highly skilled and motivated technologists who partner with our businesses to solve complex problems in challenging roles, such as business application development, application infrastructure development and enterprise engineering.  In addition to our 10-week summer programmes, we also run industrial placements and off-cycle internships, plus give you the opportunity to join us for a look behind the scenes at one of our insight events. While allowing you to experience Morgan Stanley and our culture first hand, internships and industrial placements also serve as the #1 pipeline for our full time programmes.


Deadlines for 2018 programmes can be found at



Main locations

Amsterdam, Chicago, Shanghai & Sydney

About us

Over thirty years ago, Optiver started business as a single trader on the floor of Amsterdam’s European Options Exchange. Today, we are a leading global electronic market maker driven by technology, employing over one thousand Optiverians from more than 40 countries.

We provide liquidity to financial markets using our own capital, at our own risk, trading a wide range of products: listed derivatives, cash equities, ETFs, bonds and foreign currencies. Our independence allows us to objectively improve the markets and provide efficiencies for end investors.

With over one thousand Optiverians globally, our mission to improve the market unites us. Thriving in a high performance environment, we pioneer our own trading strategies and systems using clean code and sophisticated technology. While our Traders are focused on pricing, execution and risk management, our engineers build high-performance, low-latency trading systems and algorithms that are constantly evolving. With 12 datacenters and thousands of servers, we run ten thousand trading components executing hundreds of thousands of trades every day, responding to changes in microseconds. All of our systems are developed in-house, predominantly using C++, C# and Python.

We look for engineers who care deeply about every line of code written, who understand the impact of their decisions, and seek immediate feedback on their work.
Attracting, developing and empowering top talent, is imperative to sustaining our future.

Our Amsterdam headquarters is not just an office, it’s an atmosphere that we work together to create and preserve.

Opportunities available

•Trading Insight Day for first year STEM students
•8 week Technology and Trading Summer Internships
•Graduate roles for Software Developers, DevOps System Engineers, Traders, Researchers and Risk Analysts

Recruitment process

Technology opportunities: Bachelor’s degree in either Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems or equivalent.

Apply online with CV and cover letter. The first step after applying will be an online (HackerRank) test assessing your programming fundamentals. The final stage will be an interview day in Amsterdam.

Trading opportunities: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in either Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, Economics, Computer Science or equivalent.

Apply online with CV and cover letter. Early application (before November 2019) is advised for all Trading roles in particular the Summer Internship. The final stage will be an interview day in Amsterdam.



CITYVIEW is all about introducing you to spring and summer internships in technology available within financial services. There’ll be presentations from some of the world’s leading financial firms. But don’t expect to just come and listen – the day will be interactive too, with discussions and networking sessions to get involved in. So you’ll be able to ask the questions that really matter to you. CITYVIEW will take place virtually in 2021.


Sessions will include:

  • An introduction to technology roles within financial services
  • A panel discussion with recent graduate
s (many of whom did internships) about their specific roles
  • Networking with junior and senior representatives from participating firms 
over drinks and canapés
  • An interactive session talking to senior females in the industry about working in the industry


Take a look at some of the past attendees who have gone on to secure places with one of the participating firms, on their internship or graduate programmes.

Charmaine Ng


What and where did you study when you attended CITYVIEW? I was a penultimate year student at the University of Manchester studying Finance when I first attended the event. Which bank and business area did you then join? I joined Barclays for the summer internship program in the Technology Division as an Architecture Analyst. I have since been offered a graduate position in Barclays Technology, which I have accepted. What is the most important thing you learnt from the event? I really learnt a lot from the event last year especially that you do not have to be studying computer science to work in technology. Many people really do have this misconception! I learnt about various technology roles available in the bank from the key speakers. What advice would you give future attendees? My advice for future attendees would be do not be afraid to ask questions and always be prepared when going for networking sessions. I hope that they make the best out of the event and learn as much as they can.

Anda-Lucia Flintoaca


What and where did you study when you attended CITYVIEW? I was studying computer science at The University of Edinburgh in my second year. Which bank and business area did you then join? I joined the technology graduate scheme at JPM in Credit Trading upon my graduation, and then moved into an Associate role at Morgan Stanley. What is the most important thing you learnt from the event? There is no right set of skills one needs to have to start a career in this field. People with successful careers I met at the event were coming from very varied backgrounds with different experience. What advice would you give future attendees? Don’t be afraid to ask questions to understand if a career in banking suits you and how you can you use your skills and develop new skills in this field.

Shalom Bannerman


What and where did you study when you attended CITYVIEW? BSc Computer Science at Brunel University. Which bank and business area did you then join? Barclays, currently working in the Internet Digital Office as a User Interface Developer. What is the most important thing you learnt from the event? I learnt from the event how the interview process works and the requirement of providing specific answers to questions. At the event the importance of being able to back up my answers with real examples from all different areas of life (e.g. work, university, extra curriculum activities) was also highlighted. What advice would you give future attendees? Ask lots of questions an keep in contact with people you meet at events to start building your network.

Smeeta Mistry


What and where did you study when you attended CITYVIEW? BSc(Hons) Mathematics with Economics at Loughborough University. Which bank and business area did you then join? Barclays Corporate Banking – Operations Graduate Programme. What is the most important thing you learnt from the event? When speaking with HR representatives, I was able to gage what they are looking for in applications. I learnt a lot from listening to the panel’s experiences, in particular what advice they would now give to themselves if they were 18-20 years old. What advice would you give future attendees? Attend as many of these events as possible. Be yourself when networking. Don’t be afraid to ask questions.

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