Discovery Nomura at Nomura

Top Employer
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
London Central London and City
Review Date
Banking - Investment
Nomura  is a Top Employer


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About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

Great culture, great opportunity to learn about the Japanese culture and its influence on the bank.


2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?

I feel the diversity is very welcomed at the bank, as an Asian, that is what I value a lot.


3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?

Got great chance to learn about the technical knowledge from the presentation and stock pitching acitivities.


4. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and information you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

I learnt about the financial knowledge and the insight about the industry.


The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

Very well structured, and the HR team is super nice and supportive.


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

other spring interns are engenging.


7. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

Yes, the bank has invested a lot in our personal training. Before the program start, we receive agenda and during the event, we have presentations from speakers in the industry who share the first-hand experience about their work and daily responsibilities, I definitely feel I am heavily invested by the bank


8. To what extent did the insight help you to understand what it would be like to have a full time role with the company or firm?

For the last session, we have a presentaion from the HR to help us better understand the recruitment process of the a full-time role and what to be expected. In addition, we also have a presentation from a business people, who share us first-hand experience about their work and daily responsibilities of the full time role.


9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?

For the presentation task, we worked in a team to learn about the company culture including its strengths, long-term targets, which helps a lot to understand the company's core values as well as the culture. In addition, from the presentation of the HR, we also have some insights about what kind of people the company is looking for, to better understand the culture.


10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?

The presentation from the business people from different team makes me to have a better idea about my career path to figure out whether I am interested in investment banking division or technology or global markets such as sales and trading. at the same time to make myself better prepared for my applications


Other Information

11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?

There are two programs, one is women in investment banking or global markets or technology, this is a two week program and people are paid around £700, another one is discovery nomura program, this is not paid. I participated in the discovery nomura program. So I was not paid during the program.

12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?



13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

we do not have networking event


14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?

They have lots of volunteering work to do outside of work, which I find interesting and lovely to have. It also shows the giving back culture of the bank. If I were an employee at the bank, I would also love to be involved in the volunteering event outside of work.


15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

Yes, nice culture nice people and very supportive and flexible HR team is what I like about the insight program. To better prepare the application, In order to successfully secure the space, make to sure to read their end of year report, which tells a lot about the company's culture and the company's expertise. It shows you have done some research before the interview. Also. read financial times about the recent news, there will be a question asking about it.