• Skills
  • Business Insight
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions


  • 1. Please give an overview of the insight and what was involved on a day-to-day basis.
  • During the programme, we gained exposure to various sector and product teams in the Investment Banking Division as well as the Global Markets division through coffee chats and panel presentations. We also went through a comprehensive investment banking training session by an external provider, encompassing an industry overview, trading simulation and soft skills workshop.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • Through the programme, I developed a prodigious better understanding of the workings underpinning an investment bank as well as developed a better comprehension of how workflows are structured at Nomura. I simultaneously gained insights into the relevant skillsets applicable to the various teams, even honing basic technical skills through the excel workshop.

  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the knowledge learned around industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate the knowledge learned around personal or professional skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how the knowledge learned has helped you with regards to your career development
  • 4/5

    Business Insight

  • 3. What was it like understanding all about the business and potential roles available?
  • It was enlightening and highly stimulating to gain exposure to the various business lines available as well as to get a behind-the-scenes look at the daily work life of analysts at the firm.

  • Please rate how insightful you found the insight
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the structure of the insight
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate business leader involvement during the insight
  • 5/5


  • 4. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • The company culture was highly collegial, with senior bankers and graduate analysts all being highly accommodative with the cohort while being completely candid about their daily lives. While emanating an atmosphere of affability, the culture was also clearly one that was intellectually stimulating as evidenced by the stellar presentations given by senior bankers and analysts alike.

  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate the networking opportunities?
  • 4/5

  • Please rate how valued you felt during your insight?
  • 5/5

    Your Impressions

  • 5. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  • I enjoyed the insight very much, especially during the breakout room sessions with bankers at the firm where we got to have more interactive conversations and gain insights into the workings underpinning the business. There was also a concerted effort by the HR department to maximize our enjoyment of the programme, such as through the wine tasting farewell session where we also got to interact with interns from the Nomura Women's Immersion Programme.

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on the insight
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 4/5

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at Nomura
  • 5/5

  • 7. Would you recommend Nomura to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 8. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Nomura
  • Be sincere and make sure to convey your passion for the industry, researching what is unique about Nomura's value proposition and how your background fits the company's ethos.

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)


Rest of the World

April 2021

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