Spring Intern

by Nomura

Best Student Employer


  • Skills
  • Business Insight
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions


  • 1. Please give an overview of the virtual experience and what was involved on a day-to-day basis.
  • It was well scheduled, in the sense that in spite of the virtual environment the organizers still managed to alternate between interactive sessions with analysts/the Spring cohort and less interactive panel/presentation sessions. I quite liked the overviews of each division that was given, including Global Markets, IB and Technology, and I feel the activities involved (preparing for quick presentations, learning excel skills) were very helpful to understanding more about the firm's operations.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • I think the small cohort allowed me to shrug off any hesitance I initially had in terms of asking questions and speaking out, so I do think I improved my communication and networking skills. In terms of technical skills, it was helpful to learn some essential excel functions, though I do think that there is still much to learn about excel formulas.

  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 4/5

  • 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?
  • I think it was fairly thorough, given the amount of panel sessions and coffee chats we had. Of course I still need to do personal research to truly understand the different tasks of different desks, but I definitely gained a better understanding of the firm and positions available.

  • Please rate how insightful you found the virtual experience
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the structure of the virtual experience
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate business leader involvement during the virtual experience
  • 4/5


  • 4. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • Extremely friendly. The recruitment members had great energy, were always cheerful and extremely helpful throughout the program, and all the speakers and analysts were eager to answer all sorts of questions.

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

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

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

    Your Impressions

  • 5. To what extent did you enjoy the virtual experience?
  • I enjoyed it a lot; it was great meeting and speaking to everyone.

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on the virtual experience
  • 5/5

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

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at Nomura
  • 4/5

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

  • 8. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Nomura
  • Be on top of current affairs, speak to those who have successfully applied to similar roles, and learn how to present yourself in the best way possible.

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Virtual Experience

Banking - Investment

Central London and City

April 2021

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