• Skills
  • Responsibilities
  • Support & Guidance
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions


  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis.
  • Helping with pitchbooks, discussion materials, excel and PowerPoint tasks. I had to manage responsibilities, communicate effectively, work well under pressure, work in a focused manner for long stretches and be confident in my skills and stay in a good mental place. I helped on creating comps analyses, DCFs, LBOs, AVP analyses and had my own project, for which I created a 60+ slide deck from scratch in a matter of weeks, with guidance from members of the team.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • I have developed hard and soft skills, however the skills that I was most glad to improve were my ability to live in the present, manage stress well and communicate efficiently and effectively. Additionally, my excel and powerpoint skills have improved and my confidence has undeniably benefitted from this internship - partly due to the competitive nature of IBD and due to the fulfilment you get from seeing yourself be able to work for long hours on end.

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

  • How would you rate your development of industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate your development of personal / soft skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how these skills have helped you in your career development
  • 5/5


  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • Yes, due to the lean nature of the team I was given a lot of responsibility.

  • Please rate how meaningful the work you were doing was
  • 4/5

    Support & Guidance

  • 4. How much support and guidance did you receive during your placement / internship?
  • I received a good amount, however I was expected to learn on my own and be a self-starter - and I very much enjoyed that.

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from your line manager?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from the wider team?
  • 5/5


  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • It was good, unlike what you'd expect from Investment Banking, cool team that is efficient and helpful.

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

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

  • How would you rate the diversity initiatives?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the charity, sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives?
  • 5/5

    Your Impressions

  • 6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?
  • I enjoyed it a lot, I was able to challenge myself and become an upgraded, improved version of myself that was able to derive fulfilment from knowing that I'm constantly trying to maximise my potential.

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on your placement / internship
  • 5/5

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

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

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

  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to Nomura
  • Be open and honest, don't come in with a hidden agenda, be open to learn and have a great attitude!

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Internship (1-4 Months)

Banking - Investment

Greater London

August 2021

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