• Skills
  • Business Insight
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions


  • 1. Please give an overview of the insight and what was involved on a day-to-day basis.
  • The Explore Programme lasted for 4 days which includes the following: Day 1 - Most of it was an introduction to investment banking and an overview of different terminologies within the division. There were 4 different 2-minutes presentations with 15 minutes of preparation which help with pitching skills and taught you how to be more precise Day 2 - Introduction to global markets. There were 4 divisions within the global markets division and an overview of what each role entails. We then had the opportunity to network with the people in that division Day 3 - Introduction to Technologies An overview of what it includes and what program is used within the firm. Trading game Day 4 - Introduction to Investment Banking Lots of opportunities to network and Q&A with the employees


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • Public speaking skills and how to be more precise with the information you are pitching to clients Trading game skills Analytic skills and what tips to break into investment banking Tips on how to analyse a case study fast but efficient and how to evaluate the information you have Networking

  • 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?
  • 5/5

  • 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
  • 5/5

    Business Insight

  • 3. What was it like understanding all about the business and potential roles available?
  • Extremely useful as you can convert to the graduate programme from the summer internship within a year

  • 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?
  • Diverse and inclusive is the reason that most employees answer the question of why Nomura is its people. At Nomura, everyone is friendly and will help you if you put the first move The hierarchy within Nomura is 'flat' as you can always talk to a more senior manager

  • 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 insight?
  • 5/5

    Your Impressions

  • 5. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  • Overall, the insight programme was very useful, however, parts of it were hard to understand but mostly because I had no background in finance, although, different speakers did a good job in making everything clears in their presentations.

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on the insight
  • 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 tips or advice would you give to others applying to Nomura
  • Be yourself and show that you are interest in finance

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Banking - Investment

Central London and City

April 2022

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