Global Markets Equities Product Technology Apprenticeship 2024 - London

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Global Markets (Equities) Technology Apprenticeship London

About Us

At Bank of America, we are guided by a common purpose to help make financial lives better through the power of every connection. Responsible Growth is how we run our company and how we deliver for our clients, teammates, communities, and shareholders every day.

One of the keys to driving Responsible Growth is being a great place to work for our teammates around the world. We are devoted to being a diverse and inclusive workplace for everyone. We hire individuals with a broad range of backgrounds and experiences and invest heavily in our teammates and their families by offering competitive benefits to support their physical, emotional, and financial well-being.

Bank of America believes both in the importance of working together and offering flexibility to our employees. We use a multi-faceted approach for flexibility, depending on the various roles in our organisation.

Working at Bank of America will give you a great career with opportunities to learn, grow and make an impact, along with the power to make a difference. Join us!

Programme Overview

Our apprentice programme starts in September 2024, you will join one of our Global Markets teams in a full-time role whilst studying for a three-year Digital Technology Degree.

You ' ll spend most of your time working alongside experienced colleagues, learning relevant and valuable skills, contributing to exciting projects whilst being exposed to cutting-edge technology. For the remainder of your time, you ' ll follow an established apprenticeship programme, graduating after three years with a Degree in Digital and Technology Solutions specialising in Software Engineering.

Apprentices evolve during the programme based on their career aspirations, and depending on how quickly their technical and soft skills develop. We encourage apprentices to take advantage of employee networks, and all other resources made available to them to accelerate their career.

The Team

The Product Development team is part of the front office Global Equities Platform group and is responsible for partnering with clients, sales and trading teams, quants and technology to develop high impact platform solutions that are used across the equity derivatives franchise. We are a diverse team of product managers, software engineers, and computer scientists, combining strong domain knowledge with entrepreneurial skills to assist in the efficiency and profitability of the business.
Some projects we are involved in; electronic trading and client connectivity, smart chat bots to automate trader workflows, risk recycling to assist hedging activities and the capture and analysis of large data sets to glean further business insights.

Successful apprentices will continuously relate what they are learning with their work at Bank of America, as they progress through their degree programme. The apprenticeship will support you in developing in key elements of the role below.

Key Responsibilities

As an apprentice, you will:
  • Utilise your programming skills to engineer quantitative and domain specific solutions for the business.
  • Be located with the team on the trading floor, working in person with our front office clients and partners across the franchise.
  • Be responsible for the full software development lifecycle from gathering requirements through to implementation and delivery.
What are we looking for

Essential please include details of the following in your CV and application form:
  • 144 UCAS points (AAA) predicted or achieved.
  • An understanding and an active interest in programming (preferably in an object-oriented language such as Python, C# or Java).
  • Any extra-curricular activities that demonstrate an interest in global markets (stocks, bonds, ETFs) or technical subjects such as data analysis and computer science.
  • Excellent communication skills with an ability to convey complex ideas clearly to a diverse audience in both spoken and written form.
  • Computer Science and/or Mathematics A Level.
  • Any exposure to modern web UI frameworks such as React or Angular.
  • If you have a Github repository or applications that you have written, we would be interested to see them.
Qualifications / Eligibility

To be considered for this programme, candidates must have the following:
  • Hold or predicted to achieve at least 3 A levels/BTEC or equivalent with a minimum of 144 UCAS points (AAA Grades)
  • Have Maths GCSE grade 7 or equivalent and English Language GCSE grade 5 or equivalent
  • Been a resident of the UK for the past 3 years
  • The right to work and remain in the UK indefinitely
  • Not completed a qualification or apprenticeship at the same level or higher which provided you with substantially the same skills or training as you would gain through this apprenticeship with Bank of America
Our recruitment process

Apprenticeship recruiting takes place on a rolling basis once our applications are open. Assessments often begin before the deadline, so it is best to submit your application early as this will give you the best chance of being considered for the role.

We care deeply about shaping the world of work to be an equal and inclusive one and that starts with our recruitment process. We know just how important and valuable it is to have a wide range of skills, backgrounds and experiences shaping our work and ideas. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds, and we are proud to focus on attracting, retaining, and developing diverse talent within Bank of America. Together, we aim to mirror the customers, clients, and communities we serve.

We are an equal opportunities employer, and ensure that no applicant is subject to less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, race, religion or belief, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, age, sexual orientation, being pregnant or on maternity leave, socio-economic background, responsibilities for dependants, physical or mental disability. The Bank selects candidates for interview based on their skills, qualifications, and experience

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