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The Nomura Group is a financial services group comprising Nomura Holdings and its subsidiaries in Japan and overseas.

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About Nomura

Nomura provides Global Markets and Investment Banking capabilities in over 30 countries around the world. Nomura offers a range of graduate and internship programmes (6 month winter, 10 week spring and summer) across three key areas, investment banking, global markets and corporate infrastructure. Nomura also offers 3-6 month internships in it's regional offices.

Your Career

What to expect

Analyst & Associate internships

An internship with Nomura is your opportunity to see what you could be part of. You will get first-hand experience of the possibilities a career in banking could bring you, and get a feel for Nomura's culture. You will also have the opportunity to create new networks, gain valuable on-the-job training and see what makes it the most exciting proposition in the investment banking world.

The firm aims to give it's interns the same level of exposure as a first-year Analyst or Associate. That means you will work as a full member of the team, participating in team meetings, potentially meeting clients, forming effective working relationships and showing a real commitment to it's goals and values. During the course of your internship you can expect to work closely with a buddy and have regular contact with senior mentors.

Nomura offer positions in the following:

  • Global Markets
  • Investment Banking
  • Compliance
  • IT
  • Operations
  • Finance
Training Programmes

It's training programme builds Nomura's pipeline of future leaders and functional experts through the successful integration and development of early tenured professionals. The global nature of it's operations is a key aspect and it's graduates begin their career with in London with participants from EMEA, US and Asia offices. You'll also be provided with ongoing learning and development opportunities throughout your career.

The training programme covers various modules, which include:

  • An introduction to Nomura, its strategy, platform and businesses
  • Providing a comprehensive understanding of the analyst and associate role in their respective division
  • Equipping our analysts and associates with the finance/technical skills essential for their career
  • Promote networks for collaboration amongst global colleagues
  • Global Markets
  • Investment Banking
  • Corporate Infrastructure




Season ticket loans

On-site health centre


Private medical insurance


Gym membership

Medical insurance


Extra vacation days


Global Markets

    The global course is the first step in the graduates' assimilation into Nomura and the development of their career.

    The curriculum combines a broad Global Markets overview, financial fundamentals and specific divisional and functional content. Participants are exposed to senior leadership through integrated business speakers, success panels and networking events. The programme also emphasises Nomura's commitment to giving back to the community through an organised philanthropic activity.

    The delivery of the continuous development curriculum takes place via a broad means, including classroom sessions, senior speaker series, e-Learning, subject matter experts, mentoring programs and team-building events.

Investment Banking

    The programme comprehensively covers:

    • accounting;
    • corporate;
    • finance/valuation;
    • financial modelling;
    • fixed income;
    • equity product analytics; and
    • banking group overviews.

    Complimenting the classroom learning, analysts and associates complete assignments, deliver presentations on financial news and attend social events arranged to facilitate teamwork and peer interaction.

    Nomura's continuing education series comprises of sessions delivered by bankers on a variety of topics such as DCM, ECM, M&A process, LBO modelling. In addition, all analysts and associates have the opportunity to attend soft skills training, which focus on presentation, communication skills, personal impact, negotiation skills and relationship management skills.

Corporate Infrastructure

    The two weeks of intensive training when graduates join offers a comprehensive introduction to banking in general, along with financial products and concepts.

    Again, Nomura's continuous education series focuses on skills development, which includes presentation skills, presence and impact, assertiveness, project management, networking and MBTI effective communication and personality preferences, all delivered by an engaging and knowledgeable trainer.

    Graduates joining the Corporate Infrastructure finance programme will also have the opportunity to study for the CIMA, ACA or ACCA qualifications, while those in operations will be able to study for the IOC.

    At Nomura, managers spend time focusing on your career development. They will dedicate considerable amounts of time to coach and mentor you, helping you to realise your full potential.

What does the future hold?

The investment banking world is undergoing tremendous changes right now. These disruptions provide the perfect breeding ground for many fantastic opportunities for new graduates, especially at Nomura. There's a lot of positive energy here at the moment; it's almost like working at a start-up firm. Nomura has set itself very ambitious objectives for the next few years, which means that the growth prospects are huge. That's certainly something you should look for when starting a career.

Apollina Stackler, Nomura Intern