Psychometric tests is the stage where most candidates are filtered out so it's definitely a crucial part of your application. Read this through and you have increased your chances by a mile.
And as always, feel free to add your comments!
The 3 Test Providers
SHL: These tests are timed overall with four or five options to choose from. In these tests you can't go back and change your answer.
The banks using them are BarCap/UBS/JPM/RBC and HSBC.
Title says it all. If you'd love to have some feedback on the chances of you breaking into a certain role given your current situation/background, fire away at this thread!
This three part guide will go into depth answering the most common questions with regard to the application process and interviews. The hardest part of the process is actually passing the initial screening/psychometric tests and then getting an interview in the first place, so the emphasis will be put on these.
Once again feel free to comment on this and add any other advice you may have, greatly appreciated.
Your subject choice at university does not matter. It’s as simple as that. Apply whatever your background. Your A Levels subjects also carry little weight as long as you meet the minimum requirement for that institution. It’s also worth mentioning if you are at a top-tier target university, your subject choice does not matter.
It's never too early to start off, right? Here is a quick guide for the young ones who want to position themselves well in future. Let me know if there's anything I left out – and feel free to contribute with your own experiences.
I’ve listed this first as it is the most important point. Do not underestimate how important it will be for you to do well at your GCSEs. These grades will not only get you past automatic filters but will also look impressive as well as facilitating what A Level choices you can make. Your competition within investment banking will have flawless grades so you should benchmark yourself against very high standards – by working hard now, you make things easier for yourself in future.
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