Nomura is a global financial services group with over 27,000 employees across 30 countries worldwide. Through offering an inclusive, supportive and diverse working environment across a global network, Nomura strives to connect the markets of the East and West.
Nomura endeavours to service the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through its three business divisions:
- Asset Management
- Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking).
For further information about Nomura and information on our application process, please visit our website
School leaver opportunities
Nomura don't run a school leaver programme, but they do offer apprenticeship opportunities. Please see the apprenticeship tab for more information.
Nomura offers apprenticeships on an ad-hoc basis between 12-24 months, working within one of their teams in the following areas:
- Human Resources
- Real Estate
Available roles will be advertised on the Apply Now section.
What to expect
In your first year you’ll spend time gaining a relevant NVQ qualification in partnership with one of Nomura’s training providers. If successful you’ll then go on to study for further qualifications in your second year whilst having the opportunity to progress your career in a wide range of roles. Alongside this, you’ll have your own personal development plan to ensure you are ready for the challenges ahead. Throughout the scheme you will get lots of support and encouragement from the HR team, your line manager, buddy, and the team around you.
The Human Resources department provides comprehensive human resource manager services for the company. Its main functions include recruitment, payroll, learning and development, employee training and development programmes as well as a range of advisory services.
The primary role of Multimedia is to provide in-house Audio Visual & Multimedia support with event management. This function is vital in enabling Nomura to communicate globally over video conference both internally and with clients. It also provides powerful internal communications support and the facilities are used extensively by Nomura’s clients to support their roadshows and results presentations.
The Corporate Infrastructure Division is what underpins the success of the entire organization. These are the functions that support the business, helping us deliver innovative financial solutions that set Nomura apart in the global marketplace. In the highly competitive and fast-paced industry, strong infrastructure teams are fundamental to Nomura’s success. The Operations teams work closely with Sales, Trading and Technology teams and develop innovative and efficient approaches to clients' investment, liquidity and risk management needs. You will also work with a training provider towards your Level 3 Investment Operations qualification.
The main activities of the Real Estate & Services department include property acquisition, disposal and space utilisation, general operations, administration, maintenance and repair, corporate travel and services, and health and safety. The current role is based within the Health, Safety & Environmental team, providing support and assistance in delivering environmental services across the Nomura EMEA region.
Technology programme will provide you with opportunities to develop your skills and the knowledge you need to progress your career within one of the industry leading technology teams. Nomura offers roles within Development, Support and Infrastructure. Within the Development team, you’ll be working on cutting edge applications across a number of business lines. In Support you could be responsible for a number of systems that are critical to the running of the bank. If you prefer the Infrastructure side, you’ll be working on the infrastructure that supports all major applications across the bank, from web applications to staff email and messaging.
We are committed to creating long-term opportunities for all our graduates at Nomura and as such strive to ensure that you feel supported through developing your career with us.
The route onto the Nomura Graduate programme is only available through completing our 9 week Summer Internship, Off-Cycle Internship or One Year Business Placement.
For Global Markets and Investment Banking, we look for students in their penultimate or final year of studying. For Corporate Infrastructure, all applicants must be in their penultimate year to complete the Summer Internship.
For students enrolled in a sandwich degree, there is a one year business placement programme within Corporate Infrastructure with the opportunity to be fast-tracked onto a graduate programme.
Salary & benefits
Nomura is proud of its people, and rewards employees for their contribution to the business, and offers a competitive salary.
Benefits form an integral part of your reward package, alongside your salary and other elements of cash compensation. Our Nomura Select programme delivers a variety of benefits designed to offer value and relevance to our employees’ lifestyles and life choices.
The benefits on offer include:
- Bonus scheme
- Pension plan
- Private medical insurance
- Life assurance
- Income protection
- Maternity and paternity leave
- Flexible working policy
- Dental insurance
- Season ticket loans
- Employee discount programme
- Gym membership at our onsite gym at Angel Lane or memberships at external gyms
- Extra vacation days
- All students must be in their penultimate or final year to be eligible and on track to achieve a 2:1 or equivalent.
- A strong foundation in quantitative reasoning and analysis.
- A genuine interest in building a career in the finance industry.
Candidates must demonstrate outstanding communication, interpersonal, organisational and leadership skills, a methodical and results-driven approach to work, creative and logical thought process, commercial awareness and excellent intellectual capabilities.
Applications for all graduate, apprentice and internship programmes should be submitted through our online application system. We recruit on a rolling basis so it’s advised that you apply as soon as possible.
For application deadlines on each programme, please check the Nomura website