You'll usually need a degree at class 2:1 or higher. Most degree subjects are accepted, but you may find these particularly useful:
- business studies
If your degree is not related to business or finance, you could do a relevant postgraduate qualification like a master's in business administration (MBA).
You would usually start as a graduate trainee in an investment bank or a stockbroking firm.
Some companies offer internship placements for university students to get experience before they graduate. There can be a lot of competition for these, so it's a good idea to prepare as much as you can for the placement interview.
You'll usually need:
- 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including English and maths
- 2 to 3 A levels for a degree
- a degree in any subject for a postgraduate course