Banking and Beyond Topper

Careers in Finance and Consultancy


Banking and beyond...this industry needs graduates from every discipline!

The Finance and Consultancy sector is a career option for many Royal Holloway graduates. Now's the time to get informed and discover the diversity of roles in this dynamic sector!

Discover your prospects!

Prospects is a useful website, where you can explore the different roles in a sector.

Check out the roles they have listed for Accountancy, Banking and Finance.

eFinancial careers also outlines entry-level jobs in the sector which may appeal to students from outside the traditional business disciplines.

Online resources

  • Situational judgement, critical thinking, numerical reasoning, verbal reasoning...the list goes on! Many companies in this industry require you to take part in recruitment tests as part of the application process. Find out more on the Careers Moodle pages.
  • Missed out on our Careers in Finance and Consultancy week events? You can catch up here with our Beginner's Guides notes.

Hear from our graduates...

We held our Banking and Beyond Alumni Panel where Royal Holloway graduates shared with students what they’ve been up to since graduation and gave advice on how to forge out a career in this dynamic sector.

Our panel of professionals from the world of banking, from companies as diverse as; Barclays Investment Bank, Barings, HSBC, EBRD and Funding Circle UK, shared their tips and advice on how to make an impact and break into the industry.

Find out more.

Banking and beyond alumni panel

Find a job, get recruited

With up to 2,000 jobs advertised every week, JobsOnline is a great place to search for graduate jobs and schemes, part-time jobs, summer internships, and insight days. Go to the 'Jobs' tab and filter by job type, sector and location.

Explore now.

Online Passport Challenges 2018, details for 2019 to follow...

Hatch: What's your money IQ?

This Passport Challenge was an introduction to the world of financial planning and how financial advisers and coaches help people plan their finances for the future!

Hatch Financial Planning makes it easy for anyone to plan their finances and achieve their biggest goals. From creating a financial plan to investing your savings and protecting your family - with Hatch you have the tools, resources and support to make sure you’re in the best possible financial position.

They attended our last Business and Finance week and set the following Challenge:

For this Challenge you are going to understand how to plan for your personal finances, look at some examples of scenarios and have a go at giving out some financial planning solutions by completing a quiz on Moodle.

Bloomberg Market Concepts Challenge

This Passport Challenge was an  introduction to one of the world’s major providers of 24-hour financial news and information.

Bloomberg provides real-time and historic price data, financials data, trading news and analyst coverage, as well as general news and sports. It’s delivered via a Bloomberg Terminal.

For this Challenge you are going to complete the Bloomberg Market Concepts test (BMC).  There are a range of Bloomberg Training Sessions available from the library. Register to attend here.

Even if you aren’t studying a finance or numerical degree, and even if you aren’t set on a career in banking, the BMC will look great on your CV. The content is interesting and you’ll learn things you never knew about financial markets…it might even be fun!