Opening up opportunities for students with disabilities & health conditions.



“It was great to see you and talk to you at yesterday’s event. I want to thank you again for the help you’ve given through this year’s and last year’s event, I really would not be the same person without it”
A student attendee at our 2017 event


With so many career options to consider, deciding what you want to do can be overwhelming and confusing. For students with a disability or long-term health condition this can be even more challenging as you consider how you are going to manage your disability in the workplace.

Getting investment banking is a uniquely interactive event designed to provide undergraduates with disabilities and long-term health conditions an insight into the true nature of the opportunities available within investment banking and the support that can be provided.



This event is for anyone with concerns that their potential to develop an exciting and rewarding career might be compromised by the fact that they have a disability or long term health condition – visible or otherwise. Or that the kind of long hours, pressures and travel we typically associate with life at a top investment bank, may present a barrier.

The event is aimed at first and second year students who are graduating in 2020 and 2021. You may be interested in a career in investment banking and want to find out more. Alternatively, you may not think that investment banking is for you, but are prepared to keep an open mind.

If you are worried about telling a future employer about your disability and the support you may require this event will help reassure you. One of the key objectives of Getting Investment Banking is to take an honest look at the issue of disclosure. The event will explore the responsibilities of both employer and employee to ensure that any necessary reasonable adjustments are put in place.

Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed.

Academic requirements

While this event seeks to demonstrate that a career in investment banking is more accessible than you might previously have thought, it remains a highly competitive area, calling for bright individuals with the talent to succeed.

As such, if you are to attend, you should have achieved good grades at A-level (300+ UCAS points or equivalent) and be studying up to degree level. Of course we will take any mitigating circumstances you may provide into account.



With contributions from some of the world’s leading banks, it will help you to develop your understanding of the industry. As well as providing a great insight into the careers on offer in investment banking it will also look at some of the issues that are of particular interest to those with a disability or long term health condition.

Attending Getting Investment Banking will help give you the confidence and direction you need to overcome your concerns and make the most of your potential.

2017 banks:


Since Citi opened its first office in New York in 1812, it has answered the needs of economies, businesses and communities in hundreds of cities, in over 160 countries, thriving in the most challenging times over a 200 year history. Citi’s global presence isn’t just a question of size, it’s a way of thinking.

Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley is more than a leading financial services Firm. With 1,200 offices spanning 43 countries and talented, passionate people bringing excellence and integrity to everything we do, the Firm is truly global. Throughout the Firm’s history, diverse and talented individuals have worked together to develop our new ideas and groundbreaking financial products.


Healthy economies need innovative banks to help transform and drive social progress. At Barclays, we encourage fresh ideas that support our communities, businesses and clients. Because we know that when they thrive, we thrive. That’s why our interns have many opportunities to get involved. To share their big ideas. To show a better way. And to challenge what’s already been done.

Goldman Sachs

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in London, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Hong Kong and other major financial centers around the world.


Expert advice. Wealth management. Investment banking. Asset management. Retail banking in Switzerland. And all the support functions. That’s what we do. And we offer this to our private, corporate and institutional clients as well as corporations around the world. We are about 60,000 employees in all major financial centers, in almost 900 offices and more than 50 countries.

J.P. Morgan

Working with a team committed to being the best. Earning the trust of our clients. Demanding excellence of yourself. That’s what it means to be part of J.P. Morgan. Join us and you’ll help shape the future of one of the most respected financial institutions in the world. We play a leading role in helping markets grow and companies develop in more than 100 countries.

citi Morgan Stanley Deutsche Bank Goldman Sachs UBS J.P.Morgan



During the day there will be a number of sessions each carefully designed to provide you with as much information about the industry, whether its right for you, how to apply, and the support that is available to you.



An introduction to investment banking

Understanding the recruitment process

Recruiter-led skills sessions

Openness and requesting adjustments

Panel discussions with senior representatives from participating banks

Networking with bank representatives over drinks and canapés



Event summary:           






Take a look at some of the past attendees who have gone on to secure places with one of the participating banks, on their internship or graduate programmes.

Emily Roe

Emily Roe
Global Markets Analyst
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Miraj Shah

Miraj Shah
Global Markets Research Intern

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Please check your eligibility under the ‘Who should attend’ section of the website. Please note that this event is only open for people with a disability or long term health condition. If you do not satisfy these conditions you are not eligible to apply and your application will not be accepted.

Getting Investment Banking will take place in Autumn 2018. If you would like to register your interest in attending the event, please register your details below.

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