Who we are

Nomura is an Asia-headquartered financial services group with an integrated global network spanning over 30 countries. By ‘Connecting Markets East & West’, Nomura services the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through its three business divisions: Retail, Asset Management, and Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking). Founded in 1925, the firm is built on a tradition of disciplined entrepreneurship, serving clients with creative solutions and considered thought leadership.

Backed by a strong balance sheet, we offer unrivalled asset raising abilities and have a proven record of delivering value for our clients. We offer a broad range of innovative services tailored to the specific requirements of individual, institutional, corporate and government clients. Our entrepreneurial style ensures new and innovative solutions that are underpinned by a global intelligence network, knowledge and depth of experience in the financial markets.

Based in Tokyo and with regional headquarters in London, Hong Kong and New York, we have offices in over 30 countries and employ more than 28,000 people worldwide. In October 2008 we acquired the Lehman Brothers franchise in Asia and the equities and investment banking businesses in Europe and the Middle East. Following this transformational deal and our recent successes, Nomura is now the new force in global investment banking.


Nomura offers a range of graduate and internship programmes in three key areas:

  • Investment Banking
  • Global Markets (Sales, Trading and Structuring)
  • Corporate Infrastructure (Technology and Risk)

Internships are the perfect preparation for a subsequent full time role. Nomura will extend full time offers to strong performers. Depending on your year of study, we have a number of programme options available:


Eligibility (year of study)


Final year students

Regional Off Cycle Internships

Penultimate &final year students

Summer Internships

Penultimate &final year students

Spring Internships

1st year students on a three year degree course
2nd year students on a four year degree course

In addition, our Amsterdam office offers a three month year round investment banking internship programme. During three months you will be working with experienced bankers from London and Amsterdam on M&A and capital markets transactions. Fluency in both Dutch and English is essential.

Interview Process

The recruitment process consists of one 30 minute telephone interview with a junior representative. This is followed by 4 final round interviews including a case study and 3 interviews with senior representatives. You will be asked both competency and technical questions.

What we are looking for

At Nomura our goal is to attract and develop exceptionally talented people who share our passion for individual excellence and our commitment to teamwork. We recruit graduates with a high level of academic and extra curricular achievement, who will be able to withstand the rigours of a rapidly changing, demanding but ultimately rewarding environment. Fluency in English is essential and fluency in other languages is advantageous.

We assess candidates using a range of key competencies which include; problem solving, analytical skills, teamwork, leadership, communication skills, professional presence and initiative. All of these competencies are equally weighted and we look for evidence of these in the CV and throughout the interview process. We will also need to be convinced of your interest and commitment to the financial services industry and to Nomura in particular.

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