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:

  • Retail
  • 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 Programmes 

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
  • Multimedia
  • Operations
  • Real Estate
  • Technology

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.

Operations Apprenticeship

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.

Real Estate

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 Apprenticeship

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.

Graduate Programme

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.


School Leaver Awards 2018 - Overall Ranking

9th in the UK

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

Nomura London, UK
09 Oct, 2019
Advanced Apprenticeship
Role: HR Apprentice Location: London (One Angel Lane, London) Duration: Full-Time Start Date:  ASAP Feb / March 2019 (anticipated start date) Qualification:  Study towards CIPD - Level 3 or 5 depending on experience  Duration:  tbc  - this will depend on the   qualification (L3: 12 months;  L5: 18 - 24 months)  Future prospects:   Full time offer,   pending performance, head count and successful completion of the relevant   qualification(s). Minimum qualifications   required:   Interested candidates should have achieved A to C grades in their A-levels and have a keen interest in HR.  If you have just Gradauted, you are still eligible to apply and we welcome your application, provided you have a keen interest in a career in HR. Nomura overview 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.   Role / Principal Accountabilities: This role will sit within the strategic HR Advisory team and will be responsible for partnering with the HR Shared Services team in our Powai office to ensure the workflow of employee lifecycle activities between the strategic HR Advisor teams and the HR administrator team is completed. The role requires interaction with HR colleagues and clients across the whole Company and at all levels. Specific Responsibilities   Act as an escalation point for our Global HR Shared Services team which is off-shored to our office in India HR administration processes for all on-shore employee life-cycle activity including (meeting with joiners on Day 1, Maternity meetings, facilitation of offer letters) Supporting HR Advisory team with HR related queries and preparing letters and documentation for employees Ensuring accurate and timely notifications are provided to the Global HR Shared Services team for processing in a timely manner Supporting the Talent team on delivering ‘Welcome to Nomura’ Day One Induction programme Supporting the HR Advisory teams on business as usual activity in addition to ad hoc project work (year-end activity, advancement, data quality maintenance).   Skills Required: PC literate – knowledge of Microsoft Windows. Ability to run with a number of tasks concurrently. Numerate with excellent communication skills both written and oral. Ability to meet deadlines and manage expectations appropriately. Willingness to learn. Team player. Right to Work - The successful candidate must have the right to work in the UK. Please contact us if you are visiting our offices and require any form of personal assistance or physical adaptations to be provided for your appointment. A member of staff will be happy to help.