Nomura is an Asia-based 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. For further information about Nomura, visit the website.





Our apprenticeships will see you working within one of our industry leading teams. In their first year you’ll spend time gaining a relevant NVQ qualification in partnership with one of our 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 with us 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, mentor and the team around you.

We offer apprenticeships on an ad-hoc basis across Technology, Operations, Multimedia, Human Resources and Real Estate for periods of between 12-24 months. Available roles will be advertised on the Apply Now section.

Our 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.

Our 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 our highly competitive and fast-paced industry, strong infrastructure teams are fundamental to our success. Our Operations teams work closely with Sales, Trading and Technology teams and develop innovative and efficient approaches to our clients' investment, liquidity and risk management needs. You will also work with our training provider towards your Level 3 Investment Operations qualification.

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. Our current role is based within the Health, Safety & Environmental team, providing support and assistance in delivering environmental services across the Nomura EMEA region.

Our programme will provide you with opportunities to develop your skills and the knowledge you need to progress your career within one of our industry leading technology teams. We offer 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 our major applications across the bank, from our web applications to staff email and messaging.




Salary & benefits

The company offers competitive salaries, favourably comparable with other leading financial companies and banks. Annual benefits include private health insurance through AXA PPP Healthcare; free health screening after three months of service; life assurance for all permanent employees; onsite gym facilities; personal accident insurance as a voluntary benefit; and an interest-free season ticket or other travel loans up to £5,000.



The graduate programme is open to recent/fresh graduates with little or no experience; summer internships are open to undergraduates in their penultimate year of degree studies; and industrial placements are open to penultimate year students enrolled in a sandwich degree programme.

The minimum academic requirements across all programmes include a 2:1 or higher degree (earned or predicted) in any discipline; a strong foundation in quantitative reasoning and analysis; and 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.



Applications for all graduate and internship programmes should be submitted through the online application system. For application deadlines on each programme, please check the Nomura website.  Nomura recruits on a rolling basis so it’s advised that candidates apply as soon as possible. The application process for graduate roles and internships in Investment Banking and Global Markets consists of two (for internships) and three (for graduates) face-to-face interviews in the first round, including a case study. Shortlisted candidates are invited to attend final round of interviews, which consists of four face-to-face interviews, each lasting for 30 minutes and conducted by senior managers who are typically  vice president level or above.

For graduate, internship and industrial placements in Corporate Infrastructure (Finance, Operations and Information Technology), the first round is an assessment centre, which includes two face-to-face, 30-minute, competency-related interviews, and group exercises.


Nomura London, UK
01 Feb, 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.