Graduate Recruiter- Investment Banking

London, United Kingdom
04 Aug 2022
03 Sep 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Company overview

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

Department overview:

The graduate recruitment team sits within the HR department and is split across the 3 main divisions, Corporate Infrastructure, Global Markets and Investment Banking.

Role description: Investment Banking - Graduate Recruiter & Diversity Lead

  • Reporting into the Investment Banking Graduate Recruitment Team Lead and working closely with the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team
  • Serve as the Nomura relationship manager with key contacts at universities (i.e. careers services, placement offices, deans, faculties, student societies.)
  • Collaborate and work closely with our DEI team to lead and drive the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion recruiting initiatives to expand our diverse talent pipeline, partnering with external and internal stakeholders
  • Research, develop, and implement innovative best practices across the full life cycle of recruitment and programs, with a focus on diversity and inclusion
  • Own and drive complete strategic and marketing initiatives on campus (e.g. emails, e-shots, advertisements and posters)
  • Project-manage, host and attend campus events (e.g. careers fairs, workshops, case studies, presentations, banking treks, etc.)
  • End to end support and execution of
    • your campus attraction strategy, selection & CV screening process, managing the interview and offer process and keep warm strategy
    • key recruitment pipeline programmes (e.g. Summer Interns, Work Placements, Off Cycles)
  • Keep abreast of trends in recruitment, market intelligence, and competitor benchmarking
  • Build relationships with key recruiting contacts within the business and HR and partner with them on regional strategy/ business plans
  • Work with the business to highlight strong candidates on campus and ultimately develop and coach them throughout the process
  • Monitor and help drive the sell process for all candidates once an offer has been extended
  • Work with team members on recruiting projects such as managing the insight programmes and summer internship programmes
  • Produce annual campus recruitment analysis reports

Key objectives critical to success:

Along with proven recruitment experience (ideally graduate), we're looking for a driven individual who thrives on working in a fast-paced environment and building strong relationships at all levels

Skills, experience, qualifications and knowledge required
  • Previous Campus Recruitment experience with at least three completed milk round cycles, preferably at a financial institution
  • Previous experience in implementing innovative best practices to further the DEI agenda will be hugely beneficial
  • Partnering with clients and colleagues: solid oral and written communication and relationship management skills; client facing and credible; strong negotiation skills; ability to develop internal and external relationships; ability to manage diverse stakeholders and to build networks quickly
  • Results-orientated: ability to handle multiple, time-sensitive projects while focusing on the quality of work delivered to clients
  • Strong Project Management skills; ability to handle multiple priorities and project plan on an annual basis
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Critical analysis, forward thinking; ability to foresee the impact of emerging trends/patterns - strong competency of excel required
  • Strong team player: ability to work effectively in teams a must
  • Ability to thrive in a deadline driven and fast paced environment
  • Must be willing to travel
  • University graduate (not a requirement, but will be beneficial for this role if in terms of campus cycle insights)

Nomura competencies

Culture & Conduct
  • Contributes to desired culture
  • Aware of different values / styles
  • Maintains own and holds others to high standards of behaviour
  • Seeks to develop
  • Aware of impact of own strengths / weaknesses
  • Learns from experience

Client-Centricity & Business Acumen
  • Demonstrates understanding of current market
  • Anticipates client needs
  • Pays attention to detail, synthesizes accurately
  • Sees problems, recommends solutions

Strategy & Innovation
  • Articulates own contributions to divisional and firm-wide strategy
  • Embraces and balances new / differing ways of thinking / working
  • Makes decisions appropriate to their role, knows when and how to escalate
  • Knows when / how to compromise
  • Responds positively to changing needs and circumstances
  • Is able to change direction quickly

Leadership & Collaboration
  • Proactively participates in own and others' performance year
  • Assists in recruiting and on boarding new team members
  • Gives credit to others for positive contributions
  • Builds collaborative and productive working relationships
  • Provides on-the-job training to colleagues
  • Provides and listens to constructive, timely and specific feedback to resolve conflict

Communication & Connectivity
  • Adjusts communication style to suit topic / audience
  • Balances listening / talking
  • Communicates ideas and issues clearly and with consideration
  • Questions to understand others' views
  • Is a proven and credible resource
  • Builds internal network
  • Willingly works with others to share information

Execution & Delivery
  • Maintains positive commitment to results
  • Takes on challenging assignments
  • Executes priority actions on-time
  • Keeps stakeholders updated, manages expectations
  • Persists when confronted with resistance
  • Seeks, listens to and accepts feedback

Right to Work
The UK Government have taken steps to reduce net migration to the UK by limiting the number of overseas workers coming to the UK for employment. Please note that whilst we are able to consider applications from overseas workers from outside the UK (who require a Tier 2 Skilled Worker visa) we can only employ them if we can provide evidence that this is a genuine vacancy for a qualified role

Diversity & Inclusion

Nomura is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and are committed to ensuring we best reflect the diversity of the communities we serve creating an inclusive environment for all our employees. We welcome all applications and do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, gender identity and gender expression, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

If you require any assistance or reasonable adjustments due to a disability or long-term health condition, please do not hesitate to contact us

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