How to break into private equity

So you want to work in private equity (PE)? And why wouldn’t you? You’ll be working with some of the brightest minds in finance, help troubled businesses become more profitable, and earn a pretty penny for your efforts!

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How to get into investment banking

Breaking into the world of investment banking is tough, but not impossible! Hard work, determination and a genuine passion for banking will get you far. Great, but what else do you need? We spoke to Jane Clark, Group Head of Graduate Resourcing and Development at Barclays for her personal experiences of getting in to the sector.

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How to get into a hedge fund

Hedge fund: two short words loaded with intrigue and glamour. Of all the City sectors, working for a hedge fund is one of the most sought after – few industries have such powerful connotations of wealth and prestige. That must make it an incredibly tough one to break into, right?

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Tired of London Finance? Try Birmingham

Birmingham – the city of canals and balti – has enjoyed a renaissance in recent years. First came the regeneration of the Bull Ring, the historic market hub of the city centre that was renamed Bullring and reopened to great fanfare in 2003. Then came a glittering trail of Michelin stars; there are now more Michelin-starred restaurants in Birmingham than any other city outside London, all of which has made the city a go-to destination for dining out and shopping. And that’s to say nothing of the employment opportunities…

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Tired of London Finance? Try Edinburgh…

“When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life, for there is in London all that…” – oh, you know the rest! But was Samuel Johnson on to something? Although we obviously love London, we’re not entirely convinced by Johnson’s famous observation, as there are many other cities across the UK, rich with opportunities – Edinburgh being one of them…

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