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Industrial Placement - Glasgow

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Ref: 843 Date Posted: Thursday 14 Sep 2017
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Technology Industrial Placement Programme, Glasgow, June 2018, 12 months

Position Description

Morgan Stanley is more than a leading financial services firm. With offices spanning 41 countries and talented, passionate people bringing excellence and integrity to everything we do, the firm is truly global. Throughout the firm’s history, diverse and talented individuals have worked together to develop our new ideas and groundbreaking financial products for the benefit of clients.

Technology redefines our business by creating quantitative trading systems, cutting-edge modelling software, and comprehensive risk and security systems. Its insights and applications give a competitive edge to our firm.

You will join a world-class team of technologists as we develop and engineer systems that have true relevance to the global financial markets. You will work with a broad set of languages, tools and platforms that help harness the power of your creativity.

Technology Industrial Placement Interns are recruited for 4, 6 or 12 months in London and for 12 months in Glasgow, starting in June. Based on their skills, students are placed into specific development or infrastructure teams. These programs are designed to offer a real-world, project-based experience that will demonstrate firsthand what it is like to be a technologist for a top financial firm. Industrial Placement Interns who excel in the Program may receive an offer to join the Full-time Technology Training Program.

Industrial Placement Interns will participate in an induction process that provides an overview of the Firm and the Technology division. In addition to working on a live project, highlights include senior management networking events, team-building opportunities and a technical speaker series.
Do you have a passion for technology, an interest in data analysis, and experience with programming, maths or other related fields?  We’re looking for people with excellent analytical, problem-solving and communication skills to become the next valuable member of our team.

Qualifications/Skills/Requirements

  • You must be currently pursuing an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in Computer Science, Computer or Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or a related technology/science/engineering discipline.
  • You have outstanding academic achievements, and are on track for a minimum 2.1 honours or equivalent. 
  • You are familiar with the foundations of at least one programming language: e.g., Java, C++ or C#. 
  • You have a good understanding of Operating systems (Windows or Unix), data structures, databases and algorithms. 
  • You have excellent problem-solving and analytical skills. 
  • You are an excellent communicator and team player. 
  • You are fluent in English. 
  • You have a demonstrated interest in technology.

Location: London & Glasgow
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: June 2018
Application deadline: Sunday, 26 November 2017

How to apply

All candidates must apply directly to Morgan Stanley via the link below:

We recruit on an on-going basis; therefore early application is strongly encouraged

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