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30 Nov 2020

The Placement Programme:

We are actively looking for a talented 2nd year university student studying Accounting & Finance who has a real passion for Corporate Finance and would like to be our new placement student for a year based at our Central London office. The placement will be for 12 months and starts in August 2021.

The Corporate Finance Team provides a full range of advisory services including buying and selling companies, undertaking due diligence, report writing, valuations, financial modelling, business appraisals, deal negotiation, capital raising and consultancy.

As a corporate finance placement, you will get exposure to the business world of the SME sector. You will work on a wide range of assignments effectively split between providing corporate finance administrative support and carrying out research projects which includes web based research and utilising database and research tools such as Experian and IBIS World.

The placement student will be required to carry out research projects for the team and provide support on marketing projects, including organising client events and co-ordinating e-shots. The successful placement student should therefore be passionate about Corporate Finance, an analytical and inquisitive person, highly organised and able to juggle multiple projects with minimal supervision.


  • Document Management, including standardisation and formatting
  • Diary Management
  • Events Management
  • Responsible for sending E-Shots to prospective and existing clients
  • Database management
  • Researching acquisition and disposal targets for pre-existing mandates
  • Providing analytical financial analysis of selected targets;

You are:

  • Be a 2nd year University student studying Accounting & Finance OR a Finance related degree
  • Candidates must be on course to achieve a minimum of a 2:1 degree
  • Minimum 3 A-Level passes at grade A-C
  • 5 GCSEs grades A*- C or 9-4 (Maths and English Language preferred) or equivalent.
  • Good numeracy and literary skills
  • Ability to demonstrate good verbal and written communication
  • Willingness to learn and ability to be flexible
  • Good time management and organisational skills
  • Ability to maintain work-life-study balance to meet required deadlines
  • Willingness to contribute as part of a team
  • All candidates will be required to provide evidence of eligibility to work in the UK for the duration of the training contract.

Menzies Offer:

We can offer you a dynamic and rewarding environment with exposure to a diverse range of clients and industry sectors. Our package and benefits are very competitive and work life balance is part of our company culture, we have office locations in London, Surrey, Hampshire and Cardiff and we are a strong believer in developing our staff throughout their career:

  • A highly competitive base salary
  • Generous holiday allowance of 25 days a year (plus bank holidays)
  • Flexible working policies (core hours are between 10am and 4.30pm)
  • Learning and Development opportunities throughout your Menzies career
  • CSR Program & Social Events – each office will be involved in various charity and sporting activities to help raise the brand profile and give back to the local community
  • Employee Assistance Program – our EAP is available for all Menzies employees. As well as being a confidential support line, it also offers practical financial and life management advice 24 /7 and is completely confidential.

Due to the large volume of applications we receive for each role, we may not always be able to respond to your application within a short-term time period. However, every application is reviewed by a member of the Talent Acquisition team against the criteria set-out but also the quality of your CV and Covering Letter!

  • Job Type: Undergraduate Level
  • Area of Specialism: Audit and Assurance, Corporate Finance
  • Degree Result Required: 2:1
  • Location: London
  • Salary: Competitive
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