Bank of England
Founded in 1694, the Bank of England is the central bank of the United Kingdom. The Bank of England is a diverse organisation, made up of approximately 3600 people – each committed to public service and dedicated to promoting the good of the people of the United Kingdom by maintaining monetary and financial stability.
WHAT WE LOOK FOR: We accept applications from graduates from all academic disciplines, as long as you've achieved, or expect to achieve, a 2:1. At least 300 UCAS points from three A-levels or equivalent (excluding General Studies) are essential too. Qualifications aside, you'll need to be a confident team-player with strong analytical skills and the ability to learn new things quickly. You must also be comfortable setting your own targets, meeting tight deadlines and working under your own initiative. We are obviously looking for those candidates that are really motivated to join the Bank and know what we do. Be aware that when applying we will ask you if you have any specific areas of interest which we do encourage you to think about
WHEN WE RECRUIT: Applications are open from September until November 2014. With candidates being offered roles in March 2015, for an Autumn start date.
HOW WE RECRUIT: The first stage of our selection process assesses your analytical ability in a written analytical exercise and a further psychometric test. You'll need to be successful at the first stage in order to be invited to the final selection centre. The written analytical exercise has been designed to assess your written and analytical capability. If you have an economics or finance background, we'll be looking at your technical knowledge. For all other disciplines, we're interested in your understanding of the Bank's role and responsibilities. So you'll take one of two completely different tests, both of which last 90 minutes. We'll supply laptops for your use, but handwritten answers are fine too. Let us know in advance if there are any special adjustments, software or equipment you'll require in order to sit the test.
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