International Banks Supervision Directorate (IBD)
Industrial Placement, Graduate Programme, Internships
Promote the safety and soundness of 237 international firms, from over 50 overseas jurisdictions, including the largest global investment banks. To deliver effective prudential supervision, we provide rigorous, forward-looking assessments.
What we do
Financial supervision covers everything from recovery planning and authorising new banks to risk management and stress testing. You’ll be involved in high profile banking issues, such as the major preparations needed for EU withdrawal and the internationally-coordinated effort to end ‘too-big-to-fail’. You may also find yourself working on international relationships, including home/host supervision practices.
What might I work on?
All of our staff uses their growing analytical and economic understanding to contribute to the assessment of international banking groups. You could be accompanying supervisory teams and specialists to support the delivery of regular risk assessment visits. You’ll prepare and present findings to senior people and work with executives from international banks to see that the new supervisory strategy is being correctly implemented.
You could be monitoring a firm’s capital adequacy by reviewing regulatory data, or discussing findings from a stress test exercise with risk specialists.
You could be helping to build relationships with other international authorities, sharing our technical knowledge and experience, and improving our supervisory capability.
Why should I apply?
Working here will build both your technical knowledge and softer skills, including time management, analytical skills and stakeholder management. Everyone gets the opportunity to work on cross-firm projects, or become an expert in a specific topic.