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Our graduate programme is a 12 month programme, designed to give you the knowledge and skills to have a challenging and rewarding career at MHI.

Whether you join us in global markets, investment banking or in one of our corporate functions, you'll receive technical and leadership training, responsibility at an early stage of your career and guidance from our experienced colleagues along the way.

You will be on course to achieve a min 2.1 in your undergraduate degree or have graduated within the last 12 months, however in addition we are looking for individuals who will learn and drive our business forward by bringing with them a winning spirit, the ability to inspire trust and provoke diversity of thought.

We are now accepting applications for our 2021 Graduate Programme in the following areas:

  • Corporate functions – including Chief Administration Office, Risk, Finance, Compliance, Sustainability and IT.


We are an equal opportunities employer, proud of our diverse workforce and inclusive working environment.

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The deadline for graduate applications is 15 November 2020. You must have the right to work in the UK and be available to attend online assessment days in December 2020.

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Where we are recruiting

Chief Administration Office:

The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Function consists of five teams under the direction of the CAO.  These five teams are: Business Management (GIB and GMK), Process Optimisation, Signature Initiatives Management and Marketing & Communications.  Working closely alongside the Business Strategy and Promotion team, the function’s primary aim is to ensure support functions are aligned to business priorities in the pursuit of operational excellence.  The function also seeks to strengthen collaboration with other Mizuho entities worldwide in an effort to harness the global strength of the Mizuho group within EMEA.

GIB Business Management is responsible for supporting the day-to-day management of MHI’s primary business within its GIB (Global Investment Banking) division.  The team contributes towards the development of the business strategy alongside business heads and coordinates the delivery of strategic initiatives.  Additionally, GIB Business Management acts as the First Line of Defence and is responsible for embedding a strong culture of adherence to risk and conduct standards, as well as leading the implementation of the Front Office Supervisory (FOS) framework.

GMK Business Management is responsible for supporting the day-to-day management of MHI’s secondary business within its GMK (Global Markets) division.  The team contributes towards the development of the business strategy alongside business heads and coordinates the delivery of strategic initiatives.  Additionally, GMK Business Management acts as the First Line of Defence and is responsible for embedding a strong culture of adherence to risk and conduct standards, as well as leading the implementation of the Front Office Supervisory (FOS) framework.

Process Optimisation is responsible for aligning people, processes and technology to ensure all areas of MHI’s business operate efficiently and with flexibility.  This includes the delivery of certain efficiency-related projects and initiatives (including alongside counterparts in Mizuho Bank).  Additionally, the team supports the CAO with the development of business cases for new strategic initiatives, ad hoc strategic and financial analysis and in fulfilling actions requested by the MHI Board.

Strategic Initiatives Management (SIM) is responsible for the oversight and delivery of signature change programmes. The team works alongside counterparts in Mizuho Bank, as well as with a variety of SMEs across MHI.  The team focusses on connecting people and ensuring expertise and knowledge is shared across Mizuho EMEA to enhance the output quality of key change programmes and to ensure they are delivered efficiently.

Marketing & Communications is responsible for internal and external strategic communications and ensuring the Mizuho brand is represented consistently across EMEA through the management of corporate PR initiatives, client events and MHI’s digital presence.

The alignment of these teams within the CAO Function allows for the cohesive implementation of MHI’s strategy, assisting in supporting the growth of our business.


Risk:

The Risk Management Department at Mizuho International is responsible for delivering an independent assessment of the risks taken across all the trading and origination activities of the Company, and the revenue generated in relation to these risks. It is also responsible for implementing a limit framework consistent with the Company’s risk appetite and capital resources, in agreement with the Company’s Board and Mizuho Securities. The department is led by the Chief Risk Officer and is made up of the following teams:

  • Credit Risk Management
  • Market Risk Management
  • Model Validation
  • Operational Risk Management
  • Regulatory & Liquidity Risk Management
  • Risk Analytics
  • Risk Reporting


Finance:

MHI Finance Department provides support to the business and fulfils internal and external financial reporting functions. It is responsible for providing monthly and quarterly reports on business performance to management and all areas of the organisation, including head office in Tokyo. It leads the annual business planning process, coordinates the external audit, produces the published accounts, is responsible for tax policy and manages the MHI’s SOX Compliance Programme. The Finance Department’s Regulatory Reporting Team is responsible for monitoring and reporting regulatory capital and liquidity. It also provides reports to the Bank of England and the Japanese Financial Services Agency (JFSA).

The Product Control area is responsible for the main financial reporting and control functions relating to the trading elements of MHI.  In this capacity it works closely with the business and Risk Management department both in London and Tokyo.


Compliance:

Mizuho International is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority, and has a wide range of permissions to conduct investment business. The Compliance function is an independent function that identifies, assesses, advises on and monitors compliance risk – that is the risk of regulatory sanctions as a result of failure to comply with applicable regulations.

The Compliance function exists to support the Company by enabling it to conduct business lawfully, in accordance with regulatory requirements and with integrity. The main objective of the Compliance function is to provide an active advisory and monitoring service in relation to regulatory requirements, especially those of the Prudential Regulation Authority and the Financial Conduct Authority


Sustainability:

The Sustainability Group (SG) is a newly created department that has the overall responsibility for developing and implementing the strategy, to make Mizuho EMEA’s business model sustainable to impacts from global climate change. The SG team will collaborate with the wider Mizuho group entities to align the Group’s sustainability initiatives to attract more business with its clients and counterparts to expand the product offering to include more ESG related products. In collaboration across Mizuho EMEA and global functions, the SG team will endeavour to improve Mizuho EMEA’s branding and sustainability credentials. Internally, the SG will work with the Mizuho EMEA Group functions to reduce the carbon footprint of operations through a number of key initiatives. As the regulatory landscape on climate change develops, the SG team is expected to stay abreast of the latest developments and guidelines to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements for assessment and disclosure. The SG will be expected to engage and liaise with financial regulators, to demonstrate Mizuho EMEA’s risk governance framework, assessment and mitigation strategies providing comfort to the regulator on the sustainability and resilience of Mizuho EMEA’s business model relating to climate change.


ISD:

The Information Systems Department (‘ISD’) provides a full range of state of the art technology services to all departments within Mizuho International plc in London. This includes teams servicing the client-facing business units, Operations, Finance and Risk departments. The department utilises modern delivery methodologies & techniques including Agile, Containerisation & Continuous integration. Each team has resources to provide project management, analysis, software development, package implementation, systems integration services and application support and is expected to contribute to the change.

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