Looking to launch your career – start here!


What every economy needs in order to thrive and grow is new generations of knowledge workers. It’s your capacity for thought that we’re really after, the kind of thinking that shapes economies and even changes them for the better. Here at Mizuho International that is what we are all about – sustainable competitive advantage.

At Mizuho International we promote a high performance and collaborative culture where our people are essential to the success of our business and valuing diversity is an integral part of our strategy to attaining this success.

As we strive to achieve our vision to be the uniquely trusted Asian bank in Europe and deliver our mission to build self-sufficient and sustainable capital growth via a cohesive strategy, it is essential we have an authentic culture that encourages diversity of thought and challenges groupthink.

It is important to us that you can feel comfortable to be your whole self in the workplace, raise your hand and be heard and ultimately be appreciated for the individuality you can bring to Mizuho. We see difference as a strength, cultivating both creativity and productivity as people exchange new ideas and generate solutions.

Wellbeing is very important to us too – we promote a healthy working life through the many regular social and sporting events we have as well as a number of inclusion networks you can get involved in. There is something for everyone!

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For the 12th year running, 100 Mizuho runners took part in the annual Standard Chartered Great City run, a 5k race through the streets of the City of London. This is a fun, social event enjoyed by all who take part.

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We were proud to have been part of Pride London in July this year, with over 110 employees along with family and friends taking part in the 50th anniversary Pride celebrations.

Underpinning everything we do are our values of Customer Focus, Innovative Spirit, Speed, Team Spirit and Passion. It's important to us that we employ people who identify with and share our values - because we value integrity and commitment!

"Mizuho’s graduate scheme has provided me an excellent opportunity to develop my technical and interpersonal skills. My colleagues have been very supportive of my development and this has allowed me to navigate the challenges I face as I gain more confidence in my role. I also regularly play mixed and men’s football with my Mizuho colleagues, and this has allowed me to meet employees that I don’t directly work with."
Rishi Patel | Graduate, Primary Debt Markets

What to expect from our programme?

We offer you the ability to enjoy multiple careers across various areas within investment banking and whilst on our graduate programme, you will benefit from comprehensive personal and career development opportunities. The programme we offer is supported by a learning environment in which you can broaden your knowledge. Over 12 months, you will:

  • Strengthen your technical skills through classroom training on financial markets and products;
  • Develop your interpersonal skills at an off-site leadership development event;
  • Attend bespoke  on-site development modules designed to enhance your skills; and
  • Benefit from informal support through an assigned departmental 'buddy'.

"As part of my role at Mizuho, I really enjoy the opportunity to work with many people from different teams across the IT Department as well as different business areas which has allowed me to improve my confidence as well as my technical skills and understanding of the industry. Mizuho also provides sessions on many other areas of self-development so there’s always opportunities to grow and meet new people.”
Katie Ricketts | Graduate, Information Systems Department

Who are we looking for?

  • Highly motivated individuals with strong academic qualifications;
  • Somebody who is ambitious, dynamic and isn’t afraid to challenge the status quo; and
  • People with a commitment to learning and driving the business forward.

Now is a great time to be thinking of joining us. We are always looking to find new and innovative ways of doing business, are constantly expanding our product range and are agile in responding to changes in financial markets.

It’s not just anyone we want working at Mizuho International, it’s those who bring innovation and intellect to our team. If this is you, make an impression and start your career with us.

For a full list of our graduate opportunities, enter 'graduate' in the search option. Apply today!

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We are proud to support YoungMinds, in leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered.