The University of Southampton

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is part of Bank of America, one of the world's largest financial institutions serving individuals, small and middle market businesses and large corporations with a range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk-management products and services. The company has relationships with 99 percent of the U.S. Fortune 500 and nearly 96 percent of the Fortune Global 500; it prides itself on offering an array of world-class products and world-class service to clients.

Graduates who join the organisation gain a breadth of knowledge and experience and are positioned for great growth opportunities. They will work alongside professionals who are leaders in the industry and have skilled mentors who are committed to developing talent. In addition, they will be offered unlimited opportunities to develop their abilities and grow professionally through a variety of structured training courses.

Strong academic qualifications and quantitative skills are important for success in the company's analyst programmes. Equally important are initiative, strategic and creative thinking, communication skills and a genuine interest in the financial markets.


385,000 world-wide

Career opportunities

We hire penultimate year students for summer internships and final year students for entry-level roles in several areas: Global Markets, Corporate & Investment Banking, Capital Markets, Global Wealth & Investment Management, Research, Treasury Management, Corporate & Financial Institutions Debt Products, Operations & Middle Office, Risk Management, Technology, Human Resources & Card Services. Students who join our organisation gain a breadth of knowledge and experience and are positioned for great growth opportunities.

Internship programmes

The summer internship programme is the ideal opportunity for penultimate year students to gain an introduction to the world of banking. They begin the internship with an induction week that covers an orientation to the company and develops core skills. By working alongside full-time employees, interns gain valuable work experience and knowledge of the financial industry. During the summer, they participate in a number of educational events and receive formal feedback on their performance.

Full-time programmes

The formal training programmes begin with intensive sessions to help analysts develop the business, financial and analytical skills needed when they join their respective groups.

After formal training, each analyst takes on real responsibility in an assigned role. Training continues through informal on-the-job learning. Analysts work with and learn from teams of professionals, including senior experts in their area as well as colleagues around the globe. They have opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects that contribute to business success and next generation advances while developing a network of contacts and resources. The company's managers are skilled mentors who are committed to developing talent. They encourage analysts to build knowledge and experience that will open doors to a wide range of future career options.


Full-Time: 12 November Summer: 17 December

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