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Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse is a forward-thinking financial services firm serving clients around the globe. As a stable company with a long banking tradition, we are one of the most respected banks in the world. Indeed, we are a leading player in many key markets - recognized by industry publications for our continued excellence.

Our Business

Our three primary businesses - Private Banking, Investment Banking and Asset Management – partner with our Shared Services, Information Technology and Operations teams. Together, they work around the world, around the clock, providing seamless support to our global clients and employees.

Our Programs

Our programs give you the chance to make a difference from day one, and provide world-class training and support to help you to develop into a future business leader.

As well as on-the-job experience, you will have formal learning and mentoring, tailored to your individual needs and the demands of your chosen business area. This is just the first step in a program of continuous professional development throughout your career.

Continuous Learning

You'll be able to take courses in the Credit Suisse Business School, our internal training institution, where you’ll have a choice of more than 8,000 different programs for ongoing education throughout your career. Whichever program you choose, you’ll contribute to projects that have a measurable impact on our business, while building your own expertise.

Become a Future Leader

Our vision is to become the world's most admired bank. We look for people with a wide range of experiences, interests and degrees who will add fresh perspectives to our business. A career with us means that you can help shape our future.

Information Technology at Credit Suisse

In today's competitive markets, information technology is one of the critical functions that can differentiate one financial services firm from another. Banks survive and thrive based on the trading, reporting, risk management, and other technology systems they offer clients. Banking has become a technology business as well as a service business.

Credit Suisse's IT Division partners closely with our core businesses to build award-winning IT solutions, and we directly align IT initiatives with the Bank’s overall business objectives. We consistently use diverse technologies to meet the demands of managing portfolios, mutual funds, and other investment vehicles, and we build reporting and risk management solutions to meet our clients' needs. Our strong IT division provides a distinct competitive advantage and has been the recipient of numerous IT awards, including:

  • 10th Annual Banking Technology Awards 2009
  • The Banker Innovation in Banking Technology Awards 2009
  • Microsoft’s Windows in Financial Development Award 2009 for "Best Integrated Platform"

Credit Suisses IT Division is an innovative and agile organization with primary IT centers in Zurich, New York, London, Singapore, and Raleigh-Durham. The bank has over 11,000 highly skilled IT professionals that use nearly every conceivable area of technology, from complex analytic programs and service delivery management to systems architecture. Over 40% of the bank’s IT budget is invested in new systems.

Information Technology Programs

We work hard to ensure that top IT professionals are recognized and rewarded for realizing their full potential. Our IT training programs are designed to be best in class, and combine formal learning with on-the-job practice and personal coaching to encourage further development.

We welcome applications from undergraduates, postgraduates and international students, and offer the following programs:

Summer Internship Program for Analysts and Industrial Placements

These both take place in our London office. You will receive training that provides an understanding of the financial services industry in general, and Credit Suisse in particular, and will also be able to develop your core technical skills. If you impress us you may be invited to join our full-time Analyst Program on completion of your studies.

The Summer Internship Program starts in June and lasts for ten weeks. Industrial Placements start in either April or June and last for six or twelve months respectively.

Full-Time Analyst Program

This starts with a two-week core training program that will introduce you to the essential aspects of financial, technical and interpersonal skills development. Our technologists need to understand the wider business context of IT: Financial Markets classes will give you an overview of the banking and financial products and services we offer our clients.

Technical skills modules will familiarize you with our IT division. Presentations from business leaders across the Bank, combined with a range of interactive modules, will allow you to build a personal and professional network within IT.

The transition from university to working in a global organization can be difficult. Personal skills classes will help ease that transition and ensure that you and your team meet deliverables and timelines. Teambuilding, networking and social events are also part of the core training program.

Spring Program

Our one week program for first year students is designed to give you an insight into IT at Credit Suisse. You will meet IT professionals and learn more about the way the Bank operates.

Who We Look For

We are looking for candidates with the following profile:

  • An outstanding academic track record, with a degree (or major) in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Business or Financial Studies. We will also consider any degree followed by an appropriate conversion course, or a Masters in IT, as well as joint Honours degrees
  • Interest in and enthusiasm for financial markets and products
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • A team-player with a positive, cooperative attitude and leadership potential

Application Deadlines

  • Summer Internship for Analysts: 25 January 2011
  • Industrial Placements: 25 January 2011
  • Full-Time Analyst Program: 30 November 2010
  • Spring program: 11 January 2011

Open Days

  • 7 October 2010 General Open Day
  • 15 October 2010 Women in IT Open Day

The Open Days will give you the chance to meet and interact with key members of our IT organization. In addition, events offered include:

  • IT at Credit Suisse Presentation
  • Group Case Study
  • Working at Credit Suisse Panel Discussion
  • Networking Lunch

To apply, please email your CV and covering letter to


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