Careers Programmes in the U.K.

As one of Lazard's principal locations, we have a wide variety of challenging and fulfilling positions in the United Kingdom across both our Financial Advisory and Asset Management businesses. These range from intern and analyst opportunities for students and graduates to leadership roles for seasoned professionals.

Analyst Programme

  • Analysts are a key contributor in all aspects of our advisory work, with direct exposure to our senior bankers and trusted advisors. You will be supporting our transaction teams by conducting financial analysis and modeling, company and industry sector research, creating and preparing client presentations, interacting with clients, and experiencing and contributing to real projects. 

  • Analysts are assigned to different sector or product teams according to the business need at the time of joining. All analysts are also assigned a buddy. As part of the Analyst programme, typically three years in length, you will have the opportunity to rotate through various teams to ensure you gain experience across a number of different disciplines and sectors, as well as gain exposure with a range of senior bankers This experience will be invaluable during your early years at Lazard.

  • Our new Analyst class will attend an extensive five-week European training programme, which will provide them with a sound understanding of the technical and business aspects of their role. As your career progresses, you will discuss your training and development needs with your managers semi-annually, as part of the firm's performance management process. As part of your ongoing development, you will have the opportunity to attend technical and business skills courses regularly, alongside other European colleagues. Analysts are expected to complete the compulsory Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regulatory exams before starting work.

Lazard welcomed 65 analysts representing 12 offices around the globe at this year’s action-packed Analyst Induction Week.

Intern Programme

  • Interns will be assigned to a number of sector or product teams for the duration of the ten-week programme, ensuring a broad experience by providing exposure to different teams, bankers and clients. You will be involved in real work for real clients, so not only will you gain invaluable practical experience, you will have exposure to a network of senior finance experts who will be on hand to share their experiences with you and to offer you support and guidance. 

  • You will be assigned an Analyst “buddy” to coach you throughout the internship, and a senior mentor to give you further insight into Lazard, and a potential career within investment banking. As part of the ten-week internship, you will attend one week of technical training before joining your team and will also receive follow-up technical and presentation skills training during the programme.

  • A Lazard Summer Internship can lead to a full-time placement offer for the following year’s Analyst programme. During the final week of the internship, you will be asked to give a ten-minute presentation to a panel of senior bankers. Your presentation, along with your performance during the internship, will determine if an offer will be extended to you. 

  • Our “Spring into Summer” pre-Internship development and mentoring programme, is an exciting programme designed to help you connect with Lazard and prepare you for your summer internship. Spring into Summer offers a unique opportunity for you to develop your skills over time, build stronger relationships with your intern class and get more exposure to our business and people before starting your internship.   

Ahead of starting with their teams, our London Summer Interns had a week-and-a-half of technical training and banker-led sessions. Some of the interns discuss their favorite moments during the period, from organized social events to interactive training sessions.

Industrial Placements Programme

  • You will be engaged in many aspects of our advisory work providing support to the analysts in our product and sector teams.  A specially tailored training programme will be provided so that regardless of your field of study, you will have a strong base of knowledge and training to build upon over the course of the placement. Ongoing support and other learning and development opportunities will also be available. 

  • We are looking for individuals who are analytical, intellectually curious, enthusiastic, driven, hardworking, and eager to learn.  In return, the industrial placement at Lazard will not only provide you with a solid insight into our business but meaningful work experience that will strengthen your attention to detail, your ability to synthesize large amounts of information, your MS Office skills and many other technical and interpersonal skills. 

From experiencing new learning opportunities to gaining an inside look into Lazard’s work and culture, participants in our Industrial Placements Programme share their advice and tips on how to go about securing a spot and what they learnt during the the year-long programme.

Spring Insight Programme

  • You will have the opportunity to spend an afternoon work-shadowing an Analyst to learn, observe and to be part of a real deal team. Furthermore, the programme will provide you with many networking opportunities with bankers at all levels, through various social events.
  • Successful attendees of the programme will have the opportunity to be fast-tracked through the application process for our 10-week internship in the following summer. 

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