Investment banking careers event for students with disabilities and
long-term health conditions

Next Event:
October 2020
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About our event

Finding a graduate career is a big moment in your life.
You’ve got a lot of decisions to make. What do you want to do? Where do you want to do it? Will it make you happy? Does it pay enough to support your future plans?

But for students with a disability or a long-term health condition, it doesn’t end there. You’re also trying to work out which businesses will support you properly. Who’ll enable you to manage your condition in the workplace? Who’ll empower you to do your best work? Are there prejudices to overcome in the industry?

Attending firms include: Bank of America Merrill Lynch and BlackRock. 

If you’re wondering about investment banking, we can help. This interactive event provides undergraduates with disabilities and long-term health conditions with direct connections to investment banking opportunities. You’ll talk to knowledgeable employers. Meet successful investment bankers with disabilities. And you’ll get a sense for how to get ahead in a career that’s right for you.

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Can I attend this event?

To come along to Access to Banking, there are a few things we’ll need you to be:

What will you cover?

This day-long event is carefully crafted to provide all sorts of vital information about your potential future industry, from how you’ll be supported to how to apply, and whether to declare your condition. Each of our banks is here to get to know you personally, and provide you with all the honest insight they can.

Session include:


Building confidence

Hear from our motivational guest speaker on why we should all champion disability and inclusivity in the workplace.


What is investment banking?

Get specialist investment banking training session from Alpha Development.


The best bits of investment banking

Putting a little focus on the brilliant highlights you’ll experience in the industry.


How to network

Key advice and practise to help you get comfortable with networking in business.


Application skills

Breaking down each stage of applying, so that you know what to expect.


Panel discussions

Senior representatives and previous participants from participating banks talk about their condition and their experience.


Networking with bank representatives over drinks and canapés

Practise your newfound skills as you talk to representatives from participating banks.

Meet some of our previous attendees

Our organisers run a whole series of events to help young people from all kinds of backgrounds to crack their chosen industry – and plenty of them go on to internships and graduate programmes, thanks to us. Here, you’ll meet students from our previous disability-focused events:

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Emily Roe

Global Markets Analyst

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

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Miraj Shah

Global Markets Research Intern


Where and when is the event held?

Access to Banking will take place in November 2020. The location will be fully accessible for all guests with disabilities, as well as having disabled bathrooms and facilities available. If you register your interest and we confirm you as an attendee, we’ll let you know the exact address well in advance, as well as making any adjustments you might need.

We’ll also reimburse you for any reasonable travel costs to and from the event. Usually, that only covers standard-class transport fares and not accommodation, but obviously sometimes there are exceptional circumstances – whether it’s because of a disability or because you’re travelling a particularly long distance to be with us. If you aren’t sure if we can cover your expenses, all you need to do is get in touch and ask us at This won’t affect your registration at all, and it’ll be kept in confidence by the event organisers, so please just let us know.

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Collecting and protecting your data

Access to Banking is organised by our parent company Stafford Long & Partners. In the run up to the event, we’ll be collecting certain data about the people attending. To register for the event all we need is your name and email so we can let you know when applications are open. We’d also love to keep you posted about other events that might be of interest. So make sure you tick the box that says you’re happy for us to stay in touch.

If you want to find out more about how we hold and process your personal data you can view our full Privacy Policy here.

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Get in touch

If there’s anything you want to know that isn’t covered here, if you’ve got feedback for us on how we can improve, or if you’ve got an idea for a future event, you can get in touch with us in lots of ways: