Financial Markets Rotation Program
The Rotation Program is designed for graduate and undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in Financial Markets. There are 2 streams available – Corporate & Investment Banking and Sales & Trading. Over the course of a seven-month rotation, you will gain insight and exposure to the various business units in your selected stream across our offices in Canada. These business units include Investment Banking, Debt Capital Markets, Foreign Exchange, Institutional Equity, Corporate Banking, and Derivatives. At the end of the program, you will be placed into a full-time position within your selected stream in Financial Markets.
With elements of both classroom and on-the-job training, you will have the opportunity to broaden your knowledge about the Financial Markets business units, the firm and our culture. You will work closely with senior professionals and market specialists in Toronto, Montreal and Calgary. The program is diverse, dynamic and challenging and will provide you with skills and knowledge to launch a successful career within National Bank Financial Markets.
Learn about the opportunities and experiences of participants who have completed the Rotation Program by reading our testimonials below.
University information sessions are held on campus, and check with your University Career Centre to find out when Rotation Program postings will be available. Visit the National Bank of Canada careers site to apply to the Rotation Program. For more information about the Program, see our FAQ page.
The Summer Internship program will offer you the opportunity to learn and be trained in a business unit within Financial Markets, as well as interact with industry specialists and professionals at National Bank.
University information sessions are held on campus, and check with your University Career Centre to find out when Rotation Program postings will be available. Visit the National Bank careers site to apply to the Summer Internship Program. For more information about the Program, see our FAQ page.
Testimonials from our Rotation Program Participants
What went into your decision to join National Bank and did the Rotation Program meet your expectations?
I completed my Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Science at HEC Montreal. At the university, senior students are very familiar with the Rotation Program at National Bank. It has a great reputation and I received positive feedback from peers and friends who had previously participated in the program.
The Rotation Program was a challenging, competitive and rewarding experience. It provided me a better understanding of how the business lines interact, operate and fit together within the firm. Rotating throughout the various desks was a valuable learning opportunity, and the knowledge and experience obtained will help me in my current position as an Associate in the Commodities team based in Calgary.
Associate, Commodity Derivatives
What exposure did you receive to senior leaders of the firm and were you provided with mentors?
I had the opportunity and ability to meet and interact with most members of senior management. They are all very accessible, which is consistent with the open culture of the firm. During our 12 weeks of theoretical training, the presentations were delivered by Managing Directors and Directors from each of the business units. There were also opportunities to make presentations to senior individuals.
As part of the program, I was assigned both a senior and junior mentor. The senior mentor was the Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Head of Derivatives and he was always accessible to me. He provided me with a top down approach of how the firm and Financial Markets operate and a guide for both the program and my career path down the road. It was informative and helpful to receive guidance and advice from a senior leader of the firm.
Analyst, Investment Banking
What advice would you offer new graduates interested in the Rotation Program?
The program is a great platform to learn about various businesses in Financial Markets and obtain hands-on training from leaders in the industry. The structure includes rotations in the Investment Banking sector as well as Sales & Trading, which is very unique and not offered in other programs. National Bank is a diverse workplace, and you become part of a team that trust in you from the very beginning. The opportunities to learn about Financial Markets are endless, and the Rotation Program is a great place to start a career at National Bank.
Associate, Fixed Income
University information sessions are held in November, and the Rotation Program postings will be available in August. Visit the National Bank of Canada careers site to apply to the Rotation Program.