Frequently asked questions about the Rotation Program
Our list of commonly asked questions may help you better understand and prepare for our Rotation Program recruitment activities.
If our FAQ’s have not addressed your question, please feel free to email us at NBFMRecruiting@nbc.ca.
What is the hiring timeline?
The job posting is active on our website as of August 15th and the posting closes shortly after the Labour Day holiday. There are 3 interview rounds with offers being extended to students before the end of September.
How do I find out more information about the Rotation Program and other opportunities?
We will be hosting informational webinar sessions August 31st and September 6th in both French and English. Please click on the link to register for a session: www.anymeeting.com/nbfm.
Who can apply for the Rotation Program with National Bank Financial Markets?
Students enrolled in an undergraduate or post-graduate program who will have graduated by June 2017 are eligible to apply. Students who have graduated may apply if they received their degree no earlier than December 2015.
What if the program I am enrolled in isn’t business related?
National Bank Financial Markets values diversity which includes hiring employees with diverse educational backgrounds. Although we recruit business students, we also actively recruit students that are not in traditional business streams. The Rotation Program is designed to give you the skills and knowledge you require to be successful in Financial Markets even if you did not study business at University.
I have submitted my application online and I haven’t heard anything back to schedule a first interview?
Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications we receive, we will only contact those candidates we would like to interview. Once the recruiting period has been completed, we will notify all the applicants that the recruiting for this year has been completed.
What can I expect during the interview?
Generally, the interview will be based on behavioural type questions. For the first round of interviews, you will be interviewed by a team of 2 people. Each team has their own interviewing style, so we advise students to be prepared for both behavioural and technical questions. The second round of interviews would be conducted by Skype and the final round of interviews would be held in our Toronto offices with members of the Financial Markets Management team.
How many students are accepted into the Rotation program each year?
Each year it varies, however, we generally hire approximately 5 – 10 students in total.
How does the Rotation Program work?
The Rotation Program includes a 3 month classroom and technical training program in Montreal. This is followed by 9 months of rotations of 2 to 4 weeks in each of the business lines of Financial Markets. The rotations are in Toronto, Montreal and Calgary. Participants are expected to be based in one of the three cities and we will provide accommodation when they are required to rotate to desks outside of their home base
Once I finish the Rotation Program, what happens next?
Once you have completed the Rotation Program you will be given a position in Investment banking, Corporate Banking or M&A in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary or Vancouver. Exact positions will depend on the needs of the business lines and the preference of the candidates.