SEO London Presentation 2013


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SEO London Presentation 2013

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  2. 2. What is SEO London? SEO London, One Application, Infinite Opportunities Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) London is an alumni driven charity SEO Careers provides outstanding students from under-represented backgrounds accelerated access to internships and graduate roles at the TOP firms in investment banking, management consulting, professional services, corporate law, technology, advertising, TV, film, radio, music and publishing SEO Scholars helps outstanding secondary school students from under-privileged backgrounds to improve their attainment and university / career options 80% of the 3,400+ undergraduates SEO has supported since 2000 have gone on to secure full-time graduate positions with SEO partner firms SEO provides supported students with education, training, mentoring, accelerated access and wide support networks to ensure their success In 2013 to date SEO has already helped provide internships and graduate roles for more than 850+ BME undergrads (in EVERY year of study) with more than 80 partner firms – we’re on track to help at least 100 more this year! In 2014 SEO will be able to provide more than 1,000 internships and graduate roles with over 100 employers!
  3. 3. “To be the best, we have to recruit the best, which is why we choose to partner with SEO.” Chris Yoshida, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
  4. 4. We help you get from here ….
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  6. 6. How SEO helps
  7. 7. One Application - Access All Firms Application Acceleration and Support Lifetime Network Fast Track To Graduate SEO provides comprehensive support Comprehensive Training Highly paid Internship / Placement Network with CEOs Mentoring From Industry Experts
  8. 8. Programmes and partner firms
  9. 9. I-Banks and Technology Corporate Law Professional Services Creative Industries Corporates
  10. 10. Investment banking and Technology firms Investment Banking areas covered Revenue Investment Banking M&A Capital Markets Infrastructure Investment Management Markets Sales Trading Research Private Wealth Management Operations Internal Audit Finance Asset Management Legal and Compliance Application Developer In the last three years SEO has helped 200+ students secure internship and graduate roles in Goldman Sachs alone Risk Infrastructure Engineer Technology Business Analyst
  11. 11. Corporate Law firms Corporate Law - Key Facts • • • • More than 200 vacation scheme places in 2014 Exclusive open days and training contract networking events More than 60 hours of training and coaching Multiple vacation schemes are possible Last year SEO helped supported students secure 120 training contract offers with our partner firms! SEO will provide access to 200+ vacation schemes places in 2014
  12. 12. Professional Services firms Professional services - Key Facts • Opportunities include summer internships, industrial placements and graduates schemes • London and ALL regional offices • Exclusive mini SEO internships with strategy consultancies • Last year SEO provided 56 placements and grad roles at PwC alone! Professional Services Audit / Assurance Tax Corporate Finance Consulting / Advisory
  13. 13. Creative Industries Firms Creative Industries - Key Facts • • Creative Industries SEO advertising platform in conjunction with IPA SEO creative industries platform in conjunction with Creative Access • Advertising Film, TV & Music Publishing & Journalism Exciting January start opportunities in film and television in conjunction with PACT. Example of shows include – XFactor, Skins, Big Brother, The Biggest Looser etc. • Education and networking events throughout the year • Paid internships and graduate opportunities • More than 300 opportunities available in 2014
  14. 14. Corporates Corporates - Key Facts • • Corporates Finance Technology Marketing R&D Paid internships and graduate opportunities Both UK and International internships available • Basel, Switzerland • New York, USA • 40 - 50 opportunities available in 2014 Sales
  15. 15. SEO First Year Fast Track INVESTMENT BANKING CORPORATE LAW PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FYFT- Key Facts • Review / Improve CV SEO FYFT 1 or 2day insight programme Networking events and spring internship fast track More than 300+ spaces available • Students will be invited to attend exclusive training from, and networking with, SEO alumni and partner firm representatives • On-going support from SEO in the form of comprehensive training and mentoring
  16. 16. SEO Scholars
  17. 17. SEO Scholars • SEO Scholars helps provide talented secondary school students from under privileged backgrounds with a range of support services to improve their academic attainment and progression to university and elite careers • SEO Scholars works in partnership with nearly 40 state schools across all of London and is supported by leading universities and existing SEO partner firms  More than 2,300 year 11-13 students applied for a place on the scheme, 750 of the most talented were selected to be Scholars • SEO provides all Scholars four types of out of school support:  Year round mentoring from (1) undergraduates studying the degree subject the student is interested in (2) City professionals in a career the Scholar is considering  Work insight/experience with SEO partner firms (including access to bursaries, gap year programmes, university support)  60+ hours of training during holidays (e.g. helping year 12s with UCAS applications, Oxbridge interviews, etc.)  Placement on top university access schemes / summer schools • This year more than 80% of Year 13 Scholars secured their first choice university or better!
  18. 18. Compensation, eli gibility and assessment process
  19. 19. Compensation 2013 graduate starting salaries VS. 5-Year Average £150,000 150,000 £150,000 £80,000 £70,000 £60,000 £50+ £45,000 £25000 £28+ £38+ £55+ £38+ £28+ £19+ 0 All FTSE 100 companies Source: HESA stats, efinancial careers, SEO data Advertising Professional UK City Law Firms Service Firms I-banks US City Law Firms
  20. 20. SEO eligibility criteria SEO has opportunities for every year of study: – First Year Fast Track for candidates graduating in 2015 – Internships / industrial placements for penultimate year candidates or final years intending to complete a Masters degree – Graduate roles in every industry we cover INVESTMENT BANKING* CORPORATE LAW ** PROFESSIONAL SERVICES*** CORPORATES /CREATIVE INDUSTRIES TECHNOLOGY **** FYFT ON TRACK FOR 2.1 ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ANY DEGREE BACKROUND ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ 300 UCAS POINTS ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA ✔ 240 UCAS POINTS B IN GCSE MATHS & ENGLISH ✔ ✔ * Operations and Finance year long placements available ** 2nd year of a Law degree or final year of a non Law degree (Should be completing LPC in 2013 or 2014) *** 320 UCAS points for consulting and corporate finance **** C++/JAVA/C# beneficial
  21. 21. SEO assessment process INVESTMENT BANKING CORPORATE LAW PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CORPORATES /CREATIVE INDUSTRIES TECHNOLOGY FYFT APPLICATION FORM ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ PHONE INTERVIEW OR MEET AND GREET ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ NUMERICAL TEST ✔ ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA VERBAL TEST ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ PROGRAMMING APTITUDE TEST ✔ The SEO process is shorter than all partner firms’ direct processes SEO recruits based on potential and will also support, coach and advise you throughout the process SEO recruits on a rolling basis i.e. first come first serve
  22. 22. Make an (online) application asap – all admissions are on a rolling basis! Please visit the website for more details Register online with SEO London so we can keep you posted about next steps Join us on social media Twitter@SEOLondonInfo LinkedIn ‘SEO London’ SEO interviews will begin in October for all programmes Start your preparation Ensure you are commercially aware Practice numerical and verbal reasoning tests Practice interview questions
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