London 2024-2025 Industrial Placement Programme

Financial Advisory
Industrial Placement

Lazard London: Financial Advisory Industrial Placement Programme

Our London office offers a unique and organised 12-month industrial placement experience.

You will be engaged in many aspects of our advisory work providing support to the analysts in our product and sector teams.

Day to day responsibilities will generally include:

  • financial and statistical analyses
  • company and industry sector research
  • creation of client presentations and marketing materials
  • ad-hoc administration and project work

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. On-going 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.  We welcome and encourage applications from all degree disciplines and appreciate the strong transferrable skills that students from these disciplines can bring.

  • A minimum predicted or obtained 2.1 university degree classification (or equivalent if you studied outside the UK)
  • You must be in your second year of a four-year course, looking to complete the third year in industry, graduating in 2026

Key Competencies include: Acting with Integrity; Appreciating the Bigger Picture; Attitude and Presence; Critical Thinking; Motivation and Fit with Lazard Culture; Building and Maintaining Relationships; Demonstrating Sound Analysis and Use of Evidence; Communicating with Impact; Quality and Delivery Focus and Technical Knowledge (appropriate to the role).

Salary: Competitive

For more information about the recruitment process, please click here or chat to our insiders here

Closing date for applications: Monday 20th November 2023

Integrity Statement

At Lazard, we pride ourselves on fostering a competitive and fair environment for all candidates participating in our application process. We value integrity and honesty in all our interactions, including the recruitment process. As part of our commitment to maintaining integrity, we request that you refrain from using any cheating methods, including but not limited to Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology, recording, and sharing questions during any stage of the assessments involved in our application process.

Using such methods to gain an unfair advantage is a form of cheating and undermines the credibility of our selection process. This includes AI chatbots, advanced search algorithms, and automated writing tools that can provide answers or solutions to assessment questions, as well as recording or sharing questions with others.

Additionally, we pay close attention to duplicates in our system to ensure a fair and transparent recruitment process. Submitting multiple applications or attempting to bypass established guidelines will not be tolerated and will result in withdrawal from the current recruitment cycle.

We encourage all candidates to rely on their own personal knowledge, skills, and experience to succeed in our assessments, as this will ultimately lead to a more accurate evaluation of your potential within our organization.

Please be aware that any instances of cheating, will be taken seriously and will result in disqualification from the recruitment process.


Equal Opportunities Statement

Lazard is an intellectual capital business focused on delivering the best advice and solutions to clients. Achieving these objectives requires us to identify, develop and retain the best talent. A workforce comprised of people with varied backgrounds and experiences creates a rich diversity of thought that empowers us to challenge conventional wisdom, as diverse perspectives lead to better decisions.

Our appreciation of diversity’s strength is ingrained in our multi-cultural heritage. As a global firm that has grown organically from local roots in different countries, we have a deep tradition of respect for individual differences, which has been core to our success for several decades. The ongoing cultivation of diversity and an inclusive, equitable culture are essential to our continued growth.

We are committed to sustaining an environment in which all employees – regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation (known as "Protected Characteristics" – can bring their whole selves to work to maximise their individual potential and our collective success.

This opportunity is closed to applications.