Our Application Process

Finding Talented Individuals from all Backgrounds

Our recruitment process involves online testing, video interviews and an assessment centre. We are focused solely on the skills needed for the job and look for individuals from all genders, races and academic backgrounds.

Using our innovative process and blind application technology, we strive to improve diversity and assess individuals based only on the requirements of the role, by stripping away all of the unnecessary detail from an application.

The Process

  • Application

    To get started, you just need to upload a CV and answer three key questions which are designed to assess whether you have the core the skills needed for the role. Our blind application technology partner, Applied, helps us encourage diversity and strips away all of the unnecessary detail from an application to enable a demonstrably fair first review. We’ll then be in touch to let you know whether you have been invited to progress to the next stage.

  • Introductory interview

    Once through the application stage, successful candidates will be invited to a short video interview with our recruitment partner, Freshminds. This is to get a better understanding of your skills and motivations, asking a small number of set competency questions.

  • Online test

    After the initial interview, we’ll ask you to complete an online test to review your core numerical skills which are needed for the role. You’ll be able to complete a practice session to prepare yourself and get to grips with the types of questions in advance.

  • Extended interview

    This is a more in-depth video interview to build up a clear picture of how you might work as part of the team at Gleacher Shacklock. We will cover a few different topics including (but not limited to): your understanding of the role of an Intern, within the wider context of investment banking, but also at a technical level; your understanding of Gleacher Shacklock’s business offering; and your motivations for your application.

  • Assessment Centre

    The final stage is an Assessment Centre led by the Gleacher Shacklock team, which is divided into two parts: one-on-one interviews and a small group exercise designed to assess your technical understanding and teamworking skills. (At this stage, we anticipate the Assessment Centre will be held at Gleacher Shacklock’s London office, but plans are in place to move this virtually if necessary.)

  • Offer

    If you have got to this stage then congratulations! You will be given a verbal offer and begin the on-boarding process. For those who don’t receive an offer, everyone who reaches the in-depth interview stage and beyond will have the option to receive feedback on the process from our recruitment partner, Freshminds. They will have a good understanding of your skills and how you performed along the process and will be able to give useful feedback for areas to work on as you pursue other opportunities in future.

Applications for the 2020 Schemes are Now Closed

Any further opportunities will be advertised on this site.


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