Hear from some recent students
Internship programme 2019
An internship has given me detailed insight into the variety of corporate finance requirements for dynamic mid-cap firms. It has been an invaluable 6 weeks for increasing my market knowledge especially working alongside different areas and gaining insight from everyone’s expertise. Everyone has made every effort to help and encourage me - it has been a great environment to work in.
Internship programme 2018
The relatively small size of the firm, along with its inclusive culture, gives interns unparalleled access to the UK Mid-Cap corporate finance universe when compared to some of the larger banks. I was given exposure to many sector teams during my stint at the company and relished the fact that my opinion was listened to and valued on the same level as a full-time employee.
Internship programme 2018
I thoroughly enjoyed my six-week internship working in the Corporate Department. From Day One, I felt like a valued member of the team. The whole department were very welcoming and helpful to me - it was a great experience to get insight into working with all the different sector teams, from Consumer and Technology to Natural Resources.
Internship programme 2017
The experience I gained from working with the Peel Hunt corporate team was invaluable. With support and guidance from many members of the department, I quickly learned what it takes to succeed as a junior analyst. I would recommend a Peel Hunt internship to anyone who likes a challenge and wants to be genuinely immersed in the industry.
Internship programme 2017
A Peel Hunt internship offers amazing exposure to all levels of deals in UK Mid-cap Corporate Finance. Working for a smaller, growing firm allows you to get to know the whole office and work on multiple projects across all industry teams. I would highly recommend taking the opportunity to work with a great team in an exciting and intimate firm.
WHAT WE LOOK FOR
At Peel Hunt, our four core values are
Empower Each Other
Only Accept Excellence
Do the Right Thing
You should also be
A team player
A good fit for our culture
The common characteristics and skills we look for include:
As you progress in this career, a significant proportion of the role is managing and overseeing all the work-streams of a transaction - transaction documents, due diligence or marketing presentations, as well as all the working-parties involved. Therefore, you need to be a strong project manager. As an intern, don’t worry, we won’t ask you to run a transaction, but you will have to manage multiple tasks at any one-time.
Numeracy & analytical skills
You will be dealing with numbers a lot, so strong numeracy is a core competency. We are not looking for the next Einstein, but you need to have a good grasp of skills including computation, probability and statistics. You will also be involved in helping to research and analyse data, whether this be the financials of a takeover target, the trends in UK house prices or the movement in a company’s share price.
Good communications skills
This might surprise you, but much of the job involves writing, whether this be a marketing presentation, a transaction document or just an e-mail. Many of the senior team members studied non-science degrees including History, English and Classics.
Competitive nature & a team-player
We operate in a highly competitive industry so we need competitive employees in order to maintain our edge. However, we value and reward those who put the firm’s goals ahead of individual ambition as we believe working together delivers better productivity and results.
We spend a lot of our time interacting with a wide range of people, whether this be speaking with clients, meeting new companies or discussing ideas with fellow colleagues. As such, you need to be good at interacting with all types of people. As part of your role, you will have the opportunity to work with a broad range of Peel Hunt employees as well as clients and other professional advisers.
Attention to detail
The work we do supports major events in the corporate history of our clients, whether this be a floatation, a takeover or a capital raising to fund a growth project, therefore it is a necessity that our advice is built upon accurate and detailed analysis.
Keenness to learn & positive attitude
In this role, you never stop learning - sector trends, new business models, regulatory updates or learning about yourself. We believe a positive attitude is essential as it not only inspires a more creative and constructive way of thinking for our clients but also a supportive culture within the firm.
Proficient at IT and Microsoft Office
Much of the work is computer-based using Microsoft applications - particularly Excel, PowerPoint and Word. You will receive formal and on-the-job training on other applications including Bloomberg, Fidessa and Factset.
An interest in the capital markets
Our core competency is advising listed companies, so you need to be interested in the equity capital markets.
High achieving all-rounder
We are looking for high-flyers who have been consistent high performers. To be good at this role, you need to be strong at all the above skills and competencies, not just exceptional at one or two.
How to Apply
The programme runs from June to October each year. Applications are now closed for 2020. Applicants must attend a top university, have completed their first year, and have excellent academic qualifications.
There are two stages to the assessment process:
1. Submission of a CV and cover letter (using the link below). The cover letter should be no longer than 250 words and should state why you would like to join the Peel Hunt Internship Programme.
2. A face-to-face meeting with the Peel Hunt senior management.