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SMB Operations 11 Month Placement

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Oct 23

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Placement Program

Business, Operations & Strategy•Belfast


  • The Operations Placement 2024 Programme provides the opportunity for new employees to both learn about the Financial Services Industry and develop the necessary professional competencies to be successful within SMB Operations.
  • As technological breakthroughs rapidly shift the frontier between the work tasks performed by humans and those performed by machines and algorithms, global markets are undergoing major transformations. These transformations are providing new challenges for Financial Operations Analysts as Citi seeks to be the best for its clients, to harness new and emerging technologies to reach higher levels of efficiency, to expand into new markets, and compete for a global increasingly digital client base.
  • Analysts in the Securities, Markets and Banking (SMB) Operations support the Capital Markets Investment Banking arm of Citi as well as Cash, Trade and Cards businesses. Acting as the functional heart of our business, Operations makes everything work on time and on target, in a world that demands lightning-fast transaction speeds, pinpoints execution accuracy and provides full visibility. It ensures global transactions flow smoothly around the clock, wherever we do business. Without it, the daily clearance, settlement and execution of a trillion dollars’ worth of trades, and the weekly movement of tens of billions of dollars in dozens of world currencies would come to a complete standstill
  • This placement programme is an 11 month program and typically starts in June each year. We are looking for individuals from all degree disciplines.


  • You are in your penultimate year of University
  • On course for a minimum 2:1 in your chosen degree
  • You apply a continual focus on improving productivity and efficiency, while seeking new and innovative ways to support our clients changing needs
  • You have a strong record of achievement and the ability to juggle multiple projects at once
  • You have a passion for exquisite customer and client service
  • You have a flexible and hardworking approach
  • A dedication to learning and a true passion for the business are vital. As industries all over the globe continue to restructure and grow, we are hiring professionals who have a global perspective on the future of banking, and want to make an impact on the corporate level. We value diversity and so do you. We’ll also be looking for the following:
  • Commitment to personal growth and career development; a strong desire to learn and be successful in a team environment
  • Strong communication and organisational skills
  • Analytical and quantitative skills
  • Desire to develop a deep understanding of the financial industry
  • Unquestioned commitment to integrity and ethical decision
  • Strategic thinkers and solutions orientated

Education requirements

2:1 or higher
Penultimate Year

Area of Responsibilities

Business, Operations & Strategy


  • The programme covers the knowledge and key skills you need to thrive in the financial operations workplace of the future:
  • Banking and Financial Markets, Asset Classes, Trade Flows, Risk Management and Regulation
  • Professional skills including complex problem solving, critical thinking, client delivery and emotional intelligence
  • Technological literacy including analytics and automation
  • You will have the opportunity to work in the following areas:
  • Foreign Exchange
  • Middle Office
  • Risk and Controls
  • KYC
  • Asset Servicing
  • Information Services
  • Why Operations is a great career path:
  • Opportunity to work in partnership with teams from across the Bank to help develop and manage products, processes, and services in ways that maximise profitability while minimising risk
  • Play a critical role in providing a series of common products and services across Citi's lines of business and geographies, including Risk and Control, Anti Money Laundering, Procurement, Expense Management, and Employee Services


Work type

Full time

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