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BRUIN Intern Awards 2017 / 2018

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BRUIN Intern Awards 2017 / 2018

Intern Awards

The BRUIN Intern Awards recognises Industrial Placement students who have exceeded expectations throughout their internship. This year, BRUIN is delighted to have presented 3 awards, totaling 60% of the recipients’ final year tuition fees.

Winners of the BRUIN Financial Intern Awards 2017/2018:

  • BRUIN Financial Intern Scholarship 2017/2018 – Lucy Salter
  • BRUIN Financial Intern Exhibition 2017/2018 – Melanie Moloughney
  • BRUIN Financial Intern Exhibition 2017/2018 – Elysia Hodgson

To be considered for an award, Interns must have exceeded expectations through their actions and overall performance, clearly demonstrating the wider contribution the student has made during their placement. Nominations are considered on the basis of exceptional activity based criteria, as well as feedback from their team and the wider business, and going above and beyond the remit of their role.


Opportunities for Industrial Placement internships are available at BRUIN’s London and Manchester offices, and are open to students studying all subjects. Taking place between their second and third year of study, successful applicants are given a six-nine month contract, which may be extended to up to a year.

Based on their skills, Interns are placed into specific teams with structured in-house training to learn directly from experienced Managers and Directors. This is designed to offer a real-world experience and a thorough understanding of the financial services industry and will provide an invaluable insight for young professionals seeking a long-term career in the City. In addition to significant exposure across a broad range of occupations, from marketing to finance, highlights include networking events, team-building opportunities and actively contributing to live project work.

We strive to attract and develop the very best talent and our Intern programme is designed to provide prospective employees with genuine long-term career opportunities. Once selected for the Interns are given a job with real accountabilities, provided with a development plan, technical training and development both on and off the job, exposure to senior management, and assignments designed to broaden and enhance your capabilities.

How do I apply?

Internships are advertised internally and externally on BRUIN’s website and career sites of our University partners from October each year and the closing date is usually in January. BRUIN’s recruitment team conducts the initial screening and candidate assessments. Short-listed candidates are then interviewed and successful candidates take part in an assessment day at BRUIN’s offices, which includes practical exercises.

Testimonials from BRUIN Interns

“My experience at BRUIN as an Intern has been fantastic. I had the opportunity to develop my own personal skills, whilst receiving significant support from everyone at the company.  As a result of my hard work I have been rewarded with BRUIN paying for a large chunk of my university fees which I’m absolutely thrilled with! I’d recommend this experience to anyone if they were given the chance.” 

Lucy Salter, former BRUIN Intern Student and winner of the BRUIN Intern Scholarship 2017 / 2018.


“From day 1 I have been actively contributing to live projects and doing meaningful work – I think placement students often have concerns that they might be left with arbitrary or administrative tasks as an intern, but that certainly hasn’t been the case for me. I’m also getting an incredible insight into the City, which will give me a real advantage when I come to apply for jobs as a graduate. I already know the reputation, culture and benefits of the firms I’ll be approaching next year, along with what type of employee they look for and what is actually involved in the day to day for a range of different types of roles. It’s an incredible head start to have over many of my academic peers. I couldn’t recommend BRUIN enough as somewhere to do your Industrial Placement year.” 

Olly Kohn, former BRUIN Intern Student and winner of the ‘Above and Beyond Award’ for Oxford Brookes Business School placement students.