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The first step is finding the right fit for you.

 

We value differences – in thought, style, culture, ethnicity and experience. So there is no set candidate profile we are seeking. Above all, we’re looking for a genuine interest in our business. Candidates who can demonstrate a high standard of academic, professional and extracurricular skills partnered with integrity, teamwork and leadership ability will always be of interest for our programs.

 

Some roles do have specific technical or language requirements that you would need to meet to be eligible. You can review the individual job descriptions for more details on each program. If you require any particular support or adjustments during the process, we welcome you to notify a member of the campus recruiting team.

The first step is finding the right fit for you.

 

We value differences – in thought, style, culture, ethnicity and experience. So there is no set candidate profile we are seeking. Above all, we’re looking for a genuine interest in our business. Candidates who can demonstrate a high standard of academic, professional and extracurricular skills partnered with integrity, teamwork and leadership ability will always be of interest for our programs.

 

Some roles do have specific technical or language requirements that you would need to meet to be eligible. You can review the individual job descriptions for more details on each program. If you require any particular support or adjustments during the process, we welcome you to notify a member of the Junior Talent team.

 

The first step is finding the right fit for you.

 

We value differences – in thought, style, culture, ethnicity and experience. So there is no set candidate profile we are seeking. Above all, we’re looking for a genuine interest in our business. Candidates who can demonstrate a high standard of academic, professional and extracurricular skills partnered with integrity, teamwork and leadership ability will always be of interest for our programs.

 

Some roles do have specific technical or language requirements that you would need to meet to be eligible. You can review the individual job descriptions for more details on each program. If you require any particular support or adjustments during the process, we welcome you to notify a member of the campus recruiting team.

The first step is finding the right fit for you.

 

We value differences – in thought, style, culture, ethnicity and experience. So there is no set candidate profile we are seeking. Above all, we’re looking for a genuine interest in our business. Candidates who can demonstrate a high standard of academic, professional and extracurricular skills partnered with integrity, teamwork and leadership ability will always be of interest for our programs.

 

Some roles do have specific technical or language requirements that you would need to meet to be eligible. You can review the individual job descriptions for more details on each program. If you require any particular support or adjustments during the process, we welcome you to notify a member of the campus recruiting team.

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Application timeline

To get started with the formal recruiting process, candidates are required to make an online application via the Bank of America Merrill Lynch application system. Online applications for most of our Analyst programs comprise of two stages; an application and competency questions, plus a situational judgment test. Both must be completed by the application deadline for you to be considered and the online test must be completed in one sitting.

 

For our Associate level – MBA program applications, please attach your resume and cover letter in one document, and ensure you apply under the name of the educational institution you are currently attending. No online assessment will be required.

 

Applications for the Banking Connections pre-internship program must also be made online and include a resume and cover letter.

 

Industrial attachment recruiting takes place at various times depending on business need and the program typically runs for six months from January to June, or July to December.

 

The recruiting process varies depending on the program, location and division of your interest. We encourage you to refer to specific job descriptions for further details and confirmation of deadline dates. We recruit on a rolling basis and strongly encourage you to apply early.

 

The following details the main application deadlines for APAC programs:

Applications open

Applications for most programs open early August 2017

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Application Deadlines

Pre-Internship Programs

        Banking Connections (Hong Kong & Singapore): March 2 2018

        Banking Connections (Sydney): August 31 2018


Internship Programs

        Analyst: 27 October 2017

        Associate: 3 November 2017 or per your school recruiting timeline

        Australia based positions: Melbourne on 17 July and Sydney 31 2018

Industrial Attachments

        Please also check application dates with your University Careers Service

Full Time Programs

        Analyst: 29 September 2017

        Associate: 29 September 2017

        Australia based positions: April 2018

        Japan Programs: please refer to our  Japan Careers Website

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Analyst Internship and Full Time recruiting takes place on a rolling basis once applications open. Assessments often begin before the deadline, so it's best to submit your application early. Online applications for most programs comprise of two stages; your application with CV upload and competency questions, plus a situational judgment test. Both must be completed by the application deadline for you to be considered and the online test must be completed in one sitting. 

 

For our Associate level – MBA program applications, please attach your CV and cover letter in one document, and ensure you apply under the name of the educational institution you are currently attending. No online assessment will be required.

 

Apprenticeship and pre-internship program recruitment takes place at various times throughout the year, with recruiting processes taking place approximately two to three months prior to the program date. For deadlines and application information for first year and school level programs, please visit the individual program page for details. 

 

The recruiting process varies depending on the level, location and division of your interest. We encourage you to refer to specific job descriptions for further details and confirmation of deadline dates. Off-cycle internship and Industrial placement recruiting takes place at various times depending on business need.

 

The following details the main application deadlines for EMEA programs:

Application Open

Applications for most programs will open mid-August. We recruit on a rolling basis and strongly encourage you to apply early.

Application deadlines:

Pre-internship programs

Spring Insight Week: 3 January 2019

Internship programs

Analyst: 15 November 2018

Associate: 27 January 2019 or per your school recruiting timeline.

Full time programs

Analyst: 25 October 2018

Analyst - Technology positions: 15 November 2018

 

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Candidates are required to make an online application via our Bank of America application system. Everyone who is selected at application review stage will be invited to take part in an interview. More details on this process are available in the recruiting process tab.

 

Applications for our internship programs in Latin America are open on a rolling basis. We accept internship applications and conduct recruiting for positions across our businesses throughout the year and for various program lengths as determined by business need.

 

Before applying we encourage you to research the industry, our company and teams to focus your application on your area of interest. Check that you meet any specific entry requirements on the detailed job description before proceeding.

 

The following details the main application timeline for our Latin America programs:

Application open

We recruit on a rolling basis and strongly encourage you to apply early

Events on campus and in our office

Application deadlines:

Varies per program

Application screening

Interviews

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Analyst Internship and Full Time recruiting takes place on a rolling basis once applications open. Interviews often begin before the deadline, so it's best to submit your application early as programs will close as positions are filled. All candidates must apply online via our Bank of America application system in addition to any resume drop you may be required to take part in via your careers service office. Applications for all US analyst level programs comprise of two stages; your application, plus an online assessment. Both must be completed by the application deadline for you to be considered.

 

For our Associate level – MBA program applications, please attach your resume and cover letter in one document, and ensure you apply under the name of the educational institution you are currently attending. No online assessment will be required.

 

Insight week/pre-internship program applicants will also be required to apply online.   

 

For opportunities in Canada, the application and recruiting process typically takes place from August - September for Full Time positions and from November - January for Summer Internship recruiting.

 

We encourage you to refer to specific job descriptions for further details of individual program requirements and confirmation of deadline dates. All our recruiting timelines and processes across the U.S. & Canada may also vary by school; please refer to your Career Services team for more information.

 

The following details the main application deadlines for US & Canada programs:

Application open

We recruit on a rolling basis and strongly encourage you to apply early.

Events on campus and in our office

Application deadlines:

Pre-internship Programs

    Spring Insight Week: 10 April 2018

Internship & Full Time Programs

    Please visit the page of the program you are interested in for applicable deadlines

Application screening

Interviews

Offer

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The Recruiting Process

If you are successful in being selected at application stage, you will then be invited to a first and final round of interviews (where applicable). These will typically consist of one or more competency-based interviews to be conducted over the phone, on campus or at a BofA Merrill Lynch office.

 

The final round of the recruiting process will vary slightly for each business area, but will include interviews. . These interviews are typically conducted by representatives from the business area you are applying to. Some instances will include a group component or presentation exercise. Further details regarding your final stage assessment will be communicated as you progress.

If selected following the application stage, you will be invited to an assessment center involving competency-based exercises. In addition, for most of our full-time programs, we conduct first-round telephone interviews.

 

For our Associate/MBA programs, your first and second round interviews will take place on campus or at a Bank of America Merrill Lynch office.

 

The final round of the recruiting process will vary slightly for each business area, but will typically include competency based interviews. These interviews are typically conducted by representatives from the business area you are applying to. Further details regarding your application status will be communicated as you progress.

If selected following the application stage, you will be invited to take part in an interview. Both first and second round interviews (where applicable) will take place by phone, on campus or at a Bank of America office. If you have been invited to an on demand video interview, we encourage you to check out the video below to learn more tips on how you can be most successful.

 

For our Associate/MBA programs, your first and second round interviews will take place on campus or at a Bank of America Merrill Lynch office.

 

The final round of the recruiting process will vary slightly for each business area, but will typically include interviews. These interviews are typically conducted by one of the business representatives from the business area you are applying to. Further details regarding your final stage will be communicated as you progress.

If selected following the application stage, you will be invited to take part in an interview. Both first and second round interviews (where applicable) will take place by phone, on demand video, on campus or at a Bank of America office. If you have been invited to an on demand video interview, we encourage you to check out the video below to learn more tips on how you can be most successful.

 

For our Associate/MBA programs, your first and second round interviews will take place on campus or at a Bank of America Merrill Lynch office.

 

The final round of the recruiting process will vary slightly for each business area, but will typically include competency based interviews. These interviews are typically conducted by representatives from the business area you are applying to. Further details regarding your application status will be communicated as you progress.

Tips for a successful video interview

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Hi and thanks for your interest in our campus programs. I’m Steven, and I’m Lauren – and if you’re watching this video hopefully that means you’ve made the smart choice to apply to one of our programs and perhaps are even lucky enough to have already been invited to first round.

 

While most of our employees can remember what it was like to be in your shoes and going through the recruitment process, not many of us had the chance to use on demand video interviewing in the process. We’re really excited to use this tool as it allows us to meet many more of you at first round and makes for a faster and more efficient recruiting process where you get to do your first round interview, when and where it suits your schedule.

 

As with any interview, there are still some things that you can do to ensure you are most successful. So we wanted to share some of those with you before we get started.

 

First thing I would say is - Be yourself. This process is to help us get to know you and your aspirations better. Try to relax and enjoy it. No need to look directly at the camera the whole time but do consider your eye contact and body language the same way you would if you were interviewing in person.

 

And part of that is making sure you are set up well. Choose a quiet, comfortable space without distractions. Check your lighting, technical requirements and sound before you get started. The tool will prompt you with some details of things you should think of in this regard.

 

Next thing I would suggest is to dress professionally. It’s important to consider your attire and dress for the role you are applying to ensure you look and feel your best the same way you would if you were attending an in person interview.

 

And last but not least - Practice. Take the practice questions before hand so you feel confident going into the real deal. Once you start the formal on demand interview, you will have just 30 seconds to read and listen to the question before delivering your response. You will have up to 3 minutes to deliver your reply, but don’t feel like you need to use all this time – you can move onto the next question at any time as soon as you are done.

 

The good news is, we’ll remind you of all this in the tool and we’ll give you prompts along the way to ensure it’s a really easy process to take part in.

 

So that said perhaps the best tip we can leave you with is, have fun. Our employees are all really proud to work for the bank, and we encourage you to explore our website or follow us on social media to learn why.

 

Best of luck and we look forward to meeting you on campus or in one of our offices around the world at events and interviews throughout the season.

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Frequently asked questions

What are the requirements to be considered for campus opportunities? 

Each program has individual requirements. However, to be considered for any program, you must be currently enrolled in a college/university or advanced degree program. If you are not currently enrolled, you can visit bankofamerica.com/careers for current experienced hire opportunities.

 

When do internships take place?

Summer internships usually run for 8 weeks between April and May for India, May and July for Singapore, and June and August for all other locations. Summer internships for Australia usually run for 11 weeks between November and February with Full Time new hires starting in January.

 

Where can I find out more on campus programs in Japan?  
Please refer to the Japan website for more information on how to apply for Japan-based programs at http://www.japan.ml.com/campusrecruiting/

 

Can I defer an offer?
No, Bank of America Merrill Lynch does not offer you the chance to defer.

 

If I applied last year, can I apply again this year? 

Yes, you may apply to one office and one division per year. If you are declined for the summer program, you can reapply for the Full Time program the following year.

 

When will I hear from the bank following submission of my application? 

We receive a very high volume of applications and endeavor to contact candidates as soon as possible once a decision has been made. You may receive a notification by email or one of our recruiters will contact you to update you on your application. At any point during the process you can log into your account and view the status of your application. Please be aware that email notifications sent from our application system may sometimes go straight to spam folders.

 

Will I be considered if I don’t currently have work authorization for the country I would like to work in?

All candidates will be considered for summer internships and/or full time positions however, the bank reserves its right to discontinue, change or modify its procedures and practices with regard to visa sponsorship as its business needs and, as applicable laws dictate per location. Currently, for opportunities in Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan, the bank will assist in work sponsorship. The bank does not, currently support work sponsorship for opportunities in Australia. For more details or to enquire with regards to a specific country please contact apr_campus@baml.com

What are the requirements to be considered for campus opportunities?

Each business area has individual requirements, but candidates must demonstrate a combination of academic aptitude, quantitative skills, strategic and creative thinking, and written and oral communications skills. In addition, you must have obtained or are realistically expecting to obtain a minimum 2:1 degree or equivalent for analyst roles. For MBA positions, completion of an MBA or equivalent advanced degree is required. Underlying this, you must demonstrate your desire for a career in banking. For pre-internship opportunities you should have achieved or be on track to receive ABB or higher at A-level (or equivalent if outside of the UK). Note that if your grades did not meet this criteria, but there were extenuating circumstances around your examinations, please let us know in your application.

 

Can I defer an offer?

No, Bank of America Merrill Lynch does not offer you the chance to defer.

 

If I applied last year, can I apply again this year?

Yes, you may apply to one office and one division per year. If you are declined for the summer program, you can reapply for the Full Time program the following year.

 

When will I hear from the bank following submission of my application?

We receive a very high volume of applications and endeavor to contact candidates as soon as possible once a decision has been made. You may receive a notification by email or one of our recruiters will contact you to update you on your application. At any point during the process you can log into your account and view the status of your application. Please be aware that email notifications sent from our application system may sometimes go straight to spam folders.

 

Can I apply if I require a visa in order to work in the UK?

We welcome applications from all candidates. However, the UK government have taken steps to reduce net migration to the UK by limiting the number of overseas workers from outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) coming to the UK for employment. Please be aware that whilst we are able to consider applications from workers from outside of the EEA, we can only employ individuals where we can provide evidence that there are no other candidates from within the EEA who are suitable for the role.

 

How to learn more about how my personal data will be used?

The bank has prepared a  Recruitment Data Protection Notice to outline its practices regarding the collection, use, storage, transfer and other processing of individually identifiable information collected from or about individuals being applicants. Click a link below for further details

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What are the requirements to be considered for campus opportunity?

We are constantly looking for junior talent that has genuine interest in the financial markets. We seek highly motivated candidates with excellent academic performance, extracurricular activities and excellent communication skills in English and Local Language as required. Each Latin America location has individual requirements including specific work and/or study permission documentation. Check that you meet these entry requirements on the detailed job description before proceeding.

 

When will I hear from the bank following submission of my application?

We receive a high volume of applications and endeavor to contact candidates as soon as possible once a decision has been made. You may receive a notification by email or one of our recruiters will contact you by phone. At any point during the process you can log into your account and view the status of your application. Please be aware that email notifications sent from our application system may sometimes go to your spam folder.

 

If I have already applied and was unsuccessful, can I apply again?

Yes, if you do not secure a role for one of our programs, you can reapply at a later stage for another opportunity you may be interested in.

What are the requirements to be considered for campus opportunity?

Each program has individual requirements. However, to be considered for any program, you must be currently enrolled in a college/university or advanced degree program. If you are not currently enrolled, you can visit bankofamerica.com/careers for current experienced hire opportunities.

 

Can I defer an offer?

No. Typically Bank of America does not offer you the chance to defer however exceptions may be considered on a case by case basis.

 

When will I hear from the bank following submission of my application?

We receive a high volume of applications and endeavor to contact candidates as soon as possible once a decision has been made. You may receive a notification by email or one of our recruiters will contact you. At any point during the process you can log into your account and view the status of your application. Please be aware that email notifications sent from our application system may sometimes go to your spam folder.  

 

If I applied last year, can I apply again this year?

Yes, you may apply to one office and one division per year. If you are declined for the summer program, you can reapply for the Full Time program the following year. 

 

Does the bank offer sponsorship for opportunities in the U.S.?

Sponsorship varies by program. A program may consider the employment of individuals requiring H-1B or other visa sponsorship (including F-1 student visas who will require and may be eligible for conversion to an H-1B or alternate visa status after the expiration of their Optional Practical Training (OPT) on a case-by-case basis). Such individuals will be considered for employment when the company determines it necessary and in the best interests of the business to hire the individual in order to obtain the specific skills required for a given job/training program and to be competitive in the marketplace. Sponsorship for an H-1B, F-1 or alternate visa will be made in compliance with all applicable law. Bank of America reserves its right to discontinue, change or modify its procedures and practices with regard to visa sponsorship as its business needs and, as applicable laws dictate.

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