Advantage Accelerator Programme
Vantage Point is a leading Consultancy dealing with Europe’s Top Investment Banks, Buy-Side Financial Services Businesses and Brokers.
One of the services we provide as a Consultancy is our unique and innovative AdVantage Accelerator Programme.
The AdVantage Accelerator Programme has been created by capital market specialists and consultants to train graduates in all aspects of capital markets during an intense 8-12 week period, and then deploy those graduates on our client’s premises for a minimum of two years.
The role is varied and you will receive invaluable experience working on change projects within the world’s leading banks. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is keen to start a career in Consultancy.
The Graduate Application Process
Upload your Curriculum Vitae and covering letter and our team will review your application based on whether you have the relevant attributes and academic background.
If you application is successful, we will get in contact with you. We ask you questions to determine whether you can demonstrate the attributes we look for in our Consultants.
If you pass the phone screening test, you will be invited to attend a face to face interview. This will be a mixture of competency and technical based questions.
Consultants are selected based on whether they naturally demonstrate the attributes and understanding which we believe are key to success in the corporate world.
If successful, we will offer you a place in The AdVantage Programme. We will invite you to participate in our Training Bond; an investment in your capital market knowledge.
Once the offer has been accepted, we will commence your unique training programme in Capital Markets. The comprehensive process takes 8-12 weeks to complete.
After training, you will be deployed as a Graduate consultant. You will work on exciting business critical change projects for one or more of our prestigious clients.
The AdVantage Acadamy
Training is important to us as it helps our graduates to transition from Campus to Corporate. The AdVantage Academy provides fast-track skills development to those with a passion for Finance, Technology and Business.
Trainees embark on an initial foundation course which consists of training modules in Domain Knowledge and Professional Skills followed by industry specific modules, where trainees will learn the skills required to become a Vantage Point Consultant.
Continuous assessment takes the form of online tests, presentations, group projects and workshops.
Hiring for attitude
The philosophy behind the approach we take to hiring graduates is ‘Hire for attitude, train for skill’. Put simply, we believe that you can’t build a great company without great people. Hiring, we believe, is not about finding people with the right experience. It’s about finding people with the right mind-set.
Our recruitment process is focused on sourcing candidates who naturally demonstrate the soft-skills, which we believe are the key to success in the corporate world. It is easy for us to train skills, but it’s very difficult to ‘train’ attitude. We love people with energy who are smart, intelligent and passionate. We look for graduates who fit the criteria of what we feel an Advantage Consultant should be like, creating a team of highly motivated and hardworking individuals.
Finding talent with the right skill-set for our company is not nearly as difficult as finding the right personality fit. As important as skills and academic achievement are, team chemistry is just as important – if not more so. Vantage Point engages directly with over 20 top UK universities to source the next generation of new talent.
Hear from our Graduates
Vantage Point truly nurtures their graduates right from the start by providing consistent, effective and efficient training to ensure their graduates grow and develop to succeed in the industry.
I was placed as a Consultant in one of the most respectable Investment Banks in the world. I am now in a place where I feel excited every single day to come into work and gain invaluable skills, with the chance to work with so many extraordinary people.
Vantage Point has been a really rewarding place to work. I feel like people really care about my career progression and encourage me to take on new challenges. The training can be challenging but helped me feel prepared when I was placed in a bank.
Its really exciting to be a part of such a fast growing company and to work amongst like-minded graduates. The transition from university to working life can be a challenge, so I definitely feel like I've been given a unique opportunity.
What we Look for:
A graduate from an Economics, Finance, Banking, Actuarial, Business, Law, Physics, Engineering, Mathematics background or analytical background
An analytical mind; the natural ability to solve problems quickly
Confident, ambitious, client focused attitude
The ability to learn quickly and thrive under pressure
Excellent communication skills
The ability to generate ideas and execute them effectivley
Candidates who demonstrate a passion, showing the 'right' attitude
Leadership skills and the ability to be an efficient team member
Eligibility to work in the U.K at the time of starting employment
2+ year committment