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Nomura is an Asia-headquartered financial services group with an integrated global network spanning over 30 countries.


By ‘Connecting Markets East & West’, Nomura services the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through its three business divisions: Retail, Asset Management, and Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking). Founded in 1925, the firm is built on a tradition of disciplined entrepreneurship, serving clients with creative solutions and considered thought leadership.


Nomura offers a range of graduate and internship programmes across three key areas; Investment Banking, Global Markets and Corporate Infrastructure (Technology & Risk).

For further information about Nomura, please visit

Frontier Economics


Frontier Economics is one of the largest economic consultancies in Europe, founded in 1999 by a team of economists with imagination. Working with energy, imagination, and flair, Frontier is owned entirely by its 326 staff and attracts the best people and the most interesting work.


No matter what sector, size of business or scope of work, we bring together imagination, curiosity and flexibility, providing analytical expertise on a vast range of high-profile and intellectually-challenging projects.


Come and join a unique place to work, where your career is in your hands. From day one, you’ll be a key member of the team – sharing your ideas and learning fast. There is mentoring and support from more senior economists for the whole of your career at Frontier - everything you need to drive your career in the direction you want it to go.


Learn more about Frontier’s open opportunities, including internship and graduate roles at

PA Consulting

PA Consulting

PA Consulting is a London-headquartered global consulting firm specialising in strategy, technology, and innovation. By ‘Bringing Ingenuity to Life’, PA Consulting creates opportunity from complexity, serving clients in a number of capability areas.


An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are over 3,200 specialists in 19 offices in 15 cities around the world. We are recommended by 98% of clients, yet life at PA isn’t just about delivering enduring results. It’s about learning from brilliant people, shaping global conversations and inspiring the next generation of ingenious leaders to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world.


We’re looking for graduates, interns and industrial placement students who bring a fresh perspective and want to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world.


Expect a 3-stage application process involving:

  • Online Application

  • Assessment Centre

  • Final-round interview


Find out more about PA Consulting’s career opportunities at:

Warwick Business School


“Warwick Business School isn’t just a world-class business school at the heart of a world-class university; we’re a hub of curiosity that is constantly challenging the status quo, developing transformational ideas and the people that shape how the world does business.

Our innovative teaching and learning culture challenges and motivates our students to be Change Makers and achieve their goals for the greater good. We support and encourage everyone to achieve their ambitions but we’re not here to hold hands: studying with us means embracing our CORE values of Curiosity, Openness, Restlessness and Excellence; we’ll push, critique, and inspire you to bring out your inner Change Maker.


Our faculty have extensive links with government, businesses, and public sector organisations from all over the world, and generate research with real impact. This research underpins our teaching, truly enriching your learning experience. With a healthy balance between theory and practice, our Masters courses will equip you with the knowledge, skills, experience, and global networks you need for whatever you want to do next.”

Learn more about Postgraduate courses at WBS:



As one of the fastest-growing tech companies in Europe Celonis grew from a student start-up into the global market leader and pioneer of digital transformation and Executive Management Systems realising millions of savings for global players like Uber, Siemens or Vodafone.


Celonis uses Process Mining technology as well as different AI and ML capabilities to reveal insights into what is happening in an organization and to provide direct recommendations.

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SEO London

SEO London

We prepare talented students from ethnic minority or low socioeconomic backgrounds for career success.


SEO London’s scale has increased significantly across its three flagship programmes, SEO Careers, SEO Scholars and SEO Connect.


SEO London’s Careers Programme partners with over 50 sponsor firms across eight leading industries and has supported several thousand alumni into internships and graduate roles since 2000.


SEO Scholars provided hundreds of students with comprehensive training, mentoring and work experience.


SEO Connect connects our outstanding professionals with experienced job opportunities not just in the UK, but also Africa and Asia.


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Born in 1981, Bloomberg is the world's primary distributor of financial data and a top news provider of the 21st century. A global information and technology company, we use our dynamic network of data, ideas and analysis to solve difficult problems. Our customers around the world rely on us to deliver accurate, real-time business and market information that helps them make important financial decisions.

We harness the power of data and analytics to organise, understand and improve our world.

At Bloomberg, we work on purpose. And we can help you find yours. If you’re passionate about the financial markets, solving complex problems and challenging the status quo, we want to hear from you. Whether you're a student looking for an internship, a graduate seeking a full-time position, or just want to learn more about what we do, take your first step toward a career at Bloomberg below. Who knows where it may take you next.

Schroders Personal Wealth


Schroders Personal Wealth is a new financial planning company backed by 400 years’ experience resulting from a joint venture between two of the UKs largest names in banking and asset management – Lloyds Banking Group and Schroders.

We were created to help more people across the UK benefit from financial advice.  We have the advantage of solid foundations and strong heritage. But we take a fresh, transparent and personal approach to financial planning. Our approach aims to provide clarity and transparency in everything we do and helping our clients work out where they want to be and how to get there with a personalised financial plan. This includes using technology to explain how long-term financial planning can add value to people’s lives; to give people access to information about their financial wellbeing.

Our heritage may be 400 years old but our approach is built for the future.



The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is an international organisation that works to build better policies for better lives. Our goal is to shape policies that foster prosperity, equality, opportunity and well-being for all. We draw on 60 years of experience and insights to better prepare the world of tomorrow.

Together with governments, policy makers and citizens, we work on establishing evidence-based international standards and finding solutions to a range of social, economic and environmental challenges.



The Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA) is an independent, Helsinki-based research institute. Our mission is to conduct high quality, topical research on international relations, international economy, Finnish foreign policy and the EU. The purpose of our research is to produce relevant and fact-based information for decision-makers, the academic community and the public debate. FIIA realises its aims by conducting academic research, organising domestic and international events; and publishing on current international issues.



CEPS is a Brussels-based, independent, leading think tank and forum for debate on EU affairs, ranking among the top ten non-US think tanks. With an exceptionally strong in-house research capacity and an extensive network of partner institutes throughout the world, CEPS anticipates trends and analyses policy questions ahead of the curve. At CEPS, researchers perform policy research on a wide range of policy areas: from the economy and finance to better regulation, the digital economy and trade, as well as energy and climate, education and innovation, foreign policy and the European integration process, or justice and home affairs. CEPS provides insights on and potential solutions for EU policy-making through research projects, publications, task forces and regular events.

European Think Tanks Group


The European Think Tanks Group (ETTG) is a network of European independent think tanks working on EU international cooperation for global sustainable development.

The ETTG members are:

  • The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

  • The European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)

  • The Elcano Royal Institute / Real Instituto Elcano

  • The Institute of International Affairs / Istituto per Affari Internazionali (IAI)

  • The Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations / Institut du Développement Durable et des Relations Internationales (IDDRI)

  • The Overseas Development Institute (ODI)


These six institutes can count between them on some 400 researchers, covering all aspects of international development and humanitarian policy. They share a strong commitment to higher global welfare, and a strong belief in the importance of better collective action to achieve global goals. As think-tanks, and as policy-focused research institutes, they also share a commitment to effective outreach and engagement with policy-makers and policy processes.



The Group for Analysis for Development (GRADE) celebrates 40 years as an applied research center in social sciences in the midst of an unprecedented health emergency, which has led to a serious economic, labor, rural and educational crisis, among other fields, with gender biases in each of these areas. As a group of researchers, we have started a series of research, development and program monitoring activities, as well as dissemination through our website, social networks, publications and virtual seminars. 


We think that both our accumulated experience on these issues, as well as the most recent one, deserve an institutional reflection from GRADE with a view to what post-pandemic Peru could be in different areas of development. This context also coincides with the year prior to the bicentennial of Peru's independence, which is commemorated in 2021, a year in which presidential and congressional elections will be held. We are then, for different reasons, at an appropriate time to reflect on the reforms that the country needs for the future.

Institute of Development Studies


The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) delivers world-class research, learning and teaching that transforms the knowledge, action and leadership needed for more equitable and sustainable development globally. Through equitable and sustainable partnerships, we work with governments, philanthropic foundations, non-governmental organisations, academics and civil society to transform approaches to progressive social, political and economic change in ways that ultimately make a difference to people’s lives. Our reputation for research and international outlook is second to none and reflected in our performance in the latest QS World University Rankings where we are ranked first in the world for development studies, together with the University of Sussex. We are also ranked as the number one international development think-tank by the 2019 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report.


Represented at the Warwick Economics Summit will be our Business, Markets and the State cluster, particularly focusing on the political economy of trade and development, and the International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD). The ICTD is a global policy research network, devoted to improving the quality of tax policy and administration in developing countries, with a special focus on sub-Saharan Africa.

Scuola di Politiche


Established in 2015 by former Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta, Scuola di Politiche aims at enhancing the skills of high-potential young people aged between 18 and 26, improving their ability to react to change and to be drivers of innovation in their professional, civil or political activities. Each year Scuola di Politiche selects 100 students on the basis of several criteria (gender,  background, political culture, hard and soft skills) offering them a one year program of free courses on politics and policies.



With its strong investigative focus on key regional economic and policy issues and merit-based student recruitment policies, CIDE, the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics,  is one of the leading social science research and teaching institutes in both Mexico and Latin America.

Learn more here

Economists for Future


Economists for Future is an international initiative aiming to mobilise economists and use the influence they have to help arrest the planetary emergency. We do this through research, campaigns and community building. On the international level, we run targeted campaigns aimed to spur a greater contribution from economists to the climate crisis. On a national level, in Germany, we are building up a community of economists to push this agenda forward in departments and institutions. Founded in 2019, the initiative grew out of Rethinking Economics. Find out how you can get involved on our website.



GCPP is a research institution and one of the centers of thinking and quality research. It seeks to effectively contribute to supporting the sustainable development orientations, and assisting the governance efforts as well as good management. It also contributes to creating social awareness towards the strategic issues in Iraq and works with its stakeholders to achieve a developmental environment based on civil rights,  freedom and democracy. Furthermore, GCPP works to strengthen the role of the private sector, support the issues of women and disadvantaged groups, realize the requirements of social peace and the rule of law and support good institutional management through building bridges between those who have creative ideas and the ones in need of them. 

One of GCPP’s recent initiatives is the creation of the annual national index of democratic transformation in Iraq which provides an assessment of the performance of democratic system in Iraq by an index of 59 indicators to measure change over time. The main goal of the index is to influence the process of democratic transformation by highlighting progress over time, provide policy makers and groups supportive of democracy with tools to mobilize governmental and public support for specific recommendations needed to enhance the status of democracy in Iraq.



GradeIt is a fast growing Edtech start-up described as "Duolingo" for GCSEs and A-levels. The mobile-first platform uses big data to increase student engagement and- in partnership with the University of Utrecht- is helping to further academic research into the "gamification" of learning. Since launching last year, the app is now used in over 60 schools. GradeIt was founded by Tom Davies, an economics graduate of the University of Warwick and a devout attendee of WES!



The Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) is an independent, non-governmental, non-profit think tank, established in Athens, Greece, in 1988. Its mission is to conduct policy-oriented research and provide policy makers, academics and the public at large with authoritative information and substantiated policy recommendations, to contribute to the development of evidence-based responses to major European and foreign policy challenges. ELIAMEP is committed to excellence, open dialogue and policy deliberation, research, training and any other undertaking that falls within its spheres of interest. Based on international rankings, ELIAMEP is one of the leading think tanks at the regional, European and international level. In 2017, ELIAMEP received the Athens Academy of Athens award for its long-standing contribution in the public sphere.

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