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Nomura is a global financial group that operates in over 30 countries, specialising in investment banking, global markets and corporate infrastructure. As of 2020, Nomura’s retail client assets exceed £820 billion, making it one of the biggest financial services companies in the world.
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If you pass the above stages, you’ll be invited to an assessment centre. Here, you’ll take part in activities such as a group exercise.
Preparing for a group exercise is difficult, but you should focus on what you know about Nomura and its work culture. The company is proud of its client-focused approach and emphasises the importance of teamwork and respecting a diverse work-force to achieve success.
As such, you should go into the group exercise ready to show your experience and leadership potential, but also being mindful of how well you listen to and work with others.
Your interview will be a mix of competency and motivational questions. Prepare answers that show how in your prior experience you have demonstrated Nomura’s core competencies:
- Analytical skills
- Problem solving
- Professional presence
Technical questions may come in the form of a case study. You will be given a project brief and problem, and will then be expected to form a response to it – showing your knowledge of the division you are applying for and how well you work on your feet.
Throughout, show your passion for the finance industry and why you are applying for this specific role at Nomura. The best way to prepare for your interview is to do as much research as possible and give a real sense of your personality with confident answers.
The final stage of the application process is one more round of interviews, this time with senior managers from the division that you are applying for.
These will be more intense than the assessment centre interviews and focused on competency-based questions. As your last chance to prove your enthusiasm, passion and skills, it’s important that you go into this interview prepared for in-depth questions about why you want to work for Nomura and why you are the best person for the job.
Nomura looks for people who have a hunger for success and are ambitious, so you should emphasise your entrepreneurial spirit and understanding of where you think the finance industry is heading.
Have a look at some top interview tips to make sure that you have all the basics covered. One of the best ways to impress your interviewer is to ask questions and show genuine engagement with the role and being part of the company.
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