12 October 2023
Transforming Investment Banking Recruitment: The M&A
Tackling perceptions of Investment Banking
The M&A Finance Accelerator is designed to demystify Investment Banking and create opportunities for all.
Crafted by ex-Investment Banker Stephen Barnett, this innovative online program offers a real-world introduction to M&A.
How it works in practice
We've designed the M&A Finance Accelerator to be inclusive. With pre-learning resources and in-simulation support, even those without prior financial modelling experience can perform at their best during the simulation.
And the best part? It's completely free for all users. We're removing the barriers to help young people discover if a career in Corporate Finance and M&A is their true calling. For top performers, this isn't just a simulation; it's a chance to shine in the eyes of graduate employers who value the insights gained from our simulation-based assessments.
Addressing the challenges faced by campus recruitment
However, reality often falls short. Campus recruiters can't be everywhere at once, and this can lead to financial institutions missing out on exceptional, diverse talent. The challenges are twofold: awareness and suitability.
First, there's the challenge of making high-potential students aware of opportunities within a company. Focusing on a select group of colleges and universities inadvertently overlooks some of the brightest and most diverse talent.
Second, even with a pipeline of fantastic candidates, the challenge lies in sifting through applications to identify the highest potential candidates with role-specific competencies.
At AmplifyME, we're addressing these issues head-on. Our immersive real-world simulations and workshops are already helping companies attract a more diverse pool of talent for internships and graduate roles. We organize and promote events aimed at reaching a broader group of potential candidates while showcasing our clients' brand and job opportunities.
And now, with the M&A Finance Accelerator, we're taking it a step further - a monthly open-access M&A competition designed to identify high-potential candidates from diverse backgrounds.
Our simulations and workshops, crafted by former finance professionals, provide career teams with comparable, role-specific assessment data. We share performance data and candidate profiles with our clients, empowering them to select the highest-potential candidates for interviews and assessments.
Working towards a more inclusive future
With the M&A Finance Accelerator and our unwavering commitment to diversity and accessibility, we're revolutionizing investment banking recruitment and making it more inclusive than ever before.
Ready to be a part of this transformative journey in finance? Get in touch here today.
Stephen Barnett Director - Corporate Finance
Director - Corporate Finance