Our banking and financial services expertise

City CV are professionally accredited, first prize winners in the coveted international ‘Career Director International’ awards (the TORIs). With a 100% client success rate, the City CV team regularly train individuals from the biggest and most prestigious banks and financial institutions.

Our clients benefit from the comprehensive sector knowledge of our MD, ex-Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch recruitment manager, who has almost two decades of experience in recruitment, interview training and CV writing. City CV head of banking and financial services, Nick Byron, has extensive on-the-ground experience as a broker, trader, corporate dealer and financial services head hunter, and has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the financial services arena.

Their combined specialist industry understanding and insider knowledge of how hiring decisions are made, gives our clients a tremendous competitive advantage at interview, enabling them to meet the exacting standards of the discerning, competitive financial services industry.

Interview success in 5 easy steps.

1. Order online from the selection above – as many hours as you like, online, face-to-face or a combination.

2. We will contact you immediately to discuss your individual requirements and to schedule an appointment at a time to suit you (including evenings and weekends).

3. Book your bespoke coaching session with the coach best suited to your personal needs.

4. Take advantage of our expertise: you will benefit from our insider knowledge of banking and financial services recruitment. We know what makes recruiters tick, what employers are looking for and how hiring decisions are made in the UK and abroad. City CV’s collective understanding and expertise of this niche employment market is second to none.

5Excel at interview, putting into practice everything you have learned in your interview training session(s) to achieve that all important job offer.

Your interview training programme
We will construct an interview training programme around your needs which can be tailored exactly to your industry sector, target role and / or company. Sessions typically cover some of the following:

  • Interview diagnostics: find out your areas of strengths and weakness, and how to improve.
  • Competency based interviews: create the perfect answer to satisfy recruiters’ criteria.
  • Self-promotion & motivation: sell yourself and answer traditional interview questions.
  • Career history / achievements: use your track record to your advantage.
  • Interview communication: fine-tune the delivery of your answers and deliver with confidence.
  • Overcome interview anxiety: manage and conquer your fears.
  • Bespoke mock interview: rehearse, evaluate, feedback.
  • Specific research for any and every sector.
  • Targeted interview preparation for a specific interview you have lined up.

City CV’s financial services interview training service provides you with the competitive edge. Order online now or call us on +44 20 7100 6656 for more information.

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Thank you for your work. I’ve uploaded your work into my LinkedIn profile and within hours I have been contacted by recruiters, it works.

Jamie ... Senior Project Manager

I have got my new CV and feeling so happy. This is unbelievable. My CV could not be better than this. I really appreciate the help.

V.T. ... Banking and Finance Graduate


I just wanted to give you a little bit of an update on my job hunt…

From your excellent help, I have managed to land the Retail Banking and Wealth Management graduate scheme with HSBC to start later this year! (And I also managed to get through to the Santander Corporate Banking graduate scheme assessment centre in February!) My confidence in both my own abilities and being able to present myself in interview really grew with Nick’s coaching and I can’t thank you enough for this.

G.G., Chemistry Graduate

G.G. ... Chemistry Graduate

Thank you SO much for your support and advice. The interview was a success and I have made it to MD (at top tier bank).


Thank you very VERY much for such a fantastically impressive letter. It is a pleasure to read. It has an excellent writing style which catches the eye, reads with an easy flow, yet keeps positive tension and curiosity.

Lunian ... Banking Graduate

Thanks a lot for sending across the LinkedIn profile. I am indeed very pleased with the result.

A.H. ... Banking Director

I absolutely love the CV, it exceeded my expectations and has already got me to the interview stage with some good companies which is obviously very encouraging and pleasing. Please pass on my gratitude to Godfrey and the rest of your team involved. I will almost certainly be using your expertise again in future and will be recommending you to others.

Sebastian B ... Banking Graduate

I just got my application answers from you and read them over. I am so happy with them. Thank you so much for the hard work and I am 100% satisfied.

Hyonsoo ... Banking Graduate

I would say my CV is pretty damn good, you have done wonders!

A. H. ... Senior Trader

Thank you very much for the first draft of my CV. I am thoroughly impressed!

Joan ... Investment Analyst

I wanted to say that I am so absolutely pleased with the outcome of my CV, I cannot thank you enough! You achieved exactly what I had hoped you would…the investment was thus worth every penny ? I have already recommended you to my sister, who may be getting in touch with you soon! All the best and thank you again!

Anita ... Investment Manager

Wow, the CV looks stunning! I think it’s really, really good.

B.P. ... Investment Analyst

I went to City CV for help after being rejected at the interview stages of 3-4 different graduate jobs. After one session with Victoria, and one session from Tony, not only was I much better prepared to answer competency questions but my confidence had been restored. On the day of the interview every question asked by the interviewer we had covered the previous day and I found out 2 hours later that I had successfully got the job! I would recommend City CV to any of my friends!

Tom ... Broker

I would like to thank you for the wonderful work you did. I am very pleased and satisfied with my CV. A thank you to all those that contributed with an input, much appreciated.

Leo V ... Banking Professional

I am glad to inform you that I received three offers, two from leading investment banks and one from a consulting company. I would like to thank you and your team for the great CV your team did for me and the interview coaching. Please convey my thanks to everyone.

KD ... Investment Banking PM

I always thought my CV and interview technique was quite good, but after City CV totally revamped them I realised I was definitely in need of some changes. We did coaching sessions on everything from the competency interview to the group exercises and numerical and technical skills. I felt so prepared on my interview day that I actually really enjoyed it rather than feeling nervous and stressed like I normally do. To top it off I received an offer for the job and the interviewer remarked what a professional CV I had compared to many he had seen.

Sophie ... Banking Graduate

I aced round one interview with the MD at UBS in London with your advice. Rounds two and three next week!

F. E. ... Investment Banking Sales

Many thanks for the CV and cover letter, they are perfect and I am very happy with the results. Thanks for a great effort on your part and hopefully it works a dream in landing me a fantastic job!

David S ... Investment Analyst/ Equity Analyst

Form filling is not one of my strengths and you took this worry away from me by preparing convincing answers to the most important questions. I even got good feedback during the interview about how thorough my answers were. Thank you again!

Peter ... Banking

I wanted to share the good news that after several rounds of interviews and applications I ended up getting the graduate analyst role I wanted at an Investment Management firm.

Thanks to the coaching on Skype I was able to show myself in the best light possible at each of the 4 rounds of interview. The interview coaching also helped me emphasise the key points of my CV to really show how I could add value, something I had difficulties with in the past. It took quite a bit of practice but in the end it paid off and I am absolutely delighted with the results!

Once again, thanks a lot for your help in securing a great first job and I look forward to keeping in touch with you and the City CV team in the future as I progress in my career!

Pablo ... Investment Baking Gradute

Thank you very much for a fantastic CV. Using all the right financial buzz words together with a very high level of written English I am absolutely sure that I will soon be back on the job market again. I will definitely use City CV again.

J.B. ... Senior Equity Trader

City CV has been a great help to me – Victoria McLean completely transformed my CV: I received nine Investment Banking internship offers within the space of a year!

Ife A ... Banking Graduate

Thank you for the excellent and dynamic CV and LinkedIn profile you have prepared for me. The achievements you have included reinforce very positively my experience and competencies. The result is very impressive.

I.B. ... Director of Finance, Switzerland

Over the summer I got you to do my CV, cover letter, LinkedIn profile and 300 word motivation letter for Goldman Sachs/JP Morgan. They have been a terrific help with regards to the quality of my applications and time I have saved.

Ryan ... Banking and Finance Graduate

I would like to thank you for your kind support and efforts in assisting me with my CV and LinkedIn Profile. I am extremely pleased with the result and look forward to keeping you appraised of my progress.

R.I. ... Investment Manager

Thank you! I am really pleased, the CV has exceeded my expectations. Thanks both for your input, genuinely ‘over the moon’!

James ... Department Head

Thanks for sending my CV through, looks very good. It has successfully synthesised my spread of experience into a consistent theme that is suitable for the private equity roles I will be trying for. Thanks, Nick, for the focused session you conducted.

T.P. ... Investment Leader, Private Equity

Your CV is getting me shortlisted. Thank you. Honestly, many thanks for your help, Nadia. I have been looking for a job since yesterday and I have been shortlisted for three roles already.

A.A. ... Equity Research / Investment Analyst

Love the profile. Have updated LinkedIn. Thanks so much!

Kate ... Investment Banking

I used City CV to help me organise a new LinkedIn profile as well as to redo my CV. The service was very good from Victoria and her team, and I am very pleased with the result which surprised me on the upside. The outcome is well worth the investment and I love the clean practical layout of my CV and LinkedIn. Highly recommend.

Anonymous ... Investment Analyst

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