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Goldman Sachs

About Goldman Sachs

Company HQ location: London, Greater London

Industry: Financial services

No of employees: 37300

Our company in a nutshell

The Goldman Sachs Group is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and varied client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.
At Goldman Sachs, our Engineers don’t just make things – we make things possible.
Engineering, which is made up of our Technology Division and global strategist groups, is at the heart of our business, and our dynamic environment requires innovative strategic thinking and immediate, real solutions. Do you want to push the limit of digital possibilities?
Our Engineers are problem-solvers and innovators, building solutions in risk management, big data, mobile and more. We look for creative collaborators who evolve, adapt to change and thrive in a fast-paced global environment.
In partnership with Queen Mary University of London, the Goldman Sachs Degree Apprenticeship Program combines higher education with vocational training to offer a fee-free alternative to the traditional University route.

Life at Goldman Sachs for apprentices

This is an opportunity to earn a salary and degree while embarking on a career in financial services and technology.

The ‘Degree Apprenticeship Programme’ will allow participants to complete an apprenticeship within Goldman Sachs’ Technology division while studying for a degree at Queen Mary University of London. After the four-year programme, participants will graduate with a bachelor’s degree Digital and Technology Solutions, with the potential opportunity of a full time position with Goldman Sachs.

Queen Mary University of London is one of the UK’s leading research-focused higher education institutions. While studying for the Digital and Technology Solutions course, students will learn about new technologies and modern innovators, programming techniques and innovative software design. The placement within Goldman Sachs’ Technology division will allow apprentices to apply these academic skills to ongoing real time software and engineering assignments.

Company Values

We stress teamwork in everything we do.

While individual creativity is always encouraged, we have found that team effort often produces the best results. We have no room for those who put their personal interests ahead of the interests of the firm and its clients.

The dedication of our people to the firm and the intense effort they give their jobs are greater than one finds in most other organizations.

We think that this is an important part of our success.

We consider our size an asset that we try hard to preserve.

We want to be big enough to undertake the largest project that any of our clients could contemplate, yet small enough to maintain the loyalty, the intimacy and the esprit de corps that we all treasure and that contribute greatly to our success.

we constantly strive to anticipate the rapidly changing needs of our clients and to develop new services to meet those needs.

We know that the world of finance will not stand still and that complacency can lead to extinction.

We regularly receive confidential information as part of our normal client relationships.

To breach a confidence or to use confidential information improperly or carelessly would be unthinkable.

Our business is highly competitive, and we aggressively seek to expand our client relationships.

However, we must always be fair competitors and must never denigrate other firms.

Integrity and honesty are at the heart of our business.

We expect our people to maintain high ethical standards in everything they do, both in their work for the firm and in their personal lives.

Our assets are our people, capital and reputation.

If any of these is ever diminished, the last is the most difficult to restore. We are dedicated to complying fully with the letter and spirit of the laws, rules and ethical principles that govern us. Our continued success depends upon unswerving adherence to this standard.

Our goal is to provide superior returns to our shareholders.

Profitability is critical to achieving superior returns, building our capital, and attracting and keeping our best people. Significant employee stock ownership aligns the interests of our employees and our shareholders.

We take great pride in the professional quality of our work.

We have an uncompromising determination to achieve excellence in everything we undertake. Though we may be involved in a wide variety and heavy volume of activity, we would, if it came to a choice, rather be best than biggest.

We stress creativity and imagination in everything we do.

While recognizing that the old way may still be the best way, we constantly strive to find a better solution to a client’s problems. We pride ourselves on having pioneered many of the practices and techniques that have become standard in the industry.

We make an unusual effort to identify and recruit the very best person for every job.

Although our activities are measured in billions of dollars, we select our people one by one. In a service business, we know that without the best people, we cannot be the best firm.

We offer our people the opportunity to move ahead more rapidly than is possible at most other places.

Advancement depends on merit and we have yet to find the limits to the responsibility our best people are able to assume. For us to be successful, our men and women must reflect the diversity of the communities and cultures in which we operate. That means we must attract, retain and motivate people from many backgrounds and perspectives. Being diverse is not optional; it is what we must be.

Our clients’ interests always come first.

Our experience shows that if we serve our clients well, our own success will follow.

Case studies

Arinze

Client Platforms

"I have gained loads of experience while working at Goldman Sachs because I was given an opportunity to make an impact from the first day at the office."

Holly

Investment Banking Division Technology

"I wanted an alternative to university but to still be able to gain a degree."

Ismaeel

Post Execution Platforms

"I enjoy getting the opportunity to apply the knowledge I gain in university to a practical work environment."

Corporate social responsibility

Community Teamworks

People from our offices work in partnership with local nonprofit organizations on team-based volunteer projects to help them achieve their mission.