Mizuho attracts talented graduates


Graduate careers at Mizuho

Known for its exciting work and its strong support for smart ambitious graduates, Mizuho is certainly a great bank to consider for your graduate career. Mizuho International Business Analyst, Laura Newman, has certainly enjoyed the graduate opportunities available at Mizuho."I enjoy working within a team to resolve both business and technical challenges and being able to see the benefits as a result," explains Laura.

Daily stand up meetings

Laura Newman is an Analyst in Mizuho's Regulatory Reporting ISD Department who joined Mizuho's Graduate Scheme. As a Business Analyst, she works with the business and the developers gathering requirements, writing technical specifications, aiding development and testing outcomes in readiness for deployment into production. Her daily tasks vary from attending workshops to individual system testing. She has daily stand up meetings to communicate progress and blockers with the team and to clarify aims for the next day.

Given a lot of responsibility

Laura studied Discrete Mathematics which gave her a strong technical background that she uses daily when investigating issues in the database for users. It has also provided her with the analytical skills required to solve issues that arise in the workplace. Since graduating and starting her role at Mizuho, Laura has been given a lot of responsibility and exposed to many different business situations which has helped develop her confidence and develop leadership skills. Her daily work helps her develop impressive analytical and technical skills.

Great opportunities early in career

"So far in my time at Mizuho, a main highlight for me was being asked to lead Business Analysis on a liquidity project which was a big learning curve, not just in doing the analysis, but also in understanding the planning and team relationship that was required. I'm very grateful to have been given such an opportunity so early on in my career," says Laura.

Highly professional and informed individuals

Mizuho’s success is built on the effort provided by the diverse background, skill set and intellectual capability each member of staff brings to the company. The company is made up of highly professional and informed individuals from different cultural backgrounds and as such they encourage and expect a mutual understanding and respect for each other. A challenging market to work in, Mizuho fosters a culture of commitment, efficiency, trust and integrity which supports their respectable status and solid reputation in the market place, whilst always keeping their clients’ needs central to everything they do. Underpinning this are their values of putting their clients first, passion, speed, team spirit and innovation. It’s important to them that they attract graduates who identify with and share these values.

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