Chances of landing a FT IB/PE role in London?

Hey guys,

I will be applying to MFin/MFE programs in the UK this fall (think LSE/Oxford). Let's assume I get in and given the new automatic UK 2-year visa after graduation. (I'm from South America), What do you think are the chances of landing a FT role in IB/PE after graduation? Do I necessarily have to get a summer internship before?

My experience:  M&A internship at an EB (9 months) and now I'm currently a 1st year analyst at a regional MM PE fund, where I see LBOs and internal consulting projects in the portfolio companies.

Thanks in advance,

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Jul 8, 2021 - 11:21pm
WSO Monkey Bot, what's your opinion? Comment below:
Jul 17, 2021 - 1:05am
80t80, what's your opinion? Comment below:

It is highly competitive - you would basically have the whole of lateral guys and graduate students competing for those positions. And I think some firms would require you to have UK/EU deal experiences.

Applying for graduate programs - same issue. Very competitive. Plus there is a cap, say a max of 2 years of exp, for some grad program

Jul 17, 2021 - 2:25am
thomas_3000, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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