I am wondering if investment banks still only hire from their target and semi targets for their Middle office roles such as risk management. I am going to be changing university from Bristol (decent semi-target) to either Manchester or Leeds (Leeds is a non target while some say manchester is okay, many agree its also a non target). I'm going to be studying engineering which I know BB IB's hire graduates from as theres no specific degree for alot of their roles. My main interest is for Middle office roles (shock I know) due to the more regular work hours with still good pay. However, I am worried that I won't have a chance at MO roles at BB banks due to not being at a target (which I know is used to filter FO applicants but have no idea about MO).
Could anyone provide some more information on this? Would I have the same chance with an engineering degree if I was either at Bristol, Manchester or Leeds (considering I have a range of extra curriculars) or is the selection for middle office roles still the same criteria. Also, how difficult would it be to get the necessary experience in internships if I was attending manchester/leeds rather than bristol. Are the spring week and summer internships different to those looking for a graduate role in FO (Sorry if I seem clueless I have only recently started seriously looking into this). Any help would be appreciated.