Morgan Stanley experience professionals programme

Morgan Stanley’s Fixed Income and Equities divisions are pleased to announce the launch of a Sales & Trading Experienced Professionals Program designed to recruit and develop professionals with or without a background in Finance.

Diversity and inclusion are critical to our success as a global organization and we are committed to creating and providing opportunities that enable our workforce to reflect diverse backgrounds and views.

We welcome highly motivated candidates with 3+ years of postgraduate work experience in a professional environment from a diverse range of industries, including but not limited to: Aerospace, Consulting, Energy, Engineering, Finance/Accounting, Government, Law, Life Sciences/Pharma, Insurance, Information Technology, Academic Research and Military/Defense.  In line with our diversity commitments, we strongly encourage applicants who self-identify as Black and/or female.

The program

The program begins in February 2022.  On joining, participants will complete at least six to eight weeks of formal orientation, training, and development.  You will also attend training and study sessions to prepare you for any required licensing and registration exams and will be provided with a wide range of resources and support including a dedicated program leader, mentor and buddy, and ongoing product-specific training and career management tools.

About sales and trading

Sales & Trading assess and manage risk, trade securities, manage relationships with clients, and structure and execute innovative transactions in both primary and secondary markets.

  • Sales: develop a client base by nurturing long-term relationships; create investment ideas; sell and cross-sell the firm’s products; and work directly with clients on behalf of the firm.
  • Trading: generate trading ideas and analysis and support all aspects of market-making trade execution.
  • Structuring: build computational models that help issuers and investors maximize returns while controlling risk.
  • Lending: use the Firm’s capital to help institutional clients finance their portfolios of bonds, loans, and other securities.
  • Strats: develop and deliver innovative trade ideas, models, and analytic systems to the trading desks.
  • Research: comprises talented analysts, strategists and economists whose research helps clients generate alpha.
  • Risk Management & COO: Risk Management act as first line of defense in protecting the firm; assisting the business with opportunities but acting within regulations and policy. The COO function oversees the implementation of business strategies, carries out operational functions and spearheads new business initiatives.

You will be offered a permanent role in one of the above areas depending on your skill set and interests.


You must have at least three years of post-graduate experience and an interest in financial markets.  Applicants should have strong analytical skills, client and/or project management skills, excellent communication, genuine intellectual curiosity, and a strong work ethic.

Application process

In order to be considered, candidates must apply by October 10, 2021 at 23:59 GMT.  The selection process will conclude by the end of November.

Program location

The Program is based in Morgan Stanley’s London offices.  The health and safety of our employees is important to Morgan Stanley and with this in mind the firm has put in place a broad range of measures. We will take into consideration government guidelines and any other relevant factors to determine whether at the time part of the program ought to take place in a virtual environment at our discretion.

Diversity and inclusion at Morgan Stanley

Commit to Diversity and Inclusion is one of our core values at Morgan Stanley. We strive to build an organization that is diverse in experience and background, reflecting our standards of integrity and excellence.  A diverse, dynamic, and inclusive culture underlies the success of our company. It widens our perspective, helps our employees achieve their professional objectives and allows us to better serve our clients.


Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services. The Firm’s employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments, and individuals from more than 1,200 offices in 43 countries.

As a market leader, the talent and passion of our people is critical to our success.  Together, we share a common set of values rooted in integrity, excellence, and strong team ethic.  Morgan Stanley can provide a superior foundation for building a professional career – a place for people to learn, to achieve and grow. A philosophy that balances personal lifestyles, perspectives and needs is an important part of our culture.