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IHS Markit

2021 Graduate Program - Financial Services - Sales

2021 Graduate Program - Financial Services - Sales

About IHS Markit

At the heart of IHS Markit, we are an information company. With expertise across the world's largest industries we leverage technology and data science, to provide the insights, software and data to help our customers make better informed decisions, driving growth, performance and efficiency.

About the Department: Financial Services

IHS Markit is focused on delivering critical information, analytics and solutions for firms operating in the financial markets. For nearly two decades, in partnership with our customers, we have been focused on innovation while remaining steadfast in our commitment to building best-in-class technology. We serve over 3,500 of the largest institutional customers in the world, including banks, hedge funds, asset managers, central banks, regulators, auditors, fund administrators and insurance companies - enhancing transparency, reducing risk and improving operational efficiency.

Starting your Career with Us - Opportunities for Graduates 

On our Graduate Program, you will join a team of industry experts who will work with you to accelerate your development. With exciting learning opportunities at its core, we'll help you focus on building the essential skills needed for a successful and meaningful transition into the professional world.

Learning is a continuous journey of personal and professional development. Our holistic approach leverages classroom based, digital, and peer to peer learning opportunities throughout the program, alongside mentoring and career development guidance. You will be part of a global class, building an invaluable network of knowledge and support from your mentors, peer group and wider teams.


Our next Graduate Program launches in 2021. We're looking for final year students who are working towards a Bachelor's or Master's degree (or equivalent), and due to complete their studies and be available for a full time graduate role commencing in the summer of 2021.

The role

The IHS Markit Graduate Sales team is a centralized team that spans across that vast array of products and services within our Financial Services division.  Members of the Financial Services Graduate Sales team are exposed to an incredibly broad and diverse group of teams within our firm across relevant business, sales and operations teams. Current Graduates consider one of the greatest benefits of working on this team to be the guidance and learning that take place, and the career options that exist after their tenure. This team is the entry point for successful candidates who are looking for a supportive learning environment, while also generating sales opportunities for our team.  During their tenure on the Financial Services Graduate Sales team, we work constructively to find an exciting next career step into relevant roles in the within broader sales team in IHS Markit's Financial Services division.  

Our goal is to provide team members with the most exposure, guidance and learning opportunities, while they create tangible benefits to our clients and our firm. 

Typical day to day functions include:
  • Learning IHS Markit's wide range of products and services
  • Working on presentation skills, using learned product knowledge as examples
  • Analyze existing & potential customer lists and identify best targets.
  • Qualify potential customers and distribute to sales teams for follow up.
  • Work with sales team to follow up on opportunities to collect pipeline and forecasting data.

For our Sales applicants, we recommend the following:

Building and maintaining strong client relationships is key to our success. If you are interested in being in a client facing role, where you can impact the quality of the relationships we build, the Sales application stream is for you. Opportunities within the Sales stream include:
  • Information Services
    • Aligns the synergistic elements of our data, valuations, indices, primary issuance platforms and equities businesses.  Included businesses are GMG, PVR, Equities and Indices.
  • Solutions
    • Drives cross-product integration, extending our front-to-back capability in the alternatives and loans markets, delivering world-class implementation and customer service in our software businesses. Included businesses are Private Markets, WSO, Loan Platforms, DebtDomain, EDM, and thinkFolio. 

What we're looking for

We seek candidates with diverse backgrounds and ideas with a desire to learn and thrive. The program will provide you with a variety of experiences to help you identify your strengths develop highly transferable skills and align you to a successful career path for a bright future at IHSMarkit. To be an ideal fit for the role, you'll have:
  • Be legally eligible to work for the duration of the program in the country for which you apply
  • A Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree (or equivalent) completed no later than May 2021
  • This program is aimed at graduates with 0-12 months relevant experience
  • Demonstrated passion or interest in one or more of our key industries
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • An ability to learn and adapt quickly in a rapidly changing environment
  • The ability to build strong working relationships in a collaborative setting

How to apply

Submit your online application, which should include your resume.

Application and assessment process

The assessment process that follows is designed to ensure you can learn more about us, showcase your skills and find a role that is right for you.

Stage 1:  Submit online  application  

Stage 2 : Online  pymetrics  assessment  

Stage 3:  Initial screening process  

Stage 4:  Final stage assessment day  

Y ou may be considered for multiple suitable roles throughout this process. If these roles fall within the same stream, you will be assessed during the same process. If the roles fall across multiple streams, you may be asked to complete different assessments aligned to those roles.   

Our commitment to diversity

Our business and our customers are diverse, and we believe that embracing a diverse and inclusive environment is key to defining who we are. Our people are what makes us unique and you will get the opportunity to work with some of the brightest minds from across the world who continuously find the best possible solutions, adding value and driving change for our customers.


Inclusion and diversity are critical to the success of IHS Markit, and we actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other protected category. For more information on the many ways in which we enthusiastically support inclusion and diversity efforts for both candidates and employees, please access our Inclusion & Diversity Statement here.

We are proud to provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with IHS Markit and need special assistance or an accommodation to use our website or to apply for a position, please  contact  or call +1 212 849 0399. Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation are considered on a case-by-case basis. This contact information (email and phone) is intended for application assistance and accommodation requests only. We are unable to accept resumes or provide information about application status through the phone number or email address above. Resumes are only accepted through the online application process, and only qualified candidates will receive consideration and follow-up.

IHS Markit maintains a substance-free workplace; employees may be asked to submit to a drug test (where permitted by law).  In addition, as a federal contractor in the United States, the company participates in the E-Verify Program to confirm eligibility to work.

For information please click on the following links:

IHS Markit Business Code of Conduct
Right to Work
EEO is the Law
EEO is the Law Supplement
Pay Transparency


Current Colleagues

If you are currently employed by IHS Markit, please apply internally via the Workday internal careers site.

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