Internships and graduate training schemes
As well as identifying if private banking is right for you, an internship is a good opportunity to gain relevant experience, and even to be fast tracked onto an interview for a graduate training scheme. Some companies who offer interns and graduate training schemes in private banking include:
Many banks and financial service firms now run insight days for first year undergraduate students (check the requirements, you may be able to attend as a non-first year). They are a great opportunity to find out more about banking (and private banking more specifically) to help you decide if it is the right career for you. As well as talks, presentations and workshops you will have the opportunity to network with current employees. Impress at an insight day and you may well be fast tracked to an internship interview.
This is a competitive sector and as such other experience is necessary (either in place of or as well as an internship). Other experience might include extra curricular activities, LSE societies, volunteering or other positions of responsibility.