Early Careers Programs
Find out how to kick-start your career in a global fintech. Here you can find more information about the programs we have available and the application process to get your started at Wise.
A graduate at Wise is a student in their final year of university or who graduated a year ago, from either a Bachelors or a Masters degree. This is usually their first full time position but they will get real responsibility from day one, alongside coaching from your lead and team.
All of our graduates are full-time employees of Wise! We’ll have a global start date for all of them in September. This way, we ensure they have finished their studies, and also that they can build a network of peers around them for support.
At Wise all our interns are current students. They are in their penultimate year of study, prior to finishing their university degree (it could be a Bachelors or Masters). A Wise intern will join us for 10 paid weeks over the summer to work with us in Software Engineering, Data Science, Analytics, FinCrime and more! After this, they’ll go back to university to finish their final year.
“Being an intern at Wise has been an unforgettable experience because I now truly know what it’s like to be part of a community that respects their employees and their customers equally and constantly makes sure to exceed their expectations.”Jasleen, Wise Intern 2021
We know that going to university isn’t the route for everyone. So, at Wise we also offer apprenticeships, where you can learn and develop as you work. Currently our apprenticeship opportunities are London based only, as part of a UK government initiative.
Joining Wise as an apprentice is a brilliant way to learn on the job. You’ll be exposed to a mix of classroom learning with our learning provider, and ‘on the job’ training. All apprentices are required to spend 80% of their time working on their day job, and 20% of their time away from their desk in classroom training. But don’t worry, you’ll be supported by an apprenticeship coach throughout all of this.
At Wise we partner with Multiverse. Please keep your eye on the vacancies they have and make an application to them directly for roles with us or any other employer. It would be a good idea to start your conversation with Multiverse now, so that when we have roles available, you are ready and able to apply!
How to apply
Here’s some information about our teams and how to apply.
Sometimes we’re getting ready in the background and some roles do not show in our careers page – but we don’t want that stopping you from telling us about yourself!
Click below to leave us your details and we’ll be in touch as soon as we’re ready to welcome your application
Step 1: should I apply?
We’re looking for self-starters who are keen to learn and develop:
- You have a passion for solving problems
- You’re curious to learn and try new things
- You’re ready to roll up your sleeves and have responsibility
- You’re prepared to work in a fast-paced environment
- You’re open to lots of feedback
- You’re bursting with ideas
Important note: Sadly, we’re currently not able to sponsor VISAs for our internship or graduate programmes due to government criteria.
Step 2: pick a team
You’ll learn and develop within an independent, autonomous team to solve real business problems. You’ll ship customer-facing code from day one whilst working on a product that impacts millions of people around the world.
Data is at the heart of every decision we make. Get ready to identify trends, make processes more effective and use your insights to build creative solutions that help us achieve our mission faster.
From advising teams to forecasting and reports, to the day-to-day running of all things finance related, you’ll learn lots joining a team that helped take Wise from startup to profitable business 3 years running.
Our People team provides everyone with the support they need in their career to help Wise grow. You’ll learn new skills across several teams including People Operations, Recruitment, Analytics, Tech and People Development.
The Anti-Money Laundering team detects if something bad is happening (like financial crime), and takes action to remove it. Your responsibility would be to identify potential bad guys, in order to protect our customers and Wise with your investigations.
Our Marketing team ensures Wise is in front of every potential user at the right time and place with the best creative to drive maximum incremental volume growth at the right payback.
Design helps teams to ship and sell products that customers love, and that grow the business.
From time to time, we offer internship and graduate opportunities in other teams too. Keep an eye on our careers site for open positions.
Step 3: apply
Application and CV review
When looking for a job in our main careers page, you can filter it by team and select “Early Careers”. All our graduate and internship roles will be there.
In the application form, we’ll ask you to include your CV detailing your experience and achievements, plus a few questions related to the role.
Your area of expertise will determine the nature of the take-home test. For example, in Engineering you’ll do a coding challenge, in other teams you’ll dive into real-life problems you could be working on.
Tell us about your skills and how you like to work.We will ask you some questions focusing around our values and culture.
If you’re successful in your take-home test and the video interview, we’ll invite you to a face-to-face interview with the team. We’ll get to know you better and chat through your skills and experience. You’ll also have a chance to ask any questions you might have.
While I can’t speak for the wider FinTech industry, I can say for certain that Wise’s internship is one that will enable you to grow tremendously. Whatever self-doubt or concerns you may have, the people at Wise will help you conquer them.
Viktor, Wise Intern 2021