Goldman Sachs Scholars Programme

Level of study
Any Undergraduate
Subject area
Law, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering, Engineering, Mathematics, Business
Type of Award
External, University
Deadline for applying
Closed 20/03/2022 (Note: competition closed for this year)

Award Description

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centres around the world. Goldman Sachs have recently opened its second UK office in Birmingham, based at the WeWork, 55 Colmore Row led by its Engineering division.

The University of Birmingham and Goldman Sachs are collaborating to create a new corporate scholars programme for 50 Birmingham Scholar students. The partnership aims to provide Goldman Sachs Scholars with an insight into industry as well as a breadth of personal and professional support. Goldman Sachs are eager to develop a pipeline of young and diverse talent to support the growth of its new office and Engineering division in Birmingham.

University of Birmingham alumna, Brigit Simler, EMEA Head of Human Capital Management, said: “We are excited to support the University of Birmingham and the incredible work they do within the Pathways to Birmingham programme. As a firm, we are passionate about providing equal opportunities and supporting young people to reach their potential – this new partnership will allow us to work towards our shared ambition of levelling the playing field, and sparking economic growth for people and communities. As a University of Birmingham alumni myself, I am delighted to be back at a place that holds so many fond memories.”

Please note that this programme is now closed until the 2023/24 academic year. Applications will likely re-open in September 2023 or January 2024 (TBC).

Value of Award

As a Goldman Sachs Scholar you will benefit from a breadth of opportunities to enhance your personal and professional skills, including:

  • An allocated Goldman Sachs mentor
  • Internship opportunities
  • Access to Goldman Sachs Insight Days and events
  • Employability support and guidance when applying for internship and graduate opportunities at Goldman

You will also receive support from a representative in the Development and Alumni Relations Office (DARO). The Corporate Partnerships Officer will act as key point of contact for you and will help coordinate activities and engagement with Goldman Sachs. 

Eligibility Criteria

You must be a Birmingham Scholar who completed a Pathways to Birmingham (P2B) programme before entering the University and are now a normally registered student in the first or second year of an undergraduate programme in one of the following subjects:

  • Business
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electronic, Electrical & Systems Engineering
  • General Engineering
  • Law
  • Mathematics

We aim to create an inclusive and diverse cohort of GS Scholars and as such we particularly welcome applications from students from under-represented backgrounds.  However, candidates will be selected on merit of their application.

How to Apply

You can make an application using our online Goldman Sachs Scholars Programme application form.

Please note that this programme is now closed until the 2023/24 academic year. Applications will likely re-open in September 2023 or January 2024 (TBC).


Laura Graham