New Analysts begin their careers at Goldman Sachs by participating in an accelerated introduction to the global securities and derivatives markets.
You will then be enrolled in the New Hire Foundations program, which is designed to develop product, technical and professional skills in line with business and your own development needs. Ongoing continuing education will be available throughout your career.
After this training period, you will begin work as an analyst on your assigned desk. You will quickly become an integral member of the team, with your own responsibilities. These could include making markets in a variety of asset classes, portfolio hedging and restructuring, helping clients raise capital in public and private markets, structuring derivative transactions, developing trading models and algorithms and securities lending. As your experience and confidence grow, you will take charge of client relationships or some trading activities, depending upon your role.
Typically, the program lasts for two to three years, with many Analysts remaining with the firm and then being promoted to Associates.