Inclusion and Diversity – MUFG

Inclusion and Diversity

“Only when we reflect our clients and communities, can we truly understand and support them.”

Alex Pierre, Global Head of Structured Solutions

A diverse business is a strong business. Our many different perspectives help us better understand and support our diverse customer base. And our collective power is key to our success as a global organisation. That’s why we build inclusion into everything we do at MUFG and embrace all aspects of diversity.

The result? An inclusive, collaborative and respectful culture; an environment where employees feel they can be themselves; and a workplace that attracts and welcomes all.

For us, inclusion is paramount. Only when we reflect our clients and communities can we truly understand and support them. And only when everyone in the workplace feels free to voice their opinions will we fuel the initiatives that help us thrive. Diverse teams perform better, leading to enhanced innovation and creativity, which is critical if we want to service our clients more efficiently in a very competitive environment

Alex Pierre

Global Head of Structured Solutions

Our Inclusion and Diversity networks

We have six employee-led networks that are open to all. Each is sponsored by a senior leader, giving it the power to raise awareness and drive change across our business. Together, they make sure everyone’s voice is heard.

MUFG’s vision for the Balance network is to instil a culture where employees are engaged, energised and empowered to realise their full potential regardless of gender, and to give all employees the confidence that every individual will have fair and equal access to opportunities.

disABILITY WORKS is a forum that acts as a resource and support network for all employees impacted by any form of disability. Its vision is to foster a working environment that enables, supports and drives the understanding of disability, allowing every employee to thrive.

Family Matters is working towards making MUFG a ‘best in class’ family friendly organisation and employer of choice. They provide a network of support for all MUFG employees and their families.

Mosaic helps MUFG and its employees get the maximum benefit from our cultural diversity across EMEA. They organise celebratory cultural events, promote diversity initiatives, provide networking opportunities, and educate people across the firm.

Pride Alliance provides an open forum network for LGBTQ+ and Ally employees to share information and provide support to celebrate and drive LGBTQ+ inclusion across EMEA, allowing all employees to bring their whole selves to work.

Our Social Mobility network is committed to creating a culture where employees feel like they belong at MUFG, regardless of their socio-economic background.

Shamsher, Information and Data Management
I’ve had the chance to work with colleagues around the globe, embracing different cultures and learning new communication techniques that has allowed me to grow my network.
Shamsher, Information and Data Management
Hear more from our people

MUFG Insight Days

Diverse roles, rewarding careers and international opportunities. There’s a whole range of different career opportunities available at MUFG. And our Insight Days is your chance to explore it all.

Explore our intern and analyst opportunities at the Bright Network Festival on Wednesday 7 September at the Queen Elizabeth II centre in London. And find out more about how you’ll enjoy an inclusive, diverse and supportive environment with MUFG.

At MUFG, a leading global financial services group, we’re constantly on the lookout for bright and ambitious graduate talent. We are committed to Inclusion & Diversity at MUFG and acknowledge the levels of underrepresentation within our workforce. We encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, especially those who are currently underrepresented.

Join us on 13 October at 1pm as we participate in a virtual event designed to support LGBTQIA students graduating in 2023 or 2024 to develop an understanding of the investment banking sector, while addressing any concerns students may have in relation to being LGBTQIA in the workplace.

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Aimed at students in their penultimate or final year of studies, this in-person event on 26 October is hosted by our recent analysts and designed to allow you to learn about our business. You will have the opportunity explore the intern and analysts opportunities we have to offer and learn about our recruitment process.

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At MUFG, a leading global financial services group, we’re constantly on the lookout for bright and ambitious graduate talent. We are committed to Inclusion & Diversity at MUFG and acknowledge the levels of underrepresentation within our workforce. We encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, especially those who are currently underrepresented.

Join us on 27 October at 1pm as we participate in a virtual technology event for female-identifying students studying STEM degrees, interested in internships within financial services.

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At MUFG, a leading global financial services group, we’re constantly on the lookout for bright and ambitious graduate talent. We are committed to Inclusion & Diversity at MUFG, and acknowledge the levels of underrepresentation within our workforce. We encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, especially those who are currently underrepresented.

Join us on 3 November at 1pm for an in-person, profile-raising event for individuals of Black heritage, to introduce second year and third year students to the full range of careers at MUFG. Through informative presentations, panel discussions and informal networking, the event offers the chance to learn from professionals working at one of the world’s top investment banks. It’s a unique opportunity to discover what it’s really like to work at MUFG – and to ask any questions you might have about one of the most demanding and rewarding careers around.

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At MUFG, a leading global financial services group, we’re constantly on the lookout for bright and ambitious graduate talent. We are committed to Inclusion & Diversity at MUFG, and acknowledge levels of underrepresentation within our workforce. We encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, especially those who are currently underrepresented.

Join us on 8 November at 1:00pm for a profile-raising event to introduce second year and third year female-identifying students to the full range of careers at MUFG. Through informative presentations, panel discussions and informal networking, the event offers the chance to learn from professionals working at one of the world’s top investment banks. It’s a unique opportunity to discover what it’s really like to work at MUFG – and to ask any questions you might have about one of the most demanding and rewarding careers around.

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Technology touches every part of our organisation from our traders placing a trade to our risk managers using technology to analyse our risk exposure. Technology is integral to what we do and it’s why we invest so much in developing state of the art infrastructure.

Join us on our Technology Insight Day on 22 November. Aimed at second year and final year students, studying an undergraduate degree or masters degree, this is a unique opportunity to discover what it’s really like to work at MUFG, find out about our early career opportunities in Technology and to ask any questions you might have about working in the world of finance.

During the event, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about different technology roles
  • Gain an insight into the recruitment process and tips on how to standout at the different stages
  • Ask questions and network with our colleagues from different areas of our business

Applications to attend close on 15 November 2022.

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Get Involved

As a graduate here, you’ll be encouraged to actively support our inclusion and diversity employee networks. Here’s how two of our analysts get involved and make a positive impact on the world around them.

Chloe

Compliance, London

‘Inclusive’ is the first word that comes to mind when I think of the culture at MUFG. I sensed this at the insight day, but working here, you can really see how differences are embraced so that people with diverse skills, experience and mindset come together and work towards the shared goals of the firm. I’ve gained so much knowledge working with such a diverse group of people. It’s expanded my way of thinking and encouraged me to build effective communication styles, and more importantly, it makes the workplace a dynamic and interesting place to be part of. Joining as part of the graduate programme was great. It meant I was able to develop friendships with a whole network of different people on the same journey. You even get assigned a buddy on your team when you first join who supports you in your first few months. There’s a truly diverse workforce at MUFG. A vital element of the Inclusion & Diversity strategy is the wide range of employee networks. They connect you to a huge group of people who have similar interests to you, all offering a community and connection for employees, and providing the opportunity to be heard. I’m part of the Social Mobility network and we aim to empower those from lower socio-economic backgrounds to join our company. In the short time I’ve been here, I’ve learnt that finance is no longer this archaic industry with limited opportunities for those from lower socio-economic backgrounds – it’s continually progressing and trying to become more inclusive.

Jessica

Global Corporate & Investment Banking Rotational Programme, London

The beauty of working for an international organisation like MUFG – in a very multicultural capital city like London – is that you get to experience and embrace diversity every day. And the fact that you’ll rarely find two people who are alike makes working here even more exciting. I grew up surrounded by people with similar cultural backgrounds, studies and experiences, so one of the reasons I decided to study and work abroad was to get out of my comfort zone, break down my cultural silos and challenge myself. One of the most notable things about MUFG is the number of women in senior positions. It’s inspiring and unique to see a company that truly places value on diversity across all levels. As a woman speaking a second language and working in a traditionally male-dominated industry, working in an organisation that embraces diversity is so rewarding. The exchange of views and opinions with people different to you is invaluable – making you strive to think outside the box, find new angles and look at things from new perspectives. And at MUFG, my differences are valued. I never feel left out, unheard or discriminated against because of my accent, origins or gender, but that my opinions and views are just as important as those of an English-speaking man. At MUFG, respect is mutual across all levels, and diversity is empowered, encouraged and supported by a plethora or employee networks. I was also really surprised by the diverse backgrounds of the other graduates at MUFG in terms of education. I assumed most would come from a Finance background, but there are people who’ve studied politics, history and even chemistry. I think this really shows that MUFG looks for more than what you’ve studied, and values what skills and attitude you bring, because they teach you the rest.