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Graduate programme

As a graduate at Campbell Lutyens, you will work with, and learn from, some of the leaders in the industry and have the opportunity to work on landmark projects with leading private capital firms and global institutions.

We give graduates responsibility and opportunities to make an impact from the outset. We also equip you with the knowledge and skills required in both areas of the business, since we operate as an integrated team across our business.


Our eight-month graduate programme provides you with insight into all aspects of Campbell Lutyens’ business, followed by the opportunity to continue your career with us on a permanent basis, in either our fund placement or secondaries advisory team.

A six-week training programme is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to work in both primary placement and secondary advisory. You will also have the opportunity to meet with your future colleagues, and complete your FCA regulatory exams.

You will then spend six months working on the fund placement and secondary sides of the business, spending three months with each team, working on live projects.

Natalie Chaplin


Joined Graduate Programme in 2019

The work at Campbell Lutyens strikes a great balance between project management, research, and strategic advice, so in a short amount of time you gain broad exposure to the primary and secondary markets.

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Fund placement:

Graduates will work in the project management team on the execution of global private equity, private debt and infrastructure fundraisings, developing a thorough understanding of private capital markets. You will be involved throughout the full fundraising process covering pre-mandate fund analysis and due diligence, preparation of marketing materials, development and execution of the marketing strategy, interaction with target investors and securing of fund commitments.

Secondaries advisory

Graduates will work closely with the team to support the execution of sell-side mandates, developing a strong understanding of the private equity industry, secondary market participants and the nuances of executing competitive auction processes. You will be involved throughout the execution process, which includes portfolio analysis, marketing material preparation, data room management, interaction with potential buyers and private equity managers, bids analysis and preparation of presentations for clients.

Charlie Williams


Joined Graduate Programme in 2015

The role is enjoyable for me because it is sufficiently varied. The balance of technical and non-technical tasks is optimal in allowing me to develop and exercise technical skills alongside more creative ones.

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About you

The Graduate programme is open to students in their final year of university, or those who have already graduated and gained some industry experience.

We welcome both Bachelors and Masters students with:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum 2:1 pass grade in a Finance/Economics, Science or Humanities subject
  • Minimum 2-6 months experience gained within financial services (ideally private equity or M&A)
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Proficient use of Excel and PowerPoint
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Pro-active and performance-driven
  • Team player
  • Excellent written and spoken English language skills
  • Additional language skills are viewed favourably

Application process and timing

Applications are due in the autumn and interviews are held by the end of the calendar year. Training is in August and graduates begin their rotations in September.

If you would like to apply for a position in our UK graduate programme, please send your CV and cover letter to campbelllutyens@dartmouthpartners.com.

If you would like to apply for a position in our US graduate programme, please send your CV and cover letter to talent@campbell-lutyens.com.