Celebrating Neurodiverse Talent



Could you win the Undergraduate of the Year Award Celebrating Neurodiverse Talent?

We're searching UK universities to discover an inspiring neurominority Undergraduate of the Year. We're looking for somebody who brings different perspectives, creative problem-solving skills and unique strengths to help solve some of the world’s biggest challenges.

To enter you need to:

  • have a diagnosis, be in the process of being diagnosed or identify as having a neurodivergent condition (eg through strong traits or family history and so on) but are not pursuing diagnosis. Neurodivergent conditions include autism or an ASD, dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia, ADD or ADHD, Tourette syndrome. This is not an exhaustive list and all neurocognitive minorities (acquired or diagnosed) are welcome to apply
  • be in your penultimate year of study – all degree subjects are accepted
  • have the right to work in the UK after graduation.


What could you win?

A ten-week paid summer internship within BNY Mellon’s esteemed Operations team. This Internship will give you global exposure & opportunities to network with BNY Mellon Interns all over the world. You’ll contribute to meaningful projects and make strategic decisions to gain relevant experience in our corporate environment, contributing to our long term vision.


What makes an award winner?

BNY Mellon know that diverse perspectives and experiences make for better ideas and solutions. They’ve seen how their neurodivergent people help them innovate through different ways of thinking, working, evaluating and communicating.

BNY Mellon is truly interested in what you can bring as yourself. So, tell us what makes you ‘you’. We’ll be looking for a creative problem solver who has got where they are today through determination, resilience, independent and innovative thinking and, potentially, lots of other skills.

You do not have to disclose your condition(s) or diagnosis if you don’t want to. Extenuating circumstances will always be taken into account throughout and we’ll let you know exactly what to expect and when. We encourage communicating your needs for additional support or adjustments (including the online tests). If your needs aren’t already supported in our assessment process, we’ll make sure we accommodate them to make sure you can be at your best.


BNY Mellon and the Undergraduate of the Year Awards

We power success across the financial world for individuals and institutions through unique insights, thinking and actions.

We know it’s not enough to say we’re relentlessly client-focused—so we prove it every day, through adaptability, ingenuity and technology. It’s how we can proactively respond to environmental, social and governance developments, all while providing peerless client experiences.

BNY Mellon is only as strong as its culture. Which is why we encourage critical thinking, fresh perspectives and a drive to create an environment predicated on ingenuity.

Upholding our core tenets of curiosity and accountability means investing in undergraduates through structured programs like our Sophomore Summit and our Summer Analyst Program, while our cross-functional business model encourages career mobility. We’re seeking passionate, talented students who want to make their mark on the financial industry.


How do I win?


Register your details online.


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Your details must be submitted and all questions answered by 9am on 2 February 2024

If you are successful in getting through to the next stage, you will hear from us by 28 February 2024


If you make it to the next stage, your application will be reviewed by BNY Mellon

This may involve an assessment centre.

Grand final

The final shortlist of ten students will be invited to the awards ceremony on 26 April 2024, where the award winners will be announced.

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