An ambitious group of graduates vie to secure their futures at one of London's leading international banks. Fuelled by ambition, romance, and drugs, these young minds forge their identities within the pressure cooker environment and sensory blitz of the trading floor.
As Harper Stern and fellow grads Yasmin, Robert, Gus and Hari do whatever it takes to get ahead at Pierpoint & Co investment bank, a toxic company culture quickly reveals itself, leaving the newcomers to decide whether life is about more than the bottom line.
With permanent positions at the preeminent London investment bank Pierpoint & Co on the line, the newest class of rookies do whatever it takes to make themselves indispensable.
A disastrous combination of drugs, alcohol, and inappropriate confrontations derails Pierpoint's appreciation dinner for its new class of graduates. Yasmin comes face to face with the culture of her new team and takes her flirtation with Robert to risky new heights.
When a major client stops trading with Pierpoint, the recent graduates are presented with a new opportunity to recover lost business. After the dissolution of his team finds him reassigned to a disinterested new supervisor, a creative Gus partners with Robert.
After her birthday celebration gets out of hand, a worse-for-wear Harper learns that a discrepancy in her work stands to cost her team a fortune. Harper seeks support from a surprising source, while trouble at a networking event brings Yasmin and Robert closer.
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As Pierpoint is shaken by a scathing exposé, Eric goes offsite, prompting Gus to cover trades from his desk while Harper manoeuvres into a meeting with one of Eric's coveted ex-clients; but when they both cross the line, they risk compromising their futures at the bank.
Sex, drugs, and secrets light up Pierpoint's annual party where Maxim's unexpected arrival aggravates tensions, and Greg finds himself in a painful predicament after partying a little too hard. Harper is blindsided by a meeting with the president of the London office.
With Reduction in Force Day looming, the graduates do whatever it takes to secure final recommendations from superiors and solidify vital client relationships. At a dinner party, resentment and jealousy surface, and Harper divulges confidential company business.
After a tumultuous few months at Pierpoint, the graduates take vastly different approaches to prove they're worthy of permanent positions. After an unexpected meeting with a familiar face, Harper contends with a decision that could transform the culture of Pierpoint.