Our Junior Consultants are recruited from graduates of the highest calibre across all disciplines. New recruits are given an intensive induction into areas such as the asset finance industry, software development and consultancy skills, before being assigned to a project where they can put their training into practice. Supervised at all times by more experienced consultants, recent joiners will find that the open culture means they also have easy access to senior managers and directors for discussion and guidance. With some help from their colleagues, our newest consultants will be helping to change the way businesses work from the very start of their career.
Alfa helps asset finance companies improve their business performance by implementing our software - Alfa Systems - and applying our wide-ranging experience of the industry. Blue-chip clients such as Bank of America, Deutsche Bank, Société Générale and Toyota Financial Services have reaped the benefits of Alfa’s finest assets: our people. We are extremely proud of our track record of successful projects, a testament to the skills, experience and knowledge of our consultants who develop organically through the company from graduate joiner to senior manager.
Your initial training period will be around one month and the programme will be delivered by your new colleagues from junior to senior. You’ll then be working on a client site or based in the London office, and your first role will typically involve software development. During a project, as well as the design and development of the software, we also need to modify business processes to ensure the client is working as effectively as possible, test that everything works, transfer all the data from the old system to Alfa Systems, and provide support through the go-live process and into the future. During your career, you will spend time working in a variety of roles in these areas. As you progress, you will develop particular abilities and interests and you can choose your training to support that. You might want to work towards being a Project Manager for instance or a Technical Architect of our software; that’s up to you.
A good Alfa consultant has the ability to see an end goal, break down the steps to get there, and put in the effort to achieve it. Therefore, any hard-working and ambitious graduate can be successful as long as he or she has a logical mind, enjoys working as part of a team, has pride in their work, and sees their career immersed in the worlds of both technology and finance. With our ever-increasing geographic reach, knowledge of foreign languages is an added bonus, and we’ll even support you through learning a new one if you want to pursue extra studies.
Alfa is established in the UK, US, Asia-Pacific and throughout Europe. As well as working on projects based in London or the surrounding area, you will sometimes be expected to work in European locations during the working week. We also see a steady flow of UK consultants on secondment further afield, so if this sounds like your kind of thing, we can make that happen too.
We need our people to work hard but that doesn’t necessarily mean long hours. We only recruit people who we think will get on with each other, so the atmosphere is collaborative and friendly. If you are interested in activities outside of work, there are groups to join such as football, running, surfing or squash. As well as project milestone incentive trips, you will also get to spend time with the whole organisation every couple of months at our company meetings which involve presentations in the morning and fun activities in the afternoon. Furthermore we usually have a trip overseas for our Annual Conference which is always something to look forward to!
Starting salary is £40,000. From day one, new joiners will be enrolled on our benefits schemes which include private health insurance and access to a private GP, worldwide travel insurance, life assurance, income protection, interest-free loans, 25 days’ annual leave, pension, access to a city gym and laptop.
Apply online by uploading your CV and covering letter. If shortlisted, you will be invited to take part in a short telephone interview. If successful there are two more stages; an HR interview and a final interview with members of the Operational Board. We assess applications on an ongoing basis so the sooner you can apply the better.
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