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Graduate Opportunities 2017

Shape your future at Close Brothers

A number of exciting graduate positions are available at Close Brothers.

Graduates will join specific business departments who will offer tailored training and development opportunities in addition to a bespoke induction programme and mentoring scheme to kick start their chosen career. 

Successful applicants will be working alongside business experts and will be part of a team who will help support and guide through practical on the job training. Close Brothers strive to offer all graduates the best experience in their particular area quickly and whilst giving an opportunity to study towards a qualification, either a professional diploma in banking or an accreditation relevant to the business area.

Who are we looking for?

Academically, applicants need to have obtained/predicted at a minimum 2:1 degree. Qualifications in all disciplines are considered however the following subjects are desirable: IT, Computer Science, Business, Finance, Economics, Engineering, Maths and Science.

Business line managers are looking for passionate people, with curiosity and an eagerness to learn. Graduates need to be commercially aware and have a genuine interest to work in the financial services industry. Evidence of initiative, personal drive and ambition are essential to excel within a challenging and fast paced environment.

Locations: Central London or Wimbledon (occasional business travel in the UK required for most roles).

Salary and benefits: £27,000 in year one with an increase to £32,000 in year two. Close Brothers have a competitive benefits package including a cycle to work scheme, season ticket loan, pension, life assurance and eligibility for an annual discretionary bonus.

Start date: September 2017


  • Asset Management - Investments 
  • Asset Management - Business Development 
  • Asset Management - Change Management 
  • Asset Management - Finance
  • Property Finance 
  • Risk
  • Compliance
  • IT

All applicants must have the right to work in the UK and have the flexibility for occasional business travel in the UK that is required for all roles.

Key skills and behaviours

  • Personal drive and motivation
  • Excellent written and verbal communication abilities, with high attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the confidence to challenge
  • Great organisation and time management skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Good working knowledge of business software applications such as Microsoft Office
  • An analytical and problem solving approach

Please note the following closing dates for each programme:

  • Asset Management - Investments: 20th November
  • Asset Management - Business Development: 24th November
  • Asset Management - Change Management: 25th December
  • Asset Management - Finance: 4th December
  • Risk: 7th November
  • Compliance: 13th November
  • Property Finance: 14th November 
  • IT: 22nd December 

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