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IT Graduate Programme 2017

Close Brothers is a leading merchant banking group, providing lending, deposit taking, wealth management services, and securities trading. We employ 2,800 people, principally in the UK, and are one of the largest 250 companies listed on the London Stock Exchange.

Shape your future at Close Brothers

The graduate would join as a member of the Technology team within Bank.

The Technology Department is a fast paced and exciting place to work with multiple teams that deliver the solutions that we use to service our clients across all business lines, as well as designing, building and running all the IT services that support our own staff.

Throughout the training programme you will benefit from first class development coaching and we’ll provide ongoing feedback on your progress and equip you with the skills needed for success in our technology function and beyond.

What will I be doing?

The graduate will rotate throughout the Technology function, typically on a 6 monthly basis throughout the first two years.

Each placement will involve shadowing a more experienced member of the team. On a structured training programme. We’ll expose you to senior stakeholders in the business, a host of exciting suppliers and the full spectrum of support functions. From placements and projects to away days, courses and on-the- job-training, the IT graduate programme provides a fantastic opportunity to develop and grow through a wealth of experiences.

Who are we looking for?

Academically applicants need to have obtained/predicted at a minimum 2:1 degree. Degrees in all disciplines are considered however the following subjects are desirable: IT, Computer Science, Business, Finance, Economics, Engineering, Maths and Science. Candidates must have also obtained GCSE grade B in Maths and English Language, and at least 280 UCAS points at A-level/AS Level (not inclusive of general studies).

We look for passionate people, with curiosity and an eagerness to learn. We are keen to hear from people who are commercially aware, and that have a genuine interest in working in the financial industry. We’d also like to see evidence of personal drive and ambition; people who have the resilience to excel within a challenging and fast paced environment will enjoy working at Close Brothers.

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

About the role

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

Start date: 4th September 2017

Application deadlines: 22nd December

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.

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