Technology Industrial Placement 2019, UK
About Fidelity International
Fidelity International provides world class investment solutions and retirement expertise to institutions, individuals and their advisers - to help our clients build better futures for themselves and generations to come. As a private company we think generationally and invest for the long term. Helping clients to save for retirement and other long term investing objectives has been at the core of our business for nearly 50 years.
What you'll be doing:
Over your one year industrial placement you will be based in one of our three offices in London or Surrey, where you’ll not only learn how technology makes our organisation work better, but also build your knowledge of the business itself.
You’ll work with colleagues in multiple business areas, as well as those across the wider technology group, and gain a breadth of insight into how we operate as a business while networking with senior managers from day one.
Throughout your industrial placement your development will be underpinned by the best training and professional certified courses, with the aim of employing you full-time once you have completed your degree. This will involve the option of completing the Investment Operations Certificate (IOC) and a bespoke professional industry qualification.
Depending on your role and the team you join, you’ll work with various business teams to understand and document their needs, then liaise with developers and system architects to clearly define those requirements and implement solutions to meet them. You’ll gain a wide range of experience from development and testing to problem resolutions and solution design.
What we look for:
You do not need a technology related degree. We want people that are interested in both the industry and the sector but ultimately those with the intellectual curiosity for progression and evolution. People with an innovative and inquisitive disposition are those best suited for our industrial placements as your year long journey with us will help us explore your skillsets and for you to explore our world.
You will be on a sandwich degree course which requires a 12 month industrial placement between 2019 and 2020 or will have sought written permission from your University for a deferred year. You will have a minimum of ABB at A level or equivalent and be on track for at least a 2:1 degree (or equivalent).
Learning and development:
Your development is heavily invested in from day one with the aim of preparing you for a career within Fidelity International once your studies are completed. We have opportunities in Technology Infrastructure Services (TIS), Delivery and Architecture and we will ask you to state your preferences through the recruitment process.
The industrial placement is a chance to get a broad understanding of what we do as a function and how this links with Fidelity International as a whole. If successful and you return for the graduate programme, in your first year, you will complete the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) and in your second year, you will have the opportunity to study towards the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) qualification.