Graduate scheme

Greater London

£30,000-£35,000

Shape your future at Close Brothers

Is expertise, service, relationships, and teamwork important to you?

Are you committed to becoming an expert in your field of interest?

Our graduate programme offers you the opportunity to gain an in depth knowledge of the teams specific to your chosen career path, whilst gaining exposure across our business division within Banking.

Join Close Brothers and shape your future.

In this rotational programme you will develop your skills and knowledge through working with high-performing teams and will be supported through a comprehensive induction programme, tailored training and dedicated mentoring.

Working alongside subject matter experts, you will receive guidance and encouragement in a collaborative environment to grow professionally and reach your potential.

You’ll be joining a network of graduates to learn and have fun with, whilst gaining the best practical experience with an opportunity to study towards a professional qualification or accreditation.

Finance Graduate Programme

The role of our Finance function is to bring together all the financial activity across the group through exceptional analysis, insight and reporting. We play a key role in business strategy by focusing on achieving sustainable growth, developing commercial awareness and responding to the ever changing regulatory and economic environment. The department has approximately 150 employees and is an expanding and fast-paced team.

This programme is a three year placement involving three insightful one year rotations designed to build expertise across department in a range of specialisms. Rotations could include Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A), Tax, Regulatory Reporting, Accounts Payable, Operational Finance and Financial Reporting. You will attend various Finance committees to develop excellent relationship management skills, honed by exposure to multiple stakeholders in a range of business areas. As a graduate trainee, you will also be enrolled and supported in training towards an accounting qualification, such as ACCA or CIMA.

Salary and Benefits

£31,500 in year one and will be reviewed and increased incrementally thereafter to align to our Finance Study Policy (taking account of performance and progression with regards to professional exams). Close Brothers have a competitive benefits package including eligibility for an annual discretionary bonus, season ticket loan, a cycle to work scheme, pension and life assurance.

All applicants must have the right to work in the UK and have the flexibility for occasional business travel in the UK where required.

Who Thrives Here?

We’re proud of our people whose expertise, passion and willingness to go the extra mile really set us apart. It’s what builds our long-term relationships with clients and customers that stand the test of time.

We are committed to creating an environment where our colleagues feel motivated, proud to work for us and can thrive in an inclusive workplace where we can all reach our full potential.

If you care about delivering excellent service, enjoy building relationships, always act with integrity, and are eager to make an impact in a commercial environment within financial services, we’d love to welcome you onto our 2022/23 programme.

All applicants must have the right to work in the UK and have the flexibility for occasional business travel in the UK where required.

About You

  • You will have a degree (or will have completed your degree by September 2022)
  • Be a good communicator with the ability to build strong and lasting working relationships
  • You are comfortable navigating change and managing ambiguity
  • You are a quick learner, inquisitive, solution focused with the tenacity to make things happen
  • You have excellent written and verbal communication abilities, with high attention to detail
  • You are confident to articulate well thought out opinions and views
  • You’re able to work on your own initiative with well-developed organisation and time management skills
  • Good knowledge of software applications such as Microsoft Office Suite
  • An analytical and problem-solving approach.

Diversity & Inclusion

Here at Close Brothers we look to recruit individuals from all different backgrounds. We celebrate diversity, promote inclusivity and are open to discuss flexible work options to help you balance your work and home life. We can offer a collaborative environment with exposure to various working groups, committees, and networks for you to add value to outside of your working role.

Charity & Sustainable work

At Close Brothers, we are committed to supporting charities that are close to our employee’s hearts. Our donations increase year on year thanks to our employee’s fundraising efforts. We continue to seek out new ways to give back as a group and to care for our communities.

More Details

Salary

£30,000-£35,000

Apply by

15.02.2022

Start date

Locations

London

Regions

Greater London

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