Close Brothers – Central Operations Graduate Scheme – £28K

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Close Brothers is a leading merchant banking group established in 1878, 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.
We value our clients over everything else. What they do is important. They are the doers and makers of things, the wealth creators, the investors, and the savers. We ensure our services meet their specific needs and invest to support them as they grow.
At Close Brothers we celebrate diversity, promote inclusivity and look to recruit individuals from different backgrounds and encourage you to apply even if you don’t tick every box – We have two exciting entry level roles for graduates in our Central Operations function at Close Brothers. We will offer you hands-on experience quickly and you will have the opportunity to study towards an industry recognised qualification relevant to your business area.
What will I be doing?
This role is a long-term career opportunity. Your rotations will provide experience across different business functions to gain an understanding of how the business operates and identify opportunities for improvements. During your rotations you will analysing and problem-solving specific business challenges to then propose, design and implement solutions within the context of that centre of excellence’s domain of expertise. The role also provides the opportunity for you to shape your experience through the rotations to match your interests and ambitions and you will be supported and advised throughout the process.
Salary and benefits:

£28,000 initially, rising to £30,000 following completion of the six month probation period. Increasing to £32,000 in year two.
At Close Brothers we recognise the value of a work life balance and have put together a benefits package that reflects this.
Discretionary Annual Bonus.
Pension – Group Stakeholder Pension Plan provided by Friends Life; 5.3% employee and 10% employer contribution.
Life assurance – 4 times annual salary.
Private Medical Insurance.
Annual Leave – minimum of 25 days as standard with the opportunity to buy up to 5 days’ additional annual leave every March.
Plus further benefits including competitive family friendly offering, information available upon request.

Key skills and behaviours we are looking for:

Strong academic results at both degree and A level, specifically a 2.1 Degree.
Open to all disciplines Analytical skills and an ability to identify pragmatic solutions.
Confident in managing and analysing data sets.
Resilience and flexibility to deal with new topics and a regularly changing workload.
Good knowledge and practical use of Microsoft IT applications (e.g. Excel, PowerPoint).
Results driven and self-motivated to learn and further develop.
Strong oral and written communication.
Able to engage with stakeholders at all levels.
Work affectively independently as well as within a team in a collaborative environment.
Commercially minded with a genuine interest in FS.
Eager to learn with an enthusiastic approach

Interested? Click “Apply for the job” to learn more and fill in a short application form!

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