Welsh Financial Services Graduate Program
Application close: 05/02/16
Commences: 05/03/16 – 31/08/17
Contract Type: Temporary, Fixed Term contract.
Contract Hours: Full Time
Remuneration: £14,500 + fully funded MSc in Financial Services
Location: Nantgarw or Cardiff
The highly prestigious Welsh Financial Services Graduate
Programme is a collaborative full-time programme of work, training
and academic study unique to Wales, designed and delivered by
leading financial services organisations and funded by the European
Participating employers include GM Financial, Grant Thornton,
Principality Building Society, Admiral, Atradius, BBC Finance
Centre of Excellence, Finance Wales, Optimum Credit, Composite
Legal Expenses and Julian Hodge Bank.
We are looking for 6 bright, talented graduates to join the
programme and undertake the following placements;
- GM Financial – Pricing, Collections & Retail
- Principality Building Society – Distribution &
- Atradius – IT Services - Project Management / Business
The programme will give you confidence, depth of knowledge,
transferable skills, highly valuable work experience, involvement
in challenging projects, a Masters qualification and the
opportunity to apply for permanent job openings as they arise.
You will have the opportunity to rotate across the participating
employers sampling a number of different career paths for the
remaining 12 months of the programme, such as risk/underwriting,
commercial account management, product development, business
analysis, accounting, financial control, credit risk,
research/strategy and marketing
With support from the University, successful candidates will be
expected to catch up with the existing MSc qualification so we are
looking for individuals who can demonstrate the tenacity and
commitment to succeed!
- 2.1 degree – we are particularly interested in the disciplines
of Computing, Business, Economics, Accounting and Marketing.
- Must live or work in Wales.
- Must be able to work in UK and hold a current passport.
- Ability to write and speak fluent English.
We looking for candidates with the following attributes:
- The confidence and sound judgement and the ability to work to
tight deadlines and prioritise tasks
- The ability and willingness to work using own initiative and as
part of a team.
- The ability to absorb technical information and an analytical
- High level of numeracy, the ability to analyse financial data
and an understanding of basic economics
- Candidates who can demonstrate professional behaviour /
etiquette within a commercial environment and balance work with
There is no guarantee of permanent employment however you will
be in an exceptionally strong position to apply for job openings
which will arise within the participating employer
Please forward your CV and a covering letter explaining why you
are interested in a career in financial services and participating
on the programme to Annette Worrall, Graduate Liaison Manager E:
T: 02920 824064.
We are expecting a very high level of interest therefore, please
ensure your CV and covering letter are customised appropriately for
this programme. If shortlisted, you will be required to participate
in numerical testing, a telephone interview and must be available
to attend an Assessment Centre on the 18th February 2015 in
We welcome applications from all irrelevant of age, gender,
disability, ethnicity and social background. Unfortunately we are
unable to process visa applications.
For further information, please view http://www.buzzwales.com/inside-financial-services/