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02 Dec 2013

  • Job Type: Graduate Job
  • Profession: Investment Banking
  • Start Date: Unspecified
  • Number of Positions: 1
  • Location: London & Tolworth
  • UCAS Points: Credit Risk Graduate Programme
  • Salary: £24,000
  • Degree Required: 2:1

About Credit Risk at Close Brothers

The Bank Credit Risk division is in Bank Central and has oversight of credit activities, policy and appetite across all lending businesses.

This division is the Bank internal credit approval and monitoring function and looks at how risky transactions are going to be, and whether they’re really worth that risk. This is a really important element of the Bank business.

The function has an independent reporting line to the Group CEO.

What will I be doing?

You will join the Bank Credit Risk team who are a small team of senior colleagues, you would be expected to contribute actively from day one. During your learning phase there will be substantial work on reporting of credit metrics and gaining an understanding of activities in the three lending divisions.

You will rotate through the credit units in each of the lending businesses, so mobility is essential across our UK sites.

Does this sound like you?

Our Graduate Programme offers a structured yet tailor-made 2 year programme, working across specific business areas and locations.

You will be equipped with personalised training and development, including one-on-one mentoring and exposure to people in all parts of the business.

To help you grow and develop you’ll also have the chance to study towards a professional qualification, either a professional diploma in banking or a qualification relevant to your business area’

The programme is ideally suited to graduates who will be available to start work in September 2014.

Salary and Benefits: £24,000 plus a competitive benefits package including a cycle to work scheme, season ticket loan, pension scheme and life assurance.

Start date: September 2014

Application deadline: 2nd December 2013

What are we looking for?

  • Commercial awareness and genuine interest in the financial industry
  • Motivated, enthusiastic, entrepreneurial individuals
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with high attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to challenge
  • Great organisational and time management skills
  • Eagerness to learn, showing curiosity
  • Knowledge of IT applications such as Microsoft
  • Driven, determined and resilient to excel within a challenging and fast paced environment
  • Academically we are looking for applicants with at least a 2:1 degree in any degree subject. The following subjects are desirable: IT, Computer Science, Business, Finance, Economics, Engineering, Maths, Science, HR, English and History.
  • Flexibility to work across our UK locations, travel is required within the UK.

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Application Process

1. Online Application. You will be required to complete a short application form to give us more information on yourself and your motivation for joining the Graduate Programme at Close Brothers.

2. Online tests. Subject to passing the online screening stage you will be invited to complete a series of online tests as part of the next stage in the recruitment process.

3. Telephone Interview. This is to find out more about you and your interest in joining Close Brothers.

4. Assessment Centre. This is the final stage in the recruitment process. You will participate in further interviews and exercises which are designed to further test your skills and suitability for the programme.

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