Our junior consultants are recruited from graduates of the highest calibre across all disciplines. New recruits are given an intensive induction into the asset finance industry, software development and consultancy skills, before being assigned to a project where they can put their training into practice. Supervised at all times by more experienced consultants, recent joiners find that the open culture means they also have easy access to senior managers and directors for discussion and guidance. With this support readily available, our newest consultants are able to help our clients change the way they work from the very start of their career.
Your initial training period will be around one month and the programme will be delivered by your new colleagues from junior to senior. You’ll then be working on a client site or based in the London office, and your first role will typically involve software development. As well as designing and developing software, during a project we also need to modify business processes to ensure the client is working as effectively as possible, test that everything works, transfer all the data from the old system to ALFA, and provide support through the go-live process and into the future. During your career, you will spend time working in a variety of roles in these areas. As you progress, you will develop particular abilities and interests and you can choose your training to support that. You might want to work towards being a Project Manager for instance, or a Technical Architect of our software; that’s up to you.
As well as having a great academic background (As and Bs at A Level or the equivalent and a 2:1 or above from a top university), a good CHP consultant has the ability to see an end goal, break down the steps to get there, and put in the effort to achieve it. Therefore, any hard-working and ambitious graduate can be successful as long as he or she has a logical mind, enjoys working as part of a team, has pride in their work, and sees their career immersed in the worlds of technology and finance. With our ever-increasing geographic reach, knowledge of foreign languages is an added bonus, and we’ll even support you through learning a new one if that’s an extra study you want to pursue.
CHP is established in the UK, US, Asia-Pacific and throughout Europe. As well as working on projects based in London or the surrounding area, you will sometimes be expected to work in European locations during the working week. We also see a steady flow of UK consultants on secondment further afield, so if this sounds like your kind of thing, we can make that happen too.
We need our people to work hard, but that doesn’t necessarily mean long hours. We only recruit people who we think will get on with each other, so the atmosphere is friendly. If you are interested in activities outside of work, there are plenty of groups to join – such as football, running, surfing or squash. The real fun side of the job comes from project milestone incentive trips – often a few days somewhere fun – and quarterly company meetings. These days away from work involve presentations delivered by all levels in the company, followed by an activity (white water rafting or go-karting, for example) and a chance to socialise. On top of this, every year we have a trip away for our Annual Conference which is usually overseas and is always something to look forward to!
Starting salary is £40,000 plus a £5,000 sign-on bonus. From day one, new joiners will be enrolled on our benefits scheme, which includes private health insurance and access to a private GP, worldwide travel insurance, life assurance, income protection, interest-free loans, 25 days’ annual leave, pension, access to a city gym and laptop.