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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: Project Management Graduate Programme
  • Salary: £24,000
  • Degree Required: 2:1

About Project Management at Close Brothers

The Central Project Management division is responsible for the delivery of all significant Bank wide projects. Our aim is to realise our vision to become the “Specialist Finance Provider of Choice,” for this a constant process of evolution is required. At any one time a number of projects will be underway across the Bank.

Larger projects are managed by project managers deployed from the central Project Management Office (PMO) team. Project support officers (PSOs) are assigned to these project managers to assist the delivery of projects. The head of this department reports in to the Bank Chief Operating Officer.

What will I be doing?

You will support the Project Managers within a project / programme or range of projects. You will assist with the day to day organisation of the project and ensure that the governance standards set by the Bank Central Project Management Office (PMO) are applied by the Project Manager.

The role will provide an essential grounding in Project Management disciplines and suits an individual looking to start / develop a career in Project Management.

You will be working on live projects across different locations which will require flexibility and travel 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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