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

About Risk at Close Brothers

The Risk function is responsible for the oversight of the risk framework across all businesses and risk types in Close Brothers Group. The function has an independent reporting line to the Chairman of the Board Risk Committee and also to the Group CEO.

The function interacts with management at all levels in delivering the 4 key elements of risk management: Advice, Challenge, Monitoring and Co-ordination.

What will I be doing?

On the Risk graduate programme you will be involved in all aspects of risk management including involvement in regulatory initiatives such as ICAAP, participation in Risk reviews focused on key risk areas, involvement in the Risk assessment of business and new products, horizon scanning for emerging risks and investigation of risk incidents.

The programme will start within the Group and then rotate into the Bank, to gain experience of risk management in these businesses.

The nature of the role entails regular direct exposure to senior management across the Group.

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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