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24 Apr 2017

  • Job Type: Graduate Job
  • Profession: Technology in Finance & Consultancy
  • Start Date: September 2017
  • Number of Positions: 3
  • Location: Birmingham
  • UCAS Points: 280
  • Disciplines Recruited From: All
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Application Details: Please include a cover/motivational letter with your submission.
  • Degree Required: 2:1

About Platform Securities

Platform Securities is an FIS company and a leading provider of outsourced operational solutions to the UK wealth management market. Our value-added service helps meet the need of institutional brokers, retail brokers and fund managers. Our clients benefit from significant cost and operational efficiencies by outsourcing some or all their back-office operations to us.

Our clients use our software to handle full portfolio management; passing on responsibility to us for trade execution through the settlement and custody administration. Operating in all major global markets we offer investment trading in multiple currencies across a wide range of asset types and investment vehicles, from shares to bonds, hedge funds to exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

Our award-winning service gives clients access to the full investment account suite, with innovative performance measurement tools giving maximum tax and investment planning. Our portfolio management system offers easy balancing and modelling tools, giving clients full control on where they invest the monies they receive. All this is backed up by experienced and skilled employees, giving full administrative support from account opening through to full regulatory compliance reporting.

Graduate Programme

We are offering graduates the opportunity to join our 24-month graduate training programme, designed to deliver an intensive, interactive and practical experience and allowing you to develop your skills within the wealth management industry.

During your time on the programme, you will rotate through and be introduced to our core business functions: business services, service support, business development & compliance and risk.

You will be responsible for delivering client-specific operational tasks and critical functions within these areas – from the onboarding of a client through to regulatory compliance and the financial handling of our clients’ assets. As you gain exposure and build experience in all aspects of our business and the industry we operate in, you will acquire the requisite skills to propel you a rewarding long term career with Platform Securities/FIS.

The role is based in our Birmingham office, but occasional travel to London and other client sites may be required.

Training & Development

Your development is important to us and we will support your learning needs with a robust programme of online, classroom and on-the-job training.

Upon joining FIS, you will attend the core graduate training week designed to provide you with an overview of how our organisation is structured, our technology and the markets we serve. Additionally, you will attend training sessions focused on professional skills that you will build on throughout your career.

The rotational training programme has noted assessment points built in, to allow for a review of your progression and to identify and gauge your strengths and interests. We will then work together to develop your specialist abilities, so we can offer you an appropriate position within the business after 24 months.

You will also receive training on the wealth management industry itself, to further your professional awareness. This conjoined approach (practical and technical) will be fundamental in establishing your credibility within the business; presenting you the unique opportunity to provide outstanding service to our clients in the future.


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