Close Brothers

About this organisation

Close Brothers is a leading merchant banking group, providing lending, deposit taking, wealth management services, and securities trading. We employ 2,800 people, principally in the UK, and are one of the largest 250 companies listed on the London Stock Exchange.

The ASPIRE Programme

Our ASPIRE programme gives school leavers the opportunity to start their careers in professional, challenging and fast paced businesses.

The programme is a two year rotational scheme and placements can last from six months to one year in one business area with trainees moving around various teams and departments. Very quickly our trainees work on the front line; handling queries from customers and working with our successful Sales teams. Learning is very much on the job with supportive teams and mentors. We also provide full sponsorship for the professional certificate in banking with the London Institute of Banking & Finance. 

Who are we looking for?

Academically applicants must have obtained GCSE grade B in Maths and English Language, aand achieved grades of at least BBC overall at A-level/AS-level (not inclusive of general studies).

Location: You must be mobile and willing to move to where the best placement opportunities are; some examples of popular locations are Wimbledon, Doncaster, Hove, Manchester and Northwich.

Salary and Benefits: £16,000 plus a competitive benefits package including eligibility for a discretionary annual bonus, a mobility allowance (to support a move out of current location/home to take up a placement in another part of the UK) of up to £4.4k per annum, a cycle to work scheme, season ticket loan, pension and life assurance.

Start date: 25th September 2017

Application deadline: 6th March 2017

All applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

Key skills and behaviours

  • Motivation and personal drive
  • Self confidence
  • Curiosity and eagerness to learn
  • Uses initiative
  • Team player
  • Strong listening and responding skills
  • Able to build strong working relationships

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