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Risk Advisor for Shakespeare Martineau

Where: Birmingham

Deadline: October 20, 2017

Type: Graduate

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About Shakespeare Martineau

Shakespeare Martineau is a law firm with big ambitions for both our clients and our people. We are one firm of original thinkers, inspired to create an outstanding future for our clients, our people and our community.

Working with organisations of all sizes our team delivers a broad range of specialist legal services, and has particular expertise across sectors including but not limited to; energy, education, banking & financial services, investment funds and advanced manufacturing.

Our vision is to be the outstanding legal force in our specialist sectors and markets. Our people are renowned for their flair and individuality. We recruit people who have a blend of excellent technical and business skills with the talent to do things differently.

We firmly believe that people and spirit are at the heart of everything we do. Our commitment is to help all our people fulfil their careers and ambitions and we strive to create an environment where each individual can understand and then achieve their full potential. Great performance for us is a blend of excellent technical and business skills and the talent and drive to do things differently.

The role:

You will provide high quality service to the firm and its clients concentrating primarily on assisting in the investigation and response of complaints raised against the firm, and also auditing and maintaining quality standards across the firm. The role will be suitable for candidates with a proactive approach to problem solving, and a specific interest in client service delivery and the development of best practice initiatives in legal services.

Additional duties will include supporting the Risk Team in the management of general risk, compliance and regulatory enquiries, auditing against key certifications (currently ISO 9001 – Quality Standard and ISO 27001 – Information Security Standard), and assistance in the effective delivery of key risk projects as required.

The team are based in the Birmingham and Leicester offices, and this role will be based in the Birmingham office, with occasional travel to other offices required.

Your key duties will include:

  • taking telephone calls and dealing with (or escalating) initial enquiries about risk and compliance issues including complaints
  • assisting with Risk Team inbox and answering queries or delegating to relevant members of the team
  • assisting with complaints management and investigation under the supervision of the Risk & Client Services Advisor keeping both the fee earner and complainant fully informed of progress
  • dealing with complainants and providing verbal advice to them following consideration of their complaint issues
  • providing detailed response letters to complainants following investigations with authority to propose compensatory awards where appropriate; understanding those complaints which need to be assessed and resolved on a commercial basis.
  • dealing with the Legal Ombudsman and assisting with complaints resolutions at a formal level
  • assisting with internal auditing of files / work areas to ensure compliance with ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 to include the maintenance of records, assistance in risk and best practice improvement projects
  • accompanying auditors at offices for external audits where necessary
  • reporting to the team on regulatory and legislative changes (identified through monitoring of a variety of sources) which could impact the relevant legal groups / the wider profession
  • assisting with SRA and other regulatory issues as required

Your additional duties will include:

  • reporting to the team on regulatory and legislative changes (identified through monitoring of a variety of sources) which could impact the relevant legal groups / the wider profession
  • internal auditing of files / work areas to ensure compliance with ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 standards
  • assistance in risk and best practice improvement projects

Skills and experience you will have:

  • previous risk experience, ideally gained in dealing with risk and compliance matters
  • experience of working in a client service environment, or within a law firm
  • law degree preferable (but not essential)
  • strong IT skills, particularly Excel
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills; particularly in report writing
  • examples of instances of actively taking ownership and responsibility

Key competencies you will need:

  • an interest in the regulatory environment, client service delivery and continuous improvement
  • strong interpersonal skills and the confidence to handle sometimes challenging telephone calls
  • excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • commitment, flexibility, and a team player approach

Additional information

Due to the nature of the work undertaken, confirmation of employment will be subject to a variety of checks which will be carried out once an offer of employment is accepted. Details of the checks can be found here.

Equal opportunities

Shakespeare Martineau is a committed equal opportunities employer. We seek to attract, develop and retain talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures. We value and respect individuality and encourage a culture within our business where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths and experiences. Everyone who either applies to or works for the firm is treated equally, regardless of their gender, age, ethnic origin, nationality, marital status, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.

How to apply

To apply, please follow this link.

Commercial Banking, Global Graduate Programme at HSBC

Where: United Kingdom

Deadline: October 22, 2017

Type: Graduate

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WHO WE ARE

HSBC is one of the largest banking and financial services organisations in the world. In 67 countries and territories serving around 38 million customers, our ambition is to be where the growth is, connecting customers to opportunities, enabling businesses to thrive and economies to prosper.

OUR STRUCTURE

Our network covers both established and emerging markets across Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, North America and Latin America. Within these markets, we serve our customers through our global businesses: Commercial Banking, Global Banking and Markets, Global Private Banking, and Retail Banking and Wealth Management.

HSBC AND YOU

We are looking for forward-thinking, driven and perceptive graduates who will become the future leaders of HSBC.

This programme appeals particularly to individuals who are self-starters, highly driven, passionate about growing commercial business and have high levels of integrity.

Over 18 months, through three six-month placements, you’ll gain broad experience of the business across relationship management, risk and product disciplines.

This will be backed up with a wealth of training and development opportunities, including support to study for a professional qualification, a graduate buddy, a dedicated programme manager and access to senior business leaders through regular development events. In this way, you will learn about client satisfaction, the impact of governance and risk management, you’ll work on key products and have the chance to oversee business projects.

On completion, you’ll be ready to move into a challenging relationship-led or specialist role:

Depending on your preference, this could mean you are managing your own portfolio of Business Banking customers or supporting Relationship Managers who meet the needs of our MME and Large Corporate customers. Alternatively you could move on to support the management of a portfolio of clients across CMB, helping advise on various different products we provide to our clients or maximise your understanding of clients’ needs to manage and develop existing products, or even move on to become a Sales Manager generating new income for the business, or develop customer focused, globally competitive products as a Direct Channel Manager.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Achieve a technical understanding In Commercial Banking, its products, solutions, systems and procedures
  • Develop communication, negotiation, influencing and presentation skills working as a part of the Commercial Banking Team
  • Build business skills, including prioritisation and time management, understand strategic context and develop confidence around senior managers
  • Analysis of financial and non-financial information, taking into account the economic and regulatory environment in your analysis
  • Take responsibility for tracking and recording customer information, preparing standardised reports
  • Ensure the fair treatment of our customers is at the heart of everything we do, both personally and as an organisation

QUALIFICATIONS – EXTERNAL

The ideal candidate for this role will:

  • Have a minimum of a 2.1 honours degree or equivalent (predicted or gained), and 300 UCAS points or equivalent across your top three subjects (excluding General Studies)
  • Be available to undertake the travel required for this role, i.e. you will be required to relocate across the UK based upon placement opportunities, commitment to being nationally mobile in this role is essential
  • Have consistently achieved objectives set for you and taken action to improve your own performance
  • Have self-awareness with the confidence to work independently and take responsibility for your own development
  • Have worked collaboratively with other colleagues, supporting them when possible

In addition to the details listed above, the ideal candidate will be proactive, forward-thinking, ready to challenge the status quo, with strong drive and determination, keen to learn and develop at all times, have a natural ability to build relationships with colleagues and a willingness to deliver on difficult assignments, possess an aptitude for understanding the underlying strategy which underpins the bank direction, be skilled at project management and have a keen interest in business development.

Please be advised that you should apply for one HSBC Graduate Programme only. Candidates with multiple applications will be progressed on one application.

Please make sure that you will have the right to work in the UK at least until the end of the programme.

The location for this role is UK wide and therefore each rotation may be in a different location across the UK.

At HSBC we are open to different ideas and cultures, connected to our customers, communities and each other, and dependable, we do the right thing. These are the values that guide us every day. We seek to recruit people who share these values and will help us to sustain them.

HOW TO APPLY

Please apply via HSBC website: http://www.hsbc.com/careers/students-and-graduates/programmes/commercial-banking-global-graduate-programme

Graduate Sales Executive at a Tech Startup with Venatrix

Where: London

Deadline: October 23, 2017

Type: Graduate

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About the Company:

Our client is a trendy technology start-up company based in the heart of Shoreditch. The company has a ground breaking cloud based software that helps public sector organisations improve their online presence. The company has experienced 40% growth year-on-year, and is looking for 2 Sales Executives to join the team.

The Role:

The Graduate Sales Executive role is a mixture of business development and account management. You will be contacting warm leads from the company database and booking face to face meetings with clients that you will get to go on yourself. As a Sales Executive you will develop long term relationships with your clients and you will take them out for dinner and drinks to maintain the relationship. Your duties will also include account management of existing clients and getting involved with marketing.

The company has a very young and fun culture and they even have a beer fridge and ping pong table in the office. The Graduate Sales Executive will be fun, personable and very ambitious. You will receive best in class training from industry experts and you will even go on a six-module sales academy to get you up and running as quickly as possible.


The company is ***HIRING NOW*** so apply today - Venatrix is ready, willing and able to give you a leg up onto the first rung of the career ladder. Check our credentials on Facebook or LinkedIn, where you can see snippets from grads just like you who we have helped land top opportunities!

***Important note - our opportunities are only for the most dynamic and ambitious graduates out there, so please make sure your CV application demonstrates why we should be working with you!

Person requirements:

The Sales Executive position requires no experience - just a degree in any subject, a can-do attitude and a desire to be successful in business.

How to apply:

To apply please email: elainet.26996.8243@venatrixuk.aplitrak.com

Finance Graduate Programme (Osterley) at SKY

Where: Greater London

Deadline: October 23, 2017

Type: Graduate

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Finance Graduate Programme

Location: Osterley, West London

We’re part of Europe’s leading entertainment and communications business. With over 22 million customers across five countries, we make life easier by entertaining and connecting people. It’s a genuine team effort. That’s why we want talented people, like you, to join us and help make the future happen.

The perks

As a valued employee of Sky, you’ll benefit from a free Sky Q premium package (one off payment required for installation), an excellent pension scheme and private health care. Plus, there’s a great range of other benefits to fit around your needs too, as well as structured in-house training and development.

Commercial Finance at Sky

Want to help deliver, as well as report, business results? Our Finance team is rooted at the core of what we do, meaning we offer a very hands-on experience of being an Accountant in the business. You’ll complete analysis that will support new product launches and help us make great decisions – like whether we should invest in a new TV show or a new piece of technology that could change the face of entertainment! In addition, you could gain experience in our Corporate Finance function from managing the company-wide financial results, to investor relations and looking at mergers and acquisitions.

It’ll be a real challenge – stretching your analytical mind and commercial knowledge, working with people at different levels, in different departments and across the business. But we’ll make sure you get all the support you need to develop valuable and practical experience, and become a rising star in our Finance team.

You'll be based in our brand new, state-of-the-art offices in West London, complete with an on-site health and fitness centre, hair and beauty salon, a variety of subsidised restaurants and food-to-go options, an after-work roof terrace bar and even our very own Waitrose!

About the programme

Our award-winning, three-year rotational programme will give you exposure to exciting projects you couldn’t find anywhere else. Plus, you’ll be financially supported to study for your CIMA qualification while gaining relevant experience – meaning that you’ll be able to join the world’s largest and leading professional body of management accountants.

During your training contract, you’ll complete three one-year placements within our UK finance team, whilst we support your personal and professional development. Our Finance rotations span the whole business and roles could include looking at content and channel deals, product development and technology, or customer sales and strategy - to name a few. To give you a good breadth of experience, you’ll enhance your financial accounting skills by also visiting our Livingston offices, plus you could have the opportunity to spend time in our European offices in Munich and Milan.

Through your business rotations, you’ll learn how to set budgets and track against them, develop business cases to support projects and investment decisions, analyse data to provide key insight, and collaborate with teams across the business to meet and exceed our business targets.

Your skills

  • A confident communicator who is both analytical and commercially focused
  • You’ll either have, or be on track to complete, a 2.1 in any discipline.
  • You’ll work well as part of a team and be ready to work alongside talented people.
  • A self-starter who is looking to drive real business change in an exciting and dynamic environment.

If you’re ready to work in a dynamic environment alongside talented people who take pride in delivering great results, apply today for roles starting in February 2018, August 2018 or February 2019.

How to apply

Due to the fast-paced nature of our businesses; our vacancy closing dates may be subject to change – at present the closing date for applications is 12th November 2017. To apply click here https://skyearlycareers.groupgti.com

Happy to talk flexible working

It’s our people that make Sky Europe’s leading entertainment company. That’s why we work hard to be an inclusive employer, so everyone at Sky can be their best.

If you are successful in your application for this role, your appointment will be subject to receiving a positive outcome from your Criminal Record Check.

Sagars Graduate Training Programme (ACA) at Sagars Accountants Ltd

Where: England - West Yorkshire

Deadline: October 23, 2017

Type: Graduate

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About the Role:

Realise your potential and enjoy a wealth of opportunities in a graduate role at Sagars.

Successful candidates will gain quality work experience with us whilst studying for the ACA qualification with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). Throughout your training contract you’ll have your own mentor and you can expect the full support of our award-winning team. You’ll get the very best technical training and early responsibility with practical experience across a wide range of audit, accounting and tax work in a progressive firm which embraces the latest technological developments and is a recognised leader in cloud accounting.

The average length of service across our team is 13 years - testament to the flexible and supportive working environment that we’ve created. Two of our current partners and many of our senior managers joined us as graduates - proof of the excellent career prospects that exist for the right people.

Requirements:

To guarantee the very best technical and personal levels of service, we’re looking for up to six high calibre graduates with the drive and personality to help us meet our clients’ needs. Competition is tough and you’ll need a minimum of 320 UCAS points and a 2:1 degree classification (in any discipline) to be considered.

We offer paid study leave, a standard 35-hour week, generous flexi time arrangement, pension scheme contributions and a competitive salary - and we pay all course and exam fees.

To find out more about what it’s like to be part of the Sagars team, watch our graduate video.

How to Apply:

If the variety and challenge of a broad-based role is appealing to you, please complete this application form and email it back to Claire Jackson. Alternatively, we’re happy to accept printed copies of the application form at our office and you can access a pdf version of the form here.

Please note that we are unable to accept applications from candidates who require a work permit for the UK.

The closing deadline for applications is 12 noon on Monday 23 October 2017 and shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview on Tuesday 14 November.

Graduate Training Programme (ACA) at Sagars Accountants Ltd

Where: West Yorkshire

Deadline: October 23, 2017

Type: Graduate

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Realise your potential and enjoy a wealth of opportunities in a graduate role at Sagars.

Successful candidates will gain quality work experience with us whilst studying for the ACA qualification with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). Throughout your training contract you’ll have your own mentor and you can expect the full support of our award-winning team. You’ll get the very best technical training and early responsibility with practical experience across a wide range of audit, accounting and tax work in a progressive firm which embraces the latest technological developments and is a recognised leader in cloud accounting.

The average length of service across our team is 13 years - testament to the flexible and supportive working environment that we’ve created. Two of our current partners and many of our senior managers joined us as graduates - proof of the excellent career prospects that exist for the right people.

Requirements:

To guarantee the very best technical and personal levels of service, we’re looking for up to six high calibre graduates with the drive and personality to help us meet our clients’ needs. Competition is tough and you’ll need a minimum of 320 UCAS points and a 2:1 degree classification (in any discipline) to be considered.

Benefits:

We offer paid study leave, a standard 35-hour week, generous flexi time arrangement, pension scheme contributions and a competitive salary - and we pay all course and exam fees.

To find out more about what it’s like to be part of the Sagars team, watch our graduate video.

How to apply:

If the variety and challenge of a broad-based role is appealing to you, please complete this application form and email it back to Claire Jackson. Alternatively, we’re happy to accept printed copies of the application form at our office and you can access a pdf version of the form here.

Please note that we are unable to accept applications from candidates who require a work permit for the UK.

The closing deadline for applications is 12 noon on Monday 23 October 2017 and shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview on Tuesday 14 November.

Assistant Group Financial Accountant at Wilmington Plc

Where: Greater London

Deadline: October 25, 2017

Type: Graduate

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About Wilmington Plc

Wilmington plc is Premium Listed on the London Stock Exchange, with an annual turnover in excess of £120m. This is set to double over the next 5 years with growth being further cemented organically and by acquisition. Wilmington provides information, education and networking services in Risk & Compliance, Professional and Healthcare knowledge areas.

The Role:

This newly created role offers an excellent opportunity to train as a fully qualified ACCA accountant whilst simultaneously gaining valuable industry experience within a high profile group finance function.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the preparation of monthly accounts
  • Assist the Group Finance team with the production of the Annual and Interim report and IFRS accounts
  • Assist in the preparation of the statutory accounts for UK entities
  • Assist with information requests relating to UK and overseas tax returns
  • Build strong relationships with the Group Finance and Management Accounts teams
  • Develop an understanding of SUN accounting software and play a part in developing ongoing improvements to the reporting of financial information
  • Contribute to one off projects and be prepared to respond to ad hoc finance related requests

Skills & Experience:

  • Graduate with a minimum 2:1 qualification
  • Excellent numeracy skills
  • A commitment to becoming an ACCA qualified accountant
  • Strong Excel and Word skills
  • Responds well to coaching and is keen to progress
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritise and adhere to timetables
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels
  • A high level of personal drive and motivation
  • Has a proactive and hands-on approach and is willing to use initiative
  • Positive outlook and ‘can-do’ attitude

Development opportunities:

  • Fully funded training and support to become an ACCA qualified accountant
  • Opportunity for rapid progression
  • Practical on the job training and insight into a listed group finance function
  • Exposure to senior finance management and executive team

How to apply:

Please send a CV with covering letter to abi.duff-walker@wilmingtonplc.com​

Marketing Officer at Pengfei Education & Immigration Consultancy Ltd.

Where: England - South Yorkshire

Deadline: October 25, 2017

Type: Graduate

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About the Role:

The Marketing Officer will be offering support in a variety of ways, including:

  • exploring market in the UK and China, develop and maintain relations with channels
  • Design and implement marketing promotion plans
  • Recruit, train and assess on-campus representative team;
  • Plan and Organize both on-line and off-line activities, conduct survey and analyse survey result;
  • Work with education consultants to reach sales target.

Job Requirements:

Applicants must have a genuine interest in the education consulting industry as well as the desire to continually learn and develop in an ever-changing environment. In addition, we require:

  1. Native Chinese speaker with excellent English Skills
  2. At least an UK degree with merit (in any subject)
  3. A strong skills of PC applications, in particular MS, wechat etc., good user of photoshop an advantage
  4. A positive ‘can do’ attitude towards achieving set goals and objectives
  5. Excellent communication skills and business awareness
  6. A confident and enthusiastic personality, with ability to work on your own initiative and manage your own time

Experience in a client/customer facing role, or a desire to excel in this area.

How to Apply:

Send CV and cover letter to hr@pengfeiedu.com and suitable candidates will be contacted by our HR team.