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These are just a selection of the opportunities available. To view other opportunities please visit Career Connect via MUSE or on the Careers Service website.

Commercial & Marketing Graduate Scheme at npower

Where: England - West Midlands

Deadline: November 11, 2018

Type: Graduate

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About the Company:

Main business: Energy and utilities

npower is one of Britain’s leading energy companies, and is part of the Innogy group, one of Europe’s leading electricity and gas companies.

About the Role:

We’re excited about our scheme, it’s a truly unique chance to get a broad cross-business experience, in a dynamic and growing environment and developing a fast track understanding of retail.

Powershop placements will be a full, fast-paced, immersive experience (we’re a start-up business after all!), with the successful graduate focussing on commercial/marketing activities while working across the whole span of the Powershop operation, developing a breadth of skills and knowledge outside of just one focus area. This is experience we know will stand high-fliers in good stead for the broader skill sets needed to take on future leadership roles in retail.
We want you to have genuinely tangible achievements by the end of our scheme. So, we’ve got lots of real business opportunities and challenges you can tackle, while soaking up the maximum amount of knowledge and experience while you’re here.
Our scheme will allow you to complete a variety of 4 placements over a 2-year period. Each placement will give you a unique opportunity to challenge and develop yourself to become a future leader.

Requirements:

We’re looking for graduates who are really passionate about getting things right for customers and finding different ways of doing things. You’ll be able to work confidently with ambiguity, balance a wide range of tasks and be able to handle complexity. In return we’ll give you lots of support to make sure you get the most of this placement, enabling you to really get stuck-in and build some really unique experiences.

Our scheme will present a steep learning curve, but will also be a great opportunity for someone who is looking for a stretch and is excited by the opportunity to thrive in a dynamic and growing retail environment.

How to Apply:

For more information and to apply please visit Career Connect and search Reference ID '3EVWM'

Multi Asset Intern Programme 2019 at Fidelity International

Where: England - Greater London

Deadline: November 11, 2018

Type: Graduate

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About the Company:

Main business: Finance (incl. accountancy, insurance, pensions and fundraising)

Fidelity International invests money on behalf of institutions and private individuals.

Because we’re privately owned, we’re fully focused on the long-term interests of our clients – with both the commitment and the resources to provide the investment expertise, technology and service innovation needed to help them achieve their financial goals.

About the Role:

You’ll learn how different asset classes behave in the markets and research strategies across equities, bonds, currencies and more. You’ll leave us with an understanding of how we build multi-asset portfolios that deliver in the short and long term. And we’ll know if you've got the skills and potential to be offered a place on our graduate programme.

Whatever you’re studying, we will teach you the skills and knowledge you need and help you to get the most out of your time with us. You’ll need intellectual curiosit and the absolute commitment to serving clients that everyone at Fidelity shares.

We don’t expect you to come straight in and know everything about what we do. You’ll start the internship with a mini induction, during which we’ll introduce you to investment management and how it fits into the City, as well as to financial markets.

After that, there are many more ways to develop your skills as your internship progresses. A series of ‘lunch and learns’ hosted by key business speakers will give you a first-hand, genuine insight and help you find out about the full scope of our business. Social and networking events will help you get to know our people and culture. All the while you’ll be learning on the job, working to clear goals and showing us you deserve a place on our graduate programme.

Requirements:

Evaluating asset classes takes strong powers of deduction, keen attention to detail and good technical skills - it’s a matter of being able to think strategically. Numerical and analytical capabilities alone aren't enough – you also need to be decisive, communicative and adaptable. You will be in your penultimate year and need to have a minimum of 3C's at A level or equivalent and be on track for a 2:1 or above.

How to Apply:

For more information and to apply please visit Career Connect and search Reference ID 'ON33G'

Investment Graduate Schemes at Fidelity International

Where: England - South East

Deadline: November 11, 2018

Type: Graduate

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About the Company:

Fidelity International offers world class investment solutions and retirement expertise. We are a privately owned, independent company, with the commitment and resources to provide the investment expertise, technology and service innovation needed to help our clients achieve their financial goals.

At Fidelity there is a culture of excellence and innovation and the highest integrity in everything we do. We work hard, to provide the best outcomes for clients, think of new and creative ways to go about things and take responsibility for the decisions we make.

About the Roles:

There are 3 Investment Graduate Schemes available at Fidelity:

  • Equity Research: This department is responsible for conducting fundamental bottom-up research into publicly traded companies and identifying attractive investment opportunities for our client funds. You will meet with senior management from key publicly traded companies in your sector, as well as a range of key industry stakeholders. You will conduct market and company analysis, build models and make recommendations to our portfolio managers. We want candidates with a thirst for knowledge, great analytical skills, be able to articulate and be persuasive
  • Fixed Income: You’ll gain a holistic understanding of the Fixed Income investment process by rotating across up to four departments - fundamental Credit Research, Quantitative Research, Trading, and Investment Directing. During this 2 year scheme, we’ll help you select the rotations that match your skills, interests and ambitions as closely as possible. Your tasks will involve research and analysis, building models for the company to use, generating investment reports and client and counter-party engagement. We’re looking for candidates with a flare for numbers, independent thinkers, and someone who is resilient and determined, in the face of success and failure.
  • Multi-Asset: It’s important that a fund makes a return on the initial investment. Our job is to research and decide on the best markets and funds to invest in, whether it be a Fidelity fund or that of another asset manager. You will work with senior Analysts and Portfolio Managers, making sure their investment decisions are well-informed.

Requirements:

We’re looking for highly driven people with intellectual curiosity, ambition and an absolute commitment to serving the best interests of our clients. We want candidates with a thirst for knowledge, independent and confident thinkers, from any degree discipline and on track for a 2:1.

How to Apply:

For more information and to find out how to fast track your application, email you Wiser representative at: sophie.corden@hotmail.co.uk or scorden1@sheffield.ac.uk

Operational Management Graduate Programme 2019 at Fidelity International

Where: England - South East

Deadline: November 11, 2018

Type: Graduate

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About the Company:

Main business: Finance (incl. accountancy, insurance, pensions and fundraising)

Fidelity International invests money on behalf of institutions and private individuals.

Because we’re privately owned, we’re fully focused on the long-term interests of our clients – with both the commitment and the resources to provide the investment expertise, technology and service innovation needed to help them achieve their financial goals.

About the Role:

During this two-and-a-half year programme you will undergo five six-month rotations, starting in client services to understand the foundations of Fidelity, followed by rotations in both a technical area and a change or project management role. Once you have developed this core knowledge and exposure, you will then have the opportunity to explore areas of interest or specialism as you move in to your final year, all with the aim of producing the best operational leaders of the future.

  • Client Services: In addition to playing a large part in first line customer care, your rotation will also involve a project to look at ways to improve processes and procedures to increase efficiencies and customer satisfaction.
  • Operations: Operations are responsible for supporting the business in a variety of ways. You could potentially have rotations within Fund Data Management, Retirement Benefits Team – Pensions, Re-Registrations and Transfers – Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP), Workplace Investing (WI), Personal Investing (PI), Brokerage or the Anti-Money Laundering team.
  • Operation Architecture Group (OAG): The role of OAG is to support Fidelity International’s global operational teams in improving the efficiency and quality of their processes. This is achieved through detailed process analysis, operational reviews and the implementation of various agile process management solutions.
  • Process Re-engineering: This team shapes and directs how operational teams work to improve their processes to make them more efficient, eliminate waste, mitigate risk or improve the customer journey. We will provide you with full training and exposure to the Lean and Six Sigma tools we use. You will then have the chance to utilise these skills in re-engineering an end to end process during the rotation.
  • Project Management: Our Business Analysis Team engage in all activities through a project/change life cycle with particular focus on operational requirement gathering, as well as the production of Business Requirement Documents (BRD) for technology led projects and creating supporting business cases. Fidelity adopts an agile approach to its project management and during your rotation you will immerse yourself in these ways of working.

Requirements:

You need to be ambitious, enthusiastic and driven. We want someone who is unafraid to challenge the status quo, yet someone who can disrupt appropriately. We want innovative thinking but critically, people who can complement this skill with delivery. You need to be both resilient and tenacious in order to overcome any obstacles in your way.

You will have a minimum of three C’s at A level or equivalent and have obtained or be on track for at least a 2:1 degree (or equivalent).

How to Apply:

For more information and to apply please visit Career Connect and search Reference ID 'AYEE6'

Investment Summer Internships at Fidelity International

Where: England - South East

Deadline: November 11, 2018

Type: Internship

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About the Company:

Fidelity International offers world class investment solutions and retirement expertise. We are a privately owned, independent company, with the commitment and resources to provide the investment expertise, technology and service innovation needed to help our clients achieve their financial goals.

At Fidelity there is a culture of excellence and innovation and the highest integrity in everything we do. We work hard, to provide the best outcomes for clients, think of new and creative ways to go about things and take responsibility for the decisions we make.

About the Roles:

There are 3 types of Investment Internship on offer at Fidelity. If you show promise and improvement over the course of the summer, you could be offered a place on our graduate programme.

  • Equity Research: Research Analysts at Fidelity meet with company management, speak to their customers, competitors, suppliers, and industry experts to fully understand their chances of success or failure, and to forecast how their share price is likely to evolve over the coming years. Over the course of an 8-week programme, you’ll research individual stocks and present your findings to a panel of senior investors.
  • Fixed Income: Our Fixed Income team manages debt securities in a range of funds covering investment grade, high yield, emerging market debt, hybrids and money markets. Over the course of an 8-week programme, you’ll prepare investment reports and attend portfolio strategy meetings.
  • Multi Asset: It’s important that a fund makes a return on the initial investment. Our job is to research and decide on the best markets and funds to invest in, whether it be a Fidelity fund or that of another asset manager. Over the course of an 8-week programme, you’ll learn how different asset classes behave.

Requirements:

We’re looking for highly driven people with intellectual curiosity, ambition and an absolute commitment to serving the best interests of our clients. We want candidates with a thirst for knowledge, independent and confident thinkers, from any degree discipline and on track for a 2:1.

How to Apply:

For more information and to find out how to fast track your application, email your Wiser representative at: sophie.corden@hotmail.co.uk or scorden1@sheffield.ac.uk

Multi Asset Graduate Programme 2019 at Fidelity International

Where: England - Greater London

Deadline: November 11, 2018

Type: Graduate

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About the Company:

Main business: Finance (incl. accountancy, insurance, pensions and fundraising)

Fidelity International invests money on behalf of institutions and private individuals.

Because we’re privately owned, we’re fully focused on the long-term interests of our clients – with both the commitment and the resources to provide the investment expertise, technology and service innovation needed to help them achieve their financial goals.

About the Role:

Multi Asset professionals use sophisticated qualitative and quantitative investment techniques to get the best returns from a client’s fund or portfolio, while still carefully managing risk. The group invests across equities, bonds, real estate, commodities and alternatives, so there’s a big remit here.

Two years of rotations will cover our core research capabilities – Markets Research and Manager Research. You’ll research investment strategies across equities, commodities, bonds, property and more, learning about the behaviour of different asset classes in the markets.

You’ll work closely with senior colleagues in both Europe and Asia. We’ll expect you to take an active part in research meetings, give your opinions on markets and industry insights, and learn how to justify your points as part of a community of experts. By the programme’s end, you will have developed many of the skills required to research markets and managers.

Requirements:

Strong numerical and analytical capabilities alone aren’t enough. To evaluate asset classes you need strong powers of self-motivation, keen attention to detail and good technical and analytical skills. It’s a matter of being able to think strategically, then use quantitative analysis to back up your ideas. So we look for intelligent, quick-thinking graduates with a keen interest in the industry.

We take on people from all degree disciplines. You will need to have high grades at A level or equivalent and achieved (or be on track for) a 2:1 or above. We want to see is drive, confidence, evidence of independent thinking and the ability to communicate and articulate your ideas to people inside and outside the business. Individuals who combine excellence in both quantitative and qualitative fields typically succeed within Multi Asset.

How to Apply:

For more information and to apply please visit Career Connect and search Reference ID 'DYWN9'

Commercial Analyst Graduate Scheme at npower

Where: England - multiple

Deadline: November 11, 2018

Type: Graduate

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About the Company:

Main business: Energy and utilities

npower is one of Britain’s leading energy companies, and is part of the Innogy group, one of Europe’s leading electricity and gas companies.

About the Role:

The scheme will allow you to complete a variety of placements over a 2-year period, giving you exposure to a range of commercial and analytical roles within our business segments. Each placement brings its unique challenge and opportunity for you to develop to become a future leader within npower.

The scheme is a dynamic Scheme within a fast-moving environment where commercial decisions need to be provided in an effective and efficient manner whilst maintaining a high level of engagement with stakeholders from across the business.

You will explore:

  • Hedging (buying gas and electricity from the commodity markets)
  • Market and industry pricing dynamics, applying best in class credit risk techniques
  • Creating and managing new products and services for our large business customers
  • Optimising big topics in the industry including the SMART metering journey.
  • Being part of bid teams, structuring multi-million-pound tenders and gaining and utilising commercial awareness.
  • Determining effective ways of working to maximise business efficiency.

Requirements:

As a Commercial Analyst graduate, you will:

  • Have strong analytical ability; able to grasp the detail and appreciate the wider context whilst making energy simple for our customers
  • Demonstrate the confidence to make risk-based decisions and apply logical reasoning to solve complex problems. with imperfect information
  • Display willingness and confidence to meaningfully engage with stakeholders
  • Evidence a keen interest in analysing and interpreting numerical data.
  • Identify how prioritisation of work, speed of thought and commerciality are essential to this scheme.

You will require a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in any Analytical/Numerical subject.

How to Apply:

For more information and to apply please visit Career Connect and search Reference ID 'JVZK9'

2019 Analyst Programme at BlackRock Investment Management (UK)

Where: England - Greater London, Mainland Europe

Deadline: November 11, 2018

Type: Graduate

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About the Company:

Main business: Finance (incl. accountancy, insurance, pensions and fundraising)

BlackRock is one of the world’s pre-eminent asset management firms and a premier provider of investment management, risk management and advisory services to institutional, intermediary and individual investors around the world. BlackRock’s approach is based on our conviction that we can combine our market insights, proprietary technology, culture of teamwork and information sharing, analytical rigour and focus on risk management into an ability to deliver performance in all market environments.

About the Roles:

Our global Analyst Programme is a two-year journey designed to develop recent university graduates. Analysts begin their BlackRock careers on a two week orientation in New York City, followed by ongoing training and professional development throughout the program.

Opportunities:

  • Advisory & Client Services
    • Provide strategic advisory and enterprise investment system services for a diverse client base - from asset managers, to pension funds to governments around the world.
    • Locations: London, Edinburgh, Budapest, Frankfurt, Munich, Copenhagen, Zurich, Milan, and other European locations

  • Analytics & Risk
    • Develop and deliver tailored advice, risk management and investment system services to governments, corporations and many of the world’s largest investors.
    • Locations: London, Frankfurt, Milan, Budapest

  • Corporate Functions & Business Operations
    • Foster BlackRock’s brand, culture and reputation globally, while simultaneously harnessing our collective intelligence to ensure streamlined operations across the firm.
    • Locations: London, Edinburgh, Madrid

  • Investments
    • Build and analyse investment strategies, portfolios and products for a broad range of institutional and retail clients.
    • Locations: London, Frankfurt, Zurich

  • Relationship Management & Sales
    • Develop and deliver investment products and solutions for clients worldwide. Create marketing strategies around these solutions, and use them to build new client relationships.
    • Locations: London, Edinburgh, Frankfurt, Munich, Copenhagen, Zurich, Milan, and other European locations

  • Technology
    • Build and support Aladdin, the technology platform that powers our firm and the investment industry as a whole. Utilise sophisticated technology to develop applications, deliver custom solutions and ensure a superior end-user experience.
    • Locations: London, Edinburgh

Please note that for Continental European locations, you are required to speak the local language at a fluent level (e.g. if you are applying for a role in Frankfurt, you will be required to speak German).

How to Apply:

For more information and to apply please visit Career Connect and search Reference ID 'AY8D9'