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Here you can see a list of vacancies and opportunities from employers who are seeking to employ Sheffield University Management School students and graduates.

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.

Solution Manager (Location Based Service) at CSSCA

Where: Beijing, China

Deadline: July 6, 2017

Type: Graduate

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Job Description

The solution manager is responsible for Location-based Service (LBS solutions covering the business needs of enterprise and of public sector organization. Acted as a solution owner, he/she is accountable for the overall solution strategy related to LBS and responsible for applying for bids, building a product roadmap, facilitating product launch activities in close collaboration with Product Department, Global Delivery Centre and R&D. With understanding of the evolution and future trends in this area, he/she needs to ensure a successful go-to-market of the solutions in close liaison with Sales, Strategic Partners and customers.

How to Apply

If you are interested in this vacancy please contact mgt.employability@sheffield.ac.uk for the full job description and details of how to apply.

Application Consultant at CSSCA

Where: Beijing, China

Deadline: July 6, 2017

Type: Graduate

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Job Description

Application Consultants (AC) will be responsible for the assignments, ranging from pre-sales activities to product management operations. These are accomplished by close cooperation with multi-functional departments to design technical and commercial documentation, develop application solution and introductory materials, and establish comprehensive enterprise architecture that meets with customer needs.

How to Apply

If you are interested in this vacancy please email mgt.employability@sheffield.ac.uk for the full job description and details of how to apply.

Graduate Financial Sales Executive at Guardian Wealth Management

Where: Switzerland/UAE

Deadline: July 10, 2017

Type: Graduate

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Confident? Driven? Ambitious? Competitive? High achiever? Keen to work abroad? If so, read on.

Firstly, GWM is not your average financial services company. We are privately owned, with a management structure that provides unparalleled opportunities for you to achieve and progress. We have experienced 18 years of consistent success, through focusing on being the best that we can be in everything we do for our clients.

The last two years have seen us capitalise on those strong foundations. We have consistently generated growth of 20-30% this year on year for the last 4 years and with a 35% increase on the cards for 2016. As a business, this is something we are incredibly proud of, and comes down to the quality of the advisers and management team who continue to perform, alongside the talented newcomers who are beginning to make their mark.

Off the back of this continued success, we are looking for a new cohort of Graduate Financial Sales Executives, to join us and help capitalise on this momentum. It is a great opportunity to drive the business forward from the ground up and take your first steps in a becoming a fully qualified Wealth Manager.

What will you do?

You will work directly alongside a fully-qualified, Senior Wealth Manager and assist with the growth of their portfolio of clients in three main ways.

  • Business Development – identifying and engaging with individuals who you believe could benefit from the financial solutions we provide
  • Para-planning – complete a number of tasks involved in preparing and administering a financial plan/report for clients.
  • Relationship Management – making sure a continuous level of engagement is maintained and provided to a portfolio of clients

Engage in activities that will enhance the above (networking, keeping up to date with market movements, social activities)

Constantly seek to not only meet but exceed targets

Be responsible for managing the expectations of both internal and external stakeholders

Work in a demanding and fast-paced environment

Whilst working with your adviser, complete your wealth management qualifications and internal training to be fully confident in the GWM proposition.

What will you get?

  • A relocation package to your chosen location
  • £40,000 package per annum, plus discretionary annual bonus
  • Regular training sessions as part of our market leading trainee adviser development program
  • The opportunity to learn the entire wealth management process by working directly with a senior wealth manager following completion of the training course.
  • A role where you are making a direct impact on your own progression and earning potential from day 1!

We are currently looking for graduates to join us in the summer of 2017 in either Geneva, Qatar, Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

If not now, when?

How to Apply

Log in to your 'Career Connect' account and search Reference ID '52107' for more details and to apply.

ACA Graduate Trainee (Audit) at Blick Rothenberg Limited

Where: London, UK

Deadline: August 27, 2017

Type: Graduate

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Our standards are extremely high and our atmosphere is lively, friendly and stimulating. Many of our clients are part of substantial groups with strong international connections. Others are SMEs (Small and Medium sized Enterprises), high net worth individuals, professional firms and charities. As we do not split the varying facets of our work into separate compartments, we are able to offer our trainees variety, stimulation, challenge and early responsibility. We are also committed to the development of our trainees.

Studying for the professional examinations

Our trainees attend integrated link courses run by a leading financial training company in London to prepare them for their professional examinations. The courses combine long periods of full time study and progress examinations with a home study element. The tutors liaise with us on a regular basis, allowing us to maintain an active interest in performance.

We pay for all courses, exam fees and study leave for first sittings. The firm’s commitment to our trainees’ development shows in the consistently high pass rates our students achieve in the examinations. This, for a firm entering less than a dozen students among the three thousand who sit the exam each time, is something we are very proud of. Our success lies first in the process of selection and then in providing the best possible tuition, both in practical and theoretical terms.

Internal training We run a series of in-house practical training courses. In the first few weeks trainees receive a basic grounding in audit and accountancy.

Further courses run throughout the training contract so our trainees are prepared for all the challenges they meet. In addition to technical training, our courses cover personal development and managerial skills such as assertiveness, teamwork and negotiation.

Work experience

A trainee's day to day work at Blick Rothenberg consists of:

The basics

Our trainees typically spend two-thirds of their working time outside the office working at clients’ premises. Most clients are based within the Greater London area, but trainees should also expect to spend some time out of town, perhaps six or seven weeks a year. Around 20 per cent of a trainee’s time will be accounted for by attending courses either linked to the professional examinations or for internal training purposes.

Assignments

A trainee would start as a junior member of a team of two to four people. A typical assignment might last a couple of weeks, some more, some less. After a year or so, perhaps earlier, our trainees start planning and carrying out small assignments on their own, first at our office where they can easily turn to other staff for advice, then at a client’s premises. Later on, as they gain experience and seniority, they start leading audit teams. We expect our trainees to exercise their judgement, show initiative and take responsibility sooner rather than later. We give them support and training to enable them to do just that.

Variety

Each trainee is exposed to a variety of client work, providing accounting, corporation tax, management advice and due diligence services. We do not split the varying facets of our practice into separate compartments. In the natural course of events a trainee will be exposed to all aspects of the work we carry out for our clients.

Our clients

Our clients cover a wide range of industries, from heavy engineering and advanced computer technology, nationwide insurance operations and charities, to professional firms such as solicitors. Our ‘typical’ client is a large, successful family business. For many, the ownership rests in another part of the European Union (EU), giving our trainees a unique opportunity to see how the EU impacts upon business in Britain and how other nationalities approach businesses here.

Additional services

We have a highly regarded taxation consultancy department and students liaise with this and draw on its expertise as required. The firm also deals with litigation support work, personal tax, personal financial planning, company registration work, trust administration and a fully outsourced business services solutions for clients expanding across multiple territories.

Your future with us

By the time you are in your final year with us, you should be working closely with some of our largest clients and supervising junior trainees. You will have practical experience, excellent personal and professional skills and you will be familiar with the latest developments in the chartered accountancy profession. In short, you will have a solid all-round working knowledge of the profession and will be in a position to begin to formulate your ideas for the future.

We maintain a close personal connection and interest in one another. We are small enough that no one need ever feel that they are simply a cog in a machine, but we are large enough to offer a challenging and satisfying variation of work. Most of our partners either trained with us or joined us shortly after qualifying, and there is always scope for good trainees to build a fulfilling and successful career within the firm.

What we are looking for

We look for students who really want to work in a medium-sized firm such as ours – we are not a cut-down version of the Big 4 but exist very much on our own terms and in our own right. We are looking for ambition, analytical ability and enterprise in potential trainees. Good communication skills, both written and oral are also a must, as are the personal skills necessary to work as a member of a team and to maintain good relations with clients.

We naturally assume that candidates who wish to enter the profession of chartered accountancy will be able to demonstrate a high level of numeracy and the intellectual calibre necessary to pass demanding professional examinations. That means you will need to have obtained grade B in GCSE Maths and English Language, at least 300 UCAS Tariff points from your top three grades (excluding General Studies), or equivalent and to have or be heading towards a 2:1 degree or better.

How to Apply

Log in to your 'Career Connect' account and search Reference ID '55895' for more details and to apply.

Finance European Graduate Programme 2016/17 at TJX Europe

Where: UK

Deadline: September 5, 2017

Type: Graduate

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FOR THE IMPACT YOU’LL MAKE.
FOR THE ADVENTURE.

Ultimately, you’re not only looking to start your career. You’re looking for an unforgettable adventure. You want to be part of something huge. Something global. The Merchandising and Buying European Graduate Programme with TJX Europe is where it can all begin.

You’ll plug directly into the thrill of life with TJX Companies, Inc. - a global retail phenomenon with over 3,600 stores in 9 countries and over 216,000 associates. We have an annual turnover of over $30.9 billion globally (FY16), are excited about our opportunities for the future and confident in our ability to grow to be a $40 billion company (although we won’t stop there!).

We delight, surprise and excite our customers with big name brands at up to 60% off recommended retail prices. Buying from thousands of different designers every day, we never know what we’re going to find. It all makes for an incredibly fast-paced business that’s every bit as exciting for us as it is for our customers.

As we’re a business like no other, it should come as no surprise that this is no ordinary graduate Finance programme. Through financial strength and flexibility we’re able to run our business day-to- day, adapt to the market, act with agility on new opportunities and - ultimately - grow. So on this programme you’ll enjoy the broadest possible experience of our business, and work with a range of internal and external stakeholders.

Over three years, you’ll experience work in three core areas of our Finance function: Financial Control, which analyses and reports on our financial status; Commercial Finance and Business Planning & Analysis, which produces vital strategic plans and assesses performance; and Financial Accounting, providing accurate and timely financial information to key stakeholders. Along the way, you’ll get lots of training both on and off the job, plus plenty of support – through training, funding and study leave – to become CIMA qualified. All meaning that by the end of the programme, you will be a well-rounded, financially-savvy accountant with the opportunity to further accelerate your career and add real value to our European and global success.

You don’t need to have a particular degree, but what you will be is a quick thinker and a fast learner. We’re looking for someone with natural curiosity and the ability to adapt to change. A head for numbers, excellent analytical skills and decision-making skills are also crucial. As is a talent for connecting with all kinds of people, asking them searching questions, constructively challenging their views and influencing their decisions.

How to Apply

Log in to your 'Career Connect' account and search Reference ID '56299' for more details and to apply.

Business Technology European Graduate Programme 2016/17 at TJX Europe

Where: UK

Deadline: September 5, 2017

Type: Graduate

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FOR THE IMPACT YOU’LL MAKE.
FOR THE ADVENTURE.

Ultimately, you’re not only looking to start your career. You’re looking for an unforgettable adventure. You want to be part of something huge. Something global. The Merchandising and Buying European Graduate Programme with TJX Europe is where it can all begin.

You’ll plug directly into the thrill of life with TJX Companies, Inc. - a global retail phenomenon with over 3,600 stores in 9 countries and over 216,000 associates. We have an annual turnover of over $30.9 billion globally (FY16), are excited about our opportunities for the future and confident in our ability to grow to be a $40 billion company (although we won’t stop there!).

We delight, surprise and excite our customers with big name brands at up to 60% off recommended retail prices. Buying from thousands of different designers every day, we never know what we’re going to find. It all makes for an incredibly fast-paced business that’s every bit as exciting for us as it is for our customers.

As we’re a business like no other, it should come as no surprise that this is no ordinary Business Technology graduate programme. IT provides the technological solutions that ensure we deliver outstanding value to our customers every day. Which means you’ll be working in partnership with all our business areas, as well as constantly honing your technological skills and knowledge.

Over approximately three years, you’ll fulfil roles in three core areas: Plan, which identifies the latest technological trends; Build, which focuses on designing, developing, testing and launching new tech into the business; and Run, which covers a vast remit from keeping our buyers buying and our stores selling and to ensuring our systems remain secure. As we’re a growing, agile business, the timing and order of the rotations may flex to meet our needs, but what we do guarantee is that you’ll have the chance to partner with functions across the business, take on different projects, work with a variety of colleagues and gain a wealth of technical expertise and business knowledge. In fact, you’ll develop an unparalleled understanding of how technology influences our business – a great foundation to your growing TJX career.

You don’t need to have a particular degree, but what we are looking for is a curiosity and aptitude for how technology can improve business processes. You’ll always be looking for better ways to do things and make things happen, while your can-do attitude means you’re unfazed by challenge and unafraid to question the accepted. A talent for connecting, collaborating and communicating with all kinds of people is also really important.

How to Apply

Log in to your 'Career Connect' account and search Reference ID '56297' for more details and to apply.

Graduate Programme 2017 – Audit, Tax & Advisory (PRC / HK / Macau offices) at KPMG

Where: China

Deadline: September 30, 2017

Type: Graduate

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KPMG China operates in 16 cities across China, with around 10,000 partners and staff in Beijing, Beijing Zhongguancun, Chengdu, Chongqing, Foshan, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Tianjin, Xiamen, Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR.

KPMG is a global network of professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 152 countries and regions, and have 189,000 people across a range of disciplines working in member firms around the world.

Joining KPMG means that you will become an integral part of a multi-disciplinary team to help our clients excel in the changing market environment. You will enjoy world class training and tailored career development to help fulfil your potential. You will also be motivated to learn new things every day and work with some of the best talent around the world. Our reputation as a leading professional service provider is reinforced by the wide range of awards KPMG has received over the years as the employer of choice, for our strong community involvement and our wealth of knowledge in the professional industries. We are looking for top students who are passionate, committed and eager to succeed – all degree disciplines are welcome.

Requirements

  • A bachelor or a masters degree (from all disciplines)
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Passionate, committed and eager to succeed
  • Self-starters with good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Applicants for PRC offices should have Chinese citizenship
  • Applicants for Hong Kong or Macau offices should have the right of abode in Hong Kong or Macau.

How to Apply

Log in to your 'Career Connect' account and search Reference ID '52983' for more details and to apply.

Graduate Financial Services Administrator at Para-sols

Where: North East England

Deadline: December 7, 2017

Type: Graduate

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Often considered the under-dog in other offices, let’s be clear from the off that our finance administrators are thought of as ‘the oil’ that keeps all the cogs turning in the business.

As part of your initial 3-month internship, and as with the other roles, you will start with learning the basics first – it’s undoubtedly the best foundation for success. For this role, that means learning all about the billion-pound finance sector and the importance of people receiving sound financial advice. You’ll then move on to working on real client cases, getting to grips with the administration side of a case, learning the ins and outs of an abundance of pension, investment and insurance products. Over the course of your internship, this will involve you getting stuck in and finding out all the finer details, getting on the phone to product providers and using research tools to pull all the information a Paraplanner needs together.

Assuming you successfully complete your 3-month internship, you will be welcomed as an official Graduate Finance Administrator. You will be assigned your own hub of Paraplanners and you’ll support them in a range of tasks such as gathering the information they need on new or existing financial products, requesting quotes and any necessary paperwork, and dealing with any communications related to your cases. We will also identify a number of Financial Administration qualifications with exam board, the CII (Chartered Insurance Institute) www.cii.co.uk and feed these into your personalised development plan over the course of the scheme.

As you progress over the 2-years, you’ll find using many industry online systems intuitive and tackling the trickier cases will become more natural as your knowledge of the profession grows. Working together with the rest of our finance admin team, you’ll be confident in managing your own workload and will be a willing team member who’d happily volunteer for any other adhoc tasks

The Skills

  • Superstar IT and computer skills – we’re a paperless office and operate a cloud based filing system
  • Excellent communication skills – making sure you and the Paraplanner are on the same page is hugely important
  • Forensic research skills – learning to identify where to find the data from different providers will prove crucial in completing a task on time
  • An ability to learn quickly – particularly important when there’s a million and one products and providers to familiarise yourself with
  • Naturally personable – proving helpful in managing client experience, as well as getting what you need from providers

How to Apply

Log in to your 'Career Connect' account and search Reference ID '56435' for more details and to apply.