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Where: North East England
Deadline: December 7, 2017
We know what you’re thinking, ‘What on earth is Paraplanning?’
It’s a little known but rapidly in demand career that has grown in recent years. In simple terms, a Paraplanner is someone who works with a Financial Planner or Financial Adviser to do a number of their non-client facing tasks involved in preparing and administering a Financial Plan or Report for a client. Some would say we do all the nitty gritty in the background, like the research, analysis and finally the report writing required to make sure the client is getting the best advice and the adviser is getting the support to help them document that.
Like we said earlier, in any role we always start with learning the basics first – it’s the best foundation for success. For this role, that means firstly 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 doing the role of an administrator, 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. During the course of your 3-month internship, you will tackle trickier cases until you have a basic knowledge of products.
If you successfully complete your 3-month internship, you’ll then become an official Graduate Paraplanner. Soon after your transition, we will work with you to agree your own personal development program for the rest of the year, with the expectation you’ll start to revise for your first exam pretty much straight away. As a Graduate, you’ll become part of the Paraplanning team, learning how to research a case and understand the needs of individual clients. You will start writing basic reports and managing your own workload.
By your second year, you will be moving on to more complex cases and certainly have a few exams under your belt! We’d expect that after two years you will be an expert in researching the market and making recommendations, be an accomplished report writer, volunteering to tackle the tricky cases and manage your own clients. As well as being a wonderful role model to the newest wave of graduates!
How to Apply
Log in to your 'Career Connect' account and search Reference ID '56433' for more details and to apply.
Deadline: January 18, 2018
Type: Placement Year
About Pinpoint Partners Global Executive Search and recruitment
Pinpoint Partners is one of the world’s leading global executive search firms. We work with the world’s most prestigious financial services organisations, private equity Investment firms and multi-national companies. We specialise in finding exceptional individuals to solve our client’s global hiring needs.
Our experienced teams of partners and researchers have a comprehensive understanding of the markets. We offer our clients highly specialist search solutions built on an unrivalled knowledge of the sectors in which we operate. We excel in delivering a level of service that is as exceptional as the companies we represent.
We take pride in building close relationships with clients and candidates, offering advice with the long-term perspective in mind, working with honesty and integrity at all times and delivering solutions that show our genuine passion about the advisory profession.
About the positions
We are looking to hire 10 undergraduates to join our team at Pinpoint Partners for up to 1 year as work placement students, starting Summer / Autumn 2017. We are a growing Executive company based in London, specialising in Corporate Finance and Advisory Executive Search across Investment Banking and Private Equity globally. You will get experience of executive search in the finance industry from a leading team of consultants. Duties will involve client mapping, candidate management, helping with the sourcing of roles, matching applications to vacancies, job management and gradually business development of your own book of business.
The role would suit undergraduates looking to obtain work experience in Sales, Marketing and the recruitment industry.
We are looking for undergraduate students looking for placement programs of up to 1 year as part of their degree course.
Being dedicated, professional, well-educated, creative and talented are all skills you will need to demonstrate every day to excel at Pinpoint Partners.
You will be a student from a reputable university, looking for a work placement of up to 1 year as part of your course. Any knowledge of the finance industry, as well as language skills would be additionally useful. The role will be based in London and the right to work in the United Kingdom will be a requirement.
How to Apply
Log in to your 'Career Connect' account and search Reference ID '53527' for more details and to apply.
Deadline: January 22, 2018
Asia Internship is an Asia-based company that offers cultural-exchange programs for university students/young people from west countries into Asia. Our key programs include internships, volunteering, semester exchange, and language study. Our aim is to provide truly affordable students programs to those who wish to grow both professionally and personally through a program abroad. (more info about us asia-internship.com)
We are looking for Business Development Officers. This position will be internships only and will last 3 months (longer if visa allows).
Job responsibilities include:
How to Apply
Log in to your 'Career Connect' account and search Reference ID '53743' for more details and to apply.
Deadline: January 22, 2018
This position is with the Power Tools Division of a German Auto Parts Group (Fortune 500 Company) at its Chengdu branch. The Power Tools Division of the Group is the world market leader for power tools and power tool accessories. In 2012, its global workforce generated sales of 4.0 billion euros, 90 percent of which outside of Germany.
The core success factors are innovative strength and pace of innovation. Each year, this Division launches more than 100 new products onto the market. The division generated about 40 percent of its sales in 2012 with products that have been on the market for less than two years. The business segments electric power tools, accessories, measuring tools and garden tools of this Division outperformed the market.
Provide HR service, including employee development / training, and performance
Assist HR business partner as well as associates regarding HR activities. Such
Support HR business partner in training
b. Support HR business partner in employee activities
c. Support HR business partner in projects, such as competence management
d. Personnel file management
e. Other tasks related to HR.
How to apply
Log in to your 'Career Connect' account and search Reference ID '52635' for more details and to apply.53753
Deadline: January 22, 2018
This position is with a joint venture between a leading UK Insurance company and China's largest food processing, manufacturer and trader (both are Fortune 500 companies). It remains as the 1st-tier player amongst JV in terms of both the premium scale and profitability. The role is to support the team and company as a whole, and also to act individually as a team member. You will not only assist as a general assistant in the function department of the company, being treated as an essential part of the company, but also you will have the opportunity of learning in the core business department to observe how insurance is done in China.
How to Apply
Log in to your 'Career Connect' account and search Reference ID '53739' for more details and to apply.
Where: London, UK
Deadline: January 23, 2018
Perrett Laver has a global reputation for excellence, outstanding service and professionalism in executive search. These are key qualities that you will possess when joining us as a Project Assistant within our London office. As an international firm, Perrett Laver has offices in Amsterdam, Glasgow, London, Auckland, Sydney, Hong Kong, Vancouver, Washington D.C. San Francisco, and Chicago.
In this vital role, the Project Assistant will work closely within multiple practice teams on internal delivery, offering support on various aspects of the client/candidate process. S/he will be a crucial resource to the wider firm and provide assistance in a range of areas, including front of house, office administration, finance, and business development.
The appointee will be degree-educated and, as such, possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. S/he will have proven organisational skills, outstanding attention to detail, and will share our passion for consistently delivering work of exceptional quality with an impeccable service-minded approach.
This role requires someone who demonstrates a willingness to provide internal support where needed. Additionally, flexibility, the ability to anticipate the needs of others, and effective multi-tasking are essential attributes for this position. Solutions-focused and results-driven, you will thrive on challenge, remain calm under pressure and handle all situations appropriately with care and integrity. As you will be at the heart of the business, it is crucial that you are positive, enthusiastic and driven. You will be a great team player, and yet highly capable of working independently as well.
The role requires an adaptable and energetic multi-tasker who is keen to support fast-paced, busy teams and an eagerness to learn and develop project management skills and experience. It is crucial that you are able to manage your time effectively, prioritise tasks, take initiative, and uphold a strong customer service ethos. Similarly, a deep appreciation and understanding of the importance of punctuality, responsibility, discretion and integrity are all key traits necessary to carry out the role successfully.
How to Apply
Log in to your 'Career Connect' account and search Reference ID '53883' for more details and to apply.