Find Vacancies

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.

Financial Analyst at Swiss Re

Where: Zurich, Switzerland

Deadline: November 10, 2019

Type: Graduate

View more

About the role:

Over an 18-month period, you’ll receive on-and-off-the-job training, including a job rotation that gives you the opportunity to work across different business units.

Are you striving to acquire knowledge across many aspects of Finance? Are you keen on analysing and assessing various accounting topics related to the Group's numerous external disclosures? Are you ready to contribute to the communication with investors, analysts and readers of the financial statements? Are you willing to engage, collaborate and liaise with the department's internal business partners, such as the Business Units, Asset Management, Treasury and Investor Relations? If yes, this Graduate position might be a great opportunity for you. In this role, you will support the US GAAP External Reporting team, part of Swiss Re's Group Reporting Department, where tasks are rotated on a regular basis.

In addition, you will:

  • Provide our management with relevant information for business steering
  • Analyse and evaluate the business drivers and the connections to the financials
  • Work in close cooperation and interaction within our team
  • Coordinate the resolution of reporting issues with the Group's entities worldwide
  • Produce ad hoc deliverables for our senior management including the CEO, CFO, Chief Accounting Officer and Head of Investor Relations

Requirements:

  • Successfully completed a university degree, preferably in a quantitative field like finance, accounting or equivalent
  • You have interest in international reporting and accounting matters with a flair for numbers
  • Strong interest in/passion to learn about insurance/reinsurance
  • Approaches problems with curiosity and flexibility, is a fast learner
  • Creative, showing a high degree of own initiative
  • Team-player, willingness to contribute actively to the overall team spirit
  • You have the ability and enthusiasm to work in a global and multicultural environment
  • Aptitude to express him-/herself effectively in one-on-one conversations and small groups
  • Mature & self-confident; Able to work with clients, business partners or senior colleagues
  • Capable to readily adapt to a changing and dynamic environment
  • Confirmed expertise to work independently and proactively
  • You have very good communication (in English) and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent analytical skills and can focus on details without losing track of the bigger picture
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)

How to apply:

Click here to apply for this role.

Strategy and Business Development Analyst at Swiss Re

Where: Zurich, Switzerland

Deadline: November 10, 2019

Type: Graduate

View more

About the role:

This graduate position provides you with a unique opportunity to work for two teams: Reinsurance Strategy and Business Development.

The main focus of Reinsurance Strategy is to lead and coordinate key projects for the Reinsurance Business Unit, to prepare and evaluate competitor and market intelligence and to support the CEO Reinsurance and the Reinsurance Management Team.

The Business Development department is a key driver in the origination of transactional reinsurance solutions which help clients optimise their capital position or reduce risk and volatility in their insurance book. The main activities of the department is identifying transactional opportunities within markets and companies. We are constantly developing new reinsurance value propositions with which to engage with clients.

As a Reinsurance Strategy and Business Development Analyst, your responsibilities will include:

  • To initiate, develop and support projects that contribute to the Reinsurance business unit’s strategic priorities, covering both Property & Casualty and Life & Health themes on a global basis.
  • You will assist with competitor analysis and monitoring of market trends and business activities. Take responsibility for research on named competitors; assist with research on other competitors. Includes liaising with Group Strategy and SR Institute teams.
  • Prepare presentations and ad-hoc analysis for senior Reinsurance leaders, management meetings and external communication (e.g. Rating Agency meetings and Investor Days).
  • Build an understanding of key issues facing our Business Unit and identify how Reinsurance should respond
  • You will analyse, evaluate and screen transaction opportunities arising from the changing regulatory, financial and risk environment
  • Apply and develop high quality analytics and modelling, to better understand specific client priorities
  • You will develop and tailor new value propositions for our clients to effectively meet their needs and priorities
  • To support creation of client pitches with a focus on how reinsurance solutions create financial and strategic value for clients
  • Contribute to strategy planning and marketing activities for key client accounts

Requirements:

  • Successfully completed a university degree, preferably in Finance, Business, Economics, Actuarial Science, or similar quantitative focus or equivalent
  • Strong interest to learn about insurance/reinsurance
  • Strong commercial sense and are able to put yourself into our client's position
  • You are innovative and demonstrate a high ability to use your own initiative and work independently, while able to adapt to a changing and dynamic environment
  • You are mature and feel confident engaging with clients, senior stakeholders and strategic partners where you express yourself effectively in both one-on-one conversations and small groups
  • Ability and enthusiasm to work in a global and multicultural environment
  • Approaches problems with curiosity and flexibility, is a fast learner
  • You are a team-player and show a high willingness to contribute actively to the overall team spirit
  • Excellent oral and written English skills; additional European language skills preferred
  • Very good analytical skills and can focus on details without losing track of the bigger picture
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)

How to apply:

Click here to apply for this role.

Actuarial Management at Swiss Re

Where: London, England

Deadline: November 10, 2019

Type: Graduate

View more

About the company:

As the world's leading reinsurance company, Swiss Re, based in Zurich, specialises in providing solutions to capital and risk management problems. We combine financial strength with experience, knowledge and creative thought to exploit new opportunities in the interests of our clients, staff and shareholders. Our team contributes to these goals by analysing and communicating on the performance of the company's L&H reinsurance business, measuring the amount of reserves needed and looking for early indications of risks and opportunities to improve the profitability.

About the role:

  • Ensuring the accurate and timely delivery of quarterly financial results for assigned lines of business on several reporting bases (US GAAP, best estimate and various statutory bases)
  • Analysing movements in profits, validating and reporting on the main drivers of the differences
  • Presenting results to the Head of UK L&H Actuarial Management as well as to Finance colleagues and other teams at Swiss Re
  • Developing a deep understanding of assigned lines of business and resolving ad hoc issues e.g. investigating drivers of claims variances
  • Providing actuarial support to the ongoing management of the in-force portfolio; producing management information that aids deeper understanding of the business, identifying and helping to realise opportunities to improve profitability
  • Involvement in consolidation and submission of financial results for the entire UK L&H business
  • Assisting in proposal/review of demographic assumptions (e.g. mortality rates)
  • Reviewing and validating the financial impacts of changes to assumptions, methodology and models
  • In addition you will:
  • Provide regular feedback and suggestions for improving the efficiency of processes
  • Take ownership of assigned projects resulting from post valuation review meetings
  • Work with other departments on various projects e.g. sensitivity analysis, financial planning, data quality improvements, IT system developments

Requirements:

  • Analytical and inquisitive in your approach to problem solving
  • Able to draw conclusions and develop practical solutions
  • Keen to learn and develop your own skills and knowledge
  • Willing to take responsibility for handling your own workload with the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • A standout colleague who can work collaboratively, develop a personal network and contribute effectively to cross-team projects
  • Able to communicate technical ideas effectively to both peers and senior management
  • Achieved or working towards a good result in a numerate degree
  • Capable of studying effectively and passing actuarial exams in line with our study policy
  • Working knowledge of the following areas would be an advantage:
  • Life and health insurance products
  • Actuarial reporting
  • Microsoft Excel

How to apply:

Click here to apply for this role.

Financial Management Graduate Scheme at NHS

Where: Wales

Deadline: November 10, 2019

Type: Graduate

View more

About the Company:

Main business: Health, social and child care (incl. community)

The National Health Service.

NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership’s mission is to enable the delivery of world class public services in Wales through customer focus, collaboration and innovation.

NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership welcomes applications from people who share our values:

  • Listening and learning

  • Working together

  • Taking responsibility

  • Innovating

About the Role:

The NHS Wales Financial Graduate Management Scheme will stretch you and give you the opportunity to develop your financial management and leadership skills whilst studying for a professional accountancy qualification through an intense development experience, learning to work alongside clinicians and other professionals.

When applying for this post, please read the job description and person specification carefully, and tailor your application to the requirements of the post. You can also find information on our website

If you are successful, you will be appointed to a finance role in NHS Wales for the duration of the Scheme, with one of our Health Boards, NHS Trusts, or NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership, commencing September 2020.

You will study for an accredited professional accountancy qualification (ACCA) over 3 years and will be expected to achieve this qualification in order to graduate from the Scheme. You can expect first class training and mentorship support and our generous study leave package surpasses the standards required by professional institutes.

While there is no guarantee of a permanent position at the end of the three year Scheme, the Health Boards, NHS Trusts and the NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership have pledged their support for further development opportunities to be available.

Requirements:

If you have a big ambition to work in one of the toughest roles in modern organisations, are serious about a career in NHS management, hold a minimum 2:2 degree level qualification (awarded by July 2020) and can apply your passion, drive and determination to make a difference then we are interested in you!

How to Apply:

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

Financial Advisory Analyst at Lazard

Where: England - Greater London

Deadline: November 11, 2019

Type: Internship

View more

About the company:

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

Lazard is the world's leading independent financial advisor to business, government and investing institutions. We are active in many of the global markets' most impactful transactions. There is a good reason our brand inspires trust and respect the world over – our people. They are exceptional individuals who provide our clients with thoughtful advice and effective solutions to the most complex strategic and financial matters. We are looking for exceptional graduates and undergraduates to join us.

About the role:

Over 10 weeks, you’ll be fully immersed in our small team culture, getting involved in live deals with real clients and building your own network within your intern cohort through social events and activities. You can expect the senior bankers you’ll work alongside to treat you like a full-time Analyst - giving you a real flavour for the type of work we do. You’ll also be assigned a mentor and a buddy who will support you through the summer programme.

Our Summer Internship programme is an excellent way of gaining a better understanding of the nature of our business and the culture of our firm in an Analyst role. Specifically, our aim for your internship with us is for you to receive first-hand, in-depth knowledge of the business, gain practical Analyst experience, understand Lazard's culture and working style, and for us to provide an excellent networking opportunity with bankers of all levels of experience.

Training and Development:

You will be assigned an Analyst “buddy” to coach you throughout the internship, and a Managing Director mentor to give you further insight into Lazard, and a potential career within Investment Banking. As part of the ten-week internship, you will attend one week of technical training before joining your team and will also receive follow-up technical and presentation skills training during the programme.

A Lazard Summer Internship can lead to a full-time placement offer for the following year’s Analyst programme. During the final week of the internship, you will be asked to give a ten-minute presentation to a panel of senior bankers. Your presentation, along with your performance during the internship, will determine if an offer will be extended to you.

Requirements:

You’ll be in your penultimate year of undergraduate or postgraduate study. We look for an analytical mind and the desire to challenge yourself.

You must have ABB in your top three A-levels (excluding general studies) and a minimum predicted or obtained 2.1 university degree classification (or equivalent if you studied outside the UK).

How to apply:

For more information and to apply please visit Career Connect and search Reference ID 'O9KXW'

Management Trainee at Neusoft

Where: China

Deadline: November 11, 2019

Type: Graduate

View more

About the Company:

Main business: : IT

Neusoft is the largest IT solution and service provider in China, founded by Northeastern University (China) in 1991.

With software technology at the core, we provide industry solutions, product engineering solutions and related products, platforms and services. We now have more than 20,000 employees, with 8 regional headquarters in China, 10 software R&D bases, 16 software development and technical support centers, marketing and service networks in more than 60 cities, and subsidiaries in the United States, Japan, Europe, the Middle East and South America.

About the Role:

Neusoft MT (Neusoft Management Trainee Program) is a global talent development program, designed to train future leaders for the company. The company adopts multi-dimensional selection techniques to select outstanding talents with business ceremony, developmental potential, success determination and leadership potential among graduates. Through customized training and practical assignments, the trainees are expected to be professional manager in various fields and develop together with the company.

  • Sales Management Trainee:

Looking for excellent graduates and training them to be domestic and international sales elites and management cadres. The training period will be 2-3 years. During the training period, trainees will experience job rotations in different positions (related to sales). After the program, the trainee could become a sales manager or sales elite in the industry.

  • Function Management Trainee:

Looking for excellent graduates and training them to be the company's future leaders. The training period is 2 years. During the training period, trainees will experience job rotations in different departments and positions. After the program, the trainee’s long-term position will be confirmed according to the evaluation results of each position the trainee worked on. Gradually, the trainee will be promoted to be the company’s manager.

  • Management Trainee Intern:

Looking for outstanding students who will be reserved for Neusoft’s management trainees. Based on their 3-6 months’ internship performance, they can obtain the offer of Neusoft management trainees in advance.

How to apply:

For more information and to apply please visit Career Connect and search Reference ID '3E3A7'

Graduate Finance Assistant at Sig PLC

Where: England - South Yorkshire

Deadline: November 12, 2019

Type: Graduate

View more

About the Company:

A well-established business based in Sheffield is looking for a bright and ambitious graduate to join their team. This opportunity would especially suit an individual who has recently graduated and looking to start their career in a fast-paced finance environment.

About the Role:

The role is an integral part of the team where you will be having daily interaction with Senior Management across the Group. Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Gaining a general understanding of Controlling, Reporting, Planning and Accounting.
  • Provide monthly cost reports and analysis and take any necessary actions or make recommendations as appropriate.
  • Preparation of finance information to present to the Financer Director and the rest of the team.
  • Building relationships with finance teams across the Group to ensure compliance with Group accounting policies
  • To ensure all collections – cheques, postal orders, card payments, direct debits, bank payments, payment files - are reconciled using advanced Excel.
  • Ad-hoc project work looking at driving through efficiencies in the Group

Requirements:

We are seeking a high calibre graduate for a unique and sought-after opportunity based in Sheffield. The specification for the role requires a candidate looking at an entry level role in Finance enabling them to get their foot in the door of a fast-paced and dynamic environment and ideally have a 2:1 degree or above.

How to apply:

For more information and to apply please visit Career Connect and search Reference ID 'EMN4O'

Sales Assistant at Casamona International

Where: Spain

Deadline: November 15, 2019

Type: Placement Year

View more

About the Company:

Main business: : Construction and property

Casamona International is a Real Estate company in Barcelona, founded in 2004, offering unique and different flats for Sale and for Rent. We have a large international client base and a team from all around the world. We differentiate ourselves by only having “casas monas”; cosy homes, which we would like to live in ourselves.

We offer the advantage of being an small and dynamic company. Our interns have a great deal of autonomy and freedom to make changes from day one in a truly international environment. It requires you to be able to work independently and to take on a lot of responsibilities. Normally, Casamona takes between 10-12 interns from all over the world, making Casamona a very diverse place to work. Our vision is to work as a team and create a long lasting bound with our clients.

About the Role:

You are going to work with senior sales agents and help them find apartments, do visits and learn about real estate.

Requirements:

  • You must have a strong conduct of Spanish, both written and spoken. Speaking other languages is a bonus.

  • You need to be detail-oriented and organized.

  • Compensation: you receive commission when "your sales mentor" is selling. Also when you have a flat finding you can get a commission from it if it gets sold.

How to Apply:

For more information and to apply please visit Career Connect and search Reference ID 'DYAG9'