Undergraduate Placement Scheme
50 week placement
Leeds, West Yorkshire
£15,000 per annum plus benefits
Our client is one of the world's largest brokers, servicing more 3.3 million customer accounts worldwide, across the UK, Canada and the USA.
From August this year, they are offering 6 undergraduates a well structured Undergraduate Placement Scheme, over 50 weeks, based in their office close to Leeds City Centre. These placements give you the opportunity to build and develop your skills and are offered in the following areas: Marketing, Human Resources, Customer and Investor Services Support, IT, Investor Services and Customer Resolution.
The first month of the placement centres around a training course specifically tailored to provide you with an appreciation of the business. You will be trained in customer service and share dealing where you will gain invaluable knowledge of the stock market and of the services that our client offers. You will work in Customer Services on Mondays and Fridays throughout your placement year. The remaining time will be spent in your chosen business area.
A mentor will guide you through your placement and will work within your business area. You will participate in regular meetings with both your mentor and line manager to ensure you get the most out of your time with the company.
To be considered for the scheme you should be in your penultimate year of study and have interest in working in the financial sector. In addition to the skills required for your departmental role, you will require excellent communication and sound mathematical skills. With a calm and methodical work ethic, you should have an interest in the stock market and financial services industry as this would be a significant advantage.
You will be required to travel to their Manchester office on limited occasions and you will need to be available to start the placement in August 2008.