Graduate positions available for September 2019 are listed below where you will also find more detail about each role. Please apply for the role that interests you, we can only accept one application per person.
Welcome to Close Brothers. It’s an interesting time to be working within Banking Technology and Business Change. We are leading a large transformation programme that is driving the way forward for the Bank and through collaboration with the business we are improving the customer journey and customer experience across every industry. We’re also building new tools and capability while improving our existing platforms to set us up for a successful future.
We are small enough that you can grow relationships and big enough to collaborate across different areas of technology and the business. We are an open and diverse team always on the lookout for great talent to join us on our transformational journey.
We offer a tailored graduate scheme throughout your programme. You’ll be mentored, and you’ll have the opportunity to gain a professional qualification in your chosen field. You’ll be working with experts on every rotation (a six-month work placement) to help you understand new parts of the business.
In previous years, graduates have taken advantage of training and development opportunities in our Infrastructure and Support, Business Change (including project management) and Cyber Security teams.
Rotations could include:
The exact rotation plan will be tailored for each graduate based on their individual learning and development needs combined with career aspirations.
Are you a problem solver? Do you like delivering the best outcomes for customers? Are you a technologist wanting to work in financial services? Do you like looking at detailed requirements and translating them into simple and easy to use project plans? If you’ve answered yes to any of those questions, we’d like to hear from you.
We are an inclusive company and open to graduates with different degree subjects (2.1 and above desirable). We’d like you to have an understanding of financial services and its opportunities (as well as challenges). You’ll also have experience working in a technical or project-led environment. If you’re curious and looking to shape the future of Close Brothers, then you do have what it takes to be part of our graduate scheme.
9 September 2019
Close Brothers Compliance is responsible for ensuring that the Group and in particular its regulated businesses, understand and follow all applicable regulatory and legal requirements and relevant Codes of Conduct which relate to the Group’s conduct of business with its clients and to the personal regulatory obligations of its officers and employees.
We do this through liaison with our regulators, tracking changes to relevant rules, development of policies to meet these, provision of regulatory advice, delivery of training and monitoring adherence to regulatory or internal requirements.
You will undertake four rotations of six months each through the different divisions, gaining grounding in regulatory risks as they apply to the Bank, Asset Management, Securities and Group functions.
Much of the training will be on the job, but participation in relevant technical seminars is encouraged, whether these are internal or external.
You will learn about each of our businesses, the rules and regulations which apply to them and the practical challenges of implementing regulatory requirements and ensuring that these are followed.
You will need to show us that you are results driven and self-motivated. Whilst the role will be London-based, you must be willing to travel to our other. offices when required.
We are looking for applicants with at least a 2:1 degree in an academic discipline.
We look for intelligent people, with curiosity and an eagerness to learn. We are keen to hear from people who are commercially aware, and that have a genuine interest in working in the financial industry. We’d also like to see evidence of personal drive and ambition; people who have the resilience to excel within a challenging and fast paced environment will enjoy working at Close Brothers.
9 September 2019
Close Brothers has over 40 years of expertise in the property finance market. During that time we’ve developed an excellent reputation for the quality and speed of our service, the expertise of our people and the consistency of our approach, regardless of the prevailing market conditions.
Our Property Finance and Commercial Acceptances businesses have over 700 customers throughout the UK, providing senior debt facilities from £100,000 to £20m+. Whilst our customers are predominantly small regional house builders, we finance a wide range of projects from small residential developments to complex commercial investment portfolios. We also offer shorter-term bridging funding.
This role is a long term career opportunity. You will start with rotations in each of the different business functions to get an understanding of the loan cycle, with a view to progressing to a front office role.
Initially training will be in-house as there is no better way to learn than following a loan from the first customer meeting through the due diligence process, the building work and then sale and repayment. There will also be opportunities to take external courses as progress is made and you will be financially supported to achieve relevant Banking qualifications. We would be particularly interested in graduates from banking, business, finance or surveying degree backgrounds.
Academically we are looking for applicants with at least a 2:1 degree. We are open to degrees in all disciplines. We look for passionate people, with curiosity and an eagerness to learn. We are keen to hear from people who are commercially aware, and that have a genuine interest in working in the financial industry.
We’d also like to see evidence of personal drive and ambition; people who have the resilience to excel within a challenging and fast paced environment will enjoy working at Close Brothers.
9 September 2019