Financial Data Apprentice Cirencester 2024

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DEADLINE 8th December 2023
Investment Banking & Asset Management

People have always been at the heart of St. James’s Place, we value long-term relationships, and we are a home for people who care about the future – financially, environmentally and socially. These core values have enabled us to become a leading FTSE 100 Wealth Management company.

Our Apprenticeship Programme is a fantastic alternative to university and a unique opportunity to complete a funded and supported qualification whilst you work within one of our divisions, gaining both valuable work experience and ongoing training as well as immersing yourself in our inclusive and collaborative culture.

This structured development path is delivered alongside support from your line manager and the wider business. You will be an apprentice with us for one year and then you will be in a position to take a role within your chosen division.

**Please note that the application deadline for this vacancy is 13 March 2024 but we will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis, so may close the vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications. Early applications are therefore advised. ** To help us effectively manage your application, please only apply for one vacancy. If you are unsure which role is best for you, please contact us to discuss the options.

NB: Assessment centres for this vacancy will be run on 27 March 2024 so please ensure you are provisionally available to attend.

You will study a relevant qualification to the job role. This is yet to be decided and will be confirmed shortly.

You’ll be joining the new and quickly-growing Finance Data team, a team of 7, within the wider Finance division made up of over 100 individuals. The team are responsible for managing financial data for SJP Group, which is the foundation of a large amount of work undertaken in the business, as well as its governance. This data is taken from a number of sources including SJP’s admin provider.

As an apprentice in the team, you will support the sourcing of the financial data and analysing this to understand what it means. This role provides you with exposure to a significant quantity of data in varying complexities, which allows you to develop your skills in data management and governance. You will enhance and develop your coding skills using complex data using very powerful software solutions.

Typical day to day responsibilities may include

  • Managing distribution mechanisms of financial data to the wider business.
  • Supporting the management of data files, ensuring they have been received correctly and have been interpreted accurately.
  • Creating new data sets and distributions through coding to then share with end users.
  • Regularly working in a coding environment in our databases, gaining hands on experience with SQL and Python.
  • Investigate areas of interest in financial data to identify new trends and investigate unexplained data queries.

Required skills to be successful

  • Logical and analytical thinker.
  • Process driven.
  • Confident in building and maintaining relationships.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel.
  • Ability to work with large numbers and date sets.

If you are interested in this role, you will need to hold a minimum of level 4 in English Language and Mathematics at GCSE. Computer science, Maths, and Scientific studies are desirable, however not required. A desirable candidate would have experience or knowledge with coding language such as SQL or Python, and if no experience is seen you should have an interest in learning.

An understanding of computer systems and how data is stored in databases is desirable.

Flexible working

We understand that employees work best in different ways, at different times and in different environments. We value all of our employees and appreciate that everyone is unique, and at one of many stages within their career. Recognising this, we have introduced a hybrid working policy to provide greater flexibility for part-time work, job-sharing, remote working, and flexibility on hours. Our people are encouraged to work in a flexible way that suits their lifestyle where it can be accommodated, so please ask the question and start a conversation!

Research tells us that applicants (especially those from underrepresented groups) can be put off from applying for a role if they do not meet all the criteria or have been on an extended career-break. If you think you would be a good match for this role and can demonstrate some transferable experience please apply, regardless of whether you tick every box.

Our rewards

In addition to an attractive salary and eligibility to participate in the discretionary annual bonus opportunities, you will also receive an excellent benefits package including:

  • Non-Contributory Pension – 10% (increasing with length of service) with further pension matching
  • Significant protection benefits with real value, such as 10X life cover, PHI, and critical illness.
  • Outstanding terms and conditions including 6 months paid parental leave.
  • Private Medical and Dental Insurance
  • 28 days holiday entitlement plus bank holidays (based on full-time equivalent) with the option to buy up to an additional 5 days holiday
  • Discretionary bonus scheme dependent on company and personal performance, varied by level
  • Not applicable to fixed term contracts (standard uplift applies in lieu of the protection benefits)

Our culture

Our culture is the glue that binds us together - It’s one of our biggest assets and one of the biggest reasons for our success. It’s underpinned by core values of doing the right thing, being the best version of ourselves and investing in long term relationships.

We want to embrace a diverse group of backgrounds and experiences to connect with clients, tackle problems and innovate. We raise our voice on the things that matter to us and inspire change from the front. Contributing to our inclusive culture is vital, ensuring a space for everyone to be their authentic self, no compromises.

In all we do, we consider how we affect the communities in which we belong. Over 96% of our group employees are involved in supporting our communities through financial education, charitable giving and volunteering. Over 80% of all our employees and Partners donate each month to our Charitable Foundation, which is now the 3rd largest corporate charity in the UK.

Our awards

We understand it’s important to be proud of the company you work for, that’s why we’re proud to share with you some of our recent awards:

  • Wealth Manager of the Year – Growth Investor Awards 2021
  • Best Wealth Manager – Shares Awards 2021
  • Championing LGBTQ Inclusion - Financial Adviser Diversity in Finance Awards 2020
  • Top 75 Employer - Social Mobility Foundation Employer Index 2021
DEADLINE 8th December 2023