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The Finance Industry is the sector involved in banking, accounting and insurance and is responsible for 7% of all UK employment.

There are many different options available from stock brokers, savings and mortgage advisers to underwriters who advise on insurance risks and everything in between!

The great thing about the industry is that is that there are loads of routes in, and the big players can help with this as they have many graduate, apprenticeship and training schemes. Check out what companies like Barclays offer and try to find other companies that offer similar things.

Many of the bigger financial companies also offer the opportunity to work overseas if you wish, this is where a second language would be beneficial!

Financial and business services make the largest private sector contribution to Norfolk’s economy, with over 180 companies. Norwich is also one of the largest general insurance centres in Europe. In recent years, the sector has expanded to the nearby Broadland Business Park, with Aviva having a major base there, as well as in the city centre, together with Royal Bank of Scotland. Other leading companies include: Marsh, Virgin Money, The One Account, Tax Assist and Moneyfacts.

Norwich has been a base for the financial industries for over 200 years and boasts a financially literate, highly-skilled and stable workforce recruited from local colleges and universities as well as the very first National Skills Academy in the UK for Financial services.

Suffolk also boasts an impressive financial sector with the addition of niche markets around marine insurance linked to the county’s ports, farm and crop insurance and thatched property insurance in rural areas, plus a host of small
financial service businesses.

Suffolk has seen a significant increase in the number of finance and insurance businesses taking advantage of relatively cheap property costs, easy access to London, good availability of related training and education plus an experienced workforce.

Take a look at the sectors here to find out more about a career in finance.

Did You Know?
Each year there are 30,000 applications to UK's damaged note service, with claims totalling a value of £18 million. In 2008, there were 4,916 claims (totalling £113,000) for bank notes which had been eaten by pets.

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Finance Apprenticeship
Location:
Diss, Norfolk
We currently have a Level 3 AAT apprenticeship opportunity for someone with hands on experience of accounts at Level 2 (or just completed Level 2 studies) wishing to progress further.
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Trainee Payroll Administrator
Closing Date:
19th August 2019
Salary:
TBC
Location:
Sible Hedingham, Essex
An exciting opportunity for an individual wishing to start a career in Payroll processing within a local Accountancy company based in Sible Hedingham Full training will be provided together with relevant courses when required A driving licence is required su...
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Current Apprenticeship Vacancies
Location:
Norwich (Area) + Dereham, Great Yarmouth, Holt, Attleborough, Diss, Norfolk
Apprenticeships provide fantastic career opportunities and allow you to get a qualification and earn money at the same time.
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Current Apprenticeship Vacancies
Location:
Ipswich (Area)
With apprenticeships rising in popularity, now is the time for you to secure one from a diverse range of industries which will stand you in good stead for your future career.
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Finance Assistant / Accounting Apprentice
Closing Date:
23rd July 2019
Salary:
£170.00 p/w
Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
This is a rare opportunity to join the administration team in our lively, creative studio in central Norwich. The Finance Assistant Apprentice will be at the hub of the office dealing daily with our clients and providing administrative support so our architect...
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Accounts Administration Apprentice
Closing Date:
31st July 2019
Salary:
£219.00 p/w
Location:
Diss, Norfolk
Rosedale is a family owned business employing around 50 members of staff. We have an exciting opportunity for an apprentice to join our team.
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