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Norfolk and Suffolk are home to one of the largest financial services and insurance clusters in Europe with hundreds of businesses offering a variety of roles.

The great thing is, there are many different career options and various routes into the industry, with many of the larger organisations offering apprenticeships and graduate training schemes.

Take a look at the various links and job roles below to see what could be in store for you. 

  • Norwich has been a base for the financial industries for over 200 years and boasts a highly-skilled 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 as well as thatched property insurance in rural areas.
  • Technology is constantly changing and areas such as artificial intelligence, cyber security and big data management are growing fast in the industry.

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Maths • English • ICT • Business Studies • Modern languages • Sociology • Psychology

Job Ideas for this Industry

Auditor • Tax Adviser • Accountant • Mortgage Adviser • Personal Banker • Financial Fraud Investigator • Actuary • Underwriter

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Finance Assistant - Premier Travel
Closing Date:
17th June 2022
Salary:
£19,000 per year
Location:
Cambourne, Cambs
Employer description Premier Travel is a privately owned, independent travel agency with over 80 years' experience in the travel industry and 25 branches throughout East Anglia and southern England. Being independent, we have the flexibility to work with a mul...
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Customer Service Expert: £20,000 - £23,500 Norwich
Closing Date:
31st August 2022
Salary:
£20,000 - £23,500 plus benefits
Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
We want applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Excited but not sure you tick every box? Research tells us that women, particularly, feel this way. So, regardless of gender, why not apply. And if you’re in a job share just apply as...
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Financial Support Assistant - Becketts Financial Services
Closing Date:
30th June 2022
Salary:
To be advised
Location:
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Employer description Becketts are a financial services company based in Bury St Edmunds and are recognised as one of the largest independent regional advisers. For over 30 years, our specialist teams have supported our clients in the construction of sound fina...
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Customer Care Colleagues - Barclays
Closing Date:
30th May 2022
Salary:
£22,100 Per Annum + Excellent Benefits
Location:
Bury St Edmunds/Hybrid, Suffolk
Employer description Barclays is one of the world's largest and most respected financial institutions, with 329 years of success, quality, and innovation behind us. We offer careers that provide endless opportunity – helping millions of individuals and busines...
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Apprentice Accounts Assistant - John Grose
Closing Date:
30th June 2022
Salary:
£6.15 per hour
Location:
Ipswich, Suffolk
Employer description The Grose family were one of the original pioneers of the motor car and have been involved since 1888. To put this into motoring perspective, Henry Ford did not build his first Model T until 1908. Whilst we draw on traditional values, we a...
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Apprentice Finance Assistant - Vertas Group
Closing Date:
3rd June 2022
Salary:
£10,500 per year
Location:
Ipswich, Suffolk
Employer Description Facilities Management covering cleaning, catering, grounds and landscape, transport, energy, fleet, security across various locations around the UK. Main description Vertas are a Facilities management company offering various services incl...
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