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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.

Useful Subjects

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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Did You Know?
Financial services have 1.1 million people in employment.

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Lloyds Bank
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AVIVA plc
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Payroll Administrator Apprentice - Moore Green
Closing Date:
30th June 2021
Salary:
£12,800 per year
Location:
Sudbury, Suffolk
Employer Description Moore Green is a 3 partner, general chartered accountancy practice situated centrally in Suffolk market town. Main description Based in Suffolk, Moore Green is a firm of Chartered Accountants offering accounts, audit, taxation and business...
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Finance Assistant - Premier Education Group HQ
Closing Date:
25th June 2021
Salary:
£16,500 a year
Location:
Attleborough
Premier Education is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to come and join our finance team as our assistant.
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Financial Accountant Apprentice - Archer Resourcing
Closing Date:
20th June 2021
Salary:
£200 per week
Location:
Ipswich, Suffolk
Employer Description Archer Resourcing are specialists in Criminal Justice, Nursing, Substance Misuse and Health & Social Care Recruitment. We are a small business at the moment with 10 employees but looking to double that number over the next few months. Our....
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Accounts Apprentice
Closing Date:
18th June 2021
Salary:
£40.00 per day
Location:
Ipswich, Suffolk
Are you an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual with an interest in a career in finance? Are you looking for an apprenticeship in a growing and dynamic business? Do you have strong numeracy skills and good attention to detail?
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Credit Controller - Greene King
Applications for this role are now closed
Closing Date:
11th June 2021
Salary:
£15,000 per year
Location:
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Employer Description Greene King is the country’s leading pub retailer and brewer, running over 2,700 pubs, restaurants and hotels in towns, villages and city-centre high streets across England, Wales and Scotland. With a rich heritage of over 200 years, we br...
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Trainee Account Handler
Closing Date:
25th June 2021
Location:
Norwich
We’re on the lookout for a trainee account handler to work alongside our Norwich accounts team whilst studying for your AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting with our recognised apprenticeship training provider.
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