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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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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?
Willis Towers Watson is a leading insurance broker which operates globally with one of its main offices located in Ipswich, along with London, New York and Mumbai. Willis Towers Watson also has links with insuring the Titanic.

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Accounts Assistant - ARDEX
Closing Date:
27th May 2024
Salary:
£20-£24,000pa.
Location:
Haverhill, Suffolk
Employer description ARDEX is a global leader in high-performance building products and construction supplies. They specialize in flooring and tiling materials, offering a wide range of solutions for various applications Main description We are recruiting for....
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Payroll Apprenticeship - Moore Green
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Closing Date:
17th May 2024
Salary:
£16,770 per annum
Location:
Sudbury, Suffolk
Employer description Moore Green is an independent firm of chartered accountants and business advisors. We offer a comprehensive range of accountancy and business advisory services to private individuals and businesses in many sectors. We are recruiting an A l...
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Accounts Assistant - ARDEX UK
Closing Date:
27th May 2024
Salary:
£20,000-£24,000 per year
Location:
Haverhill, Suffolk
Employer description ARDEX UK dates back to 1960 when a joint venture between ARDEX GmbH and Lafarge, known as ARDEX Surfaces Ltd, was founded in London. The Company sold imported gypsum-based ARDUR flooring products their from offices in Camden High Street. T...
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2 X Apprenticeship opportunities - Mildenhall area
Closing Date:
31st December 2024
Salary:
£10,335 - £15,995 PA
Location:
Suffolk
CTS Europe have a couple of excellent apprenticeship opportunities available in Finance and Business Administration at their offices in Mildenhall, Suffolk. These starter positions are ideal for someone looking to begin a new career in Mildenhall.
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An introduction to Apprenticeships Suffolk
We work with aspiring apprentices (anyone 16+) who are ready to take their next step and explore the apprenticeship route whist supporting both the employer and apprentice throughout their journey. We support employers in Suffolk who want to find out more and...
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Did you know? (Small Change Grant)
The Mason Trust's 'Small Change' Grant provides small sums of money to help young people in Norfolk and Suffolk take that next step through education, training, work or along their chosen career path. This limited fund is designed to quickly make a differenc...
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