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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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ATT Tax Trainee
Closing Date:
21st December 2018
Salary:
Competitive
Location:
Lowestoft, Suffolk
We are looking for an enthusiastic trainee to join our tax department in the Lowestoft Office. Our tax department team has a large number of clients for which we prepare their tax returns and give tax advice on a regular basis. The work is extremely varied an...
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AAT Trainee Accountant (2019 start)
Closing Date:
10th January 2019
Salary:
Competitive
We are currently looking for AAT trainee accountants to join our Norwich, Lowestoft, Great Yarmouth, Thetford and Bury St Edmund offices. As a trainee accountant you will follow formal training for the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) qualification....
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Apprentice Business Support Officer
Closing Date:
28th November 2018
Salary:
£15,106 (£7.83 p.hr.)
Location:
Ipswich, Suffolk
Fixed term for 2 years. Suffolk County Council have an established and successful apprenticeship scheme, come and be part of it. During your apprenticeship you will receive ongoing training, new work-based experiences and ongoing support to enable you to dev...
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Accounts Apprentice : Muntons Plc
Closing Date:
18th November 2018
Salary:
£12,675.00
Location:
Stowmarket, Suffolk
Muntons have an exciting opportunity for an Accounts Apprentice to join the team in Stowmarket.
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Audit Graduate - Public Sector Assurance (BDO UK LLP)
Closing Date:
31st August 2019
Salary:
Competitive + benefits
Location:
Ipswich, Suffolk
Our structured Initial Professional Development programme will help you to develop your career in whichever direction it takes by supporting you to study for your professional qualifications (ACA or CA) whilst working in different industry sectors and location...
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Audit Apprenticeship - Public Sector Assurance (BDO UK LLP)
Closing Date:
31st August 2019
Salary:
Competitive + benefits
Location:
Ipswich, Suffolk
You will work as a part of a team, all of whom will be highly supportive, and there are plenty of opportunities to socialise together as well. Many people choose to specialise in an industry sector, perhaps even gaining a reputation as a leading expert in thei...
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