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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?
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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Care Team Leader (Nights) - Weavers Court
Salary:
£9.30 per hour
Location:
Diss, Norfolk
Weavers Court is recruiting a Care Team Leader to work nights for various hours per week. This can be discussed at interview, or for more information call Weavers Court on 01379 643496.
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Administration Accounts Apprenticeship
Closing Date:
15th July 2018
Salary:
£157.50 - £293.63 p/w
Location:
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
We are looking for an Administration Accounts Apprentice to join our busy team. You will be assisting all experienced members of the accounts team with administrative support.
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Apprentice Loan Adviser
Closing Date:
11th July 2018
Salary:
£150.00 p/w
Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
An exciting opportunity has arisen in Norwich to learn all aspects of the loan application and underwriting process. You will be speaking to customers on the phone who have already registered an interest in Guarantor My Loan. You talk the customer through the...
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Customer Service Apprenticeship - Ipswich
Salary:
£16,478
Location:
Ipswich, Suffolk
We are looking for Apprentices to join our Sales and Service department for a 2 year apprenticeship programme in Ipswich.
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JOB VACANCY - Knights Lowe Chartered Accountants - Trainee Accountant
Closing Date:
20th June 2018
Salary:
Dependent on qualifications
Location:
Bury St Edmunds and Thetford, Suffolk and Norfolk
Looking for an A Level student or graduate with at least three A-C grades to start in September. No experience necessary as full training will be given which will lead to membership of the ICAEW. Please send application including your CV to julie@knightslowe....
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Customer Service Adviser - Part Time 12 Month FTC - Kings Lynn
Closing Date:
10th May 2018
Salary:
£16,000 - £16,823 basic
Location:
Kings Lynn, Norfolk
At Santander we're aiming to make everything simpler for customers and colleagues. When our customers visit one of our branches you will be their first point of contact, offering a personal and efficient service backed up by a great range of products. That wil...
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