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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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Lloyds Scholars Programme
Lovewell Blake
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Life at Lovewell Blake
AVIVA plc
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Apprenticeships at Aviva
Ensors
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Ensors Trainee Q & A
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Latest local Kickstart vacancies
Check out the latest Kickstart Scheme opportunities from Norfolk, Suffolk & Cambridgeshire.
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Payroll Apprenticeship
Closing Date:
7th February 2022
Salary:
£175 a week
Location:
Ipswich, Suffolk
Are you looking for a local apprenticeship to kick-start your career within our award-winning payroll team? At Seven is offering you the ultimate opportunity to learn and earn within a global company that's continuously growing! Your role:✔ Processing weekly t...
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Technology Apprenticeships - Aviva
Closing Date:
28th February 2022
Salary:
£21,500 per year
Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
Employer description Aviva plc is a British multinational insurance company headquartered in London, England. It has about 18 million customers across its core markets of the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Canada. In the United Kingdom, Aviva is the largest gene...
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Moss HR Talk
Closing Date:
31st March 2022
Location:
Stowmarket, Suffolk
What is Human Resources? Book an industry talk with Joanne Moss from Moss HR to find out more about the world of HR and how to get into this fascinating role. You will hear directly from Joanne to find out what it is like, ask questions and be inspired to....
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Accounts Assistant W.E.C. Lines
Closing Date:
31st January 2022
The main purpose of this role is to administer the accounts of the W.E.C. UK part of the business and to process supplier and customer invoices and queries.  The job holder will be responsible for processing expenses and supporting the operational departments...
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Apprentice Procurement and Supply Assistant (2 Vacancies)
Applications for this role are now closed
Closing Date:
17th January 2022
Salary:
£19,312 to £19,698 per annum
Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
The Procurement Team is responsible for managing multi-million-pound procurements, renegotiation of the Council’s biggest and most critical contracts and handling major supplier disputes. This role is at entry level into a procurement career. There are 2 posit...
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