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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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Ipswich Building Society (IBS)
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Lloyds Bank
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Lovewell Blake
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AVIVA plc
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Apprentice Accounts Assistant - Atkins Dellow
Closing Date:
23rd April 2021
Salary:
£315 per week
Location:
Horringer, Suffolk
Employer Description Atkins Dellow are legal experts in residential conveyancing, commercial property, business law, wills, lasting power of attorney, probate, private client, family, relationships and more. Main description Atkins Dellow are legal experts in....
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Finance Apprentice - Quy Mill Hotel & Spa
Closing Date:
18th April 2021
Salary:
£161 per week
Location:
Stoke cum Quy, Cambridge, Cambs
Employer Description Quy Mill Hotel & Spa once was a historic watermill, and now offers delightful hotel accommodation in Cambridge. It is the only hotel in Cambridgeshire to be awarded the Silver Star award by the AA, recognising our superior level of quality...
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Accounting Technician Apprentice - S&T Guy McGregor Associates
Closing Date:
30th April 2021
Salary:
£150 per week
Location:
London, London
Employer Description The Accounting Practice of the Group, Sword & Trowel Limited (S&T), is an AAT licensed practice. Sword & Trowel is an accounting practice operating in London and East Anglia and we are looking to recruit in order to support our current gro...
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Assistant Accountant Apprentice - S&T Guy McGregor Associates
Closing Date:
30th April 2021
Salary:
£150 per week
Location:
London, London
Employer Description The Accounting Practice of the Group, Sword & Trowel Limited (S&T), is an AAT licensed practice. Sword & Trowel is an accounting practice operating in London and East Anglia and we are looking to recruit in order to support our current gro...
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Apprentice Accounts Assistant : Moneyfacts Group
Closing Date:
28th April 2021
Salary:
Competitive salary
Location:
Norwich
We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join our Accounts team as an apprentice. This is an outstanding opportunity for the right person to develop & grow, gaining on the job training whilst studying the apprenticeship. The main part of this role will be...
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Apprentice Commercial Lines Underwriter
Closing Date:
23rd April 2021
Salary:
£17,650
Location:
Norwich
As an Apprentice Underwriter, you will build professional relationships working with our Broker community to secure new business and continue to provide tailored solutions to our existing customers. This will directly contribute to the underwriting profit and...
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