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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?
Businesses in the UK could benefit by around £100m over the next 10 years due to a recent update to insurance rules that were over 100 years old!

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MARSH APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMME NORWICH – MARCH 2021
Closing Date:
31st January 2021
Salary:
Competitive with bonus on completion of CII
Location:
Norwich, United Kingdom
Marsh is the world’s leading insurance broker and risk adviser. With over 35,000 colleagues operating in more than 130 countries, Marsh serves commercial and individual clients with data driven risk solutions and advisory services. Marsh is a global leader in....
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MARSH APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMME NORWICH – OCTOBER 2021
Closing Date:
31st January 2021
Salary:
Competative with bonus on completion of CII
Location:
Norwich, United Kingdom
Marsh is the world’s leading insurance broker and risk adviser. With over 35,000 colleagues operating in more than 130 countries, Marsh serves commercial and individual clients with data driven risk solutions and advisory services. Marsh is a global leader in....
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The Enterprise Festival EDU
Event Date:
29th September 2020
Our EDU events are perfect for school and college aged students interested in pursuing a career in business. Whether this is starting up your own business or working within a large corporation, our events will help you understand how to get started.
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First Step Apprentice Accountant : Price Bailey
Closing Date:
4th December 2020
Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
The application window closes in December at which point the selection process will begin (so please don't be alarmed if you don't hear from us for a little while!).The expected start date for this role is August 2021
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Audit Apprentice
Closing Date:
4th April 2021
Location:
Ipswich, Suffolk
We’re BDO. An accountancy and business advisory firm, providing the advice and solutions businesses need to navigate today’s changing world.
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Business Services & Outsourcing Apprentice
Closing Date:
4th April 2021
Location:
Ipswich, Suffolk
We’re BDO. An accountancy and business advisory firm, providing the advice and solutions businesses need to navigate today’s changing world.
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