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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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Business administrator/ Accounts apprentice : Cargo Secure Ltd
Closing Date:
12th October 2018
Salary:
£148.00 p/w
Location:
Felixstowe, Suffolk
This position will be an apprentice position within the accounts function of Cargo Secure.
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Apprentice Accountant
Closing Date:
21st September 2018
Salary:
£196.00 p/w
Location:
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Turners Hyundai have a great opportunity for an Apprentice Accountant to join their workshop in Bury St Edmunds.
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AAT Finance Apprentice
Closing Date:
31st August 2018
Salary:
£7,500 - £8,000 Per Annum
Location:
Felixstowe, Suffolk
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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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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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Lloyds Bank and Google Digital Workshop
Location:
Haverhill, Suffolk
Improve the digital presence of your business or charity and the digital skills of your colleagues at our free workshop.
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