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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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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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Step Forward - Our new mentoring programme (The Mason Trust)
Would you like help finding employment? The Mason Trust's new Step Forward mentoring project opened on the 1st of July for 16-24 year olds who live in South Norfolk.
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TRAINEE PERSONAL ASSISTANT (NORWICH)
Closing Date:
25th July 2024
Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
You will be joining our Norwich Advisory support team, filled with some of our highly skilled Administrators and PAs, where we will make sure you feel at home in no time. We’ll develop your skills and train you in the specialist areas of financial services, in...
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Apprentice Business Administrator & Client Services Assistant - Apprenticeships New Anglia
Closing Date:
30th July 2024
Salary:
£12,979.20 to £23,200.32
Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
Employer description Training & Apprenticeships in Construction Ltd (TrAC) is a DfE approved Flexi Job Apprenticeship Agency who will employ you for the duration of the apprenticeship and pay your salary. You should be aware that you will be placed with a host...
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Apprentice Insurance Adviser - ALAN BOSWELL INSURANCE BROKERS LIMITED
Closing Date:
1st August 2024
Salary:
£22,000.00 Pension contributions Medical cash plan Eligibility to our discretionary Group bonus Holidays and sick pay Bonus on achieving your Cert CII
Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
Employer description As an insurance broker with over 40 years’ experience, our longevity and reputation are the result of doing things a little differently going the extra mile for our people and our clients. We have offices across Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambs and...
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Financial Services Administrator Apprentice ABBEYGATE WEALTH MANAGEMENT LTD
Closing Date:
5th August 2024
Salary:
£15,000 per year
Location:
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Employer description With nearly 20 years’ experience in financial services, we are able to offer a complete service to clients in all aspects of financial planning. We provide personalised, face to face wealth management advice to individuals, their families....
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Students - have you considered a summer job?
Working a summer job provides an excellent opportunity to develop essential, transferrable skills such as communication, teamwork, and time management. These skills are highly valued by all employers and the experience will help your CV to stand out. Additiona...
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