Finance Sector Guide
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  • The financial sector contributes over £100 billion to the national economy each year.
  • It is made up of firms and institutions that provide financial services to people and businesses; these include retail banks, investment banks, building societies and hedge funds.
  • In the UK, over one million people work in financial services.
  • There are various career paths within finance such as accounting, banking, insurance, tax, investments and pensions.
  • For the UK to remain a global financial centre, and as the financial world becomes increasingly digitalised, students with qualifications in maths, computing and technology are in demand.
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Financial Services
Sponsored by Capital One
  • Capital One is a financial services company and one of the UK’s top ten card providers.
  • In 1996, it issued its very first credit card and today, it is the only card provider with a 4-star rated credit card from Fairbanking.
  • In many ways, Capital One is more of a technology business than a finance company. They pioneered the use of predictive modelling in the industry, and are still driving positive change across the finance sector today through innovative tools such as QuickCheck eligibility checker.
  • Capital One has offices in Nottingham and London.

Capital One Hub on Gradcracker

Voted one of the top five ‘Great Places to Work in the UK’ for five years running, Capital One is a fun and flexible workplace. You can find out more about what the benefits are at Capital One on the company’s Gradcracker hub.

Offices in prime locations

Capital One’s Nottingham headquarters is full of modern, open-plan spaces, while their Old Street office has been named one of the coolest work-places in London.

You can find out more about where you could be working on their ‘Our Offices’ page.

Share and grow your ideas and be heard

To learn about the different kinds of roles at Capital One, head to their ‘Our People’ page. Here, you can meet Capital One graduates, read about their experiences, and discover what opportunities they’ve encountered so far.

If you’re looking for an inspiring, and refreshingly different, place to launch your career, then join Capital One.

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Financial Services – Digital & Innovation
Sponsored by Hymans Robertson
  • For 100 years, Hymans Robertson has helped its clients, their employees, members and customers make decisions that impact positively on their financial future.
  • The company offers independent pensions, investments, benefits and risk consulting services, as well as data and technology solutions.
  • Hymans Robertson harnesses the power of data to provide unrivalled insights, and designs technology solutions to solve clients’ challenges.
  • The company’s insights & analytics, innovation and digital teams are powered by 200 experts, from data scientists to technical architects, and from developers to UX designers.

Hymans Robertson Hub on Gradcracker

The company’s summer and industrial placements provide training, development and support, while their Trainee Consultant Programme offers a blend of technical and consultancy work. You can find all of Hymans Robertson’s opportunities on their hub.

Create transformative digital solutions

If you’re thinking about joining Hymans Robertson, you’re probably wondering what to expect. From the work to the rewards, clients to technology, and well-being to development, there is lots for you to explore on the company’s Gradcracker hub.

Achieve a brighter future

You can also learn about Hymans Robertson’s selection process, from the various stages, to what strengths-based interviews involve and how to prepare for the assessment process.

At Hymans Robertson, you will receive career opportunities that will excite and challenge you, while forming lasting collaborative relationships.

Take the next step towards a successful career, and a better future, with Hymans Robertson.

Visit the Hymans Robertson Hub
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