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Financial Services Apprenticeship - Chelmsford

  • Job reference IFDS/TP/20/9336
  • Job type Full Time
  • Sector Customer Service, Funds/Transfer Agency/Asset Management
  • Location Chelmsford

Overview

The IFDS office is situated within a 5 minute walk from Chelmsford Bus & Train station.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of the fastest growing and largest employers in Essex. Join us as an Apprentice with full training and support from day one!

IFDS offers a fully paid Apprenticeship leading to an NVQ Level 2 or 3 in 'Providing Financial Services' and the first paper of the globally recognised IOC qualification. All training is via E -Portfolios/webinar/on the job. No attendance at college is needed and you will be amongst many other current and former Apprentices so with great support! Upon successful completion of your Apprenticeship an internal development scheme awaits you at IFDS and with it the ability to climb our career ladder further.... Where will it take you?

Starting salary of £12,500 (with ongoing reviews)

Fully paid training and qualifications

6% non-contributory pension scheme

Life Assurance (4 x salary)

Single person healthcare

Flex benefits scheme

Discount scheme

IFDS Sports and Social membership

On site canteen

Main Responsibilities

Apprenticeship opportunities in our Chelmsford office sit within our within our 'Client Services' teams. They consist of two main types of roles:

Written-based roles (either responding to emails or writing letters answering queries about customer's investments on behalf of our clients (known as 'Management Companies')

Telephone-based roles (similar to the above in terms of answering customer queries regarding their investments - but on the telephone!)

To find out more please apply online today and one of our Resourcing team will call you back to discuss our current Apprenticeship vacancies and what might suit you!

Ideal Candidate

  • GCSE Mathematics and English Language Grade C/ 4 or above (essential)
  • A good telephone manner and excellent verbal communication skills (particularly for telephone-based roles)
  • A strong command of spelling and grammar with good letter-writing skills (particularly for written and email based roles)
  • Good general computer skills including basic Word, Excel and email (plus any experience of using an in-house database is a bonus)
  • The ability to work to daily/weekly deadlines and follow strict processes
  • Strong accuracy and attention to detail
  • Good communication skills
  • Above all the desire to learn and an eagerness to begin a career in the financial services sector!
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