Focused on finance?

finance_skyscrapersWould you like to know more about the roles that are available in the industry?
Do you want to know more about the day-to-day activities behind those job titles?
Would you like to find out how former Brunel students found success in their finance job search?

Come and gain an insightful look into the world of finance in an informative yet informal environment during Finance Uncovered where you will have the opportunity to ask all the questions you want! Hear from representatives from Citi Bank, Goldman Sachs, IPES, PwC, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and the Chartered Insurance Institute.

Date: 11 October 2017
Time: 13:30-15:30
Location: Lecture Centre 064
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with the Inside Careers guides.  Find out about the areas of work available in a sector, recent intern and graduate profiles as well as industry specific application and interview advice:

2:2 or mitigating circumstances job hunt

nextstep_futureDon’t know which companies will consider your application?  Take a look at these articles on the TARGETjobs website:

Careers consultants can check your applications, CV or cover letters.  Quick Query sessions are ideal for this.  No worries if you’re not able to come back to Uni as you can also get help by email, ‘phone and Skype – just let us know when you contact us!

City and finance jobs – places to look

Fifth and final post in this series of posts about working in the city. 

Here are some specialist recruitment agencies and job portals that you might find helpful when looking for city/financial jobs:

City Jobs – specialist recruitment covering recruitment in: banking, accounting/accountancy, insurance, financial services and finance related IT/financial marketing

Here is the City – jobs portal for city jobs. Sectors covered include corporate and investment banking, asset management, risk/compliance, capital markets and retail banking

Jobs Financial – specialist recruitment in accountancy, banking and financial services

Finance Recruitment – specialist recruitment agency for finance jobs. Search by UK location or type of job – accountancy firm, banking or graduate roles

Randstad – specialist recruitment agency for jobs in financial and professional services, commerce and industry. Includes accountancy and finance jobs, jobs in compliance, investment management, operations and tax

More research required – city and finance jobs

Another post with links to some of the organisations which make the city tick. Look at these sites to further your knowledge of these city institutions – more knowledge will help with your future job search.

Take a look at:

Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) The FCA regulates the financial services industry in the UK. The aim is to protect customers, ensure industry stability and promote healthy competition between financial services providers.

The FCA has rule-making, investigative and enforcement powers which they use to protect and regulate the financial services industry.

Baltic Exchange A membership organisation at the heart of the global maritime marketplace. They provide independent daily shipping market information, maintain professional shipbroking standards and resolve disputes.

Baltic Exchange members are at the heart of world trade, arranging for the ocean transportation of industrial bulk commodities from producer to end user. The bulk freight market relies on the co-operation of shipbrokers, shipowners and charterers to ensure the free flow of trade.

Bank of England The Bank of England is the central bank of the United Kingdom. The Bank sets interest rates and monetary policy, issues banknotes and takes action to remove or reduce systemic risks to protect the UK financial system.

Office of Fair Trading UK’s consumer and competition authority, a non-ministerial government department whose mission is to make markets work well for consumers. They achieve this by promoting and protecting consumer interests throughout the UK, while ensuring that businesses are fair and competitive. Work by project type includes consumer protection/enforcement, credit licensing, markets and mergers.

Do your research – city and finance jobs

Find out more about what makes the city tick – look at these sites to deepen your knowledge of these city institutions:

London Metal Exchange (LME) – world centre for the trading of industrial metals

London Stock Exchange – the latest on prices and markets, finance news and events

Futures and Options Association – industry association for firms and institutions, carrying on business in futures, options and other derivatives

Lloyds of London – world’s leading specialist insurance market, specialist underwriting and broking expertise

More next week …/

Keeping up with the City and Finance news

Keep yourself informed of all the latest city and finance news by taking a look at these sources of online news and economic analysis:

Business Week – business news, investing, small business news, global business news

Financial Times – financial news and issues and a financial news blog

Pensions World – pensions news, analysis, jobs, investment banking

The Economist – economics news, analysis and comment

The Gateway – news for law, business, finance and accountancy students, with career-related articles and a graduate focus

The Banker – worldwide financial news

More next week …/