Investment Operations apprenticeship

If you want a fast-paced, ever-changing career, our Investment Operations apprenticeship might just be for you.

Are you a go-getter? Can-doer? Self-starter? If you’re as ambitious as we are, we’ll invest in you, nurture your talent and reward your success.

Our Investment Operations route is designed to help you develop a wide range of skills and competencies, including developing your verbal and written communication skills, working to deadlines and understanding operational business processes. You will also gain experience of working with Microsoft packages and using our in-house IT systems. The ongoing training, development and coaching we provide will really help to progress your understanding of financial services – all while earning a competitive salary and much more!

At the start of the apprenticeship you will enjoy a tailored induction programme, after which you will have the opportunity to experience working within different teams within AJ Bell’s Customer Services and Operations Departments. This will give you the chance to get to know our business and develop your skills on the job, while at the same time continuing on a development programme designed to help you invest in your personal growth and your future with AJ Bell. You will also benefit from the support of a dedicated mentor from within the business.

Throughout the two-year contract, you will work towards an industry-recognised professional qualification, whilst following one of the Financial Services Apprenticeship Standards (this year all our apprentices enrolled on Level 4 of the Investment Operations Specialist Apprenticeship). In addition, you will complete in-house technical training and, if you are successful in your apprenticeship, there will be opportunities to continue your career at AJ Bell, focusing on either a managerial or a technical career path.

We ask the following from applicants to our Investment Operations apprenticeship programme:

  • A minimum of 104 UCAS points (under the new tariff for courses starting from September 2017)
  • A minimum of five GCSEs A*- C or 4 - 9 (including Maths and English)
  • The ability to demonstrate why you want to work within the financial services industry
  • Enthusiasm to learn and develop in different teams within the business
  • Honesty, self-motivation, reliability
  • Willingness to follow our guiding principles

You can find out more about who we’re looking for here. Alternatively, download the programme guide.

If you are thinking of applying or you are a parent or teacher who’d like to know more about our apprenticeships, take a look at our FAQs.

How to apply

If you would like to apply for our September 2021 Investment Operations Apprenticeship Programme, please submit your CV and a covering letter explaining why you would like to work in financial services and why you would like to join the Investment Operations Apprenticeship Programme.

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