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Financial Crime Sixth Form Internship

United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 13, 2024

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Job Role
Finance Intern
Contract Type
Full Time
Who we are

St. James's Place (SJP) works in partnership to plan, grow and protect our clients' financial futures. We deliver personalised, face-to-face financial advice to our clients, who trust us to manage their money to reach their goals. We provide this service via the Partnership, a network of qualified, expert advisors. We put financial wellbeing and responsible business choices at the heart of everything we do. We believe in the value of difference and know that diverse teams can help us problem and innovate for clients. We look for people to join SJP to make an impact and to contribute to our culture which is based around long term relationships, doing the right thing, and being the best version of ourselves.

Our comprehensive range of training programmes are tailored to developing early careers at a number of stages. Whether you are looking to gain work experience whilst studying at sixth form or college, or graduating from university, our dedicated Early Careers team are here to support you in driving your career along your chosen path.

Cirencester Office

£12.00 an hour

Date: 22 July 2024 - 16 August 2024

About the role

As you near the end of your studies at school or college, we know that you have a number of options when thinking about your next step.

To help you make the decision as to whether an apprenticeship might be an option to consider, we have created a 4-week summer internship for those in their penultimate year of study at school or college.

As a summer intern you will gain valuable work experience, have the opportunity to network across our business and experience our inclusive and collaborative culture all while completing a daily role and working on ad-hoc projects during your time with us.

If successful, you will be considered for a role on our Apprenticeship programme once you complete your studies commencing September 2025.

Our Summer Internship runs over a 4-week period commencing early July 2024. To apply, you must be in your penultimate year of study at school or college.

Please note that the application deadline for this vacancy is 26 March 2024 but we will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis, so may close the vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications. Early applications are therefore advised. To help us effectively manage your application, please only apply for one vacancy. If you are unsure which role is best for you, please contact us to discuss the options.

NB: Assessment centres for this vacancy will be run on 8 April 2024 so please ensure you are provisionally available to attend

Financial Crime Prevention (FCP) are responsible for protecting St James's Place Wealth Management against the threat of financial crime such as money laundering, fraud, terrorist financing and bribery/corruption.

During your 4 weeks, you will provide support across the Financial Crime Prevention Operations team, whether that be by managing some of the smaller case types single-handedly, or providing administrative support to the team by gathering data and research as part of a wider investigation.

This opportunity will provide you with an insight into all aspects of Financial Crime in the Financial sector, including Money Laundering suspicions and the Legal and Regulatory obligations surrounding them, investigating fraud cases, understanding sanctions and conducting screening reviews.

Some of the tasks you may get involved with include:
  • Support Financial Crime Prevention Officers (FCPO's) to review, investigate and implement actions on Suspicions and Queries and Overseas Concessions
  • Support Screening Analysts by conducting screening reviews on both the onboarding and ongoing workstreams.
  • Support FCPO's in their responsibility to provide advice to the Partnership, Business Managers and Admin Centres via the helpdesk. This may include conducting some adverse media checks, running Dow Jones checks, looking at client profiles/fact finds to locate relevant information.
  • Investigate Transaction Monitoring alerts and made recommendations as to whether further investigation is required.
  • Support the wider FCP Team with any ad hoc administration or support needs that they may have.

About you

Who we're looking for:

We are looking for someone who is interested in investigating, who is methodical and has great attention to detail. You should have a desire to learn and gain experience in a busy, varied division.

Other skills required to be successful:
  • Desire to learn and improve processes.
  • MS Office experience including Excel and Word.
  • Team work experience
  • Able to share opinions and suggest ideas within a group setting.
  • Great verbal and written communication.

As an Intern, there is the expectation to spend more of the working week in our Cirencester office than working from home. This allows you to benefit from the office environment and make the most out of your short time with us.

Candidates should be in their penultimate year of Sixth Form/College, on track to receive 2 A-levels or equivalent. You should hold a minimum of Level 4 in GCSE English and Maths.

There should be an interest in joining our 2025 Apprenticeship programme pending a successful internship with us.

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