Fidelity International

Profile

Who are we?

Fidelity International is a privately held, global asset management business with the aim to help our clients fulfil their financial goals.

We are dedicated to delivering the Fidelity experience to a wide range of clients from individuals, directly and through financial advisers, to large companies, institutions and governments. Helping clients to save for retirement and other long term investing objectives has been at the core of our business for nearly 50 years.

With over 7000 employees worldwide and working with clients in over 40 countries, we take pride in our understanding of global needs.

Why Fidelity?

We want working at Fidelity to be an enjoyable and rewarding experience for all of our employees. We value hard work but not at the expense of well-being. We understand the importance of a work-life balance. You won’t be valued for the amount of hours you’ve done, but for the quality and outcome of your work.

We don’t seek quick wins. We craft, construct and create value by balancing risk with reward. This approach is why we are so well-respected within the finance industry.

We have a leading global research network with broad, bottom-up asset class coverage, global aggregation and top-down forecasting by sector and region, and macro and quant research.

At Fidelity, the work you do will influence change and actually make people's dreams achievable. It is worthwhile work, and you too will grow along the way. The

Life at Fidelity and our values

Our people care about your development and are always willing to help; we’re all pulling in the same direction. With offices across the world and a commitment to diversity & inclusion, Fidelity is a truly global business. We choose to be active members of the communities we serve, through charity work and social entrepreneurship. We pride ourselves on our ability to make people feel at home, hence the longevity in people’s careers at Fidelity.

Our values: 

Integrity

We take personal responsibility for always acting in the best interests of our clients. The client is at the heart of all we do, a value that goes far beyond our client facing employees and is paramount in every department and country we work in.

Innovation

We believe in being willing to experiment with new and better ways to serve our customers. We pride ourselves on intelligent risk taking and rewarding those who take the initiative to introduce fresh ideas and original thinking.

Excellence

Fidelity employees strive to be the best whilst knowing that continuous improvement means we will get better each time. Our culture of excellence means that we will always aim for the best client outcomes and to be supportive of our colleagues.

 

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship Programmes at Fidelity International

We pride ourselves that each and every Apprenticeship programme we offer is diverse and rewarding and will recognise and develop your skills, helping you fulfil your potential and prepare for your future, all whilst earning a competitive salary and receiving excellent benefits. Our Apprentice intake each year is relatively small at around 10 to 15 Apprentices - which allows us to offer a greater focus and attention to your development, which we also believe sets us apart from our competitors.

 

Our programme is aimed at recent school, sixth form or college leavers who are looking to start their career with a real alternative to university. At Fidelity International, we have been passionate about taking on Apprentices since 2007 and have seen them go from strength to strength. We now offer our widest variety of programmes and our largest intake than ever before, all with specialist plans around helping you launch your career in the asset management industry. Ninety-six percent of our Apprentices hired to date have gone on to secure permanent roles with us, with some having progressed to hold specialist and management positions in as little as two years after finishing their respective programme, including some who are now working internationally in Hong Kong and managing global teams. Provided you stay on track with your development, you can realistically expect your starting salary to double within three to four years.

 

Salary & benefits

Our Apprenticeships programme pay above the NMW and are very competitive for the industry.

 

Requirements

You don’t need to have studied Business or IT, as long as you have the right attitude and thinking skills you need to look at things differently. To make the most of this fantastic opportunity you’ll need to demonstrate a passion for the world of business – plus you’ll need to be open to learning new things. If you can add to that great verbal and written communication skills and the drive to make a real impact, we want to hear from you!

 

 

Fidelity International United Kingdom
16 Jan, 2018
Advanced Apprenticeship
Deadline: Ongoing Salary: £17,500 Location: Nationwide About Fidelity International Fidelity International provides world class investment solutions and retirement expertise to institutions, individuals and their advisers - to help our clients build better futures for themselves and generations to come. As a private company we think generationally and invest for the long term. Helping clients to save for retirement and other long term investing objectives has been at the core of our business for nearly 50 years. Our vision is to build the strongest possible customer relationships. What do we do? Our vision is to build the strongest possible customer relationships. Client services are crucial to that vision. Depending on the team you join, you might be handling incoming calls from customers, making outbound customer calls, dealing with complex queries from customers by letter, phone and email, identifying innovations, or supporting new projects and initiatives. UK Phone Teams The role of the department is to provide support and information to customers investing with Fidelity; to assist in resolving their queries; and to actively promote our products and services. Our vision is to build strong customer relationships. UK & India Customer Relations This is a client facing team, dealing with all incoming queries received by email and post as well as those transferred from other areas. The work can include anything from basic information requests and fund performance queries, to Financial Conduct Authority reportable complaints and complex issues. UK & India Support Team These teams provide support in various ways to enable customer facing staff to effectively manage their interactions with their customers. This involves: training and coaching support, call service level management and supporting change from the business to front line staff. Meet the team It’s important to us that every single one of our 7000 employees has a great experience at Fidelity. Here’s what some of the client services team think of life here. "Throughout the apprenticeship I feel like my confidence has grown as well as the ability to use my initiative. I have been surrounded by some lovely people who take a genuine interest in my development and are always keen to help me grow." Maddison - Client Services Apprentice "I originally went to university for a month and soon realised it wasn’t for me. I then reviewed my options and decided that I would still like to further my education but also work and earn at the same time. I’ve been very happy with my decision as everyone is always willing to help you and the culture at Fidelity isn’t too corporate" Katie - Client Operations Apprentice What will I be doing? Over your two year apprenticeship programme, you will be based in either our Surrey or Kent offices, where you’ll not only learn how client services is pivotal in making our organisation work seamlessly, but also build your knowledge of the wider business. Customer Focused The first six months or so will be focused primarily on speaking to our customers. You will then move around the client services team and get to grips with new skills, including writing letters and investigating queries. You will have time to reflect on your experiences and build case studies with support of your mentor. Training You will be on a level 3 financial services apprenticeship. At every stage, your development will be underpinned by the best training and professional certified courses with the aim of employing you full-time once you have completed your apprenticeship qualification. You will spend one day a week offsite as part of your apprenticeship programme, fully focused on your learning and development. Academy / Progression When you start with us, you will also be enrolled onto the client services academy. Whilst in the academy, you will receive training on technical software, legals, complaints, consolidation, pensions, new customers and investment trusts over an eighteen month period. This will be in addition to your apprenticeship. What we look for We want people that are interested in both the industry and the sector but ultimately those that are looking for a career which will reward them in both job satisfaction and development. Career Driven You will be highly driven with the intellectual curiosity for progression. You don’t need to have a customer focused or communications related background, but an interest in people, customer satisfaction and problem solving are attributes we admire. Build Networks You will have the ability to build rapport and networks with fellow employees internally and customers externally. Keen Learners We value candidates who still have an interest in learning and who want a career that rewards them financially as well as with job satisfaction. We will invest in your career for the long-term. Academic Standard You will need a minimum of two C’s at A level or equivalent and to have already obtained at least five GCSEs between A*-C, two of which we prefer to be English and Maths. Learning and development You will be highly valued here, so your development is heavily invested in from day one with the aim of preparing you for a career within Fidelity International once your apprenticeship studies are completed. Qualifications The client services apprenticeships are on a level 3 financial services apprenticeship. This will be completed alongside being enrolled on the Fidelity International client services academy. Salary and Benefits We invest a lot of time and resource into our apprentices, ensuring you receive a really strong remuneration package, including salary and lifestyle benefits. Apprentices on a Level 3 apprenticeship receive a starting annual salary of £17,500. All apprentices receive a £500 welcome bonus upon starting as well as a bonus after year one of £1,000 provided that you are on track with your qualification. Application process We like candidates with multiple skillsets, which is why the recruitment process will look to have assessments and questions that will aim to highlight your work ethic, personality and potential. Online application We value the different ways that people think. Don’t tell us what you think we want to hear - it’s not what you choose to write about that matters but how you articulate your thoughts. We will be looking for you to provide your answers via previous examples from school, college, employment, voluntary work or societies, sports or clubs you may have been involved with. You don’t have to do this all in one go – you can save and log in as many times as you want with your username and password. You will need to: - answer three questions to support your application - provide an up-to-date CV Online testing There is one online, deductive reasoning test to complete. The test is focused on your ability to tackle and identify problems or errors in passages of business text. Phone interview If your application is successful, we will ask you to complete a motivation-based telephone interview, lasting approximately 30 minutes. We’ll ask you why this apprenticeship within Fidelity International appeals to you the most, as well as learning more about your interests, background and skills, and how you have previously used these to good effect. Assessment centre The top applicants overall will be invited to the final stage, the assessment centre. During this one day assessment, you will be one of seven other candidates involved in a combination of a group exercise, an in-tray exercise and an interview with the business. Offer Stand out at the assessment centre and we’ll offer you a place on our apprenticeship programme starting in late September 2018. You’ll have two weeks from the day you receive your offer to make a decision. We will assign you a current apprentice as a buddy to help with your decision making. This individual will also be on hand for help, support and guidance throughout your apprenticeship once you start. Are you ready to apply? Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis so no need to wait until the very last day. If the client services apprenticeship programme is the right one for you, then you can register your interest on the site below and you will be reminded to submit your application between 18th January 2018 and 18th March 2018.