We currently have an exciting opportunity to join the Womble Bond Dickinson Wealth team as a Financial Services Administration Apprentice based in our Newcastle Quayside office.
What do the Private Wealth team do?
The team are a collaboration of lawyers, accountants, financial advisors and tax specialists. The Private Wealth team have built a solid reputation for providing creative legal and tax solutions, financial planning and investment advice to a wide range of clients. Their expertise is highly regarded and ensures that our clients' wealth is protected, now and for future generations. For law firms, this is a pretty unique setup which allows us to offer our clients the very best full-service advice possible. For you, it means a breadth of experience, development opportunities and an environment that is hard to replicate in a more specialist field.
Where will you be working?
You'll be based in our enviable Newcastle Quayside location. You'll sit in the Womble Bond Dickinson Wealth Limited team who advise a wide variety of clients. For our private clients, we offer financial planning advice to high net worth individuals, working closely with our legal and tax colleagues, which allows a holistic approach to ensure our clients maintain and grow their wealth.
What will you be doing?
As a Financial Services Administrator you have a crucial role to play in supporting our Planners and Advisors by taking responsibility for the implementation of their investment advice to our clients. This will involve you liaising with stock brokers, banks and other third party organisations, investing client's money, registering their stock, monitoring it's performance, reporting on how well it performs and producing valuations for clients.
What are we looking for?
Previous financial or administrative experience is not required, but an appetite for the industry is. We're looking for strong academic achievements, but a graduate level qualification is not required. This is a busy team and you'll need to be prepared to work under pressure with a high volume of work. Your communication skills will be first-class, both written and verbal, you'll be highly organised, efficient and a strong team-player.
What is in it for you?
Most of our team have developed through our internal training programme and this is something that we feel passionately about, which is great news for you because you'll benefit from the career structure that we've worked hard to establish. Whilst this is an entry level role, we're committed to developing all of our people and we're keen to support you through the apprenticeship scheme. This could see you progressing further within the Financial Administration team. There's a lot to get your teeth into but some fantastic opportunities for anyone looking for a unique, challenging and supportive environment.
Who are we?
A Top 100 law firm globally and Top 20 law firm in the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson has more than 400 partners and 1,000 lawyers based across 18 US cities and seven UK cities including a significant presence in London. The firm's reach also extends to Europe where it has strategic partnerships with other law firms in Germany and France.
In the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson advises in excess of 40 FTSE 350 companies, many of the largest businesses in the country, government organisations and wealthy individuals. With a focus on eleven key sectors (Energy & Natural Resources; Financial Institutions; Healthcare; Insurance, Manufacturing; Real Estate; Retail and Consumer; Transport, Logistics & Infrastructure; Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals; Technology and Private Wealth) the firm's experience allows it to build strong relationships and deliver an excellent service to clients.
What makes it great to work here?
We continually work hard to create an open culture that sets us apart from other firms. Our culture gives us much more of a human feel, emphasising that we're more than just suits! We like and make time for each other enabling us to establish professional relationships that can often become lasting friendships.
Through our D&I initiatives we create an environment in which difference is valued. We have a Diversity and Inclusion Group, led by our Board Sponsor, which works with our colleague networks (we currently have an ethnic diversity, an LGBT+, a family network and we're in constant dialogue with our people about how we expand our networks to better support everybody). We encourage applicants from all social backgrounds, ethnicities, disabilities, gender identities, and sexual orientations.
As signatories to the Mindful Business Charter, it's important that our people are able to maintain healthy and happy lives, both in and out of work. We have a number of resources and initiatives designed to support health and wellbeing, including our team of dedicated mental health first aiders. We recognise that getting the right work life balance is a priority for all of us and we're very happy to talk flexible working, full-time or part-time working patterns.
If this sounds like your next career move then please get in touch to find out more. No agencies please, we're an in-house recruitment team!
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