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It is usual for companies to accept applications from a wide range of subject disciplines, although numeracy will be a key skill for most roles within the sector. The majority of larger employers ask for a minimum of a 2:1 and will sometimes also specify UCAS points. Requirements set by smaller companies may vary.
Graduate recruiters in the accountancy, banking and finance sector require candidates with:
To develop your skills and display your enthusiasm and commitment to the sector, undertake work placements and internships, keep up to date with industry news and participate in relevant university societies.
Employers in this sector place a strong emphasis on previous work experience. Many firms offer summer placements, internships or a year in industry for undergraduate students, which can lead to a permanent job or place on a graduate scheme.
To find work placements and internships, search for work experience and visit individual company websites and your university careers service.
Many graduates begin their finance career on a graduate scheme. As a trainee, you will usually follow a structured training programme and have the opportunity to work in various departments within the company before selecting your preferred area.
To find jobs and graduate schemes in the finance sector, search graduate jobs in financial management and accountancy.
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