Job description

Can you think logically, interpret results and use your initiative to rationalise them?

Can you problem solve?

What's Involved
As a graduate within our Risk Function you will play a pivotal role in the Society’s ‘second line of defence’. Over the two-year programme, you will get exposure across the entire Risk department which will include placements in Information Security, Credit Risk, Conduct Risk & Compliance, Prudential Risk and Compliance, Operational and Enterprise Risk teams.

As an oversight function, the teams are responsible for providing expert judgement and posing challenging questions to those with responsibility for managing the Society’s risks. You will develop capabilities in control, advocacy, training and supervision so that you may understand how to perform effective risk management; determine when risk might lead to opportunities; and be clear when risk can no longer be tolerated. As a Risk graduate you will:

  • Promote an effective risk culture through the Society
  • Assist and support first line colleagues on risk and compliance matters
  • Develop a broad understanding of risk management across the Society
  • Have the confidence to challenge processes
  • Assist with and lead on our community support projects

How will you develop?
By creating a programme that offers the chance to learn from some of the most experienced people in the industry, with continuous feedback and mentoring, we feel we can really help you develop and grow your career. You’ll also have the opportunity to enhance your core knowledge and skills in areas such as stakeholder engagement, communication and presentation delivery. The experiences and exposure you get will be varied, giving you the chance to use your own initiative but also work closely with others on numerous group projects.

Company information

The Coventry Building Society has been providing mortgages and savings accounts to communities across Britain for over 130 years. With a £35 billion balance sheet, we’re one of the country’s most significant financial institutions – and our success is built on serving the best interests of our members, helping them to identify the products and services that are right for them.

Person requirements

In essence joining the Coventry Building Society’s graduate scheme will give you an outstanding introduction to the Financial Services industry with a business that exists to serve the interests of its members. We choose our staff every bit as carefully as we choose the services we offer our members and so look for people who share our values and our way of working. We are looking for individuals who have recently graduated, have a passion for Financial Services and who have achieved (or are expecting to achieve) a 2:1 or above in any degree subject or a Merit or above in a Masters qualification.

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How to apply

Number of vacancies: One

Send CV via the Apply button.

Closing date: 09/01/2017

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 09/01/2017

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