Business Operations Graduate
You will have the opportunity to gain experience of working for Europe’s leading financial servicing organisation and expand your knowledge by working in one of our overseas offices in Europe, Asia or Australia
The opportunity to work on a wide range of live projects and gain exposure to new, innovative technologies and the chance to prove you have the skills, capabilities and initiative to succeed in commercial business
You will be given the encouragement to take on more responsibility and contribute ideas you may have to improve processes and efficiencies
Through personal support from Senior Management detailing your contribution to key business projects and future potential and the opportunity to showcase your talents to allow IFDS to assess your leadership skills
Throughout the experience you will gain the confidence and technological know-how which will allow you to identify your core skills and the path you want to take in your future career.
You will be assigned a mentor who will provide you with first hand support to enable you to get the most out of the Programme
Through interacting with senior staff and experienced professionals you will gain an understanding of the Company business objectives and identify why IFDS is at the forefront of global technology innovation within the Financial Services industry.
As a graduate trainee, you will be based at IFDS’ UK Head Office in Basildon, Essex, a mere 30 minutes from the City of London where the majority of our clients reside.
Through a rotational scheme, you will be given the responsibility of completing projects and tasks within a minimum of 4 business areas across Client Administration and Client Finance, including secondments to one or more of our overseas offices.
The Ideal Candidate
A minimum 2.1 degree (or equivalent) in an Business, Finance, Accounting or Economics related disciplines
A high level of computer literacy and knowledge
Be able to communicate ideas effectively within a team and to senior management
Desire to prove that you have leadership capabilities
An interest in working within the financial services industry
Reference salary based on experience and in line with the ACE salary progression scheme
20 Days holiday (increasing by 1 day for every years service up to a maximum of 25 days)
6% non-contributory pension scheme
Life Assurance (4 x salary)
Single person healthcare
flex benefits scheme
About the Company
International Financial Data Services (IFDS) is the leading supplier of third-party administration and IT services to European investment clients and their customers. Part of a global group and a joint venture between State Street Corporation and DST Systems, our business has grown ten-fold since inception in 1995 and continues with rapid growth today! We currently offer state of the art solutions across funds, retirement & insurance and investment platforms. We employ over 300 staff across the UK, Ireland, Luxembourg, Thailand and Mumbai.