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Trainee Financial Administrator

Job Introduction

We offer a fully paid Level 2 Apprenticeship in the capacity of an Investment Operations Administrator. We further strengthen this apprenticeship by including the Level 1 Introduction to Securities and Investment unit, part of the globally recognised and respected IOC qualification.

You will be enrolled into a work-based training programme, designed around the role you will carry out, where your training and development is provided as a combination of the following ;

  • On the job training
  • E-Portfolios
  • Webinars
  • Assessment
  • Qualifications

No attendance at college is needed. Successful candidates will join many other current and former DST Apprentices, as well as experienced team members, all of whom offer a great support network.

Upon successful completion of your Apprenticeship (usually achieved in 18 months) an internal development scheme awaits you at DST, and with it, the ability to climb the career ladder further!

Role Responsibility

The Written enquiry processors provide a bespoke letter response to clients, IFA’s (Independent Financial Advisors), investors and other financial institutions.

  • You be trained to be competent in a variety of areas across the business and build professional internal and external relationships. 
  • Within this role you will be trained to have a high level of understanding of client money rules and internal procedures, along with good verbal and written skills, and a high level of attention to detail.
  • You will gain a thorough understanding of the different investment products we work with, such as ISA’s, Unit Trusts, Investment Trusts and OEIC’s.

The Ideal Candidate

  • GCSE Mathematics and English Language 
  • A strong command of spelling and grammar with good letter-writing skills (particularly for written and email based roles)
  • Good general computer skills including basic Word, Excel and email (plus any experience of using an in-house database is a bonus)
  • The ability to work to daily/weekly deadlines and follow strict processes
  • Strong accuracy and attention to detail
  • Good communication skills
  • Above all the desire to learn and an eagerness to begin a career in the financial services sector!

Package Description

  • Starting salary of £12,500 followed by regular reviews and increases, leading to £16,350 once complete
  • Fully paid training and qualifications
  • 20 days holiday, plus bank holidays
  • 6% non-contributory pension scheme (for eligible applicants)
  • Life Assurance (4 x salary)
  • Single person healthcare
  • Flex benefits scheme
  • Discount scheme
  • DST Sports and Social membership
  • On site canteen

About the Company

DST is a leading provider of specialised technology, strategic advisory, and business operations outsourcing to the financial and healthcare industries. We enable clients to transform complexity into strategic advantage by helping them continually stay ahead of and capitalise on ever-changing customer, business, and regulatory requirements in the world's most demanding industries.

Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, DST is a public company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: DST), employing over 16,000 talented people globally.

In March 2017, DST acquired International Financial Data Services (IFDS) in the UK and Ireland; making DST a leading provider of investor and policyholder administrative services to the funds, insurance and wealth management industries.

DST employs ~5,000 people across 12 locations in the UK and Ireland.    

Our employees are responsible for all administration and processing services – on behalf of our clients - for their end customers (that’s why you may not have heard the actual name ‘DST’ before!)

All offers of employment at DST are subject to background verification checks, including 5 year employment history, proof of eligibility to work in the UK, proof of address, credit check and criminal record check. The accuracy of all information you submit as part of your application is vital and may be used as part of the background checking process should you be successful.

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