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Finance could be the ideal career path for you if you have strong communication and numeracy skills, a methodical approach to work, and an interest in business.

There are many different routes into the industry, from school leaver programmes and Modern Apprenticeships to graduate and postgraduate training programmes.

To see the routes to getting into each of these sectors, take a look at our Career Areas.

What areas can I work in?

The financial services industry is divided into five main sub-sectors: banking, asset management, general insurance, life and pensions, and intermediation. 

The industry includes a wide range of different careers and areas of work, including sales, customer service, IT, financial advice, management, administration and business support.

What kind of companies can I work for?

Financial services workers operate in many different industries and organisations, from local government to chemical engineering plants.

Types of companies directly related to the finance industry include:

  • banks and building societies
  • investment banks
  • stockbrokers
  • accountants
  • insurance.

Related job profiles

  • Accountant - Management
  • Accountant - Private Practice
  • Accountant - Public Sector
  • Accounting Technician

Related job profiles

  • Accounts Assistant
  • Actuary
  • Bank or Building Society Customer
  • Adviser
  • Bank or Building Society Manager
  • Credit Manager
  • Financial Adviser
  • Insurance Account Manager
  • Insurance Broker
  • Insurance Claims Handler
  • Insurance Loss Adjuster
  • Insurance Risk Surveyor
  • Insurance Underwriter
  • Investment Analyst
  • Investment Banker
  • Investment Operations Administrator
  • Stockbroker

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