Apprenticeships – what are they, why they’re valuable and how to get one

Intro  This week is national apprenticeship week and here at Premier Jobs UK, we currently have 4 apprentices plus 2 team members who successfully completed their Level 3 Recruitment Consultant apprenticeships in 2020. Apprenticeships are a fantastic career option for many individuals due to the experience and qualifications you can gain whilst completing them. Apprenticeships …

5 key themes in the financial services market in 2021

Last year the financial services industry learned how to adapt to new ways of working and new technology-based ways of engagement with clients.  There are still areas of unpredictability as we start 2021 with increasing coronavirus cases, however with a mass vaccination program now in place, ongoing Government Covid support packages, if applicable and Brexit …

How to make the transition from Banker to Broker

Introduction At the end of September 2020, TSB announced a series of nationwide closures starting this autumn and continuing into 2021. This means that around 960 jobs will be cut along with 164 high street branches, equivalent to a third of all locations nationwide. This comes just after the August 2020 announcements of Co-op bank to shed 350 jobs and NatWest to …

3 things Financial Services clients want after the Coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic of 2020 has completely reshaped how the world works, impacting day to day people and also entire industries. An inevitable indirect effect of the pandemic is a change in the needs and wants of customers of any product or service. This is no different in financial services. As a result of coronavirus, …

Ways to get into financial services after getting your results (UK 2020)

In 2018, the financial services industry contributed around 7% to the UK’s GDP, equating to roughly £132 billion, half of which came from London alone. Financial Services is a great and diverse profession, offering varied career paths for individuals across the sectors within the industry. There are many points of entry and loads of great ways …