Risk Reporting Apprentice

  • 07/12/2022
  • £18155.00 /yearly
  • Apprenticeship

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School Leaver Apprenticeship Programme 2023

Risk Reporting Apprentice

Location: Cirencester Office

Start Date: September 2023

Salary: £18,155

Apprenticeship Level: Level of Qualifications will vary depending on career pathway

Selection Process: Online Application form | Video Interview | Assessment Centre

St. James’s Place is a leading, and highly regarded, FTSE 100 UK company.  We distribute a range of investment and retirement products and financial solutions to individuals, businesses, and trustees through our dedicated network of advisers – the Partnership. Our client funds under management currently stand at over £154bn. We are a home for people who care about the future – financially, environmentally, and socially.  Our ambition is to cultivate and nurture your talent to give you the confidence to find the right career path for you.

Your Opportunity

Our Apprenticeship Programme is a fantastic alternative to university and a unique opportunity to complete a funded and supported qualification whilst you work within one of our divisions, gaining both valuable work experience and ongoing training as well as immersing yourself in our inclusive and collaborative culture.

As you start your career, we recognise that developing your professional and soft skills is equally important to your future success and so have a curriculum of skills development throughout the programme.  At the end of the programme, you will be offered a role within your division (subject to meeting our performance criteria).

This structured development path is delivered alongside support from your line manager and the wider business.

**Please note that the application deadline for this vacancy is 31st January 2023 but we will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis, so may close the vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications.  Early applications are therefore advised.**


NB: Assessment centres for this vacancy will be run on the 28th March so please ensure you are provisionally available to attend. 

The Apprenticeship Programme in the Large and Medium Business Unit (LMBU): 

The Large and Medium Business Unit is home to a team of over 70 specialists in their field who each provide expertise, advice and practical value adding support to the biggest businesses in the Partnership. 

Our business partnering approach exists to develop trusted and valued relationships with each LMBU Practice across the UK. Through this approach we offer our professional support and deployment of LMBU specialists and expertise in the right place and at the right time, enabling and delivering shared objectives and positive outcomes for clients and our larger businesses. 

Our team of teams approach is built on effective relationships that through discipline, structure and consistency, ensures we are organised to provide an effective, efficient and valued service when it is needed and has a positive impact. 

The LMBU Risk team advocates a best-in-class risk function to ensure that LMBU and its Partner Practices grow safely using a forward-looking, data-led approach to Risk Management. 

The main purpose of the role is to support the Risk Framework Lead and the wider LMBU Risk team to fulfil the oversight responsibilities of LMBU Practices and the LMBU Division.

You will support the development of a data-led approach to Risk Management within the LMBU. 

You will study a relevant risk qualification throughout your Apprenticeship.  

Key Responsibilities:   

- Design, draft and deliver Risk Reporting to relevant LMBU teams, Practices and forums 
- Support the collation of key risk indicators across a wide range of data sets  
- Maintain and enhance Risk Dashboards  
- Develop skills to provide regular data (Management Information) analysis and insights across LMBU 
- Support the Risk Framework Lead to understand trends within the data  
- Support thematic risk reviews upon request from the Risk Framework Lead 

Requirements of the Job:

Job Knowledge: 

Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel, with a willingness to learn basic Microsoft Power BI. In addition, willingness to obtain a good understanding of the UK regulatory set-up and knowledge of FCA approach. 

Transferable skills required: 

- Proficiency In MS Office applications including Word, PowerPoint, and great Excel skills, in order to be able to manipulate data to produce and analyse data. 
- Experience of manipulating any data to produce information is desirable 
- Organisation skills, to work across multiple pieces of work at any given time and prioritise what is most important 

Problem Solving: 

- Ability to learn new technologies 
- Consider innovative and new ideas in a pragmatic and unbiased way  
- Able to review a broad range of data and identify trends/outliers 

Nature and Scope of Impact: 

You will be part of the LMBU Risk Team, providing independent support by reviewing, analysing and reporting on management information and other sources of information, working alongside the Risk Framework Lead. 

Interpersonal Skills: 

- Good customer service skills as this team interacts with Partners as well as Corporate, so responding in a timely manner is key. 
- Ability to interact professionally within diverse groups 
- Strong communication - be at ease, confident and have the ability to engage with a wide range of stakeholders. 
- Can do attitude - approach work positively, take responsibility, and provide the information required efficiently and accurately. 
- Team player - Build strong relations with others by delivering objectives and demonstrate a willingness to work in a team, share responsibilities and go the extra mile when required. 

Special Requirements:  

This role will be Cirencester based and we operate a hybrid working approach, with an expectation to attend the office on a regular basis. As a national team longer travel distances involving overnight stays will be required. 


Qualifications Required:   

Majority of our qualifications are a Level 3 or above therefore our minimum requirements are to have GCSEs in Maths and English Language Grade C (4) or above and a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent unless you have extenuating circumstances, therefore, please notify us of this during your application.

Why work for us?


Our Rewards

In addition to an attractive salary and eligibility to participate in the discretionary annual bonus opportunities, you will also receive an excellent benefit package including:

Non-Contributory Pension – 10% (increasing with length of service) with further pension matching 

  • *Meaningful protection benefits with real value, such as 10X life cover, PHI, and critical illness.
  •   Best in class terms and conditions including 6 months paid maternity and paternity leave.
  •   Private Medical and Dental Insurance
  •  28 days holiday entitlement plus bank holidays (based on full-time equivalent) with the option to buy and additional up to 5 days
  •  Discretionary bonus scheme dependent on company and personal performance, varied by level

*Not applicable to fixed term contracts (standard uplift applies in lieu of the protection benefits)

Our Culture

Our culture is the glue that binds us together - It’s one of our biggest assets and one of the biggest reasons for our success. It’s underpinned by core values of doing the right thing, being the best version of ourselves and investing in long term relationships.

We want to embrace diverse backgrounds and experiences to connect with clients, solve problems and innovate. We raise our voice on the things that matter to us and drive change from the front. Contributing to our inclusive culture is vital, ensuring a space for everyone to be their authentic self, no compromises.

In all we do, we consider how our work affects the communities in which we belong. Over 96% of our group employees are involved in supporting our communities through financial education, charitable giving and volunteering. Over 80% of all our employees and Partners donate each month to our Charitable Foundation, which is now the 3rd largest corporate charity in UK.

SJP are delighted to have signed The Armed Forces Covenant, and we are active members of LGBT Great, 30% club, The Diversity Project, Disability Confident and more! Find out more: https://www.sjp.co.uk/careers/life-at-sjp

Our Awards:

We understand it’s important to be proud of the company you work for, that’s why we’re proud to share with you some of our recent awards:

  • Wealth Manager of the Year – Growth Investor Awards 2021
  • Best Wealth Manager – Shares Awards 2021
  • Championing LGBTQ Inclusion - Financial Adviser Diversity in Finance Awards 2020
  • Top 75 Employer - Social Mobility Foundation Employer Index 2021

To find out more visit: https://www.sjp.co.uk/about-us/our-awards-and-recognition

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