Trainee Investment Analyst Birmingham £26,600 pa Permanent We have an exciting opportunity for a Trainee Investment Analyst to join our Investments Department. Wesleyan, founded in 1841, is a specialist provider of financial advice and solutions focusing on the specific needs of professionals such as doctors, lawyers, teachers and dentists. We are looking to recruit a Trainee Investment Analyst to join our Investments team, which consists of 16 people who collectively manage assets of over £7bn. This role suits individuals who are hard-working with strong analytical skills, but also possess the ability to manage uncertainty. Job Description & Program Overview As a Trainee Investment Analyst, you will be expected to research a range of UK and international companies as well as investment trusts and collective investment schemes. You will be expected to provide clear recommendations to our fund managers through written reports, team meetings and group presentations. Responsibilities may also include trading in shares and bonds, assisting with treasury operations, administrative support and the production of internal and external reports. Formal graduate training is achieved through passing the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) examinations and through qualifying as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), with study support offered throughout. Informal training is on-the-job through research, team debates, and professional interactions with company management teams, sector and industry specialists and economists. Qualifications · Applications are accepted from a range of degree disciplines, although strong numeracy skills are required. · Candidates are required to have strong A-level grades and be on track for or have obtained a minimum 2:1 degree (or equivalent). · Candidates should be either a recent graduate or in their final year of study. · Candidates should be able to demonstrate strong interest in the financial markets and a willingness to undertake further studies to support the role. · Candidates should be able to demonstrate teamwork, effective communication and interpersonal skills. · Preference will be shown where candidates can demonstrate relevant work experience or internships. The second stage of the intake process will involve writing a research report on a UK listed company. We are an equal opportunities employer. We are unable to employ anyone who does not have the legal right to live and work in the UK. If you are from outside the EEA and do not possess immigration status which allows you to live and work in the UK, we will be unable to progress your application as Wesleyan are unable to provide sponsorship. Therefore, in the recruitment process all candidates are required to provide the necessary right to work information and documentation. Any unsolicited submissions from agencies will be accepted as a direct application from the candidate and no fees will be payable. Closing date for CV submissions is Friday 04 January 2019. Feedback on your application will be provided in the week following this date.