Role Profiles

Finance
Working in Finance offers you the opportunity to explore the internal running of a company. You could either be working within a central Finance role focusing on internal audit, financial reporting or internal financial management, or be within a more commercial internal Corporate Finance or Business Development finance function.

A Finance role is right for you if……

  • You are excellent with numbers and have proven analytical skills
  • You are easily able to meet tight deadlines
  • You have excellent communication skills with the ability to present/display your work in an easy to understand way
  • You are able to build relationships with people across all areas and at all levels of an organisation

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Human Resources
Working in Human Resources is about working at the heart of an organisation – with its people. Human Resources is often viewed as a totally employee focused function – but it is an important strategic business function. After all, people are an organisation’s biggest asset. Roles within Human Resources include both generalist HR positions (essentially working directly with the business on their people needs and operations) and specialist roles (including Recruitment, Compensation and Benefits, Payroll, Equality and Diversity, Employment Law, Employment Relations, Performance Management, Training and Succession Planning).

A Human Resources role is right for you if……

  • You want to work within a role that has a direct impact on people
  • You have excellent communication skills and are able to effectively build relationships with people
  • You have strong influencing skills and are comfortable in persuading people to your point of view
  • You have a strong commercial mindset – it is about the businesses objectives after all
  • You are collaborative and a team player

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IT
Working in IT can involve working across a diverse range of industries, not only with technology or telecoms companies. This can be anything from IT support, to designing sophisticated new trading systems within banking.

An IT role is right for you if……

  • You have the technical skills required – and love using them
  • You have excellent communication skills with the ability to build relationships, negotiate and handle conflict
  • You love working in teams – often with people from different areas
  • You enjoy sharing your knowledge with others – and can communicate this in an easily understandable fashion

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Marketing
Working in Marketing provides a number of different challenges from agency work, to in-house marketing and communications, to digital marketing, to social media strategy – the options are endless. However it is also one of the most popular career choices for graduates in the UK which means competition is intense.

A Marketing role is right for you if……

  • You have excellent interpersonal and communication skills above all
  • You are creative and imaginative – and love coming up with new ideas
  • You are passionate about business and like to spend time understanding business issues and developing your commercial acumen
  • You keep up to date with the latest technologies and social media
  • You have excellent organisation skills and are able to work to tight deadlines

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Procurement, Logistics and Supply Chain
Working in Procurement, Logistics and Supply Chain really focuses on the processes crucial to a business operating in the most efficient way. So you could be working within a retail company to organise how their products get to store in the right place at the right time. Or you could be working within a large financial company on the selection of their suppliers for all parts of their business. Even the Pharmaceutical industry needs procurement professionals in order to buy in the component parts of the drugs they manufacture. Whichever industry you are working in, you would get to see how that business ensures their products, services or resources get to where they need to be in the most timely and cost effective way.

A Procurement, Logistics or Supply Chain role is right for you if……

  • You have the excellent ability to Influence and communicate
  • You enjoy co-ordinating and organising people, goods or resources
  • You want to develop an excellent understanding of the market you operate in
  • You are forward-focusing
  • You enjoy getting exposure to different levels of the business – often working with Senior people

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Research and Development
Working in Research and Development (R&D) is largely open to those with scientific backgrounds and tends to be found in industries such as the Energy sector, Pharmaceutical industry and within Engineering. For those with the requisite technical or scientific background it can be an interesting way of applying those skills in a way to drive innovation forward. R&D roles can also be found in areas such as consumer products, again requiring the balance between technical and business skills.

A R&D role is right for you if……

  • You have the right technical or scientific skills that the position requires
  • You are able to demonstrate success in undertaking project work
  • You enjoy working in teams and are able to communicate your project outcomes clearly
  • You want to be working in an area which drives innovation and is forward thinking

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Sales
Working in Sales is essentially being at the forefront of the business. It could be anything from Sales within an Investment Bank to Pharmaceutical Sales, each having their own unique requirements and job profiles. Often Sales work is done on a commission basis, so graduates need to ensure they feel comfortable with this style of remuneration.

A Sales role is right for you if……

  • You are a confident and clear communicator
  • You naturally love talking to people and building relationships
  • You have strong presentation skills with the ability to persuade and influence others
  • You are results orientated
  • You are passionate about the product or service you are selling

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