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Firstly, a little bit about us. FinTrU is a multi-award-winning technologically enabled Regulatory Solutions company, specialising in the areas of KYC, Compliance, Legal, Risk & Controls and Operations.
We work with Investment Banks around the globe, designing technology-enabled solutions to help our clients meet their regulatory obligations.
So, where do you come in?
Hundreds of our 1,000+ employees started their career at FinTrU through one of our Graduate programmes. On this page you'll find all you need to know about our Financial Services and Legal Academies to find out which one is right for you.
FINANCIAL SERVICES ACADEMY
Through our Financial Services Academy, you will complete a four-week comprehensive training programme to help you develop the necessary technical and professional skills for a successful career. You will prepare for the globally recognised qualification, CISI Investment Operating Certificate (IOC) – designed by senior practitioners to help you meet the requirements of markets and regulators across the globe and achieve core competence for your job requirements as an Analyst.
As an Analyst, you will work alongside some of the world’s largest Investment Banks, finding solutions to help them meet with their regulations in areas such as Legal, Risk, Compliance, KYC (Know Your Customer), Operations, and Consultancy. Our graduate programme is structured to fuel your continuous professional development journey through real-world experience, professional skills training, support with accredited exams, networking opportunities, annual compensation review, and the opportunity for promotion to Associate after two years.
HERE'S WHAT TO KNOW:
Learn from market leading experts within the financial services industry.
The programme includes training in financial services and regulation as well as essential professional skills such as excel and communication.
Prepare for CISI Investment Operating Certificate (IOC) globally recognised qualifications that feature on the Financial Services Skills Councils list of recommended courses.
Training for the FinTrU Financial Services Academy takes place over four weeks.
Due to the COVID pandemic, training may be a hybrid of onsite and online learning through a virtual classroom.
Previous experience is not required but candidates must be awarded at least a 2:2 degree - ideally in Finance, Economics, Business, Law, Management or similar areas (although we encourage applications from those with a degree in any discipline) - before the scheduled start date at FinTrU.
THE FINANCIAL SERVICES ACADEMY EXPERIENCE
The Academy is the first step in a proper career path for both young graduates and people like me - someone who had taken a long gap in their career.
VANDANA KUMARI, ANALYST 1
The Academy is a fantastic first step towards a financial services career. It gave me an in-depth introduction to the industry, where the career opportunities are endless.
GARETH MULDOON, ANALYST 1
The Legal Academy is a fantastic opportunity for graduates who wish to train in the legal aspects of the Financial Services industry and embark on their professional journey. Supported by the Department for the Economy, the FinTrU Legal Academy is a training programme leading to a potential offer of employment. The FinTrU Legal Academy Training is delivered in conjunction with Queen's University Belfast, Ulster University and Belfast Metropolitan College
HERE'S WHAT TO KNOW:
Learn from market leading experts within the financial services industry
The programme includes training in financial services, regulation and contract negotiation as well as essential professional skills such as excel and communication.
Prepare for CISI Investment Operating Certificate (IOC) globally recognised qualifications that feature on the Financial Services Skills Councils list of recommended courses
Training for the FinTrU Legal Academy takes place over five weeks
For the duration of the programme, participants will be paid £155 training allowance per week
Due to the COVID pandemic training may be a hybrid of onsite and online learning through a virtual classroom
Previous experience is not required but candidates must be awarded at least a 2:2 in any discipline before the scheduled start date at FinTrU
THE LEGAL ACADEMY EXPERIENCE
The Legal Academy gave me the perfect footing in legal theory, allowing me to successfully kick-start my legal career at FinTrU.
PETER NESBITT, ANALYST 2
Learning from industry experts provided me with a wealth of knowledge and skills for my career in the FinTrU legal department.
BETH HIRST, ANALYST 2
Successful completion of either Academy will lead to a career at FinTrU, entering a two-year Analyst programme which combines on-the-job training with professionally accredited qualifications.
Complete the FinTrU Academy
Join FinTrU as an Analyst 1 upon completion of the Academy - 2 Year Analyst programme
Upon completion of 1 year employment within FinTrU (pending satisfactory performance)
Upon completion of 2 years employment within FinTrU (pending satisfactory performance)
Claire's career journey is just one example of how to enjoy a successful career path at FinTrU.
Claire graduated from Queen’s University, Belfast with a degree in Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research and joined FinTrU in 2014 as an Analyst 1 through our Financial Services Academy.
Worked on first client project in Operational Risk, and sat two exams towards the CISI IOC, passing both.
Passed the remaining exam for CISI IOC qualification. Module on Operational Risk. Promoted to Analyst 2.
Promoted to Associate in 2016 and undertook a secondment in a tier 1 bank in London for 3 months. Following this, Claire moved into a Financial Crime Quality Assurance role and sat the ACAMS (Certified Anti-Money laundering Specialist) exam.
Offered the opportunity to take a secondment in New York, where Claire was responsible for performing an assessment of the bank’s KYC quality framework and assisted with internal audits. Claire then increased her responsibilities, leading elements of client remediation projects driven by KYC regulations. Claire was promoted to Senior Associate in 2019.
Promoted to Vice President in 2022, leading a team on a new client engagement in Financial Crime and Enhanced Due Diligence.
When applying you will need to submit:
An application form or CV, depending on the programme you are applying for
Answers to questions on your rationale for applying for the position
The selection process will entail an on-line video interview and may also include an initial telephone interview.
Learning & DevelopmenT
Our Learning and Development (L&D) department is a support function dedicated to aiding all employees with their learning, throughout their FinTrU career. This support is not only through guidance, but also through providing a variety of opportunities to strengthen existing knowledge, acquire new skills, and gain practical experience.
We recognise that FinTrU is driven by our employees who embody the company behaviours and values: People, Partnership, Passion and Professionalism. To continue to attract, develop and support the very people that make FinTrU a success, we are committed to nurturing the talent and uniqueness of our employees.
The DNA Programme of Learning
The L&D DNA programme of learning will enable you to develop the necessary skills to be successful throughout your career at FinTrU, have those skills nurtured and, ultimately, accomplish your goals.
Whether you are striving to develop your skills as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) or a People Manager (PM), we are invested in helping you through your professional development journey.