BSc Financial Technology Apprenticeship

Belfast, United Kingdom
May 28, 2023
May 29, 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
You're the brains behind our work.
You're ready to bring your knowledge from the classroom to the boardroom and Citi wants to help you get there. Whether it's honing your skills or building your network, we know that success can't come without growth. Our programmes equip you with the knowledge and training you need to play a valuable role on your team and establish a long-term career here. At Citi, we value internal mobility and career growth is not a question of if, but when.

Our Compliance Technology & Security Services Technology teams are hiring . You will gain valuable insight into the workings within these teams and how they deliver for various functions within the bank.

Programme description

We provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to succeed.
We're committed to teaching you the ropes and then some. During the programme, you will study for a BSc (Hons) Financial Technology Apprenticeship qualification. Aside from your peer group and manager, you will have a buddy and a dedicated programme manager. You will have access to first class technical and business training from well-established team, plus Citi's online training portal.

Side by side job shadowing and coaching with your team will be combined with the opportunity to work with Compliance, Technology, Operations and Product counterparts in one of the world's largest investment banks. You will have exposure to new and cutting-edge technologies including big data plus the opportunity to experience different types of technology roles across the full SDLC.

As an Apprentice your day will look something like this...

Assignments change each year based on the business needs of the teams. Below are some examples:
  • Business Analysis & Project Management - using business knowledge to assist with data analysis, coordinating and documenting requirements gathering, liaising with developers, testers, and other technology teams throughout project lifecycles and working with a global and diverse range of people and systems across multiple business and technology units
  • Software Development - Apprentices will have the opportunity to contribute to writing Surveillance applications that aim to detect instances of market abuse that may occur in Citi's trading activities. You will learn to write clean, testable code that can be easily maintained by other developers in future
  • Software Quality Assurance Testing - Apprentices will have the opportunity to conduct a variety of quality control and user acceptance tests and analyses to ensure that applications meet or exceed specified standards and end-user requirements
  • DevOps and Release Management - Your development peers will be writing the application code for new functionality, but our release management team decide if it can be released into our live systems or not. You will support the deployment and scheduling of the applications to ensure regulations are met. With strong change management techniques, we help to protect the live systems from unnecessary harm and keep our platforms stable
  • Organisational and operational efficiency improvements - Nobody likes to repeat the same actions every day and click the same buttons, so our apprentices get involved in efficiency improvements to see where tasks can be automated or streamlined to free their time to get involved in exciting projects

We want to hear from you if...
  • You have 5 GCSEs including Maths with a minimum grade C (or equivalent) and English Language with a minimum grade C (or equivalent)
  • You have A level grades BCC including A level Maths (or equivalent) or A level grades BBC without A level Maths (or equivalent)
  • You may also meet the course entry requirements with combinations of different qualifications to the same standard (provided subject requirements are met).
  • Exceptional candidates who do not meet this criteria may be considered for the role provided they have the necessary skills and experience .
Successful applicants will be enrolled on to the Ulster University Financial Technology BSc (Hons) Part-time Undergraduate course
Who we think will be a great fit...

A hunger to learn and a passion for the business are vital. We are hiring professionals who have a global perspective and want to make an impact on the corporate level. You value diversity and so do we. We'll also be looking for the following:
  • Demonstrate motivation for joining both the programme and Citi
  • A passion for a career in Technology
  • Ability to multi-task with sharp problem solving skills
  • Strong communicator, able to build relationships and rapport easily
  • Adaptable and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment
  • Positive attitude and keen to learn
What We Offer
We work hard to have a positive financial and social impact on the communities we serve. In turn, we put our employees first and provide the best-in-class benefits they need to be well, live well and save well.
We'll provide you with the resources to meet your unique needs, empower you to make healthy decisions, and allow you to choose which benefits suit you and your personal life best.
Highlights to our core benefits include:
  • Award winning pension
  • On-site health services
  • Private medical insurance packages to suit your personal circumstances
  • Paid parental leave
  • Generous holiday allowance starting at 27 Days plus bank holidays; increasing with tenure
Citi Belfast also champions diversity within our workforce, which helps us be well and live well together. We have over 40 different nationalities in our Northern Ireland offices, are a vocal supporter of LGBTQ+ rights, and are proud to have 47% of our leadership team made up of individuals who identify as women. We encourage and lead inclusivity through our Pride, Disability, Multicultural, Families Matter, and Women inclusion networks that are run by and for, Citi Belfast colleagues; providing them with the support they need in their personal and professional journeys and supplying them with the tools to help educate colleagues on all things related to each network to help us work better together.
We review applications on a rolling basis and therefore encourage you to apply as soon as possible. The role will be based in a Citi Office in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Citi is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran

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Citi is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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