Careers Guidance For You

Careers Guidance For You


Welcome to Adviza's Careers Portal:

The Gateway to Planning Your Career


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You'll find lots of useful information to help you make the right decisions when it comes to choosing options and career routes. 

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You'll find the information and tools you need to support your child at key times when decisions need to be made.

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    You'll find key information, resources and dates of events to support your students through key transition points.

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    Job roles in this sector offer financial services or advice (e.g. on pensions, savings accounts or insurance) to customers or clients. The work is generally office based, either dealing directly with customers or working 'behind the scenes'. You'll need to be fairly good with figures, although most of the work depends on computers. In certain areas, you'll need to understand a lot about the world of business and commerce. You can enter some of the jobs with just a few qualifications; for others you need to study up to degree level and beyond.

    Below you'll find links to videos created by employers and organisations in the sector to help you get a taste of what working in this sector is like.


    How to Start a Career in Finance or Banking

    Careers outside London: getting started in finance: a webinar discussing the opportunities available for students and recent graduates in the finance sectors outside of London and the benefits of starting your career outside England’s capital.

    Subject Guide Videos:
    An impartial guide to university courses - featuring expert speakers and on demand webinars.
    These impartial videos support students who are considering university to make informed future subject decisions. They feature guest speakers from a range of different universities, who are always experts in the subject being explored.

    Unifrog Free Webinars:

    Live webinars across a variety of careers - requires booking.

    Adviza Podcasts and Past Webinars:

    Podcasts for Financial Services

    We have recorded many useful webinars with a huge variety of employers and sector champions. Have a look in our Past Webinar section.

    The webinars are in date order. You may want to check out these dates to find webinars in relation to Financial services: 

    • 29th November 2022 - Industry Webinar: Management Accountancy

    Don't forget to have a look at the upcoming webinars in our Events section!

    Virtual work experience opportunities:

    Deloitte are running 5 types of virtual events, designed to help you explore our opportunities from wherever you are – all focused on helping you learn more and make careers decisions.

    Join from any year at school or any degree discipline, parents, teacher and careers advisor – everyone is welcome. 

    Finance Work Experience with Springpod: Think you've got what it takes to keep up? Want to give the world of finance a try before committing to anything serious, this finance and accountancy virtual work experience is the place for you. We'll explore the different areas of finance from accountancy to investment and look at what the average day looks like.

    Covea Insurance

    Covea offer two types of work experience programme so you can chose the one that’s right for you. The programme is for young people, schools and colleges. The aim is to prepare you for the demands and expectations of the working world, provide you with an opportunity to relate school studies with a workplace and enhance practical skills and learn knowledge about Insurance.

    Step Inside Accountancy - ICAEW Insight Event

    Check for dates. 

    Think you have what it takes to be a successful accountant? Let ICAEW lead the way…
    Who better yet to introduce you to the world of accountancy than the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) - the leaders in accountancy. You'll hear all about the organisation and how you can succeed in this fast-paced sector. Kickstart your career in accounting and get your application in today! 

    Speakers For Schools

    Try different jobs in real life through free VWEX so you can find the best fit for you.  Speakers for Schools are a non-profit organisation offering free UK-wide work experience. 

    Explore Forage Work Experience Programs  

    Media to Explore:

    Many young people have been inspired by TV shows, movies etc. to follow a particular career. We have collated some resources here for you to discover. We have included podcasts because they are the best way to get real insight into the industry’s current dynamics and are a great way to demonstrate knowledge and passion in personal statements and interviews.

    Please note, we have not specified the platforms for these resources as they can change over time. We suggest you do a web search for the title – you will often find them on YouTube in their entirety. Some titles will only be available for a fee or subscription.

    Please be aware that not all of the titles below are appropriate for all ages. Please check the age appropriateness before watching. Common sense media are a good resource to use to do this.

    TV Factual: Prediction By The Numbers, The Martin Lewis Money Show, Dirty Money, Money, Explained, Captial C, Money Explained, 

    TV Drama: Industry, Billions, Succession

    Film: The Big Short, The Pursuit of Happyness, Abitrage, 

    Radio & Podcasts: BBC Sounds Money Box, Simon Evans Goes to Market, The Story of Economics, Meaningful Money, Economics with Subtitles, Pop-Up Economics, The Big Green Money Show, Money 101, 

    Useful Websites:

    eCLIPS - Financial Services

    TARGETjobs Finance 2021 - published by GTI Media Ltd, and aimed at graduates. 

    Information from Target Careers on careers in finance aimed at school-leavers and graduates.

    All About Finance careers - for information on careers in all areas of finance, plus job vacancies, internship opportunities, information on courses, sector news and details on employers.

    Job sites specialising in financial careers include eFinancial careers, City Jobs and PF Jobs

    Read the DeVere Group blog How To Start A Career In Finance

    A Graduate’s Guide to Becoming a Contractor. Contracting is a great way to get work straight out of university and will help you gain experience. Umbrella Contracting takes a look at how contracting works.