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        Helping you find a career in the finance industry

        The finance industry revolves around money. It's competitive but the starting salaries are significantly higher than many other industries. With experience, you can end up earning six figures!

        You'll spend most of your days analysing and collecting data before recommending ways a business can improve its efficiency.

        The financial world is global. If you're interested in travelling, the finance industry will allow you to do this while earning a great salary.

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        Which skills are needed for a career in finance?

        A firm grasp of economics is crucial in this sector. You'll need to be a skilled mathematician with a keen eye for details and trends.

        You'll also need to be someone with developed analytical skills. Luckily, you should learn most of these skills during your degree.

        If you're interested in becoming a self-employed finance expert, you'll also need lots of experience and contacts within the industry, so networking will be an essential skill for you.

        You'll also be doing a lot of presentations, whether to clients or stockholders, so make sure you can communicate clearly and persuasively.

        Other important skills you'll need to be successful in this sector include:

        What are typical career routes in finance for school leavers?

        It's likely you'll move around a lot. You'll gain valuable experience and a diverse portfolio. This will make you more attractive to employers.

        Many graduates go on to pursuing degrees to improve their professional standing. This isn't always necessary. Many people undertake these qualifications a few years after working.

        How can I get into the financial sector?

        Try and contact local finance businesses and see if you can get an internship or some work experience. This will help you familiarise yourself with the industry and also help you get contacts.

        Computer skills are becoming increasingly desirable in the finance industry. The automation of financial systems and the growing threat of cyber crime have demanded increased awareness of the role of computers and the internet. While these skills aren't essential, having some knowledge of them may make you a more desirable candidate.

        London is the hub of the finance industry in the UK. It's competitive so don't give up. If you get rejected, ask them how you can improve your skill set to make you a more attractive candidate for future applications.

        What how much do finance professionals earn?

        Earning potential will vary widely according to your experience. For example, stockbrokers tend to start on a salary of around £25,000.

        Senior members can earn up to £100,000-£150,000. and that's not even including bonus and commission rate. Successful work will see bonuses of 15-20% over your salary at the starting level and it's even higher beyond that.

        Here are some other examples:

        • Economist Starting Salary: £25,000-£35,000 After 15+ years experience: £50,000+ (and that plus is a significant plus, sometimes raising to six figures)

        • Investment Analyst(outside London): £18,000-£20,000 (+ commission)

        • Investment Analyst (in London): £28,000-£40,000 (+ commission) After 5-8 years experience: £110,000+ (+200% in the form of bonuses)

        • Trainee financial adviser: £22,000-£33,000

        • Qualified financial adviser: £30,000-£45,000

        • Senior financial adviser: £60,000+

        What qualifications do I need for a career in finance?

        The specific qualifications vary from job to job. For the most part, something with a focus in economics will be beneficial.

        Research the specific role you're interested in and match it to your own qualifications.

        Professional qualifications can also greatly improve your chances and your experience. The requirements will depend on the specific role you are pursuing, so do your research! Start by having a look around the industry bodies listed below.

        Read more about the Finance industry

        Financial Times

        Finance industry bodies

        The Bank of England
        The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
        British Banking Association
        Government Economic Service
        Chartered Financial Analyst Institute (CFA)
        Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)