Vocational Trainee Scheme at Ruffer

Are you:
...In Year 13 and about to get your results?
...Still looking for a degree apprenticeship in financial services?

The Brokerage is working with global investment management firm Ruffer to recruit two new starters into their Operations team. A fantastic opportunity for any candidate that wants to go straight into the world of work, but is keen to have the opportunity to study towards a fully funded degree in a relevant business area at the same time.

Job title: Trainee Operations AnalystRuffer Logo
Start date: September/October 2018
Salary: Very competitive
Deadline: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, which means as soon as suitable candidates are found we will no longer accept applications. We recommend you get your application in as soon as possible.


The company

Ruffer has over £22.4 billion under management and just over 260 members of staff. It manages investments on a discretionary basis for individuals, trusts, charities, companies and pensions as well as collective investment schemes. The majority of staff are based in London, with a small client facing office in Edinburgh and research team in Hong Kong. Please see their website for more information.


The role

Ruffer are looking to hire enthusiastic Trainee Operations Analysts that will initially work in one of the teams in the Operations department. There will be the opportunity to rotate between various teams and gain valuable experience. The Vocational Trainee scheme is very similar to an apprenticeship, as it will allow the candidate to mix work and study towards a Higher National Diploma and successful candidates will be given the opportunity to study towards a degree in a business related area. All tuition fees will be fully funded by Ruffer on top of your salary. You will initially be hired on a two year contact, and this will be extended to a permanent contract if you are successful in the role.


Key responsibilities:

  • Setting up new clients on the system
  • Client amendments to static data
  • Trade processing
  • Central Trade Management (CTM) – trade matching
  • Dividend processing – UK and foreign markets
  • Stock reconciliations
  • Cover on all teams in Operations
  • Anything else that may be reasonably requested

Personal skills, knowledge and talents required:

Aptitude and talents

  • Good communication skills (both written and oral)
  • Enthusiastic, can do attitude
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Driven and flexible in working practices

Skills and experience

  • On track for 120 UCAS points/BBB grades at A Level or equivalent
    – Minimum grade of 5 or B for maths and English GCSE

To apply

Please email Kieron Lock [email protected] to find out how to apply.