Undergraduates – apply for a 2021 industrial placement with St. James’s Place by 18th December 2020

St. James's Place

Apply by 28th December latest for a fantastic industrial placement with Youth Friendly Employer St. James’s Place. If you’re thinking of business, finance, HR, marketing or client-facing careers, they can help you find your place.

St. James’s Place Wealth Management plc – Industrial Placement Programme (Undergraduates)

Location: Cirencester, Gloucestershire

Salary: £19,000 + excellent benefits

Start Date: Monday 5th July 2021

Selection Process: Application Form and Situational Judgement Test | Video Interview | Virtual Assessment Centre | Final Stage Interview (Remote)

We are looking for ambitious and motivated undergraduates to come and work with us on meaningful projects and get hands-on experience of our world, all whilst being paid a competitive placement salary.

St James’s Place Wealth Management plc is a Youth Friendly Employer. We have an exciting opportunity for a number of undergraduates with ambition and a genuine interest in progressing a long-term career within St. James’s Place.

St. James’s Place Wealth Management plc is a leading, and highly regarded, FTSE 100 UK company. We distribute a range of investment and retirement products and financial solutions to individuals, businesses and trustees through our dedicated network of advisers – the Partnership. Our client funds under management currently stand at over £100bn. We are a home for people who care about the future – financially, environmentally and socially. Our ambition is to cultivate and nurture your talent to give you the confidence to find the right career path for you.



Your Programme

Our Programme is specifically designed for university undergraduate students, offering the opportunity to transfer skills learnt from university, whilst gaining practical experience of the world of work and contribute on projects and initiatives that will have a real impact on our business. Over the 12-month programme you will undertake two, 6-month placements, working across the business and with colleagues of all levels, gaining a valuable insight into a fast-paced business area.

Whichever area you are assigned, you will have the chance to learn from senior managers, network with peers and build lasting relationships. At St. James’s Place, we believe in continually developing our employees and as such you can expect to attend workshops during your placement that will help you develop a range of useful skills from key skills for project success to learning the best tactics to influence and negotiate effectively.

What’s on Offer

Along with an attractive placement salary, we will also fully support you in a professional qualification to complement your ambition. Giving something back is a key part of our culture, as part of our programme you will have the opportunity to be a part of the Charitable Foundation as well as contributing to numerous corporate responsibility initiatives. You will be guided and supported every step of the way with a dedicated team of development specialists and in addition, will be allocated a Sponsor and Mentor from our Executive and Senior Management Team.

It does not stop there. You will also benefit from:

  • Two days volunteering per year
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Private Medical Insurance – BUPA
  • Gym membership – corporate rate
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Non-contributory pension scheme
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Extensive discounts portal / Smart Tech
  • Mental Health support
  • Wellbeing benefits – Bi Yearly Eye Test and Dental Cover

Our Culture

St. James’s Place has a long tradition of community support and looking to do the right thing. Over 96% of our group employees are involved in supporting our communities and good causes. Over 80% of all our employees and Partners donate each month to our Charitable Foundation, which is now the 6th largest UK corporate foundation. Through the matching St. James’s Place gives on all donations our Charitable Foundation distributed over £12m in 2019.

We are proud of our inclusive culture, a space for everyone to be their authentic self, no compromises. We are active members of:


We have established a number of different networks to support the creation of a collaborative workplace that serves everyone. The networks aim to inspire and create networking opportunities across our community, whilst providing a safe space for open and frank dialogue.

About You

We are looking for ambitious students with effective communication skills with a ‘can do’ attitude, the desire to learn and ability to work well with others. You will have a professional, positive and conscientious attitude, and be looking to develop your knowledge and advance your career prospects. You will need to have completed your A Levels or equivalent and be on track for a 2.2 undergraduate degree in any discipline.

To Apply

Applications close at 11am, Friday 18th December.

Application process:

We recommend an early application, because the applications may close earlier if we receive a high volume of candidates. Please complete the application form including Situational Judgement Test by the application deadline.



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For more information, please email info@youthemployment.org.uk or call 01536 513388.

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