Careers in this sector often involve high productivity and high-income jobs, mostly working in an office environment.
The UK is one of the largest developed markets for professional services, with the largest contribution to our economic output overall.
The financial services & professional sector is very broad with a huge number of career options, you could choose to go to university to further your knowledge in the subject there, or you could choose to do an apprenticeship and learn on the job. Many companies offer graduate schemes as well as apprenticeship programmes, so no matter what your learning style is, you can still access a career in this sector.
In this career sector, you may have the opportunity to work in different cities and travel with your work, as almost every culture has a need for workers in this sector. You may also have the opportunity to become a freelance if you become an expert in your field.
With the UK as one of the financial capital cities of the world, demand is high for these types of jobs, and an estimated 2.3 million people are currently employed in the financial and professional sector*. There will always be a high demand for people in finance and professional services, and progression routes are easily accessible due to the high frequency of roles in this sector.
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Our career pathways have been designed alongside employers from this sector. They are a bespoke mix of qualifications and professional development opportunities, which will enable you to develop additional skills that employers are looking for.
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