The corporate banking and finance sub sector offers a wealth of opportunities for candidates who are determined to succeed. The roles available can range from business analyst and account executive to corporate bank manager and portfolio manager.
There are some entry-level positions available within the sector, especially for graduates with a relevant degree. You will usually be working for a large corporate bank, but there are also many smaller specialist companies around the country.
The average pay within the corporate banking and finance sector is £37,000 and you can expect to be paid between £15,500 and £90,000 depending on your role and experience. The largest financial firms are based in London, so it is no surprise that the average wage is much higher there at £62,500. Around the country, you can expect to earn £40,000 in Scotland, £38,000 in the south west, £36,000 in the Midlands and £27,000 in the North West.
A number of recruitment agencies specialise in corporate banking employment and matching the right staff to the best companies. While the majority of the jobs are permanent, there are some contract and temporary positions available. A temporary role can be a good way to gain experience as a way into the sector, and there are more lucrative contracts available for highly skilled workers too.