Business & Financial Careers Opportunities & Development Advice Guidance - Information & News From Your Career Guide

Your Career in Business & Finance

Job Requirements

Personal skills
Although staff in each sub-sector require specific skills, experience and qualifications there are some generic aspects common across all jobs. These being:

  • An understanding of rules and regulations
  • Able to keep up to date with legislative changes
  • Able to maintain records
  • Excellent presentation and written communication skills
  • An understanding and interest in all aspects of an organisation
  • The ability to be a strong team player yet able to work alone
  • Confidence and persuasion skills
  • Well organised and a good manager
  • Able to achieve deadlines and reach targets

We recommend that you research the skills required for the different career areas before undertaking your application process.

Qualifications and experience
We have already explained that the employers across the sector all require a different combination of qualifications and experience. Many also expect you to have done some work experience or other industrial practice prior to your application.

Higher Education Careers Service
We recommend a visit to your university Careers Service. This specialist service will give you lots of help with job-hunting, CV preparation, diagnostic advice, further study and access to careers information.

As the staff maintain links with local and national employers, including those from the financial sector, they have a feel for the skills and requirements in demand.

For more information on the services available, contact the service in your university, or log on to