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FinTrU Financial Services Academy

Introduction

Looking to break into a career in Financial Services?

FinTrU is a multi-award winning financial services company that is committed to giving local talent the opportunity to work on a global stage with the largest international investment banks. Based in Belfast and London, FinTrU provides its clients with high quality, cost-effective, near-shore resourcing solutions.

The FinTrU Financial Services Academy is supported by the Department for the Economy and delivered in partnership with Belfast Metropolitan College and Ulster University. It is a 5-6 week programme, designed to provide graduates with the core skills needed to take up exciting new graduate roles in FinTrU’s Belfast Centre of Excellence. Graduates selected to join the programme will receive practical, real world training and have the opportunity to work within FinTrU’s main product areas; Compliance, Legal, Risk, Operations, KYC and Consultancy.

Successful Academy participants will have the opportunity to complete level 1 of the Investment Operating Certificate (IOC) through CISI and a potential offer of employment. The selection process will include an aptitude test and an interview/team exercise. Training for successful applicants will take place in Greater Belfast.

Previous experience is not required but graduates must hold at least a 2.2 in any discipline. For the duration of the programme participants will be paid £150 training allowance per week plus travel expenses

For more information and to view a promotional video regarding the FinTrU Financial Services Academy, please click here.


Instructions

    Please note that anyone who has applied to FinTrU and been unsuccessful in the last 12 months should not apply.

  • Complete the online application form by 12.00 noon on 26th June 2018.
  • When your application form is fully completed and provided your qualifications meet the entry criteria, you will be emailed a login name and password for an online aptitude test.
  • The aptitude test must be completed, and a CV uploaded by 4.00pm on 26th June 2018.
  • Interviews/team exercise sessions will be held during week commencing Monday 30th July 2018 (applicants will be notified by email to attend interview by 6th July 2018.
  • Candidates will be notified of the outcome of interviews on Friday 3rd August 2018.
  • Training for successful candidates will commence on 13th August 2018 at Belfast Metropolitan College's e3 campus.
  • The training comprises of 5-6 weeks of classroom-based learning at Belfast Metropolitan College’s e3 campus and Ulster University, Jordanstown.
  • Candidates who successfully complete the training will have the opportunity of employment with FinTrU.
  • All correspondence will be via email, it is applicant's responsibility to act as required within the given time frame.

Further Information

For further information please email your enquiry to assuredskills@economy-ni.gov.uk

Successful applicants claiming Job Seekers Allowance can contact their local Jobs and Benefits office to have a ‘Better off Calculation’ carried out before proceeding with the programme. Applications are welcome from those who meet the criteria irrespective of religious belief, political opinion, age, sexual orientation, disability, race, marital status, gender, whether or not they have dependents and women returning to the workforce.

Applications are welcome from those who meet the criteria irrespective of religious belief, political opinion, age, sexual orientation, disability, race, marital status, gender, whether or not they have dependents and women returning to the workforce.


Mindmill Psychometrics

What are psychometrics?

Psychometrics are assessments which measure individual differences in many areas including personality, motivation, aptitude and abilities.

Why are psychometrics used?

​Psychometric assessments are a common part of the selection process and enable organisations to better understand candidates and determine if they have the skills for the job.


How can I ensure I obtain the best results?

For best results, Mindmill recommend the assessments are completed in a test-like environment. Any possible distractions should be turned off, for example mobile phones, TV, music. Concentration is needed throughout the assessments, so if you are completing it at home or work, ensure other people are aware they should not disturb you until you are finished.

Do I get my results?

Candidates will not receive their individual results on the assessments. All candidates will be informed if they have met the criteria or failed to meet the criteria by a standardised email only.

Can I complete practice assessments?

Candidates can review the practice test booklet on this website. Candidates can look through the relevant assessments on the practice booklet to familiarise themselves with the type of questions they will be asked on the day of testing. During the actual test, candidates will also be given practice questions before each assessment to ensure they understand the questions before beginning the timed assessment.

Can individuals cheat on the assessments?

No. The Mindmill Cognitive Assessments have been developed by item generation theory which indicates new questions can appear for every test. There are no right or wrong answers in personality questionnaires. Mindmill Personality questionnaire has inbuilt warning mechanisms to determine results which may have been distorted or faked.

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I have a learning difficulty, will this affect my results?

Learning difficulties can affect individuals in different ways, therefore your performance on the assessments will be dependent on your learning difficulty and the assessments which you are required to complete. You can contact Mindmill directly to discuss any concerns you may have before completing an assessment.

I am having problems logging in with my username and password.

Please note that all usernames and passwords are case-sensitive. If you are continuing to have problems logging in please contact Mindmill directly to confirm your log in details.

Do I need an internet connection to complete the assessment?

The system is designed to generate all assessment questions at the beginning of each assessment. If your internet connection drops you can continue with the assessment provided the connection is restored before the end of the assessment. If the connection is not restored, a candidate can log back into the system at a time when there is an active connection and will have an opportunity to begin the assessments from the last fully completed assessment.

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Do I have to complete the assessments all at once?

For optimum performance it is advised that all assessments should be completed in one session. This should be carried out under test conditions; a quiet environment with no interruptions. However, if a situation arises where the assessments cannot be fully completed by a candidate, they can log back into the system at another time and continue from the last fully completed assessment.

What technical requirements do I need to complete the assessments?

To complete the assessments, candidates require a computer which has an internet connection and a modern web browser installed (Internet Explorer 8 or higher, Mozilla FireFox 3 or higher, Google Chrome and Opera 10 or higher or equivalent browsers).

Helpline / Contact Details

If you have any questions or queries about the assessments please contact the Helpdesk at info@mindmill.co.uk at any time or contact the Mindmill Helpline on +44 (0)845 0755 844 between the hours of 9am and 5pm.

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