Fortis delivers a total package of financial products and services through its own high-performance channels and via intermediaries and other partners. It is one of the leaders in the field of insurance, banking and bank insurance. A vast holding, the group remains one of the main financial service providers for both the general public and for businesses, institutions and the public sector. Its two areas of business comprise Fortis Insurance, among the leaders in Benelux, comprising the Fortis companies, offering financial and insurance products ranging from life assurance to car insurance, taking in credit insurance and insurance products linked to investment funds. Secondly, there is Fortis International which includes the businesses in Luxemburg, Great Britain, Spain, Australia and Singapore. Fortis Banque covers all of the services related to the distribution of its products and services via its own channels of distribution. It offers traditional banking services as well as merchant banking activities, asset management and bank insurance.
The graduate programme in the UK comprises of five placements within the group’s main business functions: Global Markets, Corporate & Institutional Banking, Structured Finance, Commodity Finance or Private Equity. You will receive on-the-job training in that specialisation, to ensure you make the right career choices at Fortis after your training programme ends. During the fifteen-month period, you will also get the chance to broaden your horizons and gain greater insight into the Merchant Banking business. Besides on-the-job training, and you own mentor, you will follow a varied package of professional and personal development courses, which will give you the opportunity to carry out a project abroad and to acquire work experience at a business other than Merchant Banking. Ultimately, the programme will provide you with specialist and general expertise plus an extensive network of contacts, since you will share much of your training with Fortis associates from other specialisations and countries.
Fortis Investments takes on graduates who demonstrate our core values and show the confidence and drive that have made us a world-wide leader in asset management.You should have: A first-class academic track record as well as a high-quality degree from a leading university or business school. The ability to demonstrate a strong 'drive' to achieve, coupled with a focus on quality. We look for evidence of success in challenging environments. A strong team orientation. We want individuals who show strength on their own as well as demonstrating where they have successfully worked with others in a team situation. High-quality communication and influencing skills. A strongly analytical and numerical mind. We want individuals who can demonstrate their ability to question a position or issue, analyse the facts and make practical decisions to implement them. Commitment to a long-term career in asset management. We look for geographically-mobile individuals, but more than that, people who can accept a working style that transcends geographic boundaries and cultures. The potential to become a portfolio manager within six years. Commercial flair and an entrepreneurial and proactive spirit.