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AJ Bell

AJ Bell is one of the fastest-growing investment platform businesses in the UK offering an award-winning range of solutions that caters for everyone, from professional financial advisers, to DIY investors with little to no experience.We have over 503,000 customers using our award-winning platform propositions to manage assets totalling more than £80.3 billion. Our customers trust us with their investments, and by continuously striving to make investing easier, we aim to help even more people take control of their financial futures.

Having listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange in December 2018, AJ Bell is now a FTSE 250 company.

Headquartered in Manchester with offices in central London and Bristol, we now have over 1300 employees and have been named one of the UK's 'Best 100 Companies to Work For’ for six consecutive years.

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KEY INFO

Website: https://www.ajbell.co.uk/
Careers Website: https://www.ajbell.co.uk/group/careers
Business Sector: Financial Services
HQ Locations: Manchester, UK
Office Locations:   Manchester and London, UK
Number of Employees: 1,383 (based on LinkedIn)

FOUNDER: Andy Bell
CEO: Michael Summersgill
CRO: Karen Goodman
CFO: Peter Birch
COO: Roger Stott
Chair: Fiona Clutterbuck
Legal Services Director: Kina Sinclair
Company Secretary: Bunmi Likinyo
CTO: Mo Tagari
Digital Director: Tim Huckle
Head of Technology, Change & IT Risk: Valerie R
Senior Software Engineer: Harriot Benson-Garret
Head of Product: Joanna Colonnese
Marketing Director: Claire Crisford
Head of Data Governance: Holly Chatton

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MISSION & Values

Guiding Principles – everyone who works at AJ Bell follows a set of guiding principles. These principles inform everything we do and help ensure we never stray from our objectives of thinking like our customers, making investing easier and leading our markets.

Principled

  • We focus on delivering good customer outcomes
  • We do the right thing
  • We are open and honest

 

Knowledgeable

  • We are experts in our field
  • We share our investing know-how
  • We offer products that are amongst the best in the market

 

Straightforward

  • We make investing easier
  • We are practical and down to earth
  • We use clear language and try to avoid jargon

 

Personal

  • We are responsive and helpful when our customers need us
  • We build strong relationships with our colleagues and respect each other

 

Ambitious

  • We are always learning and improving
  • We adapt and innovate to succeed in our market
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Our Diversity & Inclusion Commitment

The Tech Team at AJ Bell pride themselves on making meaningful, impactful change for our customers. At AJ Bell we value outcomes, collaboration, and learning – and we take pride in your professional development.

Hence, we offer career pathways for technologists, supporting those who want to go into management as well as those who to remain ‘hands on’ and excel as engineers without compromising on professional development.

“Our culture is really the DNA of the business”

Our culture is the glue of our business, driven by our purpose, our guiding principles and our strategy. We celebrate diversity and champion inclusion within our business by creating an environment where everybody feels supported and able to achieve their full potential.

The desire to create an environment where everybody feels supported and able to achieve their full potential is something that’s firmly embedded in AJ Bell’s culture.

Wellbeing

The wellbeing of our people is really important to us; that’s why we do our utmost to take good care of them – both within and outside of working hours. We invest in both the physical and mental health of our people. As well as having a free on-site gym, with access to a range of classes all run by qualified trainers, we also have a team of trained mental health first aiders, as well as a discounted private healthcare scheme and dental plan.

Learning and Development

Your career path is important to us. Whatever path you choose as your career progresses, our Learning and Development Team will be on hand to empower you – offering everything from support to undertake a professional qualification, to opportunities to join our Team leader and management talent programmes. Within our Technology department we have establish career pathways that provide a clear structure to support employees seeking additional responsibility and promotion.

Our Learning and Development Team works closely with people from across the business, helping them to progress – both professionally and personally.

Community, Charity, and Environment

We’re passionate about making a positive, lasting difference to our community and our environment. It’s a responsibility we don’t take lightly. We support our employees through paid time off to volunteer or fundraise for charity partners, and we’re also working hard to reduce our carbon footprint.

The AJ Bell Futures Foundation, a UK registered charity, was established in 2023 to help people who have faced significant life challenges, by providing them with opportunities to build a better future through self-advancement. AJ Bell plc contributes 0.5% of its profits before tax to the Foundation annually as part of its wider Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy. The Foundation awards approximately 10% of its annual donations to charities and organisations nominated directly by AJ Bell employees.

Here are some highlights from our charities and community programme:

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INTERVIEW PROCESS

Step 1: We get to know you

Once we have received your application, if suitable for the role, a member of the in-house recruitment team will get in touch to arrange a phone interview. This is where we discuss your application, our guiding principles, the role and answer any queries you may have about the position.

Step 2: We talk Tech

The next step is meeting face-to-face. This will either be in person at our Manchester or London office or virtually over Teams.

Step 3: We make an offer

If the two previous stages are successful and it seems we are the correct fit for each other, we will go on to make an offer.

 

INDUSTRY COMMENDATIONS

 

 

 

 

C# .Net Core
C#.Net framework
Angular
AWS
JavaScript/TypeScript
ReactJS
iOS
Android
Flutter
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Perks and Benefits

25 days starting holiday, increasing to 31 with length of service, and a holiday buy and sell scheme
Discretionary bonus scheme
Contributory pension scheme
Free shares scheme
Healthcare Cash Plan
Death in Service Scheme – 4 x base salary
Employee Assistance Helpline
Free gym membership and onsite gym
Enhanced, maternity, paternity and shared parental leave from day one
Hybrid working policy and casual dress code
Opportunity to try new ideas, proof of concept and accessing new tech social events
Support to attend conferences, events and meetups

For the 6th year running we have been named as one of the Best 100 Companies in the UK to work for – that’s quite an achievement!

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