What is it like to work at Fidelity?
Our people are passionate, engaged and smart, and are given the independence and the confidence to make a difference for all our stakeholders. In short, at Fidelity we are challenged to be brave, bold and curious, but nevertheless always to act with compassion. We are committed to being an inclusive and diverse company, to work for and strive to create a culture where people’s differences are welcomed, encouraged and celebrated.
Diversity of thought and perspective are valued, so all employees can contribute and reach their potential. We believe that embracing a wider set of perspectives will lead to a better outcome for our business. Over the last couple of years, we have introduced our new ways of working. Flexible working is encouraged, transforming how, where and when we work. This centres around giving employees more choice regarding how and where they work, recognising the benefits this gives to achieve a greater work/life balance and greater control over your working week.
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About Fidelity International
Fidelity International offers investment solutions and services and retirement expertise to more than 2.5 million customers globally. As a privately-held, purpose-driven company with a 50-year heritage, we think generationally and invest for the long term. Operating in more than 25 locations and with $565.7 billion in total assets, our clients range from central banks, sovereign wealth funds, large corporates, financial institutions, insurers and wealth managers, to private individuals.
Our Workplace and Personal Financial Health business provides individuals, advisers and employers with access to world-class investment choices, third-party solutions, administration services and pension guidance. Together with our Investment Solutions and Services business, we invest $437 billion on behalf of our clients. By combining our asset management expertise with our solutions for workplace and personal investing, we work together to build better financial futures. Data as at 30 June 2020. Read more at fidelityinternational.com
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Are there opportunities to move internally within Fidelity after I join?
Yes. We know that attracting and keeping the best talent with the closest cultural fit depends heavily on providing mobility and long-term prospects, so we offer a broad choice of longer-term career paths. Our dedicated applicant platform can help you to identify individual strengths, explore options and help guide your next move.
Where are your offices?
We are truly global and have 46 offices across 27 different countries: UK and Ireland, India, Germany and Canada are to name a few. Explore our locations and offices and what makes them unique.
What are the core values and behaviours you look for when hiring someone?
The Fidelity culture is underpinned by two core values; trust and Integrity. Both values are fundamental in nature and hold utmost importance when we're looking for new talent to join us. We'd encourage you to apply if you share the same values and can demonstrate you're brave, bold and curious and act with compassion.
Integrity: doing the right thing, every time and putting the client first
Trust: empowering each other to take the initiative and make good decisions
Brave: challenging the status quo, being accountable and speaking up
Bold: acting with conviction, encouraging diverse thinking and keeping things simple curious. Learning to do new things in better ways and encouraging fresh thinking Compassionate: having empathy, caring for colleagues, clients and community
What is Fidelity’s purpose and strategy?
Fidelity is a highly collaborative organisation whose purpose is working together to build better financial futures. We focus on sustainable, long-term outcomes, and work in a dynamic environment that fosters curiosity and compassion.
Who is Fidelity's CEO?
Anne Richards is our Chief Executive Officer. Anne has worked in the asset management industry since 1992. She has two decades of experience as an analyst, portfolio manager and CIO. Anne is a Chartered Engineer and began her career as a research fellow at CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research. She is a former chair of the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s Practitioner Panel and is also a member of the US-based Board of Leaders of 2020 Women on Boards, which works to increase the proportion of women on corporate boards. In 2014, Anne was publicly recognised in the UK for her services to the voluntary sector and to the Financial Services industry by being appointed a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) and a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2015.
Application and interview process
What happens with my application?
Our recruiters will firstly review your CV. They’ll be looking out for all your relevant skills and experience that make you a great fit for the role. Equally should they have some initial questions, they might well call you to discuss in more detail, before sharing your CV with the hiring manager. If we believe your expertise is better suited for another role, we’ll let you know. Sadly, at times due to the volumes of applications we can receive, we might not be able to give you the personal feedback on your application that we would like. But assuming you’re still happy to think about careers at Fidelity, we’ll add you to our talent bank, and contact you again as soon as the right role arises. On the other hand, if we still think you’re a great fit for the role, we’ll be in touch to arrange for you to come in to meet us.
What can I expect when I come for interview?
Our interview process is designed to help you explain your educational and professional background, expertise, and outlook. We keep the interview journey straightforward, transparent and honest so that you get the best out of it even if you are unsuccessful. Although this process may vary depending on the nature and seniority of the role, it will usually consist of three stages: meeting the vacancy hiring manager, an interview with a senior leader or business stakeholder and finally a HR interview.
Are virtual interviews taking place as a result of Covid19?
Yes. We have switched to virtual interviews in response to COVID-19. However, you'll still have the opportunity to tell us about yourself and find out what it's like to work here.
How long will it take until I have feedback on my interview?
We try to provide an update as soon as possible following your interviews. Where possible we will do our best to provide detailed feedback following an interview, there may be times where due to the volumes of initial applications received and interviews conducted, we may not be able to give detailed feedback, but you will always be notified of the outcome of your application.
Can I update my CV or other details after I've applied?
Yes. Simply log in to your profile where you can update your details and upload a new CV.
What is your pre-screening process?
We have our own expert in-house team who manage pre-employment vetting on our behalf with the support of carefully selected external partners. Screening can vary depending on location and regional legislation and whether a role is subject to enhanced regulatory requirements. We take our screening seriously as we have a duty of care to our customer and business to ensure we are fair and reasonable in our verification process, and that we seek to hire candidates with only the highest standards of honesty and integrity.
How should I prepare for an interview?
Our interview process is designed to help you explain your educational and professional background, expertise, and outlook. We keep the interview journey straightforward, transparent and honest so you get the best out of it even if you’re not appointed into the role. Although this process may vary depending on the nature and seniority of the role, it will usually consist of three stages:
- An interview with the vacancy hiring manager
- An interview with a senior leader, and a relevant business stakeholder if it’s appropriate for the role
- An HR interview
In the course of an interview we will usually talk around three subjects:
- Biography: your career background and motivations.
- Expertise: an assessment of your functional knowledge and skills.
- Competencies: questions designed to test behaviours and practices.
We want to recruit the best talent into our organisation who can see beyond a job description to the bigger picture. We use a competency-based interview approach so it may be helpful to familiarise yourself with this style of interviewing and generate some ideas and examples around our values and behaviours ahead of coming in to meet us. Remember, this is your chance to get to know us, too. You can ask us anything you like in the interview – we believe it’s a good chance to establish an open and honest relationship.
Where can I find an update on my application?
Log in to your candidate profile, where you'll be able to see an update on your application.
I need special adjustments in order to attend interview, will you be able to help with arrangements?
We are a disability-friendly employer and committed to ensuring equal opportunities for all employees and job applicants. If you might benefit from reasonable adjustments to perform to the best of your ability at any stage of our recruitment and selection process, please get in touch with us to talk about your requirements.
Do you have an alumni network?
Yes. We operate an alumni group via LinkedIn - Fidelity International Alumni - for those who leave us and want to keep in touch. We are, however, always keen to speak to those wishing to return to Fidelity International.
Can I register my interest for future vacancies?
If we don't have a vacancy that’s right for your today, please keep an eye on our careers portal as we advertise new roles every day.
Do you have any returner programmes?
Fidelity run a number of Returner Programmes across Technology and Operations, Customer Service and Investments. Our Talent Acquisition team will be able to answer any queries you may have regarding our future programmes.
Do you have any part-time roles?
Yes, we do. When you search for a new role, you can filter by both full-time and part-time opportunities. We are committed to being an inclusive and diverse company to work for and strive to create a culture where flexible working is encouraged and working patterns suit both individual and business needs, so we are open to having conversations regarding flexible working opportunities for our roles.
Corporate and social responsibilities
Do you support volunteering days?
Employee volunteering is important to our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) commitment. It helps us bring our values to life, it’s a good developmental tool and it’s highly valued by our employees. Our employees are actively encouraged and backed by resources to work with local causes, to help them build a better future for our communities, be it through individual volunteering initiatives or team-based initiatives. We have a social responsibility wherever we operate to support charitable causes and improve the lives of others. In helping our people help others, our people feel proud to work at Fidelity.
I would like to request my personal information is deleted from your systems; how do I do this?
Please contact us by email at Fidelity-E-HRServices@Fil.com with your full name and user name associated with your candidate home account (usually your email address), and we'll arrange to have your details removed from our systems.
Inclusion and diversity
What is your approach to inclusion and diversity?
Fidelity is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment where talented individuals have the opportunity to achieve their full potential. Our diversity and inclusion activities focus on five global priority strands: cultural diversity, disability and mental health, gender, LGBT+ inclusion, and social mobility. There is strong leadership support from our Global Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council and opportunities for all employees to get involved through our grass-roots Fidelity for Everyone network.
If you’d like to know about our strategy and how we promote inclusion and diversity, explore our Inclusion and Diversity page.
What employee groups do you have that I could join?
Each region has a Diversity and Inclusion network, called Fidelity for Everyone, which engages employees in supporting and strengthening diversity and inclusion through grass-roots, locally attuned awareness-raising activities, communications and events.
Do you have an LGBTQ+ network?
LGBT+ is one our four core Diversity and Inclusion strands. We also have a Global LGBT+ network which aims to increase awareness and employee engagement across Fidelity’s footprint and to support our Board of Directors and Executives on LGBT+ matters.
Do you have a women’s network?
Gender is one of our Diversity and Inclusion strands. Each Fidelity for Everyone has a regional Gender group to raise awareness, engage and celebrate gender balance.
Employee compensation and benefits
What are your employee benefits?
We offer a very competitive benefits package that will support you during your programme at Fidelity. The benefits you receive will all depend on your location and role. See our ‘Why Fidelity?’ page to find out more
What is your approach to flexible working?
We are a flexible employer and encourage our people to perform their role in the way that works best for them and for the business. We have a broad framework of choice around working patterns and locations.
What is your policy around parental leave?
We offer equal amounts of paid parental leave for mothers, primary carers and fathers, and secondary carers in all our locations to ensure all our people can take time off to care for their children, regardless of gender, sexual orientation or working location.
What salary will I receive?
We believe in rewarding employees fairly. For graduates, interns, apprentices or experienced hires; that means a highly competitive salary and benefits package, benchmarked in line with other leading employers in the financial services industry.
Training and support
Do you provide training and support in roles?
Yes, we invest in our employees. Helping our people develop is important to us, and we believe in everyone having the freedom and independence to move in the right direction for them. We understand that learning can transform performance, so we work with everyone who wants to build their skills and capability. Our training is powered by technology and designed to match the changing roles needed to satisfy the future requirements of our customers.
Do you provide support for employees who are interested in taking professional qualifications?
We encourage individual training and development by assisting in professional studies where they are relevant to your role. We recognise the benefit this will have to your wider career path and will enhance the value of the contribution you can make to the business.
Fidelity will provide financial assistance towards costs and study leave to support revision and the sitting of examinations for approved study through recognised at accredited institutions. Popular courses include those provided by the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment (CISI), The Institute of Banking (IOB), and the CFA and the ACCA.