Fitch Group CreditPath

Location: London

Programme: 10 week returnship

Programme dates:  23 September – 29 November 2019

For more than 100 years, Fitch has been a leading independent provider of essential financial information and services to the global financial markets. As they enter a new era of market complexity and fast-paced innovation, Fitch is committed to becoming an employer of choice that attracts, develops and retains top talent. They continue to differentiate themselves with a concerted drive to promote diversity and inclusion through their talent programs, and throughout Fitch culture. The CreditPath Program was launched in London in 2018 and exemplifies this philosophy with its clear success in helping Fitch to access finance professionals with a broad range of skills and experiences.

Programme Details

CreditPath is a is a 10-week, full-time paid internship for financial services professionals who are ready to re-enter the workforce after taking an extended break from their careers. Fitch understands that transition can be both exciting and daunting; they will provide a highly supportive environment with the tools and resources to smoothly transition back to the workplace.

What are they offering?

From your first day, you will begin an immersive three-week learning programme that covers credit analysis, professional skills and other relevant topics. In the next phase of the programme, you will be placed in a role with defined responsibilities that will allow you to make an impactful contribution to your team while building on your skills and previous work experience. At the conclusion of the program, there is the potential to be offered a permanent role within the organisation. Fitch hired 80% of the 2018 cohort participants into full time roles.

The 3 Week Bootcamp will run from 23 September until 11 October, followed by a 6 week rotation until November 29.

Read the reflections of UK CreditPath 2018 graduates about the program and returning to work below.

Who are they looking for?

Successful applicants will have:

  • For a Ratings placement – experience in credit, ratings, or financial/professional services sector
  • For a Solutions placement – demonstrable strategic thinking capabilities and experience in either product management/development; information/data sales; or macro research
  • 4+ years of work experience prior to career break
  • 3+ years career break
  • Strong desire and ability to return to the workforce
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with an ability to convey complex ideas and solutions concisely and persuasively
  • A collaborative mindset and ability to operate within both departmental and company-wide initiatives both on an individual basis and as part of a team
  • A track record of project execution or sales delivery

About the organisation

Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Fitch Group is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, a global leader in credit ratings and research; Fitch Solutions, a leading provider of credit market data, analytical tools and risk services; and Fitch Learning, a preeminent training and professional development firm. With dual headquarters in London and New York, Fitch Group is owned by Hearst.

How to apply

If you are interested, apply early, as space is limited. Candidates will be evaluated on a rolling basis until all spots are filled. Click here to apply for the London Programme.

Along with your CV and application details, please attach a personal statement (approximately 500 words) describing how your previous experience has prepared you for the CreditPath programme.  In this essay, Fitch would like to understand your interest in this programme and how you and Fitch can mutually benefit from your participation.

If you have questions, please email creditpath@fitchratings.com

To learn more, visit: Fitch Ratings CreditPath

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