Junior Broker Graduate Scheme

“The training and mentorship I have gained has shaped me into a finance expert,
allowing me to progress at pace and reap the amazing benefits.”

Our Graduate Scheme will see you join Portman as Junior Finance Broker and
participate in a 2-stage mentorship and training process to best prepare you for you future financial career at Portman

What is our Graduate Scheme?

Portman Finance Group is the largest privately owned Commercial Finance Brokerage in the UK. Kick start your career at a City firm outside the City, an incredible opportunity for a motivated, driven and commercially astute graduate to rapidly progress their career within a fast growing, meritocratic and dynamic finance firm.

You will learn and develop across our 24 month training programme, rotating across four seats, through six month intervals. The purpose is to expand your skill base by giving you the broadest exposure to senior Broker staff and a variety of customer types.

The four seats to typically develop your expertise are set out as below:

Seat 1 (0–6 months):

You will start out prospecting for new business in support of your Senior. This involves calling semi-qualified leads and direct calling potential customers and passing identified opportunities on to your Senior to progress. In this role you will learn the basics of our core financial products, lenders and customer profiles, providing the foundational basis for your career development moving forwards.

Seat 2 (6-12 months):

You will now rotate directly into the Sales function, sitting side-by-side with a Senior member of the Broker team. In this seat your rate of development accelerates; amongst other things you will learn to draft credit papers for submission to lenders, conduct a basic ‘internal underwrite’ of a customers finance requirements, be the first point of contact with customers from start to finish and develop your sales technique and skills. You may even begin to close smaller deals and transactions, depending on your ability.

Seat 3 (12-18 months):

You will continue to build upon the skills learnt to date in a more demanding role sitting one-to-one with a Sales Director. You will also begin to run smaller transactions from start to finish, from initial prospecting call to closing the deal with the customer. In this seat you will also be exposed to larger and more complex syndicated finance transactions, including deals with an international multi-jurisdictional element. This is especially the case with more complex asset finance transactions.

Seat 4 (18-24 months)

You will rotate into your final seat with another Sales Director, seeking to finesse your skills by learning different sales approaches, techniques and styles. By this juncture, you will be working in conjunction with your Sales Director to cement all of the knowledge to date in anticipation of qualification into a fee-earning commission generating role. Any products or lenders you have not yet had exposure to will be identified and covered to ensure you are ready to be a Finance Broker.

Our Working Culture

Why Choose Portman

What Will I Gain?

At Portman we can offer you: 

– Very Competitive Salary & Incentives

– Rapid Career Progression

– Vibrant Office Culture

– 1-1 Training & Mentoring

– Meritocratic Culture

– Performance Recognition

Why Should I Apply?

In your first fee-earning year as a qualified Finance Broker, with our uncapped commission you could earn up to £100k, £125k in Year Two and £150k+ in Year Three. The on-target earnings are achievable and realistic as the majority of the company’s employees exceed their yearly targets. This role is a fantastic opportunity to learn and develop your sales abilities in a leading UK commercial finance brokerage.

Who Are We Looking For?

Please do not apply if you consider yourself more of an analyst as this role will not be right for you.

– Motivated, driven & dynamic

– Ability to communicate clearly & concisely

– Minimum of a 2:1 Degree 

– Ability to work in a fast-paced sales environment

– Strong commercial acumen

– A natural flair & passion for sales

– Ability to build rapport & trust with customers

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Application Process

Online Application

Send your CV and covering letter to us through our website, and one of our recruitment team will consider your application.

Teams Interview

Successful applicants will then be invited to a Teams interview with our CCO and our HR Manager.

Scheme Offer

Those who excel in the interview process will secure an internship programme and will receive an offer letter no more than two-weeks later.

What do our graduates have to say?

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Joining Portman’s Graduate Scheme allowed me to progress faster than I ever imagined. With the tailored mentorship, exposure to industry leaders and meritocratic culture, I’m confident I’m now able to set myself up for a future of huge earning potential and career success.

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I feel very valued by everyone at the company knowing that they will always provide extra care and consideration into helping me achieve my targets, doing all they can to help me succeed.

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Participating in Portman’s Graduate Broker Scheme has laid the foundation for my career in both the financial industry, and as a Commercial Broker. The high-pressure environment pushed me to excel, further than I could have imagined after coming out of university.

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Portman’s Graduate Scheme is for those striving to achieve success. The meritocratic culture ensures we are greatly rewarded for the hours of work we put in and the financial incentives are beyond impressive.