Advance One: Veterans Fast-Track Scheme

“Our bespoke Veterans Programme has been created to recognise the
unique skill set of our service veterans, for a successful transition into a dynamic commercial finance brokerage career.”

Recognises the skills offered by Armed Forces Veterans – Stable Monday – Friday Working Hours – Competitive Salary Plus Commission

What Is The Role?

We understand that following your career in the armed forces, you will have a host of traits valuable to civilian employment. However you may not have the qualifications required by potential employers. At Portman we’re looking for driven, focused and resilient veterans to thrive in a fast-paced finance career. For the right individuals we will provide all the training you need to succeed as a Commercial Finance Broker.

Our bespoke Veterans Fast-Track Programme has been created to recognise the unique skill set of our service veterans. It has been specifically designed to leverage your military experience to enable a rapid and successful transition into a fast paced, dynamic commercial finance brokerage career.

An office-based role, you’ll collaborate with and learn from senior colleagues, learning about finance and discussing opportunities with companies that you find or those that enquire. Learn how to unlock potential within a business and develop creative solutions to help customers meet their goals. Build and manage your own portfolio of customers, develop sector and industry expertise and be the contact your customers turn to when they need funding.

You’ll have the potential to progress from Commercial Broker to Executive Broker with a team in 2 years.


Who Are We Looking For?

Aimed at veterans leaving the forces in the near future or who have been out for some time, we are looking for:

– Tri-Service veterans and transitioning leavers

 University and/or Officer Training Academy Graduates

– Candidates willing to learn new skills from the ground up

– Leadership potential

– Articulate and confident individuals

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What Are The Benefits?

At Portman, we can offer you: 

– A genuine meritocracy where your financial reward matches your achievements.

– Competitive basic salary, plus commission.

– Progression of earnings over time with genuine 6-figure potential in year 1.

– Potential to build and run your own team in the future.

– 33 days leave including bank holidays & no weekend working

– Working from our prestigious Northampton head office Monday – Friday 8:30 – 5:30.


Who Are Portman?

Portman Finance Group are one of the UK’s largest private finance brokers and lenders. We talk to over 25,000 businesses each year about their funding needs, helping them to grow, capture opportunities, boost cashflow and spread the cost of new equipment. To date we have secured over £1.1bn in commercial finance for UK SMEs. Starting in 2007 with only a handful of staff, we have over 17 years of specialist sector experience and recently purchased ‘Portman House’, which provides a prestige working environment.

We provide a truly meritocratic environment for you to drive your own career. At Portman, we put your training and mentorship into action as soon as you arrive. You’ll learn through training workshops, partnering with senior members of the team and getting hands-on with your own customers or projects. You’ll have responsibility from day 1 as well as the ability to make an impact.


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FAQs – Careers

Why should I choose Portman?

With our purely meritocratic working culture, we provide clear progression pathways and generously incentivise the achievement of targets. We allow for uncapped success and acceleration at any pace, alongside demonstrable performance. You’ll immediately work with senior colleagues right up to our CEO and Executive Board, offering a rare and valuable development opportunity.

Would I have a lot of contact with Seniors?

Yes. You will be provided with mentoring from our best, whether that be Seniors, Board members or current employees. Working on the same floor as the Executive Board provides an open environment and an opportunity to always drop by for any questions or advice.

What’s your social scene like?

We always want to encourage everyone at Portman to join our annual events, charity activities, and socials. Not only do they allow you to broaden your professional network, but they provide great team building opportunities. From Ascot ladies day to go-karting, meals out and cabaret nights to the Christmas party, we do our best to have something for everyone during the year.

What is the culture like at Portman?

We are looking for proactive, motivated, and ambitious people who are aiming to become the best at what they do. You’ll be welcomed and supported, as well as provided with anything we can to better facilitate your growth and development.

What time does everyone leave the office?

Our working hours are 8:30 until 5:30pm, though there may of course, be days where you will finish later. Whilst you are expected to work hard, we understand the importance of personal time to enjoy your evenings and your family.

How does the interview process work?

Interviews will always take a 2-stage process. An online zoom interview with our COO and HR Manager, followed by an in-person interview with members of our Executive Board and our CCO. Its extremely important to us that we keep expanding with the best people, so our Board are invested in always being part of the process.

When do applications open?

We are always open and willing to consider applications, so send your CV in. Not seeing a vacancy that fits the bill? We’d still love to hear from you.

How do I apply?

Send your CV in, visit our Current Vacancies page.

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