All current job opportunities with Newton are available on the BNY Mellon job portal.
Life at Newton
Newton is a stimulating and rewarding place to work, which is reflected in the success we have had in retaining our investment personnel.
Zamanur Shah, applications support analyst: I was incredibly nervous at first, but what I found very quickly was that everyone in Newton is incredibly friendly. If I change my career path in the future I will always have this experience that I can fall back on.
Rorie Evans, client director: So as I was going through my resettlement I heard about the returning military programme that BNY Mellon runs, and so applied to it and was fortunate enough to get a position on it. I’m studying for the CFA, which, I have to say, Newton have been very supportive with; they’re paying for me to do it and giving me some time off to do it as well which is great.
Hanneke Smits, chief executive officer: Making investments on behalf of clients is very, very difficult, and in particular doing it well, and to that extent, it’s very important that we have diversity of thought, and the simplest way to achieve that is through hiring people from diverse backgrounds.
Meet the team
To hear more about how some of our team members have developed their careers at Newton, please watch the following videos.
Vocational Trainee Programme
At Newton we are committed to the development of talented school leavers – the Newton Vocational Trainee Programme has been in place since 2012 and provides bright and determined A level students the opportunity to work at a global investment management firm whilst continuing in higher education.
As well as offering a challenging and rewarding start to their career, Newton will fund a two year (part time) HND Accounting and Finance course at the European College of Business Management for each trainee. Successful HND graduates will then be offered the chance to continue on the Programme in order to convert their qualification to a BA Hons Degree in Business Studies.
The benefits of the Programme are clear – trainees can begin building their career in the finance industry while still progressing academically and without the burden of college fees – and Newton can recruit competent young people that are motivated and hardworking, and whose age and educational backgrounds help to bring diversity of thought into the firm.
There are currently 11 trainees at Newton, at various stages of the Programme. They are working in a wide variety of departments within including those supporting the investment process, relationship management of Newton clients and investment operations, plus desktop support roles within the technology team. All of the six BA graduates each achieved at least a 2:1 BA Hons degree in Business and Finance – and all but one of these individuals remain at Newton and are progressing in their chosen career path within the firm.
If you are interested in registering for the 2020 programme please provide your CV and covering letter to:
Kieron Lock, Programme Manager
Gloria Olarewaju: So for the Newton selection day, I was a bit nervous before coming in, but because everyone was really friendly and welcoming, my nerves went away straightaway. Everyone was really interested in getting to know me as a person and what I do outside of work, and made me feel part of a team. I did consider university, but once I found out about something like this I definitely wanted to do it, because it puts us at an advantage because we’ve got three and a half years’ experience.
Arthur Clayton: Newton is really helpful and they give you a lot of support, so when you join the Vocational Trainee Programme, you are assigned a mentor, so this can be someone that has actually been through the scheme themselves, so someone who is a lot further in their journey. They also give you time to study for exams, which I found really useful, and also I have weekly catch-ups with my manager so that allows me just to make sure I’m on track of all my goals and ask him if I’ve got any questions or queries.
Zamanur Shah: Given it was my first ever career focused-job, I was incredibly nervous at first, but what I found very quickly was that everyone in Newton is incredibly friendly and so the nervousness faded away very quick; also the added bonus of having a fully funded degree programme is a massive advantage to us, and so I think what you will find is Newton is an incredible place to start.
Hanneke Smits: Benefits of the programme are very clear for both sides, actually. For the trainees it offers them the opportunity to advance academically, and to also actually pursue the start of a career in finance, while not being burdened by having to pay college fees. For Newton, it gives us the opportunity to recruit from a highly motivated talent pool. For Newton, the real advantage is that not only can we recruit people that are motivated and hard-working, it also helps us to improve diversity in the firm by recruiting people from different backgrounds.