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Graduate Trainee - M&a Specialist (bolton Based)

Company: Benchmark International    Location: Manchester

W eekly Hours:

37.5 (Monday to Thursday, 9:00am-5:30pm, Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm)


Benchmark International is the UKs market leading Merger & Acquisitions specialist, handling company sales across all areas of both the SME and corporate mid-markets.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our established organisation and become an integral member of our Transactions Team.

We are seeking a driven, motivated Graduate Corporate Executive, based in Greater Manchester, to become part of our efficient, well organised and professional central operations office.

The role involves communicating at all levels, both internal and external, with the ability to work well under pressure, meet deadlines and work quickly and efficiently. Candidates are expected to have excellent written skills, highly proficient IT and MS Office skills, good commercial awareness, a confident and professional telephone manner, good numeracy skills, excellent communication and time management skills and the ability to work under their own initiative.

No previous industry experience is required, as full training will be provided; however, education to a degree level is an essential requirement and experience in a similar role within corporate finance, or the wider finance community, would be beneficial although is not essential.

An interest in the business and finance world and/or a level of commercial awareness are desirable attributes for this role although ultimately, we are looking for someone who will thrive in our fast-paced environment, bringing energy and enthusiasm to our team.

Duties within the role include:

  • Managing a diverse client portfolio of business owners;
  • Drafting detailed, bespoke reports concerning businesses;
  • Dealing directly with clients (at owner/shareholder level) to understand, discuss and review their businesses in order to collect information for report drafting purposes;
  • Preparing comprehensive and detailed Business Reports, including desk research;
  • Liaising with internal departments at Director/Shareholder level; and
  • Other general duties, as required

All candidates are expected to excel in the following fields:

  • English language comprehension and articulation.
  • Communication both interpersonally and literarily.
  • Meticulousness a keen eye for detail.
  • Organisation ability to multitask, managing several projects at once.
  • Punctuality applicable to both working hours, and ability to adhere to strict deadlines.
  • Initiative ability to assess and initiate independently.
  • Interest in the business world and business matters.

What can we offer you?

  • The chance to work in an exciting business, rapidly growing in both the UK and internationally.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Pension scheme.
  • Fun corporate team events.
  • Ongoing training, coaching support and development
  • Real opportunities of progression for the right candidate.
  • Fun but challenging and driven working environment.

Job Type: Full-time