Fiduciam grows graduate programme

Fiduciam is set to hire 10 graduates this year in an expansion of its graduate programme, aimed at bringing more new talent into the bridging market.

This is an increase from the seven graduates the specialist lender took on last year.

The programme is about on-the-job and in-the-office training and coaching, as Fiduciam believes office working promotes collaboration, higher productivity, better training, more employee engagement, proper work-life separation, more creativity, and stronger organisational effectiveness.  

The new graduates will take on a wide range of roles, including case manager, operations analyst, and software developer positions in London, Belfast and Hilversum, Netherlands.

All positions are currently open for applications.

The scheme is supported by the finance provider’s training programme, which consists of 50 modules, such as cashflow analysis, real estate valuation, legal documentation, credit analysis and more.

It follows Fiduciam’s HR policy based on a bottom-up approach, limiting lateral hiring from other firms and, instead, growing and nurturing fresh talent into the bridging industry.

Johan Groothaert, CEO at Fiduciam, said: “We are very proud of our graduate programme as it has allowed talented individuals to shine and make rapid progress in their careers.  

“One of the often reported issues of the private lending and marketplace lending industry is that companies do not spend enough resources on attracting and growing fresh talent, yet this brings new perspectives and raises the bar for the entire industry.  

“We have seen very good results from this approach with our operations and our Spanish teams being run by high achievers that joined Fiduciam only a few years ago as graduates.  

“Most of our underwriters also joined as graduates in case management roles. 

“I would like to offer all young graduates the same great experience I had when I joined the financial services industry.  

“There is nothing more important for long-term career prospects than a successful start when out of university.”

Fiduciam is also a signatory of the Women in Finance Charter and values its workforce diversity; its employees come from 17 different countries and speak 21 languages.  

The company is currently lending in the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Spain and Germany, and intends to venture into other countries this year.

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