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Fitch Group CreditPath

Fitch 900 x 300

Location: UK: London

Programme Dates: 20 Sept – 24 November 2021

Opportunity: 10-week returnship

Application Deadline: Apply asap

Getting back into work after an extended career break can be an intimidating time. Fitch Ratings values the diverse experiences and perspectives that life outside of the office can bring to their workplace. They call it human insight.

Fitch CreditPath is a full-time internship program that welcomes financial services professionals who are ready to re-enter the workforce in credit analysis, macro research and technical related fields including software engineering after an extended break from their careers.  

The CreditPath Program Experience

Returning professionals will have the opportunity to work in a collaborative, inclusive, thought-provoking environment – one that encourages diversity of thought and creative solutions that are in the best interests of Fitch’s stakeholders globally.

CreditPath has a customised curriculum that covers credit analysis on the Ratings side and macro analysis research on the Solutions side, as well as professional skills like communication and collaboration.  Because of Fitch’s size and scale, they are able to offer participants access to existing training platforms such as Fitch Credit Academy. Their training is designed to offer a customised experience, based on each participant’s unique background and needs, to supplement the core CreditPath curriculum.

Upon completion of the program, participants will be current on analytical, technical and market developments, and positioned to apply for an on-going analytical role within Fitch.

CreditPath Graduate Testimonials

“The support and training we received was a great benefit.  Meeting leaders at Fitch was useful so that we were familiar with the corporate structure and could reach out to someone if we needed help. After 18 years at home it felt fantastic to sit at a desk and actually have input into something that was outside my everyday life.  I was so excited I was able to be productive and contribute during the program and knew making the decision to return to work was the right one.”

“CreditPath is a one-time opportunity to make transitioning into working full-time easier, while giving you time to reflect on the wider Fitch company and your own goals in just under ten weeks! The CreditPath Program gave me an opportunity to regain my confidence”

Who are they looking for?

Successful applicants will have:

  • Experience in credit, ratings, and/or financial analysis
  • 4+ years of work experience prior to career break
  • 3+ years career break
  • Strong desire and ability to return to the workforce
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with an ability to convey complex ideas and solutions concisely and persuasively
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, agile, team-oriented environment
  • A collaborative and can-do mindset and ability to operate within departmental and company-wide initiatives, both on an individual basis and as part of a team

For Returning Professionals interested in Software Engineering:

  • A curiosity for learning new frameworks and technologies.
  • Experience in Technology Platforms including Java Development
  • Working proficiency in developmental toolsets
  • In touch with industry wide technology trends and best practices
  • Demonstrated learning agility
  • Strong desire and ability to return to the workforce
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with an ability to convey complex ideas and solutions concisely and persuasively
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, agile, team-oriented environment
  • A collaborative and can-do mindset and ability to operate within departmental and company-wide initiatives, both on an individual basis and as part of a team

About Fitch

Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Fitch’s people draw on over 100 years of experience.  They have breadth and depth across a global team, allowing them to deliver value to their clients. Fitch employs more than 4,000 people in over 30 countries, including nearly 1,600 analysts. Their analysts are prominent global credit and risk experts who offer insights on over 190 countries, over 8,000 corporate entities and over 245,000 debt securities.

For more information on how Fitch is providing platforms for women to succeed, see this article: Diversity and inclusion create wider talent pools

How to apply

If you are interested, apply early, as space is limited. Candidates will be evaluated on a rolling basis until all spots are filled. Click here to apply for the London Programme.

Along with your CV and application details, please attach a personal statement (approximately 500 words) describing how your previous experience has prepared you for the CreditPath programme.  In this essay, Fitch would like to understand your interest in this programme and how you and Fitch can mutually benefit from your participation.

If you have questions, please email creditpath@fitchratings.com

To learn more, visit: Fitch Group CreditPath