PwC Operate is an exciting new business that works across all lines of service, providing managed service solutions to many of the firm's leading clients, primarily in the banking and financial services sector.
Our Immigration team in Belfast supports the London Immigration practice, providing an array of immigration services to a range of clients including financial institutions, energy companies and large multi-nationals as well as private clients and entrepreneurs. Successful candidates will be committed to our vision of moving the practice forward and operating within a truly global network.
About the role
As an immigration associate, you will be a key member of a client engagement team with clear objectives and responsibilities. You will actively work and support the client engagement team to ensure engagement deadlines are met in a timely fashion by managing and being responsible for key client projects.
You will be involved in assisting with the provision of immigration services, providing advice and assistance to one or more of our corporate clients under the supervision of one of our senior paralegals/solicitors or managers. This will involve liaising with your team members and, at times, the client in order to ensure effective, timely and accurate administration of the immigration service/advice.
The primary function of your role will be drafting immigration applications and supporting documents. In essence you will be supporting senior paralegals/solicitors or managers throughout the complete immigration process, from receiving the initial instruction through to completion, including Certificate of Sponsorship applications, extensions, further leave to remain and entry clearance applications.
What is in it for you?
We’re exceptionally passionate about providing you with the necessary skills, experience and training to help you develop both personally and professionally. You’ll therefore be included on our specific training framework, tailored to match your skills, needs and career aspirations. Fully funded by us, you’ll complete externally accredited qualifications that will benefit you in the roles you are working in.
Our training programme is further enhanced through a variety of softer skills training sessions focusing on your relationships right through to leadership skills.
In addition to the client projects and training, our employees are also rewarded with various other benefits offered as part of your employment:
Our dedicated internal Careers Service.
25 days standard holiday pro rata, with options to increase this through your benefits package
A flexible benefits scheme that be tailored to suit your (and your family’s) needs. Provision of a group pension plan with additional funding provided by PwC
Qualifications & Experience
We are looking for a number of candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds, to strengthen our existing team of client associates. We therefore welcome candidates who are:
Graduates (in any subject) keen to build a career in financial services; or
High quality school leavers with strong A-levels or similar; or
Experienced professionals with a background in financial services or similar corporate environments.
• Strong client service skills
• Able to demonstrate resilience, self-motivation and a positive can do attitude
• Hardworking and committed to completing tasks well with good attention to detail
• Ability to confidently deal with demanding situations, people and requirements
• Proven organisational skills
• Clear, articulate and confident written and verbal communication skills
• Primarily a team player but able to work under own initiative
• Proficient in use of office software and online research resource
Where will you be based?
As this role requires you to work from 2.15pm-10.30pm, we offer the option to work from home full-time once you are fully trained. The team are based in Belfast; however as a result of the wide variety of clients and projects that Operate are involved in, you may be asked to work in other locations within the UK and beyond for short, medium and long term periods of time. Your desire and ability to do this will be discussed as part of the recruitment process. Candidates who are unable or do not wish to work on projects in other locations will still be considered.