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The C&D Academy aims to nurture young talent fresh out of education as an in-depth introduction to the finance world. In an ageing industry, Charles & Dean are keen to invest in talent development, with our academy providing an excellent opportunity to earn industry-recognised certifications whilst working alongside industry-leading experts.

Who We’re Looking For

We’re looking for ambitious individuals who would like to get ahead in their careers and gain hands-on experience. Previous experience is not necessary as you will be on a structured development programme. All that we require from you is commitment, passion and tenacity in abundance.

What You’ll Do...


7 Weeks with Vehicle Finance Specialists in our Motor Department


7 Weeks with Business Finance Specialists in our Commercial Department


3 Weeks with our Operations Department


Leaving 6 Months in the department that you are most suited to…

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Whilst day-to-day responsibilities vary based on your team, you’ll make a meaningful contribution to Charles & Dean from the very beginning. Academy members have gone on to work as Sales Development Representatives in various departments and orchestrate their own deals.

You will essentially gain the necessary skills to take your career in any direction. We’ll also help you to develop your communication, presentation and other softer skills through various mentoring opportunities.

The Academy Offers

A comprehensive introduction to the world of financial services

An opportunity to obtain industry recognised qualifications

Equipping you with the technical and practical skills to take your career in any direction

Upon successful completion of the program, you may be offered a full-time position

The chance to develop your professional network and learn from the best in the business

Academy Member Testimonials

Don’t just taking it from us; here’s what previous academy members have to say:

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After doing a number of months of work experience at Charles & Dean it was a great opportunity to be able to progress into a role that allowed me to better my knowledge within the asset finance sector more permanently. In turn after a number of months in the academy I was able to progress further into a commercial Sales Development role. The academy helped cement my early knowledge and I look forward to learning more within the company.

Toby Wood, Finance Specialist

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After working in the motor industry for a few years, the C&D Academy has allowed me to amplify my asset finance knowledge. I have gained industry qualifications alongside working day to day within all departments of the business. Due to the fact you get to experience all sectors of the business, it creates a better foundation for wherever you decide to continue within C&D. I look forward to continuing my learning at Charles & Dean!

Jack Phillips, Finance Specialist

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Charles & Dean offers an immense amount of opportunity and experience to anyone who is trying to step foot in the finance industry. Finance was not my initial career plan as I finished university with a psychology degree. The academy program creates the opportunity for newcomers like myself, a full experience of training in Motor and Commercial finance along with Operations as well. Acquiring industry qualifications is one of many perks which Charles & Dean can offer to anyone who is keen for success. If you think you're up for the challenge I couldn't recommend a better company to join!

Connor Harper, Sales Development Representative

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Charles & Dean has provided me with an amazing opportunity to join a fascinating industry without extensive prior experience. The training provided so far has been to a very high standard and I am very excited to continue my journey within the Charles & Dean Academy. I would highly recommend the Academy to anyone that wants to get their foot in the door of the finance industry!

Peter Langsdale, C&D Academy Member


Meet Your Future Colleagues

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