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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...


Work alongside motor enthusiasts, understanding finance products and regulation


Develop your knowledge in commercial lending with our dedicated Finance Specialists


Understand the finer details, compliance and individual lender processes within our Operations Team


Enjoy 6 months in the department that you are most suited to, underpinning everything you have learnt

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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 take 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 in the Commercial Team into a Sales Development Representative role, and then Finance Specialist. The C&D 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 Charles & Dean. I look forward to continuing my learning with C&D!

Jack Phillips, Finance Specialist

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With no prior experience in the finance industry, the C&D Academy has proven instrumental in providing me with knowledge and opportunities. It goes beyond merely educating me on financial products, extending to the development of key skills crucial for success. Additionally, the Academy has enabled me to attain industry qualifications while actively participating in various departments, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the finance landscape. What sets the C&D Academy apart is its unique approach, allowing me to learn, obtain qualifications, engage with clients, collaborate in a team, and refine my skills - all while receiving a full salary.

Tim Frearson, Sales Development Representative

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After finishing sixth form and feeling unsure about my career path, I found Charles & Dean. University didn't appeal to me; I wanted a full-time, hands-on role with real responsibilities. Throughout my first 12 weeks in the Commercial department, I've gained invaluable experience and am now excited for my next stage within the Motor team, where I'll take on new responsibilities. Charles & Dean has taught me more than just finance, uncovering skills I didn't know I had. The C&D Academy provides growth in the finance sector, insights into SMEs and all things motor, and the opportunity to earn industry-recognised qualifications. I'm looking forward to further developing my skills and handling my own deals.

Oliver Williamson, C&D Academy Member


Meet Your Future Colleagues

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