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The Alfa journey.

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Established in 1990, Alfa has grown steadily and had a turnover of over £50m in 2015. Our clients include top auto finance companies, equipment manufacturers and banks.

With 275 employees worldwide and an unrivalled track record of project delivery, Alfa is the leading provider of software and services to the UK asset and consumer finance industries, and we are expanding rapidly throughout Europe and North America.

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The Rewards

An excellent benefits package.

  • Volunteering Six days' paid volunteering per year, with time met half by Alfa and half by you.
    Worldwide Travel Insurance Covers unlimited single trips.
  • Life Assurance Insurance of four times your annual salary provided in the event of your death.
    Annual Performance Bonus A percentage of Alfa’s profit. Graduates eligible after 18 months, experienced hires from 6-12.
  • Private Health Care and City GP No cost of consultations, diagnostic tests or treatment. Majority of conditions covered.
    Permanent Health Insurance Also referred to as Total Permanent Disability Insurance or Income Protection.
  • Training Comprehensive ongoing curriculum with advanced supplemental learning.
    Competitive Starting Salary For qualified graduates.
  • Employee Referral Programme Earning you up to £3,000 (or local equivalent) following a successful hire.
    Laptop A laptop for business use which can also be used at home.
  • Share Options Dependent on seniority.
    Annual Leave 25 days’ annual leave (increases with seniority).
  • Childcare Vouchers Alfa runs a scheme which is tax-free and exempt from National Insurance contributions.
    Company Car Scheme Managers and above are entitled to a company car or cash equivalent.
  • Employee Assistance Programme Helps you in every area of your life when and where you need it, 24 hours a day.
    Healthline Confidential 24-hour helpline with a qualified nurse who gives advice about any health concerns.
  • Interest-Free Loans A loan of up to £2000 in your first 12 months of employment and up to £4995 thereafter.
    Stakeholder Pension Employees contribute through a salary exchange scheme to gain the associated tax and NI benefits.

Your Questions

Asked most frequently by recruits.

  • 1

    How long is the recruitment process?

    Once we have received your application, we aim to get back to you within a week. If we invite you for an interview, this will happen quickly - probably around a week after contact. The second interview is carried out in a similar period of time and an offer can be made within a month of initial contact.

  • 2

    How can I prepare for the interview process?

    We want to get the best out of you in your interview. You know what qualities and skills you bring to us, so make sure you tell us. We need to be sure you are actually interested in the different facets of the role, so researching and showing an enthusiasm for the industry and our projects is a must. Showing how you stand out from the crowd can be tough, so have a think before the interview about the achievements and experiences that make you the best person for the job.

  • 3

    What is the split between technical and functional/business work?

    Every consultant at Alfa starts off by learning our product from the inside out. That means software development, and the early years as a consultant with Alfa will have a heavy technical bias. At the same time, you will learn about the asset finance industry as you change and add new bits of functionality to the product, spend time with our clients, and attend the plethora of training we have set out for you.

  • 4

    Will I get the chance to work overseas?

    Your initial training will be based in London and we have projects in Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Europe. If you are happy to work overseas there is a good chance you will be given that opportunity once you have gained sufficient experience, depending on project needs.

  • 5

    How will I get to know my colleagues?

    We have company meetings every quarter and staff events such as the annual conference and partners’ black tie dinner. We also have informal groups from surfers to photographers, as well as regular team social events.

  • 6

    Where is your office based?

    Alfa has offices all over Europe, Asia-Pacific and the United States. In London, Alfa is based in the heart of the City, while in the US we are based in Michigan. We have projects all over the globe.

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Graduate Programme

Brainy, sociable, and fresh from university? You’ll do well.

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We look for people with outstanding talent and achievement, including an excellent academic record. If you can demonstrate this, we’ll teach you everything you need to know.

Every aspect of an Alfa Systems implementation is carried out together with the client, so you’ll be willing to work in different locations around the world.

You don’t require a technical background to excel in this role. Of course, if you’ve been involved in IT or software development, you may find it easier in the early days. The main prerequisite is a desire to learn about technology and finance.

We have a number of intakes in a year. If you’re intending a break after graduating, but would like to interview now for a place in a future intake, we’re happy to accommodate this.

How to apply

Applications for the 2018 graduate scheme will be available from September. Download the brochure below.

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Experienced Hires

High-calibre individuals required.

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All of our consultants will go through at least part of our standard induction in order to get to grips with our industry, the technologies we use, and our ways of working. Similarly, you will attend the same training curriculum as your colleagues who have come straight from university, albeit at a faster pace.

Alfa is a strong believer in the benefits of methodologies such as agile, test-driven development and continuous integration. We also believe strongly in the value of technology industry conferences, and regularly send our people to JavaOne, QCon, Devoxx and others.

Become part of Alfa

Experienced hires should apply by email to: careersUK@alfasystems.com

Our People

Don’t take our word for it - take theirs.

The recruitment process at Alfa

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Hannah Coral Graduate “Though I was unsure of exactly which field I wanted to go into, Alfa appealed to me as it spans both the IT and Consulting industries and provided an opportunity to learn to be a software developer.” Read more about Hannah
“I started at Alfa after finishing my Chemistry degree - not the most obvious route into IT and finance.” Alex Anthony, Graduate

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