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Prodigy Finance - who we are
Prodigy Finance is a platform that enables financing for international postgraduate students at the world’s best universities, whilst delivering competitive financial and social returns to alumni, institutional and private investors.
This borderless and innovative model enables education loan financing to students from across the globe, whilst using predicted post-
degree affordability rather than present-day salary. Since 2007, Prodigy Finance has extended over US$600 million through the platform to fund over 12,000 students from over 150 countries.
Our team of over 200 (and growing) is already truly global. Our head office is in London with much of the team being based in beautiful Cape Town.
We also have an office in New York plus team members based across Europe and Asia.
We are funded by some of the best, pre-eminent institutions in the world including Index Ventures, Balderton Capital, AlphaCode, Goldman Sachs, M&G, Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank.
Why this is an amazing opportunity
This role is perfect for a fun, energetic and passionate graduate who wants to supercharge their career by experiencing first-
hand what it is like to be part of an energetic, extremely fast-growing company.
The sense of impact and reward will be huge. You will help to build a product which makes a very real difference in the world.
Be a part of delivering socially responsible financial services to the masses; make it possible for students from more than 150 countries to obtain the finance to fulfil their dream of studying at the world’s top universities and schools.
We are a small non-hierarchical team; this means that you are going to get exposure to all aspects of our business immediately.
You’ll gain as much accountability as you can handle and have a huge influence on scaling the company.
Our team is very international and very sociable; you will interact with the broader business on a regular basis. The position will be based in Cape Town.
One of our goals is to build one of the top FinTech teams and cultures anywhere in the world. This means putting a lot of time into ensuring we only hire people with exceptional potential and creating the best working environment possible.
If you want to work somewhere where you're learning from some of the best brains in FinTech, this would be a good fit.
Why join Prodigy Finance
What you will do in the role
During the 12-month graduate programme, you will be learning about the overall business and our processes whilst working in the Operations Excellence Team.
For 9 of the 12 months of the programme, you will be working within the Operations Excellence Team and on various special projects.
For up to 3 months of the programme, you can join and contribute to different teams within the company to get a better sense of what their work entails as well as the projects they’re working on.
You will have the opportunity to understand each function in the business before applying for a permanent role anywhere in the company, at the end of the programme.
Specific responsibilities include :
What you will be measured on
What you need to be great at
Who we are looking for; track record must haves
The Prodigy Finance fit; attributes which run true in everyone at Team Prodigy
To be an A player at Prodigy Finance, you need to possess in spades - the following attributes :
Innovative + Smart
Be curious enough to want to know more, think out the box, maybe even break the box, show initiative and be smart about it to find implementable, impactful solutions.
International + Accountable
Push yourself to be better every day. Work with others across the world, be resilient, add value and then hold yourself accountable.
Encourage and celebrate each other.
Energetic + Fun
Sense of humour survival. Bring energy and fun. Wear your heart on your sleeve. Work hard and find the time to play. We’re in this together.
Do you want to be our next amazing Graduate? Here’s what to do now :
If this sounds exciting and you'd like to apply, please submit a copy of your CV and a 3-page PowerPoint presentation on something you are passionate about (it can be anything -
be creative). Applications close on 30 September 2019 . We look forward to hearing from you!