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The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment

The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment is the largest and most widely respected professional body for those who work in the securities and investment industry in the UK and in a growing number of major financial centres round the world.
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You may already know that a career within the financial services industry is for you. You may still be considering your options, or perhaps you are trying to work out what the financial services industry actually offers!

The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) can help you 'get into finance', and journey with you towards your final career goal. A close look at the financial services industry reveals a world that is much more diverse than you imagine. The range of employment opportunities is enormous, with challenging career paths open to those with the ambition and flair to succeed.

Some high-powered jobs, like those in investment banking, demand long hours but with the possibility of large rewards. There are also jobs for specialists: IT wizards to create the systems fundamental to the functioning of the industry; lawyers to agree the contractual details of deals; HR staff to identify the best recruits and steer them through effective development programs.

So, whatever your area of interest, if you want to 'get into finance' and have the necessary skills and personal attributes, there is likely to be an exciting career for you.

The CISI is the major professional and examining body for the securities and investments industry. Our primary purpose is to meet the needs of individuals working in the sector. We are a substantial provider of study and reference materials as well as working closely with schools and colleges like yours.

Our wide range of qualifications have been created for those at the beginning of their careers, those aspiring to work in the industry, right through to the most experienced professionals. Plus many of the qualifications are recognised by the Sector Skills Council (SSC) as well as the Financial Skills Partnership (FSP).