AJ Bell begins recruitment drive for 200 staff at Salford Quays HQ

AJ Bell begins recruitment drive for 200 staff at Salford Quays HQ

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Investment platform AJ Bell is to recruit 200 staff at its Salford Quays headquarters this year, increasing its workforce based there to 700.

The demand for new staff is being fuelled by continued business growth along with the move of the company’s stockbroking business from Tunbridge Wells.

The new roles span the whole business, from apprentices and graduate entrants to senior management, and encompass several departments, with a focus on stockbroking, customer services and IT.

Among the vacancies are administrative roles and specialist financial services and managerial positions.

Chief executive Andy Bell, pictured, said: “Our business is growing very quickly and we are now one of the leading online investment platforms in the UK.

“To help support further growth, we are seeking ambitious and hard-working individuals to join the business across a number of departments.

“We are pleased to be creating these new jobs in the north west, where there is a strong regional talent pool for us to tap into.

“All of the new roles will be based at our new HQ at Salford Quays, which offers a hi-tech working environment, a roof terrace for social events and an on-site gym for the exclusive use of our staff.”

AJ Bell provides online pension, investment and stockbroking services to more than 164,000 customers across the UK.

Revenues in its latest financial year rose from £64.5m to £75.6m and pre-tax profits grew from £16.8m to £21.7m. The value of the company’s assets under administration increased to nearly £40bn.

The company moved into its new HQ at Exchange Quay last summer. It currently employs 500 people there and has a total workforce of around 700.