Talent Development Specialist / Learning Manager

A unique learning and talent role is available with a highly successful trading business based in the City of London. Whist operating within the Financial Services market this business certainly has a different feel to it - Fintech/techie and they have a great culture. Their business is 600 strong on a global basis and they have over 100 employees in London. Whilst H/Q is in the US, London can operate as its own entity and actually the London office does act as a tester for new initiatives, especially in the People space.

The Talent Development Specialist will be part of a 4 strong Talent team (3 in the US, 1 in London) and will be responsible for a wide range of learning and talent indicatives at all levels throughout the business. The role holder will also be responsible for the full needs analysis, design, delivery and ROI process.

We are looking for candidates that are dynamic, passionate about L&D, commercially minded, can work autonomously yet also as part of a team. Financial Services, Fintech or Technology industry backgrounds ideal for this role.


  • Manage all aspects of the high profile intern and full-time campus hire programs from a learning perspective, rotations etc.

  • Assist Talent Development team in the evaluation of existing training and development programs and provide recommendations for improvement

  • Facilitate continuous dialogue with staff throughout the organization to identify future training needs and create new training initiatives accordingly

  • Identify and engage internal and/or external parties to design and deliver highly targeted training

  • Administer and improve existing onboarding programs that provide new employees with an understanding of the organization, the trading environment, our core infrastructure and information technology

  • Continually evaluate the effectiveness of training and development programs by soliciting feedback through direct communication, surveys, focus groups and interviews

  • Identify current industry trends in the Talent Development space and share feedback with necessary parties to collaboratively develop new and creative training opportunities

  • Evaluate and improve existing internal collaboration and cross-departmental training opportunities

  • Schedule training sessions and record attendance in HRIS

  • Take responsibility for administrative tasks in relation to classroom-based training and presentations

  • Administer and help evolve existing executive coaching provision and other leadership development initiatives

  • Continue to ensure that Talent Development initiatives represent and promote Firm's culture

  • Provide support for high profile ad-hoc projects including for the local/ international leadership team


  • Excellent experience in a Talent/Learning Development role

  • Preference for experience within a Financial Services, technology, trading or FinTech organisation

  • Bachelor Degree in Psychology, Business Administration, Human Resources, Organisational Development or a related field

  • Passionate about L&D

  • Commercially minded

  • Detail-oriented, organized, and excellent documentation skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Previous experience with designing and implementing training programs

  • Experience implementing and improving graduate and intern programmes

  • Proven ability to build relationships and earn the trust of senior leaders

  • Strong skills and experience in diagnosing organisational and individual development needs

  • Effective in a variety of presentation settings including one-on-one, small and large groups

  • Ability to digest performance feedback and adjust approach when appropriate

  • Ability to work with highly confidential material

  • Ability to work autonomously

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