Why work at Shields?
For the last 40 years we have come to think of our employees as members of the family.
We understand the importance of work being rewarding and take our team’s development and safety seriously.
While our culture encourages hard work it’s also places a high level of importance on enjoying what we do.
We are always on the lookout for great talent. If you are an established professional with experience in the financial services sector and/or interest in finance, we are keen to hear from you.
We offer a diverse range of opportunities within our corporate functions, including areas such as operations, legal & compliance, risk and talent.
We pride ourselves on developing employees and promoting from within as a first priority when considering a new hire.
Our leadership team continuously review our business goals and development needs in order to create employee development plans that best match individuals’ skills, knowledge and interests.
Our culture of open communication and flexibility allows us to identify employees’ career aspirations and develop a mutually beneficial plan. Our management teams constantly evaluate employee’s potential and readiness allowing us to consider all appropriate training and development resources.
What is more important to us than your talent is your character. We believe that as a team we operate more effectively than a collection of individuals. An employee who can collaborate successfully and communicate openly will thrive and grow along with their team, group or division. The Shields Whole is Greater than the sum of our parts.
If you want to be challenged, be rewarded and be part of an awesome culture then come and join the Shields team!
There are many examples within Shields of career progression and career longevity. The company was founded just over 40 years ago, and we still have several employees who have been with us since the start!
The best example I can speak of is my own rise within Shields over a 15-year period. In January 2005 I was 21 and qualified as a Chartered Accountant. I trained as a chartered accountant from 18 to 21 years old, and when qualified I joined Shields. I met the owner Gordon Shields, saw his energy and passion for the environment and business and was hooked. I worked in the finance team for 8 years, rising to Group CFO after Fonebak split out and was floated on AIM. I then became the Group COO for several years before taking on the CEO role. The trust from the management and owners was ultimately what led to the rapid rise. Right place right time had something to do with it also. I want to highlight that education and your past is largely irrelevant to your trajectory at Shields. Sure, your past might help shape you to the person you are today. But hard work, applying the right mentality and gelling with our culture will see you progress well within Shields. I know it’s true, it happened to me!