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 processed over US$325 million through the platform to fund over 7000 students from 118 countries.
Our team of 115 (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, Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank.
Why this is an amazing opportunity
This role is perfect for a fun, energetic, switched-on and passionate graduate who is looking for an opportunity to kick start their career in a non-corporate, startup environment.
We are looking for exceptional graduates who thrive in a complex environment and who want to supercharge their career by experiencing first-hand what it is like to be part of an energetic, extremely fast growing company.
We are a non-hierarchical, non-corporate team; this means that you are going to get exposure to all aspects of our business immediately and be able to take on as much accountability as you can handle. You will have the opportunity to work beside the smartest minds and leaders in our industry.
The sense of impact and reward will be huge. Prodigy Finance can only achieve its goals with the best talent onboard, and the People function is responsible for recruiting and developing its most powerful asset – the team. You will help to recruit a global team, who will build a platform which makes it possible for students from more than 100 countries to obtain the finance to fulfil their dream of studying at the world’s top universities and schools.
Our team is very international and very sociable; you will interact with everyone in the business around the world on a regular basis. Being an organisation that’s passionate about education; we place a high value on learning and personal growth, so you’ll have time to learn new skills in work time and at the company’s expense.
Why join Prodigy Finance
What will you do in the role
This role will be a unique opportunity to help build the talent pipeline and power our exponential growth. You will play a significant role by helping us to recruit, retain and develop the best talent.
Specific responsibilities are:
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). We look forward to hearing from you!