Trainee Company Secretary

  • Job Reference: 2125T
  • Date Posted: 14 May 2019
  • Recruiter: Company Matters, part of Link Asset Services
  • Location: Exeter
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Banking & Financial Services, Legal
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

We are part of Link Group, a leading global provider of financial administration solutions. As one of Europe’s leading asset servicing platforms, Link Asset Services interacts with almost 6m investors, administering and safeguarding £600bn of assets across 10 highly regulated markets.

Our highly regarded and award winning international company secretarial business – Company Matters, is well-known for its expertise in corporate governance and company secretarial administration. With offices in the UK, Europe and Australasia we support domestic and international clients will all aspects of their company secretarial and governance needs and have a long-standing reputation of providing class-leading services to listed businesses.

As part of our close-knit team you will work closely with others to deliver the full suite of company secretarial services to a diverse portfolio of UK and international clients, including high-profile listed companies.

Job Description

  • To train as a Chartered Secretary and complete the ICSA International Qualifying Scheme.
  • As part of our close-knit team you will work alongside our qualified Charted Secretaries and gain experience in:
         o board meeting preparation including the collation and production of board packs including the use of electronic board portals
         o attendance at board and committee meetings with minute taking responsibilities
         o statutory and regulatory compliance and use of Blueprint Oneworld
         o drafting and releasing of stock exchange announcements
         o assisting and supporting the Annual General Meeting process
         o assisting with the production and project management of Annual Report & Accounts
         o ensuring governance best practice for all clients and internal companies
         o contributing to our internal technical training initiatives
  • With guidance, you will carry out your duties in a professional manner and in accordance with policies and procedures, legal/regulatory requirements, service levels and company standards to meet with business expectations, with the support of other members of the team, when required.


  • Recognised degree (preferably 2:1 or above) or equivalent qualification.
  • Friendly, enjoys working as part of a team.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proactive and flexible approach to workload.
  • High level of accuracy, good attention to detail.
  • Business and commercial awareness.
  • Creative approach to problem solving.