Life at Sanne

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Celebrating 10 years' of Sanne in Hong Kong

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Lion dance in celebration of Chinese New Year

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Back to office celebrations post-covid in Singapore

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We regularly organise events for employees to get involved with during work hours and give back to the local community. Recent examples include beach clean ups and gardening.

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Go Green Day - Book recycling initiative

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Dress in Pink day - Raising funds for the Hong Kong Cancer Fund

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We're an award-winning global provider of alternative asset and corporate services to the world's leading asset managers.

Established since 1988 and listed as a FTSE 250 company on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange, Sanne employs over 2,200 professionals worldwide, with 300 in the Jersey office and administers structures and funds that have in excess of £500bn assets.

We deliver tailored fiduciary services to a highly valued international client base through a global network of offices located in 23 leading financial jurisdictions, which are spread across the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia-Pacific.

Sanne leads in the provision of fund and corporate administration services. Specialist expertise is delivered across private debt, capital markets, real assets, private equity, hedge and corporate services.

As a leading global provider of alternative asset and corporate administration services, Sanne is one of the firms who has constantly evolved its employee value proposition to remain competitive in attracting trainees, graduates and seasoned professionals.

We are committed to taking care of your wellbeing and making sure your future counts. We’ll be there for your mental and physical health with medical insurance for all employees, an Employee Assistance Programme for advice and counselling, access to the Headspace meditation app, flexible working with working from home options, a diversity and inclusion committee and healthy activities such as virtual yoga sessions.

We want you to bring your whole self to work as we create an environment of balance and support for you to deliver your best to our clients every day.

We offer a wide variety of exciting opportunities for people wishing to pursue a stimulating career in financial services.

We recognise and reward success and look for talented people who are committed, focused and will thrive in a challenging environment.

Our Graduate Training Programme offers recent Accounting Graduates the opportunity to join Sanne on a Fast Track Development Programme, enabling successful trainees to secure a professional accountancy qualification whilst gaining practical experience of working for one of the leading providers of alternative asset and corporate administration services within a diverse and collaborative environment.

Former trainees share their experience of how they started their career at Sanne.

What it's like to be a trainee at Sanne

I was lucky enough to secure a full-time position on Sanne’s trainee programme to study my ACCA qualification...three years later I was ACCA qualified. I am now part of the management team in the Private Equity division, which really goes to show the importance of Sanne’s trainee scheme and the progression that it presents to individuals on the scheme.”

Eve Malet de Carteret
Manager, Alternative Asset Services

Our Fast-Track Trainee Programme is a fully assisted professional training programme enabling successful trainees to secure a professional qualification within accountancy or fund administration whilst gaining practical experience within one of our client-facing teams.

As a graduate trainee, you have the possibility of obtaining your first promotion in as little as 18 months and reach Assistant Manager within 3 years subject to your performance, general progress and level of exam success.

The programme offers you:

  • Fully funded study support towards ACCA
  • Varied and challenging practical experience relevant to the modules studied
  • Potential to reach Assistant Manager level within 3 years
  • Specialist in-house training to complement work experience and professional study
  • Mentor and peer group support
  • Accelerated promotion opportunities upon qualification
  • Competitive starting salary
  • Guarenteed bonuses for ACCA first time exam success
  • Flexible starting dates

To be eligible to apply in 2022 in Hong Kong, you will need:

  • A BA in Accounting or equivalent
  • To be fluent in both written and spoken English
  • To be interested in a career within the fund industry
  • Good communication skills
  • A positive can-do attitude
  • To be a good team player
  • Good attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • The drive and motivation to succeed

As part of our training programme, we will expect you to:

  • Sit 2-4 exams per year
  • Qualify within 3 years
  • Actively participate in Corporate and Social Reponsibilities, Diversity and Inclusion, Sports and Social or Workforce Advisory Panel initiatives

We recognise the challenges faced in achieving balance between work commitments and exam success. It can be stressful!  

As such we have established a Professional Qualifications Faculty (PQ Faculty) made up of professionally qualified Directors and Managers from each division across the  business.

Our aim is to provide support and guidance to trainees and those studying towards a professional qualification in the following ways:

  • Hold regular 1:1 meetings to establish any support needs and discuss goals
  • Provide technical advice and support with studies and examinations
  • Help ensure work experience requirements of professional institutes are met and documented correctly
  • Support with understanding of daily tasks

Find out more about our PQ Faculty.

163 current global trainees
3.5 years average studying time
Qualified in ACCA, ICAEW and CGI

Sanne’s culture and promise to all employees.

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This is our people promise. It’s a promise, from us to you, and from you to us. If we make every day count, every interaction and every output - then we deliver on our brand promise of exceptional service.

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At Sanne, we recognise that it’s our people who deliver the exceptional service we are known for. We are committed to taking care of your wellbeing. We want you to bring your whole self to work as we create an environment of balance and support for you to deliver your best every day. Most of all, we care. We care about diversity and we care about being an open and truly inclusive workplace.

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Globally resilient, locally brilliant. We offer the flexibility and personality of a local business with the scope and opportunities of a dynamic global organisation. There is genuine opportunity to work internationally, learn from being around the best people in our industry and we promote from within, which means you really can reach your potential with Sanne.

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Our ambition is to be the best. Our exceptional service and developing long term relationships enables our clients’ success. We play an increasingly important role in our global financial community as it continues to evolve; working in partnership to make every day count.

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Why trainees are important to our business.

Let’s talk…

For more information on our Professional Training Programme, please email

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Professional Training Programmes

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Exciting global opportunities

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