International Graduate Programme - Business Analyst

Others · Taguig City, Metro Manila
Department Others
Employment Type Probationary


This is an opportunity for an extremely high achieving and ambitious graduate to join a hyper-growth fintech start-up that is rapidly changing the financial service industry in the emerging markets of SE Asia.

The role of Business Analyst at First Circle involves significant responsibility to lead integral company-wide projects at a firm that has recently raised a $26 million USD funding round and is rapidly expanding outside the Philippines into Southeast Asia.

It is our philosophy to hire and develop the best talent in market and view our competition for talent as the tier one investment banks and consultancies. We are growing the strongest team in SE Asia and seek talented graduates that share our level of ambition.



First Circle is the first fintech SME lender in SE Asia that provides supply chain financing to businesses via an end-to-end digital platform. We are committed to scaling inclusive financing through the creation and application of technology in the world’s most exciting markets in SE Asia.

Since our public launch in 2016 we have grown quickly with a world-class team led by ex-Morgan Stanley, McKinsey, Bain, Amazon, Uber and Web Summit management. Having recently closed a financing round we have aggressive growth ambitions as we develop a $50bn+ opportunity across the region. The opportunity has drawn globally renowned investors and advisors including Venturra Capital, Insignia Ventures Partners, Silverhorn Investment Advisors, Accion, 500 Startups, and Tryb Group.

Our multi-national team consists of 100+ people from 10+ countries (Philippines and European). Our proprietary technology enables us to provide growth capital to underbanked business owners driving productive economic growth and transforming lives.



We are one of the largest fintech SME lenders in SE Asia and intend to build a regionally dominant business. We believe the key to success is attracting and developing raw talent from a multitude of backgrounds and experiences.

The First Circle graduate program, in its 3rd year, provides unparalleled exposure to venture-building across all departments. Often reporting directly to the C-level, you will be faced with projects and responsibilities which will require innovative problem solving and sustained application. Success is dependent on your ability to demonstrate strong ownership and be able to consistently deliver to a high level under pressure.

Candidates will receive a large amount of training, development and responsibility - far beyond what is available in a conventional job.

The job will be based out of the company headquarters in Manila, Philippines.



  • Work for a mission-driven company that plays a leading role in SME economic development. First Circle enables businesses to prosper which improves economic outcomes for millions of people throughout the region
  • Gain a unique insight into the fintech world within a fast-paced and dynamic work environment in growing emerging market economies
  • Work with a team of A players backed by top investors (global impact & VCs) from around the world
  • Work closely with senior management to lead company-wide projects
  • Receive a market-leading benefits package, with the potential for rapid promotion and equity ownership for strong performers



  • A graduate from a top European or US university graduating by Summer 2019 with a minimum 2.1 grade (graduates have to date joined from Warwick, LSE, Trinity, Bocconi, UCD)
  • Proven leadership and high work-ethic, most likely exemplified by involvement in student societies or extra-curricular activities
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, a team player with a hands-on approach
  • Adaptable to new and fast-changing environments with a proven ability to succeed in challenging environments that stretch you to your limits

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