Finance Management Graduate
graduate scheme

Finance Management Graduate

Job description

Starting out as a Finance Graduate you'll be developing the skills to become a future leader from day one. We'll be looking for some solid financial awareness right from the start. It's about your ability to look at the wider issues, the bigger picture. Your understanding of the knock-on effect every decision you make will have. It's about spotting opportunities, and reacting quickly and effectively to any challenges. You'll be as comfortable analysing data as you will be presenting proposals on new opportunities to improve the way we work.

Where will I be located?

Ours is an industry that’s always on the move. So you’ll need the flexibility to adapt to an ever changing environment, as you’ll go on placements throughout the UK. You’ll move around our various divisions to ensure you obtain as much exposure as possible to our industry.

What will I receive in return?

We offer a competitive salary, travel benefits, pension scheme, buy as you earn and save as you earn share schemes as well as discount and cash back programmes with high street and online retailers.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

During the programme you'll get fully involved and will experience the following:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Planning, Budgeting and Analysis
  • Financial Projects and Business Analysis
  • Internal Audit
  • UK based Divisional Finance Team placement (UK Bus or UK Rail)
  • Potential US based Divisional Finance Team placement (First Student, First Transit, Greyhound)
  • Placement with the Director of Finance

Throughout the programme, we'll provide you with training courses to help you to develop your skills and knowledge. These will be a mixture of internal and external courses led by leading subject matter experts to aid with your development.

We'll also offer you the opportunity to become a chartered accountant by funding and fully supporting you through the CIMA Professional Qualification.

We will support you every step of the way by providing you with a syllabus and assigning you a mentor who will work with you to ensure you realise your full potential. It's very much on-the-job learning for people eager to learn from others, yet passionate to drive their own development too.

What we are looking for

You don’t need any previous experience in the transport industry, just the passion, enthusiasm and curiosity to understand how the business operates and the ability to align yourself with the business goals and values.

As a successful graduate within our Finance Teams you will need:

  • To be high-reaching with your sights set on a management role
  • Some solid strategic awareness and the ability to see the bigger picture
  • The ability to build positive relationships and collaborate with your colleagues at every level
  • To have a real customer focus, being able to put the customer at the heart of everything you do to ensure the best customer experience
  • A focus on safety and the importance of ensuring safety for yourself, the customer and your colleagues

Qualifications

We aren’t strict with our entry criteria, there’s only a few things we feel are essential:

  • You’ll need to have achieved or be expected to achieve at least a 2:1 in accounting, finance, economics, business administration or any other relevant university degree.

Accepted degree subjects

  • economics
  • business and management studies
  • accounting and finance

How to apply

Successful applicants will undergo a five stage selection process. Apply and we will invite you to complete some online tests. If you get through these, you'll be asked to undertake a video interview. This may then result in you being invited to an assessment centre, which if passed will lead to an offer for a place on the next graduate programme starting in September 2019.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 02/01/2019

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Closing date: 02/01/2019

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Additional job details

Number of vacanciesTwo
LocationUK wide
Salary

Competitive salary

benefits

ContractPermanent
Start Date02/09/2019
Working hoursFull-time

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