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How do I apply?

To apply, visit our jobs website  and search for Graduate Finance Analyst.

Please ensure that you make it clear on your application how you meet the essential criteria.

Can I apply with my CV?

No. All applications must be submitted using the relevant application form, that can be completed on the College website. CVs will not be considered and applicants who have submitted only their CV will be automatically rejected. Refer to the Jobs webpage and search for Graduate Finance Analyst.

Can the College apply for a visa for this post?

No. Unfortunately, the College is unable to apply for a certificate of sponsorship for this post.  Applicants who do not have permission to work in the UK would need to obtain permission through an alternative immigration route/(s) for the period of the programme. Applicants  would need to provide evidence of their right to work in the UK/ or how they will obtain a visa for the programme as part of their application.

Can I apply if I haven't studied at Imperial?

Yes. All graduates are eligible to apply for the Graduate Training Scheme irrespective of where they have studied. You are not required to have studied at Imperial previously. However you must have completed your (first) Undergraduate degree in the last three years (since 2020) or be due to graduate in the Summer of 2023.

Can I apply if I graduated more than 3 years ago?

No. We ask that applicants have completed their undergraduate studies within the last three years so you must have graduated from your undergraduate degree in summer 2020 or more recently. This undergraduate degree must be your first undergraduate degree.

If you are not eligible but are interested in a career in higher education you should be able to find a number of opportunities on the job applicants website.

Can I apply with a lower second-class (2:2) degree?

No. Unfortunately, due to the large number of applications we receive each year, we are only able to accept applications from candidates who have achieved a minimum 2:1 at bachelor's level.

Can I apply if I am graduating with a Master's degree or a PhD?

Yes. Although we ask that applicants have obtained an undergraduate degree within the last three years you are still eligible to apply if you have graduated with a Master's degree or a PhD within this time period.

However, even if you have a higher degree, you must still have a 2:1 at Bachelor's level to be eligible for the scheme.

Is this scheme competitive?

Yes. The finance scheme is always highly oversubscribed and generally we only hire 1 or 2 each year. Last year we received more than 200 applications.

Due to the nature of this role we will be shortlisting candidate as applications are received. We therefore reserve the right to close this vacancy as soon as a suitable candidate has been appointed. It is therefore advisable that you submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Whom can I contact if I still have more questions about the scheme?

Please email us at with your enquiry and we will respond to you as soon as possible.