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As part of training for the role, Graduate Finance Analysts (L7 Apprenticeship) will become familiar with the College’s accounting system (Imperial College Information System, ICIS) through various training courses. The use of ICIS will be a core element of any placement undertaken as part of the scheme. Support is available within the department to ensure successful applicants become a competent user of the system.

During their three years on the scheme, Graduate Finance Analysts will be expected to complete their study for the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) as part of the Accounting and Taxation Professional L7 Apprenticeship which includes support to develop soft skills. The College will meet the full cost of relevant training courses, exam fees, etc. 

This generous study package includes time away from work (up to 20%) to complete training courses for the accounting qualification with further support provided on the job via a combination of training, 1:1 coaching, soft skills training.

Graduate Finance Analysts will be supported by the Finance Development Manager and placement managers to develop and grow in the role and support long term career aspirations.

Salaries will escalate throughout the three years via a combination of annual pay increments and pay increases linked to exam success.

Graduate Finance Analysts are encouraged to supplement their day-to-day experiences from the wide range of courses available in the College’s People and Organisational Development (POD) Centre. As well as providing general information about the College, these courses are great opportunities that help equip trainees for more senior roles in the future. 

Examples of training courses and resources available in the College's People and Organisational Development Centre include:

  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Building a Powerful Presence
  • Effective Communication Skills
  • Remote Collaborative Working
  • Influencing skills
  • Mindful Effectiveness