Graduate Finance Trainee

Job summary

The College is looking to recruit a recent graduate to join in summer 2020 its Graduate Finance Trainee Scheme, a three-year programme designed to provide the candidate with extensive finance experience and the opportunity to gain a professional accountancy qualification. The ideal candidate will be a bright, personable, self-starter with the drive to deliver excellence in Finance and support the College in achieving its academic mission....

Job listing information

  • Reference FOG00378
  • Date posted 21 January 2020
  • Closing date 17 February 2020

Job description

Job summary

The College is looking to recruit a recent graduate to join in summer 2020 its Graduate Finance Trainee Scheme, a three-year programme designed to provide the candidate with extensive finance experience and the opportunity to gain a professional accountancy qualification. The ideal candidate will be a bright, personable, self-starter with the drive to deliver excellence in Finance and support the College in achieving its academic mission. Previous Finance Trainees have successfully progressed to a wide range of roles across the College – discover their stories and find out more about the scheme on our website:

https://www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs/career-programmes/graduate-schemes/finance/

Duties and responsibilities

Finance Trainees can expect to gain both operational and project experience on a rotational programme consisting of at least three placements.  It is intended that during the course of the training scheme all trainees will develop the skills and experience necessary to apply for a permanent position at Imperial.

You will be expected to complete their study for either the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) or Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualification during their three years on the scheme and the College will meet the full cost of relevant training courses, exam fees, etc.

Essential requirements


  • You should possess, or expect to achieve this year, a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in any discipline, preferably with A level mathematics if your degree is not in a numerate subject.

  • You should have a minimum of 128 UCAS points based on the new tariff (320 points on the old tariff).

  • You should also have graduated from higher education within the last three years (since the summer of 2017) or be due to graduate in summer 2020.

Further information

Please note that applications must be completed on the official form. CVs will not be considered.

Once the application window has closed, applicants will be shortlisted and a small proportion of them will be invited for interview. We receive a very high number of applications every year, with around 200 applications last year. To make sure your application stands out, you need to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements.

Screening calls and interviews for shortlisted applicants will take place in late February/early March.

Should you require any further details on the role please contact: Sue Ponter – s.ponter@imperial.ac.uk.

For technical issues when applying online please email recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

Closing date: 17/02/2020

To apply, visit www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs and search by for Graduate Finance Trainee Scheme.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.

The College cannot normally apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post under Tier 2 of the UKVI’s Points Based System. Any candidate, who is considering applying for this position and requires sponsorship, must ensure that they are able to obtain permission to work in the UK through an appropriate immigration route.

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About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: 

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.