Graduate Finance Trainee

Job summary

The College is looking to recruit graduates to join its Graduate Finance Trainee Scheme in 2022. The Graduate Finance Trainee Scheme is a three-year programme designed to provide the candidates with extensive finance experience and the opportunity to gain a professional accountancy qualification. The Scheme consists of two different streams and candidates can decide which one they want to pursue when applying: General Finance stream (studying...

Job listing information

  • Reference FOG00574
  • Date posted 15 November 2021
  • Closing date 12 December 2021

Job description

Job summary

The College is looking to recruit graduates to join its Graduate Finance Trainee Scheme in 2022. The Graduate Finance Trainee Scheme is a three-year programme designed to provide the candidates with extensive finance experience and the opportunity to gain a professional accountancy qualification.

The Scheme consists of two different streams and candidates can decide which one they want to pursue when applying:

  1. General Finance stream (studying towards CIMA)
  2. Financial accounting stream (studying towards ACA with ICAEW)

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/finance-graduate-scheme-/finance/

Duties and responsibilities

Graduate Finance Trainees can expect to gain both operational and project experience during their Traineeship. 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.

Trainees on the General Finance stream will be expected to complete their study for the CIMA qualification during their three years on the scheme and those on the Financial accounting stream for the ACA qualification. The College will meet the full cost of relevant training courses, exam fees, etc. (assuming first time passes). A generous study leave package is provided.

Essential requirements

You will be bright, personable, self-starters with the drive to deliver excellence in Finance and support the College in achieving its academic mission

 

  • You should possess, or expect to achieve this year, a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in any discipline.
  • You should have a minimum of 128 UCAS points based on the new tariff.
  • You should also have obtained an undergraduate degree within the last three years (since the summer of 2019) or be due to graduate in summer 2022.
  • You should have an A level in Mathematics if your degree is not in a numerate subject (Grade B and above).
  • You should have grade 9 – 4 (A*- C) at GCSE level (or equivalent) in Maths and English.

Further information

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

The training component of our Graduate Finance Trainee Scheme is funded by the apprenticeship levy and is fully aligned to the level 7 Accountancy or Taxation Professional apprenticeship standard. Please note that applicants should have the right to work in the UK and an eligible residency status (please refer to Education and Skills Funding Agency rules, Annex A, for 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 for the last intake.

To make sure your application stands out, you need to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements and provide reasons for which stream you wish to apply for (General Finance or Financial Accounting).

Screening calls and interviews for shortlisted applicants will take place in December/ January.

Should you require any further details on the role please contact: Nathalie Baker – finance-development@imperial.ac.uk.

The starting salary will be £32,404 per annum. Salary progression will be dependent upon performance and exam success.

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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.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity and to eliminating discrimination. All employees are expected to follow the Imperial Values & Behaviours framework. Our values are: 

  • Respect              
  • Collaboration
  • Excellence          
  • Integrity
  • Innovation

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

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

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