Finance Graduate

Description of the job

Our UK Graduate Programmes provide exceptional graduates the opportunity to master managerial and technical skills. Over the 2/3 year period it combines rotational placements with focused training and the possibility of European assignments as well as further personal development and the chance to build your professional network.

From day one, you will be assigned to a particular department and will be guided through the various placement opportunities that exist within your function, the wider business and even with customers and suppliers. This, along with training provided works to ensure you are ready and experienced enough to take the next step of your career following the programmes conclusion.

Our Finance department in the UK is part of a transnational organisation, covering a wide variety of areas such as financial reporting, analysis, control, planning and budgeting.

This role will be based in Bristol, Filton or Broughton, Chester (must be flexible) and will receive the full Airbus UK Graduate programme benefit package including an annual Salary of £27,000.00 - plus a welcome payment of £2,000.00


The Graduate placements are structured to give you the tailored experience required to gain CIMA membership status, building from fundamental finance in the first year to complex devolved finance controlling roles in the third year. You will have the opportunity to shape your experience by suggesting and identifying suitable roles within Airbus.

During the three-year programme, we expect our Graduates to attain qualifications from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and you will be financially supported to do this. Airbus in the UK is an accredited CIMA training programme provider as well as offering focused ongoing Continuous Professional Development (CPD). You will also be required to be committed to complete CIMA exams within the 3 years of the Graduate programme. We offer the opportunity to gain a wide range of varied experiences by undertaking 6 month placements across Filton, Broughton, and other transnational Airbus sites and so the mobility of successful applicants is essential.

The structure of the Finance programme could be as follows:

Year 1 - Cost Accounting (Filton)/ Controlling (Broughton)

Year 2 - Planning and Reporting (Toulouse)/A350 Wing Controlling (Filton)

Year 3 - Long Range Programme Controlling (Toulouse)/Project Management Officer (PMO) to Head of Plant Broughton Controlling (Broughton)


We are looking for candidates with the following skills and experience Educated to either degree level (2:1 or above) or equivalent within one the following disciplines;

- Accounting & Finance

- Business

- Economics

- Maths would be considered with evidence of Finance and Accounting experience

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Relevant Finance and Accounting qualifications would be advantageous

Please demonstrate your wider interest in the aerospace industry and motivations (including Chartership) for this Graduate position within a covering letter and CV.

English: Fluent

Following application to this position you may be invited to undertake a number of selection activities including online testing and attending an assessment centre. Please note that online tests must be complete within 7 days of invitation.

Please note the closing date for applications to this position is 25th November 2016


Please let us know if you need us to make any adjustments. Examples of this may include (but is not exclusive to) accessible facilities; additional time for written exercises; auxiliary aids; room layout; dietary requirements etc. If you wish to discuss this further please contact us via emai. Any information disclosed will be treated in the strictest confidence

Airbus Group is committed to achieving workforce diversity and creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome all applications irrespective of social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.

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