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Finance - Placement Year

Every person makes New Look the incredible place it is to work, and together, we’re unstoppable. Within our buzzing environment all our talented people work hard but we ensure some fun is thrown in too! We are entering a bold and brave new phase and we’re striving to be a fashion brand with attitude. Fashion is personal and we want everyone to celebrate self-expression, helping our customers to look good, feel great and express themselves with fashion. At New Look, the only rule is that there are no rules and we want people who can make a difference, think big, think brave and aren’t afraid to make mistakes.

An exciting one year rotational Finance placement opportunity has arisen here at the New Look support centre based in Weymouth. Finance is a fundamental part of New Look. Not only is this department responsible for processing transactions to keep the ‘cogs’ of the business turning and tracking and reporting the performance of the business, it’s also where the management team goes for insight and guidance. As part of this programme, we’re looking for future leaders who can operate in this fast-paced, high performing environment.

Within your Finance placement, you'll be spending time on the following departments, INCLUDING:

Commercial Finance

Analysis of trading patterns and store performance. Will involve some time in store to understand operations

Core Finance

Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable and production of statutory accounts along with general ledger reconciliations


Cash management and investments and well as liaising with investors as part of our Investor Relations team


Including both Corporate Tax and VAT computations

Company Secretary

Involved in Corporate Governance, Business Continuity & Health and Safety risk assessments and legislation

Profit Protection

Analysing stock loss results and audit requirements in store


Cost efficiency review and retendering of contracts

Estates Management

Review of store rent and rates liabilities and Landlord negotiation

Property Project team

Understanding of store refit costs and Quantity Surveyor information. Controlling project spend within budget

Maintenance team

Involved in maintenance assessments for stores and landlord obligations. Undertake assessments and cost accordingly and manage to budget.


  • A proactive approach to problem solving
  • Strong interpersonal skills, flexibility and enthusiasm are also essential to succeed in this role, as is the ability to work to strict deadlines
  • Have a strong and keen interest in finance and an analytical mind-set
  • Fantastic communication skills with the ability to tailor style to different audiences
  • Great numerical skills
  • An appetite to learn and progress during your time with us
  • To be currently studying an analytical or finance degree
  • To be free from the 24th July 2018

As well as the opportunity for great career progression, there is everything from bonus schemes to season ticket loans that will make life a little bit easier for you - including a huge staff discount of 40%, holiday days and access to our New Look Rewards which include some amazing discounts across a number of different businesses.

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