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Finance Graduate Programme

Salary notes: 
£27,000 plus a welcome payment of £2,000
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Type of opportunity: 
Graduate scheme
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Do you want to work in a forward thinking, dynamic business? Would you like to contribute to making value added business decisions whilst working closely with the business? Then the Airbus Finance Graduate Scheme could be for you. You will be given full responsibility early on in your career to add value and make a difference, working with a variety of stakeholders across the business to ensure the best for the company.

The Airbus Finance Department is part of a large transnational organisation, covering a wide variety of Financial and Accounting areas such as cost accounting, management and financial reporting, analysis, planning, forecasting and budgeting.

You will have the chance to gain exposure in multiple locations & different Finance departments – Procurement, Engineering, Manufacturing, A350, A320, Treasury, Investor Relations. You will witness the aircraft being built and be involved in strategic decisions.

What else do we offer you?

Whilst you are working with Airbus you will also study towards CIMA, to gain a qualification in Management Accounting by the end of the graduate scheme. Worried about working and studying? Working and studying is challenging but the personal development and skills you gain will be invaluable You will be strongly support by the graduate network as well as senior managers who will be able to provide you with advice on your long term career.

This role is based in the UK but will involve placements in Bristol, Broughton, Hamburg and Toulouse (must be flexible).

The UK finance and operation teams are fully supportive and encouraging during the demanding aspects of the role, while ensuring the day-to-day working life remains challenging, interesting and fun. You’ll be part of  a large number of graduates, interns and apprentices on the scheme at Airbus means you are able to develop a good network and get an understanding of different aspects of the business as well as guidance on your career.


Your placements are 6 months each across Filton, Broughton, and other transnational Airbus sites and so the mobility of successful applicants is essential

Below is an example of the structure of the Finance programme:

  • Year 1 - Cost Accounting (Filton)/ A330 Manufacturing Controlling (Broughton)
  • Year 2 – Central Planning and Reporting (Toulouse)/ Engineering Controlling (Filton)
  • Year 3 – Investor Relations (Toulouse)/ Assistant to Head of Broughton Plant Controlling (Broughton)

From day one we expect you to understand the business quickly and add value to the global organisation. You must be self-driven and motivated to identify and implement changes as well as driving your own career forward. The ideal candidate should be curious, proactive and have a passion for the industry.


  • Have at least a 2:1 in a finance degree or a similar discipline
  • A team player
  • Passionate about Airbus and the aviation industry

Please ensure that a covering letter detailing motivations and suitability for this position is included in your application.

This role will be based in Filton and Broughton and will receive the full Airbus Graduate programme benefit package including an annual Salary of £27,000, plus a welcome payment of £2,000.


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 via email Any information disclosed will be treated in the strictest confidence.


  • As a graduate with us, you’ll be a full-time employee and working on real projects and making a difference from day one. That’s why we make sure you’re properly rewarded for the work you do.
  • £2,000 joining bonus 
  • 35 hour weeks
  • 33 days annual leave including bank holidays 
  • Success sharing
  • A selection of voluntary benefits such as Employee car leasing scheme, financial advice, employee discounts with nationwide stores, and more!
  • A competitive pension
  • Tax-effective share plans
  • Enhanced family friendly policies
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • An independent, 24-hour, confidential counselling service

Please note, we love your interest in working for Airbus but we do ask that you make only one application. We encourage you to take time to decide which of our exciting opportunities is right for you and then submit an application that best represents you, your skills and experience in connection with the role you have selected.

One application: Make It Possible, Make It Happen, Make It… Count!

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