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2021 Graduate Scheme - Corporate Finance, Restructuring

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Graduate scheme
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Our market leading Restructuring practice provides a wide range of financial restructuring services and advice to underperforming and financially stressed businesses, their lenders, shareholders and other stakeholders.

Our team has over 30 years global experience working on some of the most high-profile restructurings and insolvency cases, including Thomas Cook, Debenhams, Carillion and Steinhoff. Our clients include all of the major global financial institutions, private equity houses, city law firms and many corporates. We work with clients across many industries to quickly ascertain key issues and to react immediately on behalf of our clients to implement viable and sustainable restructuring solutions and exit strategies.

As part of our Restructuring team, you’ll have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of fast-paced international restructuring and insolvency assignments. This graduate position is within our Restructuring team and is primarily focused on corporate insolvency cases (e.g. administrations, liquidations, company voluntary arrangements, receiverships). Insolvency appointments are required in a wide range of scenarios and can be used to deliver a restructuring solution, as well as in scenarios where a restructuring cannot be achieved to seek to sell or close the business.

What you will do

Day to day responsibilities will vary depending on projects but are likely to include:

  • Insolvency
  • Accounting and cashiering responsibilities for insolvency cases
  • Dealing with various aspects of insolvency case management and compliance
  • Setting up and maintaining files, records, and project management controls
  • Completing data analysis and updating spreadsheets and models
  • Assisting in preparation of reports for creditors and other key stakeholders
  • Communicating with a range of stakeholders and dealing with their queries e.g. employees, creditors, management, landlords
  • Assisting in the ongoing operations of trading businesses in administration
  • Assisting more senior staff as required e.g. realisation of assets, sale of business
  • Preparing dividends to be paid to creditors

As you progress, your accounting and insolvency experience and knowledge will develop allowing you to take on more responsibility on projects.


  • Researching company or sector specific opportunities
  • Assisting with preparation of pitches for new projects
  • Preparing ad hoc market analysis
  • Data manipulation and analysis on restructuring projects

What we are looking for

If you have, or are expecting a first or upper second class degree and are looking for a career in a firm that will give you the opportunities to succeed, then we encourage you to apply.
Any degree discipline will be considered however candidates should be able to demonstrate their ability to think logically and work with numbers. We are particularly interested in candidates with quantitative or semi-quantitative backgrounds for example degrees in mathematics, statistics, engineering, physics, chemistry, economics, business, management, accounting and finance are typical.  However, if you have demonstrated strong numerical skills at A Level a numerical degree is not essential.
Strong written and verbal communication skills are also essential as the role will involve communications with a varied group of stakeholders – for example management, lenders, employees and suppliers.  The role also requires good organisation, self-management, proactivity, and teamwork skills.
We look for highly analytical graduates who are able to think critically and think on their feet. Under the ACCA, you will work towards becoming a Chartered Accountant. We are committed to the development of our people and our in-house and on the job training will complement your studies. Career progression is along a clearly defined route, with regular appraisals and professional guidance.

The application process

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  • Please ensure you attach both a CV and covering letter when applying 
  • Please also submit your answers to the following questions in a supporting document or during the application:
  • What attracts you to working in the insolvency team at FTI Consulting and what qualities make you suited to the role?
  • Please summarise a recent UK insolvency case you’ve read about in the news and explain i) why the company has failed; and ii) what strategy has been employed by the appointed insolvency practitioner.
  • Only candidates who submit all documents will be considered.
  • Applications close following recruitment of successful applications. Early applications are therefore advised.

Our Benefits

Apart from the well-structured career path and excellent team environment, our employees enjoy a variety of perks and benefits.

We offer a competitive benefits and wellbeing programme including private medical insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, income protection, flex critical illness cover, 5% employer pension contribution, holiday buy, discounted gym membership, interest free travel loans, paid volunteer hours and corporate matching for charitable donations, and much more.

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More about this vacancy

Start date: 
September 2021
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Gym membership/subsidy, Life assurance, Pension scheme (with company contribution)

Degree subjects accepted:

All degree subjects accepted
Degree requirements: 
First, 2.1