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BAE Systems Finance Accelerate Programme
Location Nationwide
Starts Aug 2022
Deadline ASAP

Join our Finance Accelerate Programme

At BAE Systems we serve, supply and protect those who serve and protect us. Ours is a culture that values diversity, rewards integrity and merit, and is a place where everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential, no matter what their background.

Location: Nationwide

What you will be doing

The Finance Accelerate Programme is a three-year scheme for Graduates who want to take ownership of driving forward their career ambitions. You’ll be supported, through training and exposure to practical experience, to succeed in becoming a highly skilled member of the finance team at BAE Systems.

The programme offers valuable experience across three diverse placements. Each will provide you with the opportunity to develop your finance and business skills, enabling you to gain a broad understanding of all aspects of finance and how these fit into the wider organisation.

We’ll also support you in your studies towards a Chartered Accountancy qualification and are committed to investing in further training to complement your career development.

This programme would particularly suit an individual who is keen to get involved with all aspects of finance, who enjoys problem solving and who is committed to furthering their career through an external study programme.

If you demonstrate the aspiration and high potential to further excel within the Finance function, you’ll have the opportunity of progressing onto Future Talent Programme, which is a two-year scheme designed around enabling you to become a future finance leader.

Your Learning and Development

On the Finance Accelerate Programme, BAE Systems will invest in your development with encouragement and support to reach your full potential. Alongside your studies, you will be given the tools to succeed via regular training workshops, cross functional peer collaboration, 360 feedback, stretch assignments and a senior mentor.

What you will have

To join us on the Finance Accelerate Programme you must have a minimum of a 2:1 Bachelor's degree in any subject and 120 UCAS points or equivalent (excluding General Studies).

You will need to be geographically mobile, show flexibility and resilience and have exceptional practical and analytical skills to thrive on the programme.

How to apply

We ask all candidates to apply online using our application form to ensure our selection process is fair and consistent. Following your online application you will be invited to undertake a virtual assessment involving gamified assessment challenges and recorded questions. If you are successful, you’ll be invited to either a virtual or face-to-face interview.

Our main recruitment window runs from the beginning of September every year. Please note: where sufficient applications have been received, roles will be closed, therefore early application is advised.

The start date for the Finance Accelerate Programme is from August 2022.

We are an inclusive employer and strive to recruit, retain and inspire the best people from the widest pool of talent. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are happy to discuss any adjustments or arrangements, as required, to support your application. Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Learn more about BAE Systems

We are BAE Systems

At BAE Systems we serve, supply and protect those who serve and protect us. Ours is a culture that values diversity, rewards integrity and merit, and is a place where everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential, no matter what their background.

With a workforce of 90,000 people in more than 40 countries, we’re committed to nurturing talent and developing highly skilled colleagues - empowering our people to drive innovation, make the right decisions and solve complex challenges.

With a long history of innovation and excellence behind us, and ambitious plans for the future, BAE Systems is a place where you can start, and grow, your career with confidence. Wherever your career interests lie – from engineering, finance or project management, to manufacturing, consulting, technology, or wider business disciplines – at BAE Systems, you’ll have the chance to make a real impact, where it counts, whichever team you join.

If you’re in your first or penultimate year, and want to gain insight and build skills, we offer three-month summer internships and twelve-month industrial placements across our business. You’ll receive on-the-job training within a structured framework, where you’ll develop technical expertise and professional skills such as commercial awareness and problem solving. You can choose between a range of engineering disciplines as well as business roles including project management, finance and consulting. And best of all, if successful on your internship, you could end up fast-tracked onto a Graduate programme the following year.

With graduate opportunities nationwide, joining a BAE Systems programme means you’ll learning through valuable hands-on experience and formal training – developing a career, from day one. Upon completing your graduate programme, and if you demonstrate the passion and potential to lead, you could even find yourself on BAE Systems’ Future Talent Programme, helping us to meet our most significant business challenges.

At BAE Systems, we’re not just proud of what we do, we’re proud of how we do it. So when you join us, you’ll be part of an inclusive culture that’s committed to working to the highest ethical and environmental standards, making a positive contribution to the countries and communities in which we operate.

Join us, this is a place where you can make a real difference – apply now.