Finance Leader Development Programme (FLDP)
graduate scheme

Finance Leader Development Programme (FLDP)

BAE Systems
UK wide
Time left to apply
5 days to apply on Prospects

Job description

Our Finance opportunities are for graduates and undergraduates with the potential to make a difference in senior finance roles.

Finance underpins everything we do – so it’s vital that we find and nurture our future finance leaders now. That’s why we created the Finance Leader Development Programme (FLDP).

The FLDP is our five-year graduate entry scheme, designed specifically for high-calibre individuals with the potential and determination to make a real difference in senior finance roles.

As a graduate on the FLDP, you can expect a role that offers significant responsibility from the very beginning. In the first three years, you'll complete three 12-month placements at a range of geographical locations across the UK, gaining extensive experience of financial accounting and reporting, management accounting and project accounting whilst completing your CIMA qualification. Following this you’ll commence a two year senior accountancy position, usually offering managerial experience, helping you to develop the skills you will require to move into a leadership role within our dynamic finance arena at the end of the programme. As you progress, you’ll soon understand why the FLDP is so enthusiastically championed by finance members and board directors alike.

Company information

At BAE Systems, we provide some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions and employ a skilled workforce of some 83,100 people in over 40 countries. Working with customers and partners, we develop, engineer, manufacture and support products and systems to deliver military capability and national security solutions – helping to protect people and keep critical information and infrastructure secure. That’s work that matters and inspires us.

Person requirements

Although the academic requirements are important, you’ll also require equally strong personal qualities too such as the ability to be resilient, flexible, analytical yet practical and focused on taking responsibility for your own progression. Finance is a very hands-on profession that will see you working in demanding industrial environments, therefore it’s vital that you have the tact, confidence and tenacity to challenge accepted practices and robustly manage cost savings at ground level.

You must also be eligible to work in the UK and be able to successfully achieve security clearance.

You must also be flexible and willing to move to new locations annually to maximise your development while on the five-year programme.

Qualifications and experience requirements

To apply, you’ll need a minimum 2:1 bachelor's degree in any degree subject at 112 UCAS points or equivalent (excluding general studies).

Accepted degree subjects




£2,000 welcome payment • Regular performance appraisals and salary reviews


UK wide

Contract and working hours

Permanent · Full-time

Start date


How to apply

When sufficient applications have been received roles may closer earlier therefore early application is advised.

Closing date: 30/04/2018

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 30/04/2018

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