Finance Graduate Scheme
graduate scheme

Finance Graduate Scheme

Balfour Beatty Group
Competitive salary
UK wide

Job description

This role is a national role, consisting of rotational placements over a 2.5 year period, within the key areas of the finance function. The programme is designed so you are able to gain complete experience across the business to help support your chosen career path and studies. You will need to be fully mobile as the placements could be based anywhere within the UK.

By joining our Graduate Programme you will work closely with the people who are driving the business forward. The scheme supports the development of your skills, knowledge and experience to help you become a leader of the future and aid you in your studies towards a CIMA qualification.

By undertaking placements in different areas within Finance, you gain an insider’s view of the people, processes and technology that are transforming our business. Each placement carries real responsibility and you will be expected to deliver what the business requires of you. You will be given specific objectives relative to each placement so that you are contributing from day one.

Some areas you can expect to gain exposure to are; Finance Shared Services including Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable, Corporate/Group Finance including Financial Planning, Treasury and Strategy. You will also gain exposure to the Business Partnering Finance teams at the heart of delivering major projects across the UK.

You will be supported throughout the programme by a number of training events aimed to develop key skills and knowledge essential to your role and studies; you will also have a support network around you. There will be the opportunity to study for your CIMA qualification which will be fully funded.

The Balfour Beatty Graduate scheme follows a development programme that will equip you with the skills needed to become a business leader of the future. Throughout the scheme, you’ll be supported by your line manager and have the opportunity to attend graduate-based events, where you will network with your peers, develop interpersonal skills and share best practice. You will join a graduate cohort and be assigned Business Improvement and Corporate Social Responsibility Projects that can affect the way we work as a business.

Salary and Benefits

We offer a competitive salary that is reviewed annually based on performance. You will have the opportunity to join a contributory pension scheme, flexible benefits package and you may be entitled to a company car, if applicable to the role.

Our Finance Graduate schemes are based in the following Balfour Beatty Divisions:

  • Balfour Beatty Enabling Functions
  • Balfour Beatty Major Projects

For more information about what you can as a Balfour Beatty Graduate and what’s involved in the scheme, visit our website and view the profiles of our current graduates across the Group.

Should you require any additional support with your application, please email us.

Company information

We are an international infrastructure group providing innovative and efficient infrastructure that underpins our daily lives, supports communities and enables growth. We finance, develop, build and maintain complex infrastructure such as transportation, power and utility systems and social and commercial buildings. Each year we seek the best Graduates to come and join our ever changing business.

You’ll enjoy the benefit of working for such a major international business while working within very specific areas of our organisation. You will have the opportunity to be a part of a Finance Team made up of over 400 professionals which are fully integrated into the business and who are key business partners in the delivery of high profile projects.

Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunities employer and has been accredited with the Positive About Disabled People ("Two Ticks") symbol and we are a member of Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme.

Person requirements

What we’re looking for:

  • A flexible approach to work and able to adapt to change (you may be required to relocate during your placements)
  • A team focus with the ability to communicate and build relationships with a wide variety of people at all levels
  • A driven, self-motivated attitude, with the ability to work on your own initiative and influence key decisions

Qualifications and experience requirements

To be considered for our graduate scheme you’ll have:

  • A minimum of a 2:1 degree
  • Eligibility to work and live permanently in the UK
  • A full, clean UK driving licence
  • Ideally previous work experience

Accepted degree subjects



Competitive salary


UK wide

How to apply

We reserve the right to remove adverts should the roles be filled before the application closing date.

Applicants are therefore encouraged to apply as early as possible as CVs will be reviewed and candidates selected on a rolling recruitment basis.

Closing date: 15/04/2018

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 15/04/2018

  • Two Ticks - Positive about Disabled People

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