Cereal Partners Worldwide
graduate scheme

Finance Graduate

Still recruiting throughout COVID‑19

Job description

Working in finance for a company that produces some of the world’s best loved breakfast cereals is an exciting place to be! The team are always involved in the conversation, so you’ll certainly never be bored. Based at Welwyn Garden City in Hertfordshire, you’ll build up strong foundations across Finance as you move around different areas of the function, learning your trade. Plus, you’ll get to work with international stakeholders through our Shared Service Centres and Global Head Office.

Over this three-year Graduate scheme, you’ll be given a whole host of responsibilities, from performing analytics to drive value within Profit and Loss, to preparing management reports to help inform decision making. You’ll learn how to balance the numbers, as well as how to forecast and undertake variance analysis – where you’ll learn how we predict anticipated sales, overheads etc. and then review any movement from those figures.

Innovation matters at every level of our business. So, as a Finance Graduate, you’ll be an agile learner, who can channel your innovative nature into seriously creative business solutions. That’s a real professional placement, working on real projects while being mentored by industry experts. Putting your knowledge into practice but still learning all the time and taking great pride in what you do. It’ll give you a practical understanding of our Finance department and an entry into a potentially lifelong finance career, that will only see you progressing and progressing.


We’re committed to improving people’s lives in everything we do. And that includes our employees. We want you to love your job and to feel rewarded for the contribution you make, so you can expect a competitive salary, plus all sorts of benefits. These include an Annual Bonus (as long as you meet certain criteria); Membership of the Cereal Partners Pension Plan; access to our Flexible Reward Scheme - where you can take advantage of the benefits that best suit you. Pretty good eh?

Please note that you can only make one application per annual recruitment intake, so do take time to consider what’s going to suit you best.

What we are looking for

Finance affects every aspect of this company. So you’re going to need to be able to communicate well with people from right across it and at every level. If you’ve ever worked in customer service, you know the kind of thing we’re talking about. Friendly, professional and knowledgeable.

Ultimately, we want people who are really going to go for it and respond quickly to training on their way to a serious career as a Finance professional. Because that’s what’s on offer, here. You ready?

You must have the right to work in the UK.


This being finance, you’ll obviously need a head for figures and plenty of confidence when it comes to processing and interpreting data. Not to mention five GCSEs or equivalent (actual or predicted) grades 9-4 (A*-C if taken before 2017) including English language and maths, a degree in a related subject (finance, mathematics, accounting or similar).

Accepted degree subjects

  • accounting and finance
  • mathematics
  • economics

Additional job details

£30,000 pro rata

plus excellent benefits

Contract, dates and working times
Fixed term


How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 29 September 2021

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Closing date:  Continuous recruitment

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