Graduate Finance Analyst (L7 Apprenticeship)

Imperial College London

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Job abstract

Voted College of the 12 months by the Guardian in 2023 and First in London by the QS World College Rankings for 2023, with a thriving neighborhood of round 8000 workers and 22,000 college students, Imperial School London is constantly recognised as being one of many world’s prime 10 universities in science, engineering, enterprise and drugs.

The School is trying to recruit graduates to affix its 2024 Graduate Finance Scheme – a three-year programme designed to supply the candidate with intensive finance expertise and the chance to achieve each an expert accountancy (CIMA) qualification as a part of a Stage 7 apprenticeship qualification.

We’re on the lookout for candidates who’re motivated, personable, self-starters with the drive to ship excellence in Finance.

You should be keen about supporting the School in attaining its tutorial mission which incorporates biomedical analysis that impacts on the well being and wealth of societies, managing and delivering options for pandemics, educating the following enterprise leaders of the long run and main world-class analysis, coaching and innovation in direction of efficient motion on local weather change and the atmosphere.

Imperial is dedicated to equality of alternative.

Duties and obligations

Graduate Finance Analysts can anticipate to achieve each operational and undertaking expertise on the three-year programme.

Profitable candidates will take part in a rotational programme consisting of at the least three placements. Examples of placements embrace working within the Finance groups supporting a College, industrial areas, assist features and dealing in varied monetary reporting and administration accounting roles.

In every placement, Graduate Finance Analysts can anticipate to achieve in-depth data of Finance in Increased Schooling, in addition to publicity to senior management throughout each Finance and the broader Establishment.

Graduate Finance Analysts will probably be mentored by the CFO and supported by the Finance Improvement Supervisor and placement managers to develop and develop within the position and work in direction of long run profession aspirations. It’s meant that in the course of the coaching scheme all Graduate Finance Analysts will develop the talents and expertise needed to use for a everlasting place at Imperial.

Graduate Finance Analysts work in a variety of roles throughout the School – uncover their tales and discover out extra concerning the scheme on our web site:

Coaching and Qualification

Graduate Finance Analysts will probably be anticipated to finish their examine for the Chartered Institute of Administration Accountants (CIMA) qualification as a part of the Accounting and Taxation Skilled L7 apprenticeship qualification in the course of the three years. The School will fund the total value of examine in direction of this together with related coaching programs, examination charges, and so forth. Assist is out there within the division to assist Graduate Finance Analysts all through their research.

This beneficiant examine bundle consists of time away from work (as much as 20%) to finish coaching programs for the accounting qualification with additional assist is supplied on the job through a mix of coaching, 1:1 teaching and mushy abilities coaching.

Salaries will escalate all through the three years through a mix of annual pay increments and pay will increase linked to examination success.

Important necessities

Who’re we on the lookout for?

We wish graduates who’re keen about increased schooling and who’re critical about constructing a profession in Finance within the increased schooling sector. We welcome graduates with undergraduate levels in any self-discipline.

To use you could meet the under minimal entry necessities:

  • It is best to have obtained or be predicted a minimal 2:1 undergraduate diploma, in any self-discipline.
  • Numeracy abilities and data are important so you could have an A stage in Arithmetic in case your diploma just isn’t in a numerate topic (Grade B and above).
  • It is best to have a minimal of 128 UCAS factors (or equal) excluding Common Research primarily based on the brand new tariff.
  • It is best to have grade 9 – 4 (A*- C) at GCSE stage (or equal) in Maths and English.
  • No prior expertise is critical.


  • Numeracy abilities and data are important.


  • Proactive – enthusiastic and inquisitive, displaying initiative and searching for alternatives to enhance the way in which issues are finished
  • Drawback-solving – capable of analyse data, draw conclusions and make suggestions
  • Communication – capable of get messages throughout clearly and succinctly, each orally and in writing
  • Teamwork – capable of liaise successfully with a variety of colleagues, welcoming totally different views
  • Time-management– capable of handle and prioritise a various workload similtaneously finding out for an accounting qualification


  • An curiosity in private {and professional} growth
  • An curiosity in creating a profession in Finance
  • An curiosity in Increased Schooling

Additional data

The coaching element of our Graduate Finance Trainee Scheme is funded by the apprenticeship levy and is absolutely aligned to the stage 7 Accountancy or Taxation Skilled apprenticeship normal. Please word that candidates ought to have the appropriate to work in England and an eligible residency standing (please check with Schooling and Abilities Funding Company guidelines, Annex A, for additional data).

Please word that purposes should be accomplished on the official kind through the Imperial web site . CVs is not going to be thought-about.

To verify your software stands out, that you must show the way you meet the important necessities and that you’ve the appropriate to work in England.

Because of the nature of this position we will probably be shortlisting candidate as purposes are obtained. We due to this fact reserve the appropriate to shut this emptiness as quickly as an appropriate candidate has been appointed. It’s due to this fact advisable that you simply submit your software as early as attainable to keep away from disappointment. We obtain a really excessive variety of purposes yearly, with over 200 purposes for the final consumption.

Screening calls and interviews for shortlisted candidates will happen in December 2023.

To use, go to our web site by clicking on the ‘Apply’ button and seek for Graduate Finance Trainee Scheme.


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