Brakes Graduate Programme 2019 - Finance

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£25.5k + £2.5k Incentive Payment + Benefits + benefits
South East, London, Ashford
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Start date:
September 2019
Job type:
Graduate job

Are you an ambitious Finance Graduate? Here’s a sum that’ll interest you…..Brakes UK + YOU = Success!

Are you looking for a challenging and interesting graduate career in Finance which will give you access to a £3bn business and one of the leading suppliers to the food service sector in Europe?

Do you want to become a qualified Management Accountant with CIMA? Perhaps a future Finance Director?

Then choose our Graduate Scheme.

A Dynamic Industry – Being part of Sysco - the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products; the opportunities are endless

Variety – A career with brakes finance is fast paced and exciting

A Bespoke Graduate Experience - With a small graduate intake the Brakes scheme is able to offer a much more bespoke programme to its graduates with a more personal approach and an emphasis on long term success.

CIMA – Fees all taken care off, plus we will give you time off to study and mentoring from our team

The Cherry On The Cake – We will give you a starting salary of £25.5K plus a golden hello of £2500, a pension plan, generous discounts on products and services, excellent rewards and 25 days holiday.

“A big advantage is the intake of grads - With a cohort of 3-4 Grads the Brakes Grad scheme really puts you in a more personal position and there really is more incentive for you to succeed”

Here at Brakes Group, we have a simple mission - to help businesses who serve food to thrive. We have been serving chefs across the food industry for 60 years, with a business built on quality, reliability, innovation and trust, it’s no surprise that we know what we are doing.

With a culture where everyone works together as one team to be the best we can be and a real focus on our brilliant people, there is no doubt that we have the right ingredients to make your career a successful one. If you’re looking for development, we can help you achieve your aspirations. Being part of Sysco - the Global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products; the opportunities really are endless.

At Brakes, our Finance team are an integral part of the business at every level. We have an established Finance Graduate Programme developing our future Finance Directors based in Ashford, Kent. By joining Brakes you will be on a CIMA accredited training scheme which provides a wide breadth of experience with a study package to match and ensure success in your qualification and future career.

You won’t be joining “just another graduate scheme”, our graduates will have the ability to go all the way within the Finance team and be the best they can be because we only hire a select few, and your potential will be visible to key leaders within our business. Don’t just take our word for it – we have many members of the Finance department who have made their way to where they are now after all starting with us on our Graduate Scheme.

What does our Finance Graduate Scheme look like?

Our Finance Graduate Scheme runs over three years where you'll spend time across the Finance function business partnering and honing your commercial acumen with other areas in the business. This could include:

  • Central Planning Team,
    • Reporting,
    • Operations & Distribution,
    • Sales,
    • Commercial & Group Finance,

All alongside studying for your CIMA qualification. From day one, you'll begin to gain hands-on experience, whilst also broadening your technical know-how.

What we look for you in you?
• A minimum of a 2:1 degree (realised or predicted) – we are flexible on discipline
• A minimum of three A levels or equivalent at grade B or above including a maths or a science- based subject
• Excellent communication, presentation and influencing skills
• Strong commercial awareness and career motivation
• Bags of energy and enthusiasm

All applicants must have citizenship or the right to work in the UK and unfortunately we are unable to sponsor work permits

"I would say a key advantage of Brakes graduate scheme is the personal approach the business takes to its graduates. The graduate intake is fairly small for a business the size of Brakes and this means that each graduate receives a significant investment of time and development from the finance community. Rather than being a part of a graduate programme with a very large intake where emphasis is placed on internal competition the Brakes scheme is able to offer a much more bespoke programme to its graduates with a more personal approach and an emphasis on long term success."