Finance Graduate Programme

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£25,000 per annum rising to £27,000 after 1st year
East Midlands, Northampton
Apply by:
11th November 2018
Start date:
January 2018
Job type:
Graduate job

Who actually are XPO Logistics?

You may have seen our warehouses, our lorries, or even our strong social media presence, but what is it that we actually do?

We are one of the world’s ten largest providers of transportation and logistics services partnering with well-known brands such as ASDA, B&Q, Iceland, ASOS and Tesco to manage their warehouses and / or their transport solutions.

We’re looking for two passionate Finance Graduates to start in January 2019, looking to build their career and skills with a fast-paced, ambitious company. You need to have a real desire to work within Finance, a positive attitude and the ability to challenge opinions and build excellent stakeholder relationships along the way.

So, what will you be doing? Our Finance Graduate Programme is a structured four-year programme, broken down into four 12-month placements across the business. You will get the opportunity to work with our central finance team at our Head Office in Northampton, gaining insight to a range of departments such as credit control, treasury and shared service centre. Two of your placements will be spent ‘out in the field’ gaining operational experience with a couple of our contracts, working with site-based finance teams supporting some of our largest business units. Getting involved in anything from the production of weekly reports for the customer to helping with the budget and forecasting process, giving you a well-rounded view of everything finance! You will also get the opportunity to spend one of your placements within the FMS - this is our central team that produces financial information for a range of closed book accounts.

Whilst gaining valuable on-the-job experience throughout the programme, we’ll sponsor and support you through the CIMA qualification to become an accredited finance professional.

XPO Logistics will give you the tools to develop your career. You will be given responsibility from day one along with an amazing support network of colleagues and senior managers, helping you to develop key skills across the business. Your salary will start at £25,000 per annum and will rise to £27,000 per annum after successful completion of year one. Following the first two years on the programme, we will review your progress and look to offer you further salary increments in line with your role and performance - both in the workplace and in gaining your professional qualification.

Fed up with packing the car every term to go home? With our placements, you’ll still have to pack up the car, but only every 12 months! On top of that, we pay and cover your accommodation costs for your first two weeks of each placement whilst you find your feet.

We guess you’ll miss your student discount? Wait, who says that’s going to change? You’ll have access to a variety of high street discounts including PureGym, Apple, Superdry, Pizza Hut and many more!

Lastly, all those events where you met friends for life. Will you get the opportunity again now that you’ve left full-time education? Absolutely! Our people are at the centre of everything that we do, engagement being right at the top of our agenda. With your four placements across the UK, you’ll engage with and meet new colleagues daily.

So what’s not to love? If you’re looking for a career, not just a job, which will challenge you but also reward you, why wait? Click to apply now! Applications close at midnight on Sunday 11th November.

Video interviews will take place between 19th and 23rd November – successful candidates will then be invited to a one-day Assessment Centre on 10th December.

XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO) is a top ten global logistics provider of cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the most successful companies in the world. The company operates as a highly-integrated network of people, technology and physical assets in 31 countries, with over 90,000 employees and 1,435 locations. XPO uses its network to help more than 50,000 customers manage their goods more efficiently throughout their supply chains. The company has two reporting segments: transportation and logistics, and within these segments, its business is well diversified by geographies, verticals and types of service. XPO`s European headquarters is in Lyon, France and its corporate headquarters is in Greenwich, Conn., USA.

XPO provides cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the world's most successful companies, including Disney, Pepsi, L'Oreal, Toyota and many others. We’re the fastest-growing transportation company on the Fortune 500 list and we’re just getting started.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

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