Halfords Graduate Scheme - Finance

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£24,000 + benefits + bonus
West Midlands, Birmingham
Apply by:
24th February 2019
Start date:
August 2019
Job type:
Graduate job

Go further and faster than you ever thought possible
As the number one automotive, leisure and cycling retailer, boasting 30,000 product lines, we’re experts at helping our customers find just what they’re looking for and that’s why we are passionate about making sure our graduates do too. Join us and you’ll see why – the Halfords graduate scheme enables you to gain hands on experience across our business and truly is a great foundation for building your career in retail.

If you are looking for a graduate role where you can get a taste of lots of different areas of award-winning Finance team, want to make a genuine impact from the start, have the opportunity to study towards a professional qualification (CIMA) the Halfords Finance Graduate Scheme could be just what you are looking for.

What does our Graduate Finance Scheme look like?
In the first two years you’ll complete four 6-month placements across Finance, giving you superb experience in areas as varied as commercial finance, financial reporting, tax, treasury, investor relations and financial processes. It’ll give you a real taster into where you might like to specialise in the future as well as giving you opportunities to apply your accountancy studies to real scenarios. In the third year you’ll be placed into a permanent role and should also qualify as an accountant.

Why choose our Graduate Scheme?

Dynamic Industry – the breadth of roles on the scheme means there’s lots of scope to find your niche, giving you and your career much more opportunity and flexibility.
Variety – a career in retail is exciting, fast paced and unpredictable
Fast Track Career Progression – you will gain real hands on experience, build your profile within the company and gain a strong understanding or how our business operates.
We’re proud to work at Halfords and we want you to be too – for the 4th year running we’re a Sunday Times ‘Top 30’ Best Big Company to work for.
To top this off – we’ll give you a starting salary of £24,000; performance related bonus, contributory pension scheme, 25 days’ holiday per year, 25% colleague discount, the option to join our Share Save and Cycle 2 Work schemes as well as access to a range of shopping discounts at high street retailers.

What we look for in you …
• A minimum of a 2:1 degree – we are flexible on the discipline.
• Bags of Energy & Enthusiasm – personality is an essential requirement to be part of our team.
• Determination – the resilience to overcome challenges and succeed in everything you do.
• A genuine passion – for customer service and a career in Retail.
• Communication Skills – it’s a big part of the job. It’s about making the right impact.
• Commercial Acumen – your ‘business brain’ understanding what makes us so successful.

All applicants must have citizenship or the right to work in the UK and unfortunately we are not able to sponsor work permits.