Severn Trent - Graduate Leadership Programme & Undergraduate Placement – Finance

Salary: £26,500 plus stock options plus benefits plus Bonus
Location: Coventry
Start date: Sep-2017
Sectors: Accounting, Consultancy, Finance


Coventry | £26,500

Qualify as a Chartered Accountant in a fast-changing industry

There are few opportunities to explore and impact the financial workings of a FTSE 100 company, from top to bottom. This is one of them.

We serve over eight million customers, across the UK. To do it, we’re constantly developing and maintaining our complex network of clients and suppliers, investing in sustainable energy, and finding innovative ways to drive efficiency, across our organisation. This programme will put you at the heart of that process, in four unique business areas.

We’re a business with an ambitious vision: to become the UK’s leading water company

  1. Explore each of our four core Finance areas
  2. Take on a real, business-as-usual role
  3. Make a substantive impact on our company, throughout your journey
  4. Achieve a professional accounting qualification
  5. Develop all-round knowledge of a leading UK business’s financial function
  6. Work towards a permanent Business Leadership or Technical Expert role


What you’ll be doing

During your four, nine-month placements, you’ll explore all four sides of our financial function: Business Information, Planning & Performance, the Financial Services Centre, and our Group Technical Areas. At the same time, you’ll study for your professional accounting certification (either with ACCA or CIMA, according to your preference). You’ll also take on positions that already exist and are integral to our business, rather than having been created specifically for Graduates.


What we're looking for

  1. A degree in any discipline, with any grade qualification
  2. Strong customer focus with the ability to build lasting business relationships
  3. Sharp commercial thinking with the ability to create financial value in a project
  4. Attention to detail and analytical skills to find and fix the root cause of a problem
  5. Drive and initiative to deliver insights from data and communicate its meaning
  6. A passion for finance and the ambition to continually improve.


Undergraduate Placements

Coventry | £15,500 

We also offer a two-month Summer Placement for Undergraduates. This placement will put you at the heart of our FTSE 100 organisation, as we tackle the one of the biggest transformations our business – and our industry – has seen. Collaborating with experts and leaders from our four core departments – Business Information, Planning & Performance, the Financial Services Centre, and our Group Technical Areas – you’ll:


  1. Find out how a FTSE 100 company, with over eight million customers, operates
  2. Learn in-depth about complex, shifting regulatory frameworks
  3. Be mentored by our Financial Experts and shadow them at work
  4. Work with our Operational Leaders to understand costs and create savings

Over the past few years, our Summer Finance Interns have worked on a range of critical projects, including developing detailed Treasury reports, building and implementing management systems, reviewing and creating new processes for recording asset purchases and redesigning our invoicing strategy.

If you enjoy your experience with us, and you’re completing your final year of study – or have already obtained your Undergraduate degree – based on performance, you’ll also be eligible to apply for our Graduate Finance Programme at the end of the placement.


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