Systems Finance Accelerate Programme - BAE

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The Finance Accelerate Programme is a three-year scheme for Graduates who want to take ownership of driving forward their career ambitions. You’ll be supported, through training and exposure to practical experience, to succeed in becoming a highly skilled member of the finance team at BAE Systems.

The programme offers valuable experience across three diverse placements. Each will provide you with the opportunity to develop your finance and business skills, enabling you to gain a broad understanding of all aspects of finance and how these fit into the wider organisation.

We’ll also support you in your studies towards a Chartered Accountancy qualification and are committed to investing in further training to complement your career development.

This programme would particularly suit an individual who is keen to get involved with all aspects of finance, who enjoys problem solving and who is committed to furthering their career through an external study programme.

If you demonstrate the aspiration and high potential to further excel within the Finance function, you’ll have the opportunity of progressing onto Future Talent Programme, which is a two-year scheme designed around enabling you to become a future finance leader.

Your Learning and Development

On the Finance Accelerate Programme, BAE Systems will invest in your development with encouragement and support to reach your full potential. Alongside your studies, you will be given the tools to succeed via regular training workshops, cross functional peer collaboration, 360 feedback, stretch assignments and a senior mentor.

What you'll need

To join us on the Finance Accelerate Programme you must have a minimum of a 2:1 Bachelor's degree in any subject and 120 UCAS points or equivalent (excluding General Studies).

You will need to be geographically mobile, show flexibility and resilience and have exceptional practical and analytical skills to thrive on the programme.

How to apply

We ask all candidates to apply online using our application form to ensure our selection process is fair and consistent. Following your online application you will be invited to undertake a virtual assessment involving gamified assessment challenges and recorded questions. If you are successful, you’ll be invited to either a virtual or face-to-face interview.

Our main recruitment window runs from the beginning of September every year.

Please note: where sufficient applications have been received, roles will be closed, therefore early application is advised.

The start date for the Finance Accelerate Programme is from August 2022.

We are an inclusive employer and strive to recruit, retain and inspire the best people from the widest pool of talent. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are happy to discuss any adjustments or arrangements, as required, to support your application. Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.


BAE Systems PLC

At BAE Systems we serve, supply and protect those who serve and protect us. Ours is a culture that values diversity, rewards integrity and merit, and is a place where everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential, no matter what their background.

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