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CIMA Finance Graduate Program Apprenticeship

Bidfood UK
Langley Road South, Salford, M6 6TZ
£23,000.00 annually
Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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What will the apprentice be doing?

Through our varied and dynamic finance graduate scheme you will undertake three, twelve month placements in three of our core Finance departments, offering a breadth of experiences.

The three placements include Financial Reporting, Commercial Finance and Analysis where you will gain experience in:
  • Month end reporting.
  • Balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Profit modelling.
  • Volume and margin analysis.
  • Business partnering.
  • Forecasting.
  • Price management.

This programme offers the perfect opportunity to find out what it's like to work for a national organisation with a multi-disciplinary finance function whilst gaining valuable practical experience and kick-starting your career.

You'll learn about the world of work, enhance your CV and start building important professional networks.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Accounting And Taxation Professional Apprenticeship Level 7.

If you're looking to develop your accountancy skills to lead finance departments or provide management accounting consultancy, CIMA is your ticket. CIMA is split into Certificate, a standalone 'beginner' qualification, and Professional, which is split into three levels: Operational, Management, and Strategic.

The Certificate in Business Accounting is your starting point if you're new to accountancy. You'll learn the fundamentals of business economics, financial accounting, management accounting, and ethical considerations of commercial activity.
Operational teaches you about organisational management, costs and analysis used in production, and financial reporting and taxation.
Management equips you with the skills to perform advanced management accounting and advanced financial reporting tasks.
Strategic develops your leadership and strategic management abilities, and teaches you about risk management and financial strategy.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

This is your first step towards becoming a Finance Analyst. We will give you all the tools to get there. From day one, you'll start building the skills and experience for a successful career. In-depth performance coaching will keep your progress on track and you'll have many opportunities to expand your network. We will also help you
gain a professional CIMA qualification.

Bidfood is committed to helping you develop yourself and building a long-term career within our business and a full time position may be offered on successful completion of the programme.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working


GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 4-9 (C-A*)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4-9 (C-A*)) Essential

Things to consider

Benefits Include: Pension up to 6% company matched contribution 25 days Holiday per year plus 8 Bank Holidays Healthcare Cash Plan- which supports health & Wellbeing initiatives Personal Accident Scheme Employee Bidfood Direct Discounts Training package Training mentor Hapi discounts on all high street stores including gym membership, business focused on leading in sustainability projects and initiatives Free onsite parking Salary: Starting £23,000 increasing upon completion of each CIMA exam
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