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Finance - Graduate Programme R15691

Stevenage, Hertfordshire
£30,000 plus a £3000 joining bonus
Closing date
16 Nov 2023

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Accounting, Banking & Financial Services
Role Type
Start Date
24 months+

Job Details

We collaborate with governments to achieve a shared goal of defending our freedom.


Salary: £30,000 plus a £3000 joining bonus.


Closing date for this role is midnight on Thursday 16th November

What we can offer you:


3 year programme starting September 2024

Company bonus and twice yearly salary reviews

Pension of maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%

25 days annual leave (plus holiday purchase) and up to 15 days flexi leave

Fantastic site facilities, including subsidised meals and free car parking

Excellent career progression and development opportunities

Flexible working

Working pattern:


Your working week will be a blend of working in the office with the team, and working from home, with an expectation of a minimum level of attendance in the office, as agreed between yourself and your manager (e.g. 2/3 days working from home and 2/3 days working in office). In the initial phases of each placement, face to face interaction is likely to provide better opportunity to learn quickly and build on the knowledge base of your co-workers.


The opportunity:


Our vision in Finance is to operate as one coordinated team, which strives to deliver a consistent application of standard methodology, financial controls and processes. We look to challenge all areas of the business, improve shareholder value, protect the assets of MBDA and ensure we align with all national and shareholder requirements.


Finance Graduates work in three one-year placements to gain knowledge and experience in various areas of Finance, working with colleagues across the business, both nationally and internationally.


Potential placements could be available in the following areas:


Accounting and Planning – preparation of company level financial plans and reports for senior management and other stakeholders

Programmes Finance – working as a business partner within multi-functional teams, focused on contract delivery and execution

Cost Control – control of functional budgets, including Information Management and Facilities, and recovery of the cost base through hourly rates

Bids and Contract Evaluation – support the creation of robust, profitable financial proposals to customers for our products and services

Alongside your role, you'll study for the CIMA Professional Qualification, which we fully fund. Additional leave is available for study and exams. Many training courses on offer provide learning opportunities for soft skills and deeper understanding of the organisation to support you in your career development. Support and mentorship will be provided by experienced Finance team members, as well as fellow finance graduates, a buddy and a mentor, who will all ensure you get the most from the programme.


At the end of the three years, you will have achieved the ultimate goal of becoming a Chartered Global Management Accountant through the completion of the Level 7 Accountancy Professional Apprenticeship.


Working in the Finance function provides the opportunity to develop as a business partner, supporting the business in value creation, sharing of standard methodology, and delivering as one team across cultures and national boundaries


What we're looking for from you


Degree qualified in any subject (minimum 2.2)

Accounting, Finance or Business is not essential, but it is important that you demonstrate a general interest in Finance and strong numerical skills.

Our Business


We value new perspectives, collaboration, and diversity. We are committed to growing and supporting diversity in our workforce and ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity to reach their potential.


We encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments throughout our recruitment process.


Follow us on LinkedIn (MBDA), Twitter (@MBDAcareers), Instagram (lifeatMBDA_UK) and Glassdoor or visit our MBDA Careers website for more information.


Please Note: MBDA UK Limited requires all employees to achieve the required medical and national security clearance for their role. Further restrictions and/or limitations relating to nationality and/or rights to work may also apply. As a minimum and after offer stage, all successful candidates will need to undergo HMG Basic Personnel Security Standard checks (BPSS), which are managed by the MBDA Personnel Security Team.


Due to the nature of our business, this particular vacancy requires the applicant as a minimum to be a British Citizen or a Dual UK national with British citizenship and capable of achieving the clearance levels mentioned above.


A leading company in the defence industry, we collaborate across Europe to develop cutting-edge defence capabilities that keep our nation and its allies safe. What we work together to achieve is important. And
it gives everyone the opportunity to become the best at what they do – from software and mechanical engineering to finance and business management. As a graduate or apprentice on one of our structured programmes, you’ll become part of a highly skilled defence community and well supported to sharpen both your expertise and your thinking.

We’re recognised as one of the UK’s Best Places to Work (Glassdoor, 2022) and were awarded Gold
status by the 5% Club regarding workplace learning. That’s due in part to our world-class training and development. With us, you’ll have the chance to work with innovative technology and inspiring colleagues. You’ll also benefit from exposure across our hugely diverse organisation.

This is a rare chance to work with and learn from industry leaders, technical experts and bold thinkers at the very start of your career – so that you can shape its direction along pathways you’re passionate about. Explore more and join us.


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