Finance Graduate

Starting Salary: £25,000

Location: Birmingham

Closing date: 16th November 2020

About the programme

Our 3-year programme will provide you with exposure to different areas of our finance directorate through a series of 9-12 months placements. You will gain a breadth of experience whilst undertaking a role that makes a real difference to our organisation.

We’ll support your development throughout the programme, and you’ll receive accredited accountancy training through the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, a major professional body. With support from senior colleagues, you will enjoy the chance to plan and manage your own training.

 Our finance programme offers:

  • Salary of £ 25,000 per annum
  • 3 years of training leading to ICAEW qualification
  • On-the-job training with a chance to experience many different aspects of finance through placement rotation
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Additional study days
  • Mentoring programme with senior project managers to provide support and guidance, along with helping trainees plan for their future development

About you

We are looking for ambitious graduates who can thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment. Good communication skills, both written and oral are also a must, as are the personal skills necessary to work as a member of a team and to maintain good relations with stakeholders. You pride yourself on your integrity, and on the quality of your work. This role will provide lots of opportunity for both personal and professional development in a large evolving organisation.

 We ask that you hold the following:

  • 2:1 degree or above in any subject
  • A minimum of a Grade C / Grade 4 in Mathematics AND English Language at GCSE

About us

Highways England operates, maintains and improves England’s strategic road network made up of motorways and major A roads. These vital arteries account for a third of all traffic, carry two thirds of heavy goods vehicles, and are relied on by 98% of the UK’s businesses.

Increasing levels of investment are leading to all manner of innovations, like smart motorways that help traffic flow smoothly. But with 4,300 miles of motorway, 20,000 bridges, underpasses, retaining walls and other kinds of structures, our work continually increases in scale and complexity. Not least as we bring £27.4 billion-worth of projects to life, boosting capacity, tackling congestion, and improving safety.

Why you should join us

At Highways England we believe in a connected country. We are passionate about creating a culture where colleagues feel connected, included and enjoy greater wellbeing to achieve this.  We’re proud that as an organisation we are continually striving to do better and actively encourage and support our colleagues to do the same with their careers. So, if you put safety first, take ownership of your work, show passion in what you do, work effectively in a team and demonstrate integrity in how you do it – then you’ll be a great fit for our organisation.

And finally

And finally, we reserve the right to close before the advertised closing date, so we recommend completing your application as soon as possible.


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