Finance Graduate Scheme
Type of Job
March 28, 2022 at 11:00:00 PM
About the job
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Our finance graduate programme is designed to create a pipeline of future finance leaders. We are looking for enthusiastic and ambitious graduates with the ability to adapt, to join the finance team on a three-year programme. You will gain a wide exposure to key areas of operational finance and an introduction into other departments allowing you to develop an understanding of our entire business and how finance is a valuable partner to the wider organisation. This breadth of experience will help you gain a full appreciation of the build life cycle, support functions and how Taylor Wimpey operates one of the most successful business models in the industry.
The finance scheme is a great opportunity for those looking to develop their career in a FTSE 100 company whilst training towards their professional finance qualification. You will learn the key skills, attributes, relationships, technical and operational understanding. to be a valuable business partner, including preparing and providing key financial information to assist with the monthly reporting cycles and key decision making.
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The programme runs for three years and begins with a 4-day residential induction where you will learn more about the business, meet other graduates in your cohort and hear from previous graduates and their journeys.
You will undertake two placements with the regional finance teams and one with Finance at Head Office, where you will gain exposure to Tax, Group Finance, Treasury, Internal Audit and Investor Relations.
In addition, we will support your professional development and enable you to study towards either your ACA or ACCA qualification.
Over the 3 years you will also attend various personal development sessions and have the opportunity to work on projects both for the business and for charity to widen your business breadth throughout the programme. Included but not limited to:
Corporate Social Responsibility project
Graduate Business Case challenge
Graduate networking events
Each graduate will work with a Divisional Finance Director to support you in completing a structured development plan and they will be with you in a mentoring capacity every step of the way.
2:1 degree or above (IT related degree preferred but not essential)
Analytical and problem solving skills
Awareness of technologies, e.g. Microsoft Office, Cloud, ERP, Digital/Social
Full driving license and access to a car
The ability to find innovative and creative solutions to solve problems
The willingness to challenge the norm
The ability to focus on the customer at all times
House purchase discounts
Employee share ownership
Time off for charity work
Taylor Wimpey is one of the largest homebuilders in the UK, operating from 23 regional offices across England, Scotland and Wales. We were formed by the merger of George Wimpey and Taylor Woodrow in 2007, and have operations in the UK and Spain. We aim to be the developer of choice for customers, employees, communities and shareholders.
Here at Taylor Wimpey we foster a culture of equality, inclusion and diversity and commit to creating an environment where everyone can be their whole self at work. We know that as an organisation and as an industry we have a lot of work to do in this space but we are committed to change. Our Board of Directors is now 50% women and we are proud to have recruited over 50% women into our Graduate programme in the last 3 consecutive years. Our BAME representation for all of our early entry programmes is also growing year on year helping us create a more diverse workforce for the future. We recognise that there is more work to be done and we are striving to improve diversity and inclusion across all areas of our business. Our race and ethnicity, LGBTQ+ and working parents networks are just the start. We have a Diversity & Inclusion committee led and sponsored by some of the most senior people in our business as well as a community of ambassadors across our regional businesses who are responsible for raising awareness of current initiatives.
We integrate sustainability into the design and construction of our homes and developments and are working towards our target to reduce carbon emissions from customer homes in use by 75% by 2030. Our standard house types integrate energy efficiency measures and other sustainability features, and from 2021, a working from home area that can help customers reduce their travel footprint. But that's not all; as well as energy and climate change, our sustainability standards include nature, water and floor risk, ventilation, sound insulation, air quality, materials and waste and quality, connectivity and accessibility.