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Finance Graduate

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.

What's the opportunity?

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

Alongside your role, you will 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! Via Accountancy Professional Level 7 Apprenticeship) Gaining experience including reporting, budget and business plan preparation, and financial management of contracts.

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.

Entry Criteria, Salary and Benefits

  • Degree qualified (minimum of 2:2).  All Degree subjects will be considered; Accounting, Finance or Business is not essential, but it is important that you demonstrate a general interest in Finance and strong numerical skills.
  • A lot of your work will require use of Microsoft Excel, SAP R3 and Business Warehouse.
  • We are looking for candidates who are self-motivated, unafraid of taking the initiative, passionate about learning, and comfortable working in teams in a multicultural environment.
  • £30,000 starting salary plus £3,000 joining bonus
  • Pension Scheme
  • Access to range of employee discounts including Dining and Lifestyle discounts subsidised gym membership and more
  • Please note this is a 3 year scheme.

Why choose us?

MBDA is an award winning company; committed to providing an inclusive working environment where our employees can be themselves and everyone has equal opportunity to reach their full potential. We value difference and know that a diverse community makes for greater innovation and brings a breadth of skills, experience and perspectives.

We're here to help and want to ensure you have a positive experience throughout our recruitment process. We recognise that everyone is unique and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments.

MBDA is a proud member of Working Families – the UK's work-life balance organisation. We welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements. 

We understand that flexibility benefits our people, our teams and our business; wherever possible we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working.

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 requires all employees to achieve the appropriate clearance relevant to the role.


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