Finance Graduate Scheme

Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Sep 27, 2019
Nov 20, 2019
Job Role
Finance Graduate
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification
CIMA, Not qualified

Finance Graduate Scheme 

Whitbread is the FTSE 100 business behind multi-award-winning Hotels and Restaurants – staying ahead through industry-leading brand innovation and the strong belief in keeping our people at the heart of what we do. We’ve consistently been voted as a Top Employer for the last 9 years in a row and our Graduate programme will take your passion for people and transform it into exceptional finance expertise and commercial understanding.  

You'll start by spending time with our operational teams across our Hotels and Restaurants; building your understanding of what has made Whitbread great for over 250 years. You’ll then move into our Support Centre to begin three rotational placements, working in a business-critical role from day one - you’ll be instrumental in providing analysis that will inform and influence our strategic management decisions. Our rotations are what make our fast-paced graduate scheme so special; ensuring that you acquire a breadth of experience, as well as a depth of knowledge. 

Who Are We Looking For? 

We're looking for individuals who want to be stretched and challenged beyond their comfort zone. Curious, hungry for new knowledge and always questioning, you’ll be determined and focused on getting things done with a passion for making things better.  

Bringing fresh insights and new ways of thinking, driving creativity and innovation – you’ll be bold enough to speak out, confident to back yourself and challenge the status quo whilst building genuine, authentic and meaningful relationships. 

We're not just looking for the next generation of leaders; we’re looking for individuals who want to make a difference. 

What You’ll Need 

  • Minimum 2:1 degree in any subject (achieved or expected) 
  • Strong analytical and teamwork skills 
  • Excellent communication skills, drive and curiosity

What To Expect 

Should your CV application be shortlisted, you’ll be issued an online numerical and verbal test; depending on how this goes you’ll be invited to Telephone Interview with one of Finance team so we can get to know more about you. You’ll also be able to ask any questions about the Scheme and our incredible business. 

After this, we shortlist for our Assessment Centre to be held in mid-December – this means you could have your offer and contract to join our team by the new year! 

In Return We’ll Offer You 

  • Market-competitive salary 

  • Rotations into different roles and areas of Finance to broaden your understanding of what we do - allowing you to explore what you’re good at and enabling you to make a true impact on our FTSE 100 business 

  • On-going support, coaching and mentoring throughout the scheme to ensure you thrive; encouraging your relationship-building cross-functionally and with other members of Whitbread Graduate Scheme community 

  • Study support towards relevant professional qualifications, including funded exams, revision leave and coaching 

  • Annual Bonus Scheme up to 10%, Individual BUPA healthcare and Sharesave Sheme 

  • Contributory company Pension and 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays) 

  • And of course a big discount off all of our brands, including Premier Inn UK and Germany, and all our restaurants! 

Whitbread is an inclusive employer, strongly believing that everyone is unique and there should be no limits to ambition. We welcome your application whatever your background or situation. We are open to flexible working and, where possible, will try to support this.

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