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Finance Graduate

United Kingdom (GB)
£24k plus bonus & benefits
Closing date
Jan 31, 2022

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Job Role
Finance Graduate
Construction, Other
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification
Not qualified, CIMA
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Job Details

Arco is a fifth generation, Family run company, keeping UK businesses safe for over 135 years. From Aberdeen to Dublin to Portsmouth, our commitment to Health and Safety has helped us develop relationships and provide equipment and training to companies and organisations nationwide. This could never have been achieved without our amazing Arco staff family.  In 2021 we proudly took home the 'Yorkshire Family business of the Year' award and the most prestigious award of the night: 'Supreme Family Business of the Year 2021'.

As the UK’s leading safety company, with a core purpose to keep people safe at work. We distribute over 170,000 world-class quality assured products and training courses; providing expert advice, helping to shape the safety world and make work a safer place.

In our ongoing investment in our people, we are looking for a Finance Graduate that shares our core values; Respect for people, Hard work and enterprise, excellence in reputation and to make the world a safer place for everyone

As a Finance Graduate you will be joining our Finance function and will gain exposure across the full team. You will develop your skills through a number of placements where you will play a genuine role with responsibility and the opportunity to make an impact.

Placement 1: Induction & Finance Shared Services

Placement 2: Commercial Finance

Placement 3: Operational Finance

This is an 18-month fixed term contract, however our aim is for you to successfully apply for a permanent role within our team by the end of the scheme. 

Key responsibilities of the role:

Working within a fast paced and diverse environment, this role will be varied and at times challenging, and you will interact with multiple business functions and key stakeholders across the business. 

The activities you get involved in will vary depending on your placement but are likely to involve a mix on day-to-day finance activity and projects.

What we are looking for:

We are looking for a driven and ambitious graduate who has a passion for finance whether your background is business, accounting, or economics. To be successful you will:
• Have achieved a 2:2 degree (or higher) in a Finance / Economics / Accounting / Business / Maths (or related subject)
• Have an inquisitive and forward-thinking mindset and always looking to learn and develop
• Highly numerate, with strong analytical and excel skills 
• The ability to communicate confidently and effectively across all levels of the business 
• Be confident in building effective working relationships and working as part of a team.
• Be able to pick up and deliver a variety of work, with the ability to work unsupervised
• Have a flexible approach and responsible attitude to work and driving development
• Ideally have experience working in a business environment and have commercial understanding

What’s in it for you?

Competitive salary starting at £24,000 (increasing in Y2 subject to performance detail TBC)

As a Finance Graduate we want you to have the opportunity and feel supported to progress your career with us.

You will be assigned a Senior Leader in the business as a mentor and be part of a Graduate Action learning group for peer support.

You will be sponsored to undertake further qualifications to support you in your role such as AAT/CIMA as well as have access to our in-house personal development courses.

In Year 2 you will have the opportunity to take part in our Leadership Development Programme (Raising the Bar) alongside some of our senior leaders.

Community and charity is important to us at Arco and we would love you to get involved with our Community Panel and fundraising opportunities.


As experts in safety, we understand that each business faces its own unique and complex challenges. In order to manage workplace health and safety, it’s important to have the right partner to help you identify, monitor and reduce the risk associated with workplace hazards such as:

  • Physical hazards - noise, slips, trips and falls
  • Ergonomic hazards - musculoskeletal system, manual handling
  • Chemical hazards - hazardous substances
  • Biological hazards - bacteria and viruses that can cause health effects
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