Amazing Finance Graduate Programme with London Gatwick Airport!

Company:  London Gatwick Airport

Location:  Horley, Gatwick

Role:  Finance Graduate Programme

Start Dates:  September 2024

Salary:  £31,500

Assessment Centres/Final Stage: 1st Stage screening call followed by an in-person assessment centre in February 2024.

Have you graduated in 2023 with a 2:1 or above (or projected for 2024) and do you have a passion for Finance and exploring career routes in this field.  

What is the Programme? 

During this 2-year programme you will be involved in live projects that deliver what matters. This role will be involved in a programme that provides opportunity to be a part of a variety of projects.  

The Finance Graduate will support the wider finance team across a range of activities such as internal audit, business partnering and statutory reporting. This experience will help to provide a rounded understanding of a finance function. There will be three rotations that will each last for approx. 6-9 months each. 

Part of the programme will include a leadership development module with the other graduates and a dedicated coach (a senior leader from the business) who will help to build resilience in the workplace. 


What will you do? 

  • Working with the internal audit team on the practical application of doing internal audits. 
  • Work with Finance Business Partners and their analysts to manage budgets and provide timely financial insight, analysis and management information (eg monthly reporting).  
  • Be involved in analysis to support strategic decision making eg investment appraisals etc. May also be an opportunity to get involved with price setting/charges. 
  • Exposure to our Statutory accounts and other reporting requirements, including changes in this area such as increased focus on ESG. 
  • Wider understanding of accounting policies and guidelines (eg IFRS) and statutory requirements. 
  • Work closely with senior management to observe behaviours and decision-making processes. 


What will you gain? 

  • A competitive salary with a £2,000 welcome bonus, £500 flex allowance plus bonus & benefits. (25 Days annual leave + bank holidays, company pension scheme, free staff parking, private medical cover plus many more). 
  • A Leadership development programme that builds on your commercial awareness, sense of self, coaching skills and scope to grow your career further.  
  • An understanding of Aviation and its impact on the economy. 
  • Commercial awareness across varied departments and projects. 
  • Experience working in an evolving area, research skills, policy development and project work as part of an inquisitive and dedicated team. 
  • Potential sponsorship of CIMA or ACCA qualifications dependent on degree achieved. 


Do you have what we’re looking for? 

  • Minimum 2:1 in a Business or Financial discipline (Graduated 2023 or projected for 2024)  
  • Highly numerate, with an understanding of Data analysis translating data into actionable information. 
  • Ability to prioritise and work at pace. 
  • Competent in Excel, creative, innovative, curious to find a better way. 
  • Enthusiastic, energetic, always trying to be your best self. 
  • Team working- you’ll enjoy working in a team environment, sharing ideas, and collaborating with colleagues as well as other graduates. 


We prioritise the professional growth of our employees and provide opportunities for people to continue their journey through ongoing development and support along with a total reward package that recognises your contribution. 

We are committed to reflecting the diversity of our local community and the passengers we serve. We value an environment where everyone feels comfortable, respected, and empowered to be their authentic selves. As an equitable, diverse, and inclusive employer, we encourage different perspectives that redefine what’s possible. Together, we form a strong and united team. 

Does this sound like you? Join the adventure! Click apply and complete your application.  

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