Finance Placement at Network Rail

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Application Deadline
Ongoing
Regions
Nationwide
Role May Involve
Banking/Finance

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Finance Placement

Who you are:

You have an analytical mind and a flair for financial planning. You’re enthusiastic about your work, enjoy collaborating with others and have the skills and ability to communicate with a variety of different audiences.

This is an excellent scheme which provides exposure to difference areas and aspects of finance. We invest in our placements because we want them to be the future of our business. We are looking for new entrants who are driven, hardworking and demonstrate Network Rail’s values and behaviours.

Where you’ll be based:

We normally recruit for a fixed location depending on the successful candidates’ circumstances. Previous year in industry placements have been completed in Manchester, Birmingham and Swindon.

What you’ll be doing:

You have the option to undertake one (12-month) or two (6-month) placements working as an assistant management accountant or an assistant financial accountant. You could be part of a team affecting critical decisions throughout our organisation. Working alongside some of the most respected finance professionals in the industry, you’ll experience a variety of financial disciplines including reporting and analysis, periodic accounting and planning.

You’ll also have the opportunity to take part in experience days, site visits and shadowing. At the end of your placement we’ll ask you to put together a short presentation to reflect on your experiences and help improve the scheme for future intakes. You will also be considered for the following year’s graduate scheme.

Entry requirements

You must be in your penultimate year of university and be on course to achieve at least a 2:2 in any degree subject.

A-level Maths is desirable but not essential. We are looking for individuals who align with Network Rail’s values and behaviours, with a curiosity for numbers and a keenness to succeed.

Why you should choose this placement:

This placement offers a unique opportunity to gain an insight into the various aspects of the finance function. You are provided support from senior finance professionals to enable you to make a contribution from day one. The scheme is run by the Finance Strategy and Development team and our current new entrants act as a buddy to the new intake. We only take one candidate a year which means, if you’re successful, you’ll be highly visible and fully supported by the finance function.

Our year in industry students go on to make successful applications to the graduate scheme.

About Network Rail

As part of a rail industry that millions of people rely on every day, you’ll have the rare opportunity to combine working on some of the UK’s largest infrastructure projects, innovating with new technology and helping to shape the future of our nation.

Owning, operating and developing Britain’s railway infrastructure makes us a major player in this sector. With over 20 of the UK’s largest stations, 20,000 miles of track and 30,000 bridges, tunnels and viaducts all under our control, we’re able to offer graduates the perfect balance of long-term stability and incredible career possibilities.

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