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Undergraduate Finance Trainee (12-month Industrial Placement)


Warwick, WAR, GB, CV34 6DA

Job Type: 
Requisition Number:  7296
Job Category:  12 Month Industrial Placement
Job Function:  Development Programmes
Role requirements


This programme may consist of rotational placements and therefore you must be willing to relocate as and when the programme requires.


Qualifications: You must be in your penultimate year at university and be on track to achieve, a 2:2 degree classification in your degree

About the role


Are you ready to turn your ambition into a fulfilling career? If you join our Finance Undergraduate Programme, you’ll be empowered and supported to own and grow your career in the direction you choose.
Our Finance function delivers the insights that drive our financial outperformance and long-term value. We engage with all areas of the National Grid business reporting on performance and acting as partners to aid in decision making.  

What you'll do


On the programme, you’ll gain exposure to different parts of our business and be an integral part of the team from the start.


The finance function plays an important role across a number of areas, and you’ll be actively involved in the following: 
•    playing an integral part in business decision making
•    planning, budgeting and forecasting
•    maintaining strong controls and financial integrity
•    safeguarding our assets and reputation


Over the course of the placement year, the focus of the student will change depending on business requirements, but most of the above core responsibilities should be experienced.

What's in it for you


The 12-month placement will give you the opportunity to learn about National Grid and about Finance in a FTSE25 company. You will become fully involved in the work that the team does and take on a wide variety of challenging tasks which will drive both your personal and professional development. 


The placement year can also act as a stepping stone to joining the National Grid Graduate scheme through which your career can develop even further. 

What you'll get


You will receive a starting salary of £19,400 during your industrial placement as well as 25 days' holiday and close mentoring and feedback to ensure you get the most out of your placement.


Best of all, if you have delivered excellent performance during your placement you may be offered an opportunity on our Graduate Development Programme at the start of your final year; leaving you free to concentrate on achieving that all important grade.

Who we are


At National Grid, we don’t just ask our people to deliver to the highest standards. We also support them to be the best they can be. We welcome and encourage applicants with diverse experiences and backgrounds. National Grid’s ambition is to drive, develop and operate our business in a way that results in a more inclusive culture. We are committed to building a workforce which represents the communities we serve and a working environment in which each individual feels respected, fairly treated, valued and able to reach their full potential.

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Closing date


The closing date for this vacancy is Sunday 2nd February, however we encourage candidates to submit their application as early as possible and not to wait until the published closing date. National Grid's recruitment periods can and may vary. We reserve the right to remove this advert or close it to further applications at any point during the recruitment process.

Further information


If you consider yourself to have a disability, long term health condition and/or require any reasonable adjustments to complete any part of our application process, please make us aware as soon as possible so we can make the relevant adjustments. 


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