12/10/2018 Airbus Bristol BS99 7AR

Finance Graduate Programme

  • Sector: business admin law, graduate opportunities
  • Location: Bristol
  • Salary: 27,000
Finance Graduate Programme

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Reference Code 10418016 EJ EN EXT 1

– Site: Airbus Filton

– Target Group: Graduate – UK

– Work Contract Type / Working Time: Graduate programme / Full time

– Work Experience: Not specified

– Functional Area: FINANCE / Controlling

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2017, it generated revenues of € 67 billion and employed a workforce of around 130,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as Europe’s number one space enterprise and the world’s second largest space business. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide. Our people work with passion and determination to make the world a more connected, safer and smarter place. Taking pride in our work, we draw on each other’s expertise and experience to achieve excellence. Our diversity and teamwork culture propel us to accomplish the extraordinary – on the ground, in the sky and in space.

Description of the job

Start date: September 2019

Our UK Graduate Programmes provide exceptional graduates the opportunity to master managerial and technical skills. Over the 2/3 year period it combines rotational placements with focused training and the possibility of European assignments as well as further personal development and the chance to build your professional network.

From day one, you will be assigned to a particular department and will be guided through the various placement opportunities that exist within your function, the wider business and even with customers and suppliers. This, along with training provided works to ensure you are ready and experienced enough to take the next step of your career following the programmes conclusion.

The Airbus Finance department in the UK is part of a large transnational organisation, covering a wide variety of Financial and Accounting areas such as cost accounting, management and financial reporting, analysis, planning, forecasting and budgeting.

Graduates work closely with the business, as business partners, to help make decisions which drives Airbus forward. Finance Graduates are given full responsibility early on in their career to add value and make a difference, working with a variety of stakeholders across the business to ensure the best for the company.

Airbus Finance Graduates gain exposure to the wider business by undertaking placements in multiple location & different parts of Finance – Procurement, Engineering, Manufacturing, A350, A320, Treasury, Investor Relations. You could witness the aircraft being built and be involved in strategic decisions.

In parallel Finance Graduates also study towards CIMA, to gain a qualification in Management Accounting by the end of the graduate scheme. Working and studying is challenging but the personal development and skills you gain will be invaluable. You will be strongly support by the graduate network as well as senior managers who will be able to provide you with advice on your long term career.

This role will be based in Bristol, Broughton or Toulouse (must be flexible) and will receive the full Airbus UK Graduate programme benefit package including an annual Salary of £27,000.00 – plus a welcome payment of £2,000.00


The Finance Graduate Scheme at Airbus will give you the opportunity to work in a challenging, fast paced environment with real responsibilities that provide tangible results, as well as a sense of achievement. Working within Finance will give you an insight into various parts of the global organisation.

The Graduate Scheme is three years and placements are structured to give you the tailored experience required to gain CIMA membership status, building from fundamental finance in the first year to complex finance controlling roles in the third year.

The UK finance and operation teams are fully supportive and encouraging during the demanding aspects of the role, while ensuring the day-to-day working life remains interesting and fun. The large number of graduates, interns and apprentices on the scheme at Airbus means you are able to develop a good network and get an understanding of different aspects of the business as well as guidance on your career.

During the three-year scheme, we expect our Graduates to attain qualifications from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). You will be support financially as well as given sufficient study leave. Airbus in the UK is an accredited CIMA training programme provider as well as offering focused ongoing Continuous Professional Development (CPD). You will also be required to be committed to complete CIMA exams within the 3 years of the Graduate programme.

We offer the opportunity to gain a wide range of varied experiences by undertaking 6 month placements across Filton, Broughton, and other transnational Airbus sites and so the mobility of successful applicants is essential.

The structure of the Finance programme could be as follows:

Year 1 – Cost Accounting (Filton)/ A330 Manufacturing Controlling (Broughton)

Year 2 – Central Planning and Reporting (Toulouse)/ Engineering Controlling (Filton)

Year 3 – Investor Relations (Toulouse)/ Assistant to Head of Broughton Plant Controlling (Broughton)

From day one we expect you to understand the business quickly and add value to the global organisation. You must be self-driven and motivated to identify and implement changes as well as driving your own career forward. The ideal candidate should be curious, proactive and have a passion for the industry.

This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company’s success, reputation and sustainable growth.


We are looking for candidates with the following skills and experience

Educated to either degree level (2:1 or above) or equivalent within one the following disciplines;

– Accounting & Finance

– Business – Economics

– Other subjects would be considered with evidence of relevant experience or strong interest in finance.

¤ English: Fluent

¤ Good understanding of MS Office packages, particularly Excel

¤ Excellent written and verbal communication skills

¤ Ability to work independently and as part of a team

¤ To work autonomously on own initiative

¤ Good interpersonal skills & communication skills; verbal and written

¤ Demonstrate confidence and proactivity to challenge and drive improvements

¤ Drive to develop yourself and others

¤ Can-do attitude

¤ Logical / analytical approach to problem solving

¤ Curious to understand why and the bigger picture

¤ Ability to work with a wide range of stakeholders and cultures

¤ Ability to work in accordance with tight deadlines and maintain quality of output

¤ Demonstrate leadership skills

Please demonstrate your wider interest in the aerospace industry and motivations for this Graduate position within a covering letter and CV.


Please let us know if you need us to make any adjustments to allow you to access and participate fully in the recruitment process. Examples of this may include (but is not exclusive to) accessible facilities; additional time for written exercises; auxiliary aids; room layout; dietary requirements etc. Any information disclosed will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Airbus is committed to achieving workforce diversity and creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome all applications irrespective of social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.

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