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Undergraduate Placement

Salary: £16,477.50

Location: Homer Road, Solihull

Business area: Group Finance

Date posted: 2017-03-15

Brief description

If you are currently studying for your degree in either mathematics, accountancy, business studies or similar and are looking for a 12 month placement opportunity, we want to hear from you.

Purpose of the role

Our placement position is a great way to gain invaluable practical experience that will help you develop new skills and boost your employability. You will be assisting members of the Finance team in the execution of the long and short term projects, getting an insight into life working for a fast growing specialist business within the financial sector.

Duties & responsibilities

  • Maintenance of project plans and documentation
  • Contributing to development of system interfaces
  • Assisting senior employees and external parties on a variety of duties
  • Preparatory work and implementation for accounting changes and reporting developments
  • Support for Group year-end reporting process
  • Reviewing key financial models, and working on projects on behalf of Group Finance
  • Development of reports and spreadsheets for users across the Group


  • Strong IT skills, particularly with spreadsheets
  • An inquisitive mind and the confidence to ask questions to develop knowledge and understanding  
  • Strong numeracy skills and the ability to analyse data with high levels of accuracy
  • The ability to communicate with the team effectively and efficiently
  • Ability to work under pressure

Qualifications and experience

Currently undertaking undergraduate studies in mathematics, accountancy, business studies or similar. Grade C or above GCSE (or equivalent) in English and Mathematics, however a Grade C or above A-level in Mathematics would be preferred.

Working hours

37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.00pm (one hour for lunch).


Relevant training will be provided.

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