At WSP, there’s nothing we love more than pushing boundaries. Harnessing innovation and sharing insights across our diverse, international team to create a tomorrow’s world that's cleaner, greener and safer. Join us and you’ll be part of an organisation that takes pride in its people and purpose: creating long-lasting solutions to meet the needs of generations to come.
Our Finance team is an integral part of the business, achieving best-in-class performance and control through a breadth of specialty Finance Functions. With a finance lens, we help develop, track and communicate progress on an agenda that maximizes long-term shareholder value creation.
Our Graduate development programme is a 3-year programme designed to provide you with both professional skills and specialist technical development opportunity. The programme is supported by our senior leadership team and tailored to give you support, guidance and development opportunities you need to help you work towards Professional Qualification.
Our comprehensive Finance Graduate programme will provide practical development and learning through 6 ‘experience secondments’ across 11 specialty Finance Functions. Final stage International secondment opportunities are also available.
As a Finance Graduate you will join our structured business wide Graduate development programme, this includes but not limited to training in;
Project management (introduction and advanced)
We'd love to hear from you if you have
You’ll be graduating in 2020 or have recently graduated with at least a 2:1 in a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject
You’ll have a minimum of a B in GCSE Maths and English
You’ll ideally have less than two years relevant experience
You’ll be passionate with the curiosity and creativity to solve problems
You’ll want to stretch and inspire us, speaking up about any new ideas you have
You’ll want to throw yourself in from day one and put your studies into practice
You’ll have excellent communication skills
You’ll enjoy working in a team environment, sharing ideas and collaborating with colleagues
You’ll have confidence to work under pressure with the ability to prioritise and plan effectively
Driving License preferred.
We work on some the world’s most exciting projects from The Shard to One Blackfriars, HS2 to the M1 Smart Motorways, Heathrow Airport 2B to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital…. to name just a few.
Our Finance team shares the same Guiding Principles and passion as our Engineer Consultants; to drive change, challenge from new angles and deliver future ready solutions. In 2018 our Finance Strategy delivered online expenses, a new online forecasting tool, an improved governance framework, a dedicated intranet finance portal and integrated asset accounting…. to name just a few.
Finally, we have a comprehensive wider benefits package which includes:
Professional Development Bonus to recognise attainment of professional statuses
2 paid days a year to be used for volunteering activities
Cheaper gym memberships and Tastecards
Discounts and offers with a variety of high street retailers through our Treats programme
A standard 25 day annual leave allowance plus Bank Holidays and the flexibility to buy and sell annual leave
The Cycle to Work Scheme (which entitles you to a tax free bike)
The option to purchase additional benefits such as dental care, personal accident cover, holiday or life insurance at reduced rates
Reduced rates on gadget insurance
Employee Assistance Programme – EAP offers you free access to specialist advice in areas such as legal, financial, personal and family matters including bereavement and counselling services.
What if we can?
Be you, be happy - we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture which respects and maximizes the contribution individuals can bring to WSP. We recognise the benefits that people with varying backgrounds and experiences can bring. Our VIBE (LGBT + employee network) and PLEDGE (Promoting Leadership, Encouraging Diversity & Gender Equality) networks work with the business to help ensure we continue to promote the right environment to enable LGBT+ and female employees to reach their full potential, and to ensure we continue to promote equality, inclusivity and diversity for everyone.
Here at WSP we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.
Our employees also come together through our social events some of these events have included office Olympics, go karting, BBQs and of course the annual Christmas events!
We also offer our Professional Growth Network (PGN) which is a networking group run by early career professionals for early career professionals. It helps to grow your network of contacts across the UK business as well as providing you with opportunities for extra experience to support you in achieving chartered status or other professional accreditations.
Please note that WSP reserve the right to close this vacancy prior to the advertised closing date.