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Finance - 12 Month Placement

Cheltenham.

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About Us 

GE Aviation is a world-leading provider of commercial, military and business and general aviation jet and turboprop engines and components, along with avionics, electrical power and mechanical systems for aircraft.    

At GE Aviation, we invent the future of flight, lift people up, and bring them home safely. Whether we’re manufacturing components for our GE9X engines, driving innovation in fuel and noise reduction, or unlocking new opportunities to grow and deliver more productivity, the GE Aviation teams are dedicated to moving the aerospace industry forward. If you join us, you’ll find yourself in a dynamic environment where our ongoing, substantial investment in research and development keeps us looking ahead.    

At GE Aviation, developing people is embedded in our culture and integral to our growth. Here you’ll work collaboratively and cross-functionally with the highest caliber talent, utilising cutting-edge technology and processes. If you’re passionate about generating advances in aviation to solve some of the world’s toughest problems and are looking for a career rich with challenges and unlimited opportunities for growth and advancement, then join GE Aviation as we rise to the challenge of building a world that works.    

How GE Works...

At GE we put our ideas to work. We make things that matter, things that make life better. GE Works.

If you’re interested in working within aviation and looking for a placement rich with challenges and unlimited opportunities for growth and development, then join GE. Today, more than ever, the world needs great minds. What the world needs...is you.  

With over 1,600 employees, GE Aviation Cheltenham is one of the largest GE Aviation sites outside the USA and a major contributor to the local economy.   

Our heritage dates back to 1940 yet our technology is cutting-edge. Located in the heart of Gloucestershire, GE Aviation Cheltenham focuses on the design, development and manufacture of state-of-the-art aircraft power distribution and avionics systems for the global aviation industry. Our customers include all major aerospace manufacturers - covering commercial, business jet and military applications. The scale and complexity of engineering projects at GE Aviation Cheltenham offer our employees unique opportunities to work on major international projects, developing critical aircraft systems that will be relied on by many people for decades to come.   

GE Aviation Cheltenham is actively committed to inclusivity and diversity. We regularly run science, technology, engineering & maths (STEM) programmes with local secondary schools, support the Cheltenham Science Festival and support the promotion of women in engineering. At GE Aviation, we strive to be an employer of choice by offering placements, apprenticeships, mentoring and staff development programmes that create a workplace where everyone can be themselves and achieve their full potential.   

Innovation, a commitment to engineering excellence and leadership development places GE Aviation Cheltenham as a pioneering force in building the future of flight.  

Roles and Responsibilities 

Over your 12-month Placement you'll work in a Finance business environment gaining invaluable skills and experience. The opportunities available will cover all areas of finance from financial planning and analysis to order execution. You could be preparing key reports, analysing data, working on simplification projects, reviewing assets or supporting the preparation of quarter end accounts.  

You will be guided by structured goals and objectives and will have responsibility to deliver on inspiring projects supported by your manager and team around you. We will support you throughout the year to ensure you make the best of your GE experience. Your manager will offer coaching and mentoring, and the Company will provide the opportunity to connect with other placement students across the UK.   

If you are passionate about Finance, we would love to hear from you.  

Qualifications/Requirements 

  • Currently studying towards a Finance-related degree – penultimate/final year  
  • Keen interest in Finance    

Desired Characteristics  

  • Able to roll up your sleeves and get involved in challenging projects  
  • Organised & able to work towards deadlines  
  • Inspired and curious to learn  
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills  
  • Able to take ownership for projects   
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills   
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office  
  • Able to work as part of a team     

A placement at GE Aviation is an opportunity to learn while doing. At GE Aviation, you’ll work with business leaders in an atmosphere that will challenge you, while doing work that makes an immediate impact.  

Useful Information 

  • All placements are available to penultimate/final year students and will start between June to August 2022, for a duration of 12 months.   
  • Application deadline is 31st December 2021. However, we review applications on a rolling basis and encourage you to apply ASAP. Vacancies will close once filled.  
  • The selection stages include online assessments, video interview and a final round interview.   
  • Please only submit one application. If you submit multiple applications, we will progress the most suitable one. If in future you are deemed to be suitable for other opportunities, we will automatically consider you for these too.    

Total Reward  

At GE Aviation we understand the importance of Total Reward.  Our flexible benefits plan, called FlexChoice, gives you freedom, choice and flexibility in the way you receive your benefits, as well as giving you the opportunity to make savings where possible.   

As a new joiner to GE we are pleased to be able to offer you the following as default in your benefit fund, which you then can tailor to meet your individual needs;  

  • Non-contributory Pension             
  • Life Assurance  
  • Group income protection               
  • Private medical cover       
  • Holiday Hourly equivalent of 26 days', with flexible option to buy or sell  

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Opportunity Overview

  • December 31st, 2021
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Year-long
  • Cheltenham
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Aerodynamics
  • Aeronautics
  • Aerospace
  • Analytics
  • Avionics
  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Science
  • Finance
  • Hardware
  • IT Architecture
  • Information Technology
  • Maths
  • Software
  • Statistics
  • Systems
  • Telecommunications
  • Web Development

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