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Finance & Data Analytics Degree Apprenticeship (Level 7)

Maths/Analytics/Data Science/Finance.

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Passionate people create exceptional things

Did you know that the solutions we develop are a key part of most industries? Electronics, medical research, renewable energy, food production, infrastructure and many more.

We're everywhere! Working with us means working with the latest technologies and groundbreaking, sustainable innovations. With our inclusive and caring environment, you get the support and inspiration you need to grow.

"What I like about Edwards is..."

Graduate Engineer Tinashe describes the working culture at Edwards, and explains how it has helped her to develop and improve.

To watch the full Gradcracker/Edwards webinar, click here.

Here, your ideas are embraced, and you never stop learning. Interested in being part of our team?

Join us on our journey for a better tomorrow.

Empowering people, enabling innovation

We know that the role of the Finance professional is changing.  For companies to thrive, we rely on commercially minded people who can offer not only an expertise in finance, but also in data analytics and effective and consultative business partnering. 

This exciting new development opportunity will support our Global Enabling Functions, providing financial analysis and guidance on new and existing business metrics, helping the business understand financial performance and challenging current and future performance.

Based in our global headquarters, we are looking for a recent graduate who wants to continue their learning and growth in a professional Finance capacity within a large matrix organisation. 

A place where innovation thrives

We create some of the purest vacuum environments on earth for widescale use in industry and research.  We take pride in our globally recognised position as the leading technology partner and supplier of vacuum and environmental solutions that support our customers productivity and environmental targets.  

Our solutions are integral to manufacturing processes for semiconductors, flat panel displays, LEDs and solar cells. Our caring culture and cutting-edge technology enable us to innovate for a sustainable future, and we believe that passionate people make it happen. 

Edwards is one of our key brands within the Vacuum Technique Business Area (VTBA) and is part of the Atlas Copco group.  With around 12,000 employees worldwide across VTBA, we are proud of our state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Europe, Asia and North America.  

One of our greatest strengths is the diversity of our workforce with people of all educational and cultural backgrounds working together.  We believe that talent and diversity is the key to success and that everybody should feel valued and able to reach their full potential, both in their development and their contribution to the business.  

About the programme

Our 4-year Finance Graduate Apprenticeship programme will provide you with the skills to bridge the gap between non-financial stakeholders and finance to improve the understanding of critical financial drivers and allow for improved forecasting and informative decision-making.  You will gain stakeholder buy-in from all levels to increase the accuracy of the business plans, annual budgets, and monthly forecasting.  

Over the duration of the programme you will learn to oversee monthly journals, present monthly financial performance review packs, and highlight threats and opportunities to key stakeholders. You will gain a strong understanding in reporting, audit, tax and fixed assets, whilst studying towards a Level 7 Accountancy apprenticeship and ACCA professional accreditation.

As a Graduate you will work at a strategic level as part of our truly global team. During the programme, you will gain an in-depth appreciation of our business mission and operational practices. 

Here you’re empowered to explore opportunities and drive your professional development. As a Graduate you will have access to all the training, learning and assistance you need to become a specialist in your area of expertise. 

Where would I work?

You will be based in our Vacuum Technique Business Headquarters in Burgess Hill (Sussex), a short journey from the vibrant seaside city of Brighton and Hove. 

About you

  • Recently achieved, or working towards a minimum 2.1 degree in a relevant subject e.g. Finance, Accounting, Data Analytics, Data Science, Maths, Statistics, Economics or similar.
  • A strong desire to work in a global finance function and complex matrix organisation to achieve business objectives.
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel.
  • Committed to ongoing learning and professional studies to achieve academic success.
  • Commercial awareness and clear business acumen.
  • A strong customer focus is essential.
  • Analytical skills would be an advantage.
  • Effective, accurate and professional communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Logical approach to problem solving.
  • Thinks in a clear and decisive manner, remains calm under adverse conditions, and reaches independent, reasoned solutions.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with other people, inspires trust and confidence.
  • Highly organised and self-motivated with a strong feeling of responsibility.

Benefits and rewards

Some of our benefits include:

  • A competitive salary, discretionary bonus, health cash plan, competitive pension, ride-to-work scheme, electric car scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, 25 days' holiday plus bank holidays.
  • A robust career development plan, including online learning modules and on the job practical training.
  • Early Careers Community forum and a global network.
  • Mentoring programme.
  • Health and wellbeing initiatives.
  • Continuous support and coaching. 

Diverse by nature and inclusive by choice

Bright ideas come from all of us. The more unique perspectives we embrace, the more innovative we are. Together we build a culture where difference is valued and we share a deep sense of purpose and belonging.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: February 12th, 2023
  • Starting Salary: Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • Burgess Hill (Sussex)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Analytics
  • Data Science
  • Finance
  • Maths

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