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Finance – Undergraduate Summer Placement


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Explore the workings of a FTSE 100 organisation

You’ll be more than a spectator. Treated as a colleague, you’ll work side-by-side with our teams on live projects and confront the challenges that deregulation, increased investment and a growing customer base bring to our business.

What you'll be doing

Collaborating with experts and leaders from our four core departments – Business Information, Planning & Performance, the Financial Services Centre, and our Group Technical Areas – you’ll:

  • Find out how a FTSE 100 company, with over eight million customers, operates.
  • Learn in-depth about complex, shifting regulatory frameworks.
  • Be mentored by our financial experts and shadow them at work.
  • Work with our operational leaders to understand costs and create savings.

Over the past few years, our summer Finance interns have worked on a range of critical projects, including developing detailed treasury reports, building and implementing management systems, reviewing and creating new processes for recording asset purchases and redesigning our invoicing strategy.

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Where we'll take you

Our Summer Placement isn’t just a window into our world – it’s a gateway into a career at Severn Trent. At the conclusion of the placement, you can expect to have:

  • Learned about our different financial functions in-depth.
  • Gained practical experience in a demanding and fast-paced environment.
  • Worked on a diverse selection of projects and made a substantive contribution to their outcome.
  • Have taken the first steps towards becoming a Chartered Accountant.
  • Be considered for a permanent position.

What we're looking for

With new markets opening up, a shifting climate and increasing urbanisation, the pace of change in the water industry is increasing rapidly – we’re looking for people who can actively help us to keep up with the current.

You’ll need to be:

  • Working towards a degree, in any STEM discipline.
  • Comfortable communicating with non-finance professionals and telling stories through numbers
  • Able to digest information and use it to make effective business decisions.
  • Curious and analytical with a passion for finance.


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Opportunity Overview

  • February 28th, 2019
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Summer
  • Coventry
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Disciplines accepted...

  • All STEM disciplines

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