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Finance Placement 2020-2021

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Are you eager to take your professional development to the next level?

We are EASL, a 35+ strong structural integrity consultancy working closely with a broad range of national and international clients within nuclear and fusion energy. We have a robust track record in training, mentoring and progressing careers within structural engineering and for over 30 years we have built a strong professional team with some of the most highly qualified and respected experts in this field.

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Experts in design, analysis and assessment.

We are offering a one-year placement to assist with our finance capability. This is a great opportunity for university students to work alongside our Finance Manager as part of a sandwich degree course.

If you are an outgoing, confident and highly motivated person and you share our passion for low carbon energy, EASL will be the right place for you to develop your skills in 2020 and beyond.

Why choose EASL for your placement

As a business, we genuinely care about our employees and we promote a flexible, supportive and fun working environment.

We make you feel welcomed, informed and supported from the start. We have devised a dedicated programme for placements to ensure that you acquire and consolidate all the relevant skills for your career of choice.
We are always evolving. We are growing our presence in new markets and new countries so each day at EASL presents an opportunity to learn more, do more, and grow more.

You will gain valuable ‘hands on’ experience working in the thick of the finance team and thoroughly understanding key functions and how finance sits within the business.

The must haves

We are looking for a hardworking and lateral thinking student who can analyse scenarios and find suitable solutions and who is excited to learn more about our fields of expertise in nuclear and fusion energy. Someone who is passionate about creating a low-carbon future.

You will be working towards your relevant degree in Finance / Accounting or a related subject and have attained a 2.1 or above in your 1st year. Competency in MS Office and have an understanding of financial software packages (SAGE is the preferred).

Your attitude is going to be key. You will have to demonstrate to us that you are methodical and well organised, that you can take responsibility and be accountable for tasks and delivery deadlines. That you have the drive and commitment to contribute both technically and commercially to a range of tasks and be flexible adaptable and keen to learn. We are a busy business with multiple tasks to juggle, we need you to remain focussed and diligent to ensure our finance function remains accurate at all times. It is really important that you can communicate effectively with the wider teams and use your initiatives to drive efficiencies within finance.

We are a positive team, we need you to be reliable, upbeat, hardworking and friendly. This is a fantastic opportunity to really learn a lot in your position and have a great ‘employed’ experience. We want you to leave us, wanting to come back and learn more.

Every day is a learning experience, you will:

  • Work with the Finance Manager assisting with finance tasks including cash flow, budgeting, invoicing, VAT and supplier payments.
  • Enter data and reconciling accounts using Sage Instant Accounts.
  • Support the monthly Management Accounts.
  • Process monthly payroll records using Sage Payroll.
  • Provide support for a team of 35 (and growing) engineers and head office professionals.

We pay and reward with

  • £7.70 per hour for all hours worked (annual average £15,015).
  • 23 days’ paid holiday (+ Bank Holidays).
  • Fun days, social events and nights out. These can be to raise monies for charities or just because we can!
  • Work life balance with a 37.5 hour week and flexible working hours.
  • We love our placement students to champion what we do so there is always the opportunity to share social insights, work with universities and get involved with industry events.


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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • £15,015 + benefits
  • 2:1 and above (expected)
  • Year-long
  • Altrincham (Manchester)
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Analytics
  • Maths
  • Physics

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