Finance Graduate Scheme 2021
Looking to fast-track your career in the unique and dynamic environment of one of the world’s leading converged video, broadband and communications companies?
Liberty Global connects 11 million customers in six countries across Europe, operating under trusted brands such as Virgin Media, VodafoneZiggo, Telenet and UPC. Finance is an essential part of our business, striving for effective deployment and optimal returns on capital, delivering an efficient control and planning framework, and driving our levered equity strategy.
Join us on our dedicated graduate scheme, and you will have the opportunity to cultivate your future leadership credentials while developing both your functional and technical expertise and studying for an internationally recognised, professional qualification.
What to expect
We have two different Finance schemes available. One is with Liberty Global itself. The other is with our largest brand Virgin Media, a fast-moving company with almost 6 million fixed-line customers across the UK and Ireland. When you apply, we will consider you for both schemes, taking any preference you have into account.
Whichever scheme you join, you’ll undertake a series of 12-month rotations across a range of departments, enabling you to gain experience of different facets of our Finance operation while building a wider understanding of the business and contributing towards our unrivalled success.
You’ll kick off by learning to how to establish business relationships before taking on roles in core areas such as Capital Allocation & Business Control, Property & Facilities, Audit, Risk & Compliance, Financial Operations and Procurement and then going on to gain experience of more specialist areas such as Treasury, Investor Relations, Group Reporting & Technical Accounting, Tax, Strategy, M&A and Content Investments.
We will also fully fund and support you to achieve your CIMA qualification which will be completed through an apprenticeship, with generous study leave and pay progression that are both above industry standard.
“During time as a Liberty Global Finance Graduate, I was lucky to land an international rotation in Vienna - to experience working in a different cultural environment has been great for my development. The chance to be CIMA qualified is also a great opportunity, and being part of the Graduate family network has been a great experience. I’ve now landed a permanent role in UPC Switzerland, and can’t wait to collaborate with them in the future.”
Petru, former Liberty Global Finance Graduate
“Joining Virgin Media was one of the best decisions I ever made. It’s an incredible company to work for and the Finance scheme is where the action is at; high-profile projects, exposure to senior leadership, and a great group of grads to go through it together with.”
Olivia, former Virgin Media Finance Graduate
What we look for
Graduates who are curious, resilient, collaborative, highly analytical and confident enough to question the ways we work. We’re also interested in your passion for finance, your love of being challenged and your desire to come up with ideas that inspire and influence our senior leaders.
You must have a 2:1 or above. But it doesn’t matter what subject – we’re more interested in your qualities than your specific qualifications. We’re 100% committed to having a workforce that represents every part of our society. So we’re keen to hear from candidates of all background and circumstances. The only barrier to applying would be if you didn’t have the right work in the UK and were unable to obtain it without our support.
Looking to further your finance career in a culture that encourages you to develop your skills, experience different environments and realise your ambitions?
Scheme duration: 3-years
Location: Hammersmith, Reading, Bradford & potential other international locations
Deadline for applications: 25 October 2020
Start date: 13 September 2021
Salary: £30,000 plus £2,000 welcome bonus + amazing benefits