Finance Graduate

Dartford, Kent
07 Nov 2017
07 Dec 2017
Job Function
Financial Accountant
Full Time
Contract Type

Laing O’Rourke Finance Graduate – Job Description

Challenge, Change, Create

We are looking for bright and committed graduates who will challenge thinking, change the world around us, and help create amazing buildings and infrastructure.

As a graduate you will work through a structured two and a half year programme, combining practical experience, academic learning and professional development whilst also offering you the opportunity to network with peers and personnel from all areas of our business. 

On our graduate programme, your capabilities will be recognised and rewarded. Most importantly, you will be encouraged to continue learning throughout your career. You will be stretched, challenged and supported by a business that views your professional development as a priority.

The Laing O’Rourke Graduate Development Programme - what can you expect?

Diverse on-the-job experience is complemented by an engaging series of learning modules designed to provide you with an in-depth understanding of business principles whilst also exposing you to the latest industry thinking and expertise.  These workshops are designed to help you develop the personal and professional skills required for project delivery excellence.

At the same time, you will follow a step-by-step process designed to fast-track you towards Chartership.  Where applicable, we will initiate lateral moves across key disciplines to broaden your knowledge base and facilitate your continued professional development. As part of the Graduate Development Programme, you will be expected to work towards professional accreditation, with a relevant institution (ICAEW), with the aspiration of achieving incorporated status within three years of starting the Graduate Development Programme.

You will also benefit from an excellent salary and package of benefits which also includes a Company Car.


Laing O’Rourke are a big business, working on £multi-million projects in the UK and in other parts of the world. The Finance team manages our whole financial operation from payments and reporting to forecasting and financial planning. It’s incredibly important to the success of the organisation and the success of major projects everywhere.


It is important that you enjoy working with numbers. But you also need to be able to interpret data and see what are the trends and patterns, and how this affects our organisation.

Entry requirements

We are looking for graduates who meet the following criteria:

  • The position is located in Dartford Head Office
  • Eligible to work in the UK with a valid work permit if applicable
  • Full mobility as you may be required to relocate for your role
  • Strong numeracy and literacy skills
  • A degree course with a clear route to professional accreditation
  • Your degree classification should be 2:1 or higher

Rewards & Benefits

  • Private medical
  • Company car
  • Pension
  • Company mobile phone
  • Store discount scheme