Finance Garduate Programme

Job Title: Finance Garduate Programme
Contract Type: Graduate
Location: Reading
Salary: 20000 - 27000
Reference: V00179
Contact Name: Majda Abouelfath
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 04, 2020 10:01

Job Description

Finance at Thames Water 

The Finance team not only provides critical support to the business; turning data into information for greater insight in decision making, but also produce a range of financial and non-financial reporting to external stakeholders. 

Overview of the Programme 

We offer you the opportunity to study one of three accounting qualifications; ACA or others providing support throughout.  

In addition to study, as a result of the size of the team, we are able to offer a great variety of experience across a number of core specialisms. Gained through three 12 month placements, experiences range from supporting our frontline operatives in Business Partnering through to developing specialist skills in roles such as Tax, Treasury and Audit. 

On top of this, all our graduates complete a 2 year core Graduate Development Programme. This is designed around you for the opportunity to maximise your full potential by developing your knowledge, skills and experience to succeed. Core elements of the Programme are: 

  • Business and personal development modules 

  • Health and safety training 

  • A charity business challenge 

  • Time to Give volunteering days 

  • Coaching 

  • Mentoring and buddying opportunities 

From the start we expect you to drive your career and have real impact on the business. To help you achieve this you will have a network of support from managers, mentors and existing graduates.  


Life after the Graduate Programme 

Our previous Finance Graduates have gone on to enjoy fantastic careers with us, progressing in roles such as, Management Accountant/Business Partner, Finance Analyst, Treasury Manager and Financial Controller. Whatever your preference, one thing is for sure - this Programme offers a variety of opportunities to progress within the UK’s largest Water and Wastewater services provider. 


What kind of graduate are we looking for? 

We are a diverse business looking for self-driven graduates who are confident stepping into new environments, adding value and whose values reflect ours: 

•             Reach higher, be better 

•             Take care 

•             Passionate about everything we do 

•             Be respectful and value everyone 

•             Be proud, be blue 


We work on behalf of colleagues and customers across our entire business in the Thames Valley; so there may be some need to work across different sites in this region.  

We’re looking for real go-getters with a hunger for knowledge and a passion to succeed.  Our graduates enjoy influencing colleagues and sharing ideas and creativity.  They thrive on working with others, respecting their views and valuing the diversity around them. They are humble and decent and treat others the way they’d like to be treated. They also hold great passion for the industry we work in and our future aspirations.  



If you’re hardworking with a passion for both customer excellence and numbers, driven to study for ACA or others and have a 2:1 expected or achieved in a numerical or business based degree, please apply today.