Finance Graduate Scheme
Finance influences nearly every area of the Partnership, from managing the performance of the business, to safeguarding the company's assets, to paying suppliers and Partners.
Finance is also key to our long-term growth strategy – which is why our Finance Graduate Scheme aims to nurture finance professionals with the commercial and technical abilities to not only help us achieve this growth but manage a business twice its current size.
Join us and you can expect to get involved in many areas of the business, from reporting on corporate risks to analysing the performance of individual products or shops.
As well as learning from people around the business, we'll support you through your professional accountancy training programme. We provide generous study leave and will pay for all first attempt exam-related courses and fees.
What we’re looking for
A minimum 2:1 degree in any discipline and GCSE Maths and English Grade C or above or equivalent. Please note, you will be required to provide evidence of your qualifications.
In addition, you'll bring strong commercial awareness and analytical skills, excellent communication skills and the ability to work well in a team. Personal integrity in line with the ethos of the John Lewis Partnership is vital.
Things to bear in mind
- Four distinct teams sit within Finance: one each at Waitrose and John Lewis, which provide commercial and operational support to those trading divisions; a corporate team that looks after Partnership strategic and reporting issues and acts as a specialist service provider to the two trading divisions; and a shared service team that supports the whole Partnership
- You'll be based at either John Lewis or Corporate Head Office in central London or at the Waitrose or Partnership Services Head Office in Bracknell
- We want you to understand retail as well as having excellent financial skills, so to give you this all-round knowledge you'll complete three relevant assignments during your training scheme
- The salary for the scheme is £25,500 and you will receive benefits such as the Partnership annual bonus (which is a proportion of your salary; in 2012 this equated to seven weeks additional pay), non-contributory pension scheme, a discount card, ticket subsidies and many more