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Graduate Finance Analyst

Employer
Whitbread PLC
Location
Dunstable, Bedfordshire (GB)
Salary
£30,000 with incremental increases, 10% bonus, healthcare and pension
Closing date
7 Feb 2023

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Sector
Tourism and hospitality
Salary band
£30,000 - £40,000
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly home
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Job Details

 

Role: Finance Graduate Scheme

Function: Finance

Location: Dunstable, we have a fantastic hybrid working environment, you’ll need to be in the office at least 2 days per week but the rest of your week can be flexible to what works best for you and your role

Package: Starting salary of £30,000 with incremental increases, 10% bonus, healthcare and pension

Advert closing date is 27th January 2023 with Assessment Day to take place in April 2023

As a leading British, FTSE 100, business of more than 275 years standing, we have a much-loved portfolio of brands. In Premier Inn, we have the UK’s favourite budget hotel chain, currently outperforming the market and ambitious for more as we execute our plans in both the UK and Germany.  Our restaurants include icons like Beefeater and Brewers Fayre alongside exciting up and coming propositions such as Bar + Block.

What continues to set us apart are our excellent products and people.  We remain true to our values and put our people at the centre of everything we do, and we want you to be a part of our team.

Diversity and inclusion are hugely important to us, we are committed to having no barriers to entry and no limits to ambition within Whitbread.  If you are a graduate who has a hunger for knowledge, is passionate about working in a customer centric environment, along with bags of drive and enthusiasm then we want to hear from you.

Inside the role:

Our Graduate programme will take your passion for people, and help you transform it into exceptional finance expertise and commercial understanding.  You’ll be working in a business-critical role from day one, in our Dunstable based Support Centre under a hybrid working arrangement and will be instrumental in providing analysis that will inform and influence our strategic management decisions.

Our rotations are what make our fast-paced graduate scheme so special; ensuring that you acquire a breadth of experience, as well as a depth of knowledge. Alongside this we will support your professional development by sponsoring your study towards a professional accounting qualification, whilst also giving you time to grow and develop personally through continuous mentoring, peer to peer support and leadership training. 

You’ll be part of a wider graduate cohort, supporting each other and building working relationships as you navigate the start of your career. Alongside this, the dedicated early careers team will ensure that you are individually getting the support and experience that you need to become the best version of you.

Not only that, we also want you to enjoy working at Whitbread. You’ll have the opportunity to be a part of something special, whether that be becoming a key voice on one of our workstreams or inclusion networks that you’re passionate about, organising wider team events for your colleagues, or as simple as knowing you’re making a difference to our business and more importantly, our customers every day.

All of which should give you the grounding for a successful career within our finance function or beyond.

We’re open to you:

We're looking for someone who wants to be a future leader in our business. Curious, hungry for new knowledge and always questioning, you’ll be goal oriented and focused on getting things done with a passion for making things better.

  • Bringing fresh insights and new ways of thinking, driving creativity and innovation – you’ll be bold enough to speak out, confident to back yourself and challenge the status quo whilst building genuine, authentic and meaningful relationships.
  • We’re looking for someone who wants to make their mark.  Who is passionate about customer experience and ensuring we deliver exceptional service to our guests, whether they are eating in our restaurants or staying in our hotel’s.
  • With an ability to look beyond the surface and dive into the detail, drawing out data driven analysis and conclusions, you will make an impact on the commercial success of the business from the very start of your career with us.
  • The ability to communicate, influence and work with others are a must in the hospitality sector, you will thrive on partnering both within the finance team and across other business functions. 

In return, we will offer you:

  • Starting salary of £30k, with incremental increases as you gain experience and pass your CIMA/ACCA/ACA exams 
  • A structured onboarding experience including time with our Operations teams so you can begin to really understand our business
  • Rotations into different roles and areas of Finance to broaden your understanding of what we do - allowing you to explore what you enjoy doing and enabling you to make a true impact on our business
  • A structured training programme, provided by an experienced 3rd party partner, to support your development through the programme
  • On-going support, coaching and mentoring throughout the scheme to ensure you thrive; encouraging you to build relationships across functions and with other members of Whitbread Graduate Scheme community
  • Study support towards relevant professional qualifications, including funded exams, revision leave and coaching
  • Annual Bonus Scheme up to 10%, Individual BUPA healthcare and Sharesave Scheme
  • Contributory company Pension and 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • Up to 60% discount on Premier Inn stays and a regular 25% discount in our Restaurant brands
  • Access to Whitbread’s Save As You Earn scheme, with a fantastic 20% discount on Whitbread shares 
  • Recognition for service anniversaries, starting from 1 year 
  • Access to a range of discounts from everyday brands 
  • Charity donations through our Give and Match and Raise and Match schemes 
  • A collaborative work culture that focuses on enabling your success and continuing your personal development 
  • Hybrid working and a genuine flexible working policy 

What next:

All successful applicants will be invited to participate in online testing. Depending on the outcome, we will set up a video interview with one of our Finance team so we can get to know more about you, and you have the opportunity to ask any questions about the Scheme and our incredible business.

For successful candidates we will look forward to welcoming you at our assessment day to be held in April.

Company

As a leading British, FTSE 100, business of more than 275 years standing, we have a much-loved portfolio of brands. In Premier Inn, we have the UK’s favourite budget hotel chain, currently outperforming the market and ambitious for more as we execute our plans in both the UK and Germany.  Our restaurants include icons like Beefeater and Brewers Fayre alongside exciting up and coming propositions such as Bar + Block.

Find Us
Website
Telephone
01582 424200
Location
Whitbread Court
Houghton Hall Business Park
Porz Ave
Dunstable
Bedfordshire
LU5 5XE
United Kingdom
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