Increasing your network matters
If learning from senior finance professionals matters to you. You matter to us.
This short-term placement offers a unique opportunity to gain an insight into the various aspects of the finance function. Run by our Finance Strategy and Development team, you’ll be mentored by current graduates and encouraged to contribute from day one.
We only have a small number of summer placements available. So, if you’re successful, you’ll be highly visible across the finance function and have the chance to get your potential noticed. In fact, many summer placement students, successfully apply to the graduate scheme and now hold senior positions within the finance function.
- You’ll receive a salary of £17,000 pro rata
- The scheme runs for ten weeks from June to August 2022.
- This opportunity is based in Milton Keynes.
Who you are matters
We look for an analytical mind and a flair for financial planning. Enthusiastic about your work, you’ll enjoy collaborating with others and have the skills and ability to communicate with a variety of different people.
We invest in you and give you vast exposure to different areas and aspects of finance, because we believe you will be the future of our business. In return, we respect graduates who are driven, hardworking and uphold Network Rail’s values and behaviours.
What you’ll be doing
You’ll carry out one, ten-week placement as an assistant management accountant or an assistant financial accountant. Part of a team affecting critical decisions throughout our organisation, you’ll work alongside some of the most respected finance professionals in the industry. You’ll gain valuable experience of a variety of financial disciplines including reporting and analysis, periodic accounting and business planning.
You’ll also have the opportunity to take part in experience days, site visits and shadowing. At the end of your placement we’ll ask you to put together a short presentation to reflect on your experiences and help improve the scheme for future students. We’ll consider you for the following year’s graduate scheme as well.
What you’ll get out of it
We invest in our summer placement students, because we believe they hold the potential to be the future of our business. That means from day one you’ll receive strong mentoring from senior colleagues. Over the ten weeks, you’ll get a rounded experience of what it’s like to work in Finance for our railways.
Your benefits matter
5 volunteer days to contribute to your favourite causes
Access to our employee assistance program
Up to 75% discount on rail and underground season tickets
Discounted online shopping
Access to a range of pension and insurance schemes
Healthcare club member
The opportunities it leads to
Do well and you’ll be considered for next year’s graduate scheme.
The entry requirements
You must be in your penultimate year of university and be on course to achieve at least a 2:2 in any degree subject.
We matter to millions. You could too.
Network Rail have introduced hybrid working and promote flexible and agile working in the offices, this can be agreed with your team and management.