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Finance Graduate

Posted: 21 May 2019 Closes: 20 Jul 2019
London Borough of Newham, GB up to £26,000 pa
Apprenticeship l-q-group/20190521124909

Finance Graduate - 3 year training Graduate Program to become ACA
Based at Stratford, E15 4PH   (with some requirement to travel to other locations in London and South East)
Starting salary £26,000pa
Assessment Centre Date: Thursday 18th July 2019
Programme starts: September 2019


L&Q Graduate opportunities have been designed to help you get the career you’ve always wanted. This opportunity will help you to get your foot on the career ladder with an organisation that supports you from beginning to end, and beyond!

We are looking for high calibre graduates to join our driven and supportive Finance Department to train as chartered accountants. You will study for your chartered accountancy qualifications on a three-year training programme combining technical study and practical experience whilst working within our Finance Department, on rotations within the department and where possible including an external secondment for a short period to a Professional Services firm. You will get a challenging role from day one and be accountable for your area of responsibility.

All Graduates will be supported by trained supervisors, managers and mentors, and receive regular feedback and coaching. In return a competitive salary and benefits package is on offer.

Person Requirements

  • Driven, dedicated and with a passion to learn,
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills,
  • Customer focused and innovative,
  • Must be able to work in the UK
  • Be commercially minded and a strategic thinker
  • Strong leadership and communication skills.

Qualification Requirements

  • Minimum of 300 UCAS points achieved from your top 3 ‘A’ Levels (or equivalent) at first attempt. (General Studies not accepted.)
  • A 2.1 or first class degree (or equivalent).
  • GCSE grade B or above in English language and maths.

What you can expect:

Great company benefits.

Great breadth and variety of experiences through a structured training programme You’ll gain an internationally recognised qualification.

You’ll have access to outstanding training offered internally.

You’ll be supported all the way throughout the programme by an experienced line manager and mentor.

If you are considering working for the L&Q Group, a good first move is to put away any preconceptions you might have about social housing and the charitable sector. L&Q are a commercially-minded organisation with a social mission, and you will find working in social housing with L&Q sometimes challenging, but always rewarding.

You can find out more about the ACA qualification on the ICAEW website http://careers.icaew.com. 

The selection process:

The selection process will involve of an assessment centre which will consist of a group based task, competency based interview, presentation and maths test. Successful candidates must be available to attend the assessment day on Thursday 18th July 2019, but can express a preference for a morning or afternoon session.

Early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to close the advertisement once we have received a sufficient number of applications. As soon as the advert is closed, no further applications will be accepted. If you have not heard from us within 14 days of the job closing please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

About L&Q:

L&Q is one of the UK’s leading housing associations, with 97,000 homes predominantly across London and the South East. As the organisation with the largest residential development programme in the sector, and plans to deliver 100,000 new homes over the next 10 years we are also the most ambitious. Coming to work for L&Q truly is a unique opportunity.

As a charitable organisation, our role goes beyond providing homes and housing services. We are a long-term partner in the neighbourhoods where we work. We hope to build aspiration, opportunity and confidence in our communities through our £250 million L&Q Foundation and our skills academy. 

In response to the housing and affordability crisis, we will build 100,000 new homes over ten years. Of these, 60,000 homes will be built or funded by L&Q, whilst a further 40,000 will come through partnerships. Crucially, at least 50% of these new homes will be genuinely affordable, with a target of 60% in London.

Our vision is that everyone has a quality home they can afford, and we combine our social purpose with commercial drive to create homes and neighbourhoods everyone can be proud of.

Our commitments:

At L&Q, people are at the heart of our business and our success depends on employing the best people and getting the best from them.  This is why we are committed to developing our people. It's only by investing in a well-trained and motivated workforce that we can continue to prosper and sustain business success.


In addition to our support and training, the successful candidate will have access to our full suite of benefits including 26 days holiday rising to 31 days with length of service, annual bonus subject to group performance, excellent Pension scheme, Benenden Healthcare, an employee assistance programme and non-contributory life assurance.

We are committed to supporting your work-life balance and recognise the changing demands and circumstances in life. 

We are recognised externally for our commitment to inclusion.  We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident (Committed) employer and have signed the Time to Change Employer Pledge to demonstrate our commitment to end mental health discrimination in the workplace.

We expect all of our employees to support our environmental policy and social responsibility work. We are an employer committed to environmental and social responsibility.

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