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Finance Graduate Programme - Sept 2019

Smiths Group Plc
Are you looking to build a long-term career in Accountancy? Then look no further! Start your career today with a Level 7 apprenticeship with Smiths Group Plc and Kaplan. You will be gaining valuable workplace experience whilst working towards the ACCA qualification. Apply directly -

Smiths Group Plc - Employer

Smiths Group is a global technology company listed on the London Stock Exchange. Our vision is to build Smiths Group into one of the world’s leading technology companies. We apply leading-edge technology to design, manufacture and deliver innovative solutions that meet our customers’ needs. Our products and services – often hidden from view – touch the lives of millions of people every day.

We serve a wide range of end markets – from healthcare, energy and petrochemicals through to threat and contraband detection, telecommunications and equipment manufacture.

With 22,000 people in more than 50 countries, we offer opportunities as diverse as our workforce. We seek out our future leaders and provide them with the development tools and opportunities they need to make them – and Smiths – successful. People are our one true source of sustainable competitive advantage and we are building a learning organisation that attracts, retains, develops, engages and inspires the very best talent.



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Job Summary

GBP Competitive
New Vacancy
Smiths Group Plc

Detailed Job Description

You’ll spend three years working across Smiths Group, completing a minimum of five rotations, including a rotation working abroad in one of our businesses. Smiths will also support you gaining the ACCA qualification. You’ll be highly visible to senior leaders and will be fully supported by a programme manager, line manager and mentor.

You will be supported by a graduate programme manager throughout the three-year programme to ensure that you reach your potential and have the skills you need to succeed in the organisation.

Requirements and Prospects

Qualifications required

Minimum 2:1 in any degree subject

Skills required

  • Strong social and relationship skills
  • Self-starter and self-sufficient - will hit the ground running
  • Additional languages desired but not essential
  • Strong desire to work across a global business

Personal Qualities

  • Strong interest in finance and business
  • Committed and able to work in a changing environment

Future prospects

You’ll gain an accredited qualification – ACCA – across the three years and move to a Finance role in one of our global businesses at the end of the programme.

Additional Information

Training provided

ACCA is suitable for those who would like a career in finance, business or accountancy, who wish to become a Chartered Certified Accountant. It takes around three to four years to complete the qualification. You’ll learn both practical and technical skills to equip you for a future in business. You can sit ACCA Knowledge Level exams on demand once you have completed a paper. For the Skills, Essentials and Options modules, ACCA offer four exam sittings per year.

Knowledge Level papers include:

  • F1 Accountant in Business
  • F2 Management Accounting
  • F3 Financial Accounting

Skills Level papers include:

  • F4 Corporate and Business Law
  • F5 Preformance Management
  • F6 Taxation
  • F7 Financial Reporting
  • F8 Audit and Assurance
  • F9 Financial Management

Essential Level papers included:

  • P1 Governance, Risk and Ethics
  • P2 Corporate Reporting
  • P3 Business Analysis

Optional Level papers included:

  • P4 Advanced Financial Management
  • P5 Advanced Performance Management
  • P6 Advanced Taxation
  • P7 Advanced Audit and Assurance

Kaplan Financial - Learning Provider

If you are keen to get started in a career in finance or accountancy, we can assure you that Kaplan’s Apprenticeship and Traineeship programmes will be a great choice.

For more information about this vacancy please contact Kaplan Financial on 0203 122 0146 or email: (Ref ID:90770)
Kaplan Financial


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